by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
Dr. John Henrik Clarke answered this question at least two decades ago. With all of the Negro titleholders in the United States, Negroes did not own a toothpick factory. We still do not own a toothpick factory in 2015. This is sad. The answer is HELP.
James McCune Smith had to obtain his bachelor’s, master’s and medical degrees at the University of Glasgow. He returned to New York City in 1837. Alexander Lucius Twilight had already earned his bachelor’s degree at Middlebury College in 1823. He was the first person of African ancestry to receive a college degree in the United States.
Before whites allowed blacks to attend a college in this country, these white supremacists had already penned slave codes. These slave codes were designed to regulate every aspect of “a slave’s” life. This meant the denial of knowledge of one’s self. This is history.
Ethics is the glue that allows a people to stick together. This is a potential criminal conspiracy. Slavemasters are supposed to think for their “slaves” (logic). “Slaves” must believe in slavemasters and not in themselves (philosophy). Ethics and logic are sandwiched between history and philosophy.
After April 9, 1865, “slaves” had already acquired the pernicious habits of their slavemasters. Most persons of African ancestry are “carriers” of these habits. Dr. Carter G. Woodson sought to address this issue in Mis-Education of the Negro. It took more than three decades before he could rid himself of the negative effects of a Harvard education.
Dr. Woodson was consciously seeking to rid himself of habit evidence. On the other hand, most blacks are clueless. They need HELP. We also need “scientific doctors” who are able to identify these pernicious habits and propose a cure including the possibility of quarantining “Negroes” on a temporary basis.
Dr. Clarke, who has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Hard Knocks and a doctorate degree from the University Without Walls highlights, for blacks, the import of self-education and apprenticeships given our lack of socialization. Our reintroduction into society, without any defense mechanism, was a disaster.
Although blacks have earned the right to vote, they should have been placed into protective custody until they were given defensive tools. In 1870, this meant a Gatling gun, other firearms and an arsenal to withstand a standing army and white vigilantism instead of a U.S. Department of Justice.
While President Barack Obama has become a lame duck, the myriad killings of unarmed civilians by members of standing armies have become a national epidemic. The Supreme Court decision in Garner v. Tennessee is being honored in the breach. Blacks have already lost citizenship rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. An example is the “Central Park 7.”
If “Negroes” do become titleholders after earning a sheepskin, they must confront a defamatory reputation which arose not only out of the slave codes but also out of the U.S. Constitution. This is reputation evidence. Descendants of enslaved Africans constitute the only ethnic group which has been victimized by constitutional defamation.
In a double-entry bookkeeping system, which is the hallmark of capitalism, credits should equal debits but when the credits are affected by bad reputation, the end result is bankruptcy. An example is predatory lending. Another example is mass incarceration.
It is still an uphill battle for blacks to survive capitalism. Voting is of no moment since its purpose is to not only protect property but also life and liberty. A bankrupt race has no property. Like the Supreme Court defined Indians in Cherokee Cases, blacks are also a “domestic, dependent nation.” Both groups are disposable.
Given the admissions of Dr. Woodson about the negative effects of his education, blacks had no reason to believe that President Obama would be any better than President William Clinton who also supported the mass incarceration of blacks. The U.S. Supreme Court, in Hirabayashi v. United States, laid the foundation for the mass incarceration of blacks.
No black leader saw the connection between mass incarceration of blacks and the public hearings on statewide attorney discipline in New York. They all played “hooky.” The judicial system is adversarial. When defense attorneys must become junior prosecutors and prosecutors are immune from attorney discipline, the net result is mass incarceration.
It is big time under President Obama. The post-Obama presidency will be a throwback to the formation of the Ku Klux Klan in a law office in Pulaski, TN on December 24, 1865. We need Claude McKay to give us our marching orders. A former cow pasture in Washington, DC is the wrong venue.
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die….
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