Tuesday, June 9, 2009
If you tell a lie long enough does it become true?
Yesterday I watched a movie called HEAVENS FALL which was about the trial of nine young Black men accused of raping a white woman in Alabama during the 1930's. This movie was based on a true story and it was based on what was called the trial of the SCOTTSBORO BOYS.
Of course the Black men were convicted even after it was proven that the White Girls were lying. They were granted new trials after a sympathetic Judge overturned the "Alabama Justice" handed out by the all white jury,but they were still convicted TWO more times on the same bullshit evidence that was introduced at the first trial. But that was the way it was back then and in some cases that is the way it is now.
I thought of the title of this post and the basic premise behind it while watching a scene in the movie where the defendant's lawyer was cross examining a guy about why there had never been any Blacks on any juries in any trials in the entire history of the county they were in, even though Blacks made up more than half of the population.
The guy said that Blacks were not picked because we did not have the mental capability to understand the "rules" of being a juror. He said that we were not trustworthy and that we did not have the temperament or the disposition to decide another man's fate, since we were not educated enough to understand the ramifications of making such a harsh decision.
Basically he said we were slow, stupid and incapable of making any sound decisions.
The defense attorney then proceeded to bring out several Black men that were Doctors, Preachers, Teachers and many men who held more than one College degree, all of which were denied a seat on the jury.
Well this scene in the movie got me to thinking that not only did people believe that shit back then, people believe that shit now.
And by people, I mean some Black People.
Don't get me wrong, there are millions of American Blacks that are doing the damn thing here in AmeriKKKa.
But there are a select few, that always make the evening news by doing something niggerish.
There are a certain few that still believe that if you do good in school and try to learn as much as you can, you are trying to "act white".
There are a certain few that still believe that the darker a person is, the truer the African features of a person, that person is too black, which somehow makes them ugly.
There are a certain few that still believe that it is cool to degrade BLACK women in "music" that is brought overwhelmingly by young WHITE males.
There are a certain few that still believe that it is hot in the streets to go to prison for decades by refusing to work for what they want and taking the easy way to get money.
There are a certain few that still believe that the only way a Black man can make it here in AmeriKKKa is to bypass an education and focus on shooting a basketball, running a football or rapping about the "thug life" most of them have never been a part of.
And of course there are FOOLS LIKE THIS that believe that it is the new hotness to have babies all over the place by multiple women that you have no intention of providing for.
But on the other hand,if the WOMEN in the above mentioned paragraph had any kind of self respect and dignity and were taught to demand more from the little boys they choose to lie down with, then I guess this fool would not have humped all the girls in his neighborhood.
Like my Grandmother used to say, "Baby there would not be any dogs if it was not for all these bitches".
So back to the title of this little rant, If you tell a lie long enough does it become true?
I would dare to say Hell Yes.
The proof is in the pudding.
A lot of my people believe they are inferior to White People.
A lot of my people believe that the lighter their skin is the prettier they are, or the closer they are to anybody White, the better off they are.
A lot of my people believe that a "White" education will never be of any use to a Black person.
A lot of my people believe that the White man will never let a Black Man succeed, so they choose to do everything they can to go against the powers that be and do their own thing, even if it means getting killed, ignoring their families or getting locked in a cage for decades at a time.
A lot of my people still blame White people for all the wrong and fucked up decisions they have made.
And all of this was started with a lie. A lie that has been told constantly since the first slaves were brought to the shores of Virginia and North Carolina.
I wonder if I look in the mirror and tell myself that I look like Denzel Washington and my wife looks like Eva Mendez for the next 400 years, will we morph into them?
I mean a little white lie has shaped American Black Culture not only here in the good ole US of A, but all over the world.