“Black Identity Extremists” Cannot Lead a One-Man Army Towards a Revolution

By:  BlackConservative93

Once my emotionalism for Black Panther wore off, I was able to think clearly on why black diaspora dialogue is needed more than ever.  Despite the dashikis and little black girls dressing up as Dora Milaje, we fool ourselves into thinking that we are united.  Before African Americans challenge white supremacy or put Africans on trial, we must realize that we are not in order either.

In the Black Panther film, Killmonger made a huge error in thinking that his pro-black stance was widely accepted among Africans and African Americans.  His one-man army beliefs failed.  Where were the other black men and women from Oakland?  Obviously, they were not enraged enough or interested in black supremacy.  Unlike Wakanda that had a culture unified by subcultures and tribes, there was at least a hive mind that required them to respect the Black Panther as king of Wakanda.  The opposite is in black America as we can be both inclusive and exclusive inconsistently.  Even the conscious community cannot unite like the ethnicities in Wakanda.  Black men in Harlem are so ego driven that they have proven to everyone that black unity is a myth as they cannot decide to claim Hebrew, Moor or African.  As seen on YouTube, these debates can lead from shouting matches to fist fights over which religion has the best black god.  Yeah, we are not having a Wakanda anytime soon with them.  When it comes to the more acceptable form of being pro-black as it explores the fragility and fluidity of confusing stances on radicalism and passivism, black men wanting to take up arms to defend themselves from rogue cops and white supremacist vigilantes scares mainstream media away as they want to play both sides.  Talking heads want us to fix white supremacy, yet with no tools.

Millennial activism has gotten so lazy that Black Twitter models itself as the Mecca for black thought when it is just made up of trolls and failed journalists who bait for a following by claiming to be gay, liberal, feminists, media experts, woke (while dating interracially) or from an HBCU.  Rallying black people to stand up against racism is hard because most grass root leaders would have trouble rallying black people to execute plans, yet they will come by the dozens on how their mayor or elected officials have done nothing for the black community.  If you think college is hub for black revolution because you watched Grown-ish or Dear White People, then you are a dumbass.  Black student unions are one of the most recognizable organizations in college, yet in my case at least they were not hip on any racial issues on campus and barely have enough members to have a council.  I have learned my lesson with black organizations when I saw flaws and people constantly using them as references in their resumes.  Meanwhile, the racism I predicted (before the election of Trump as President) came to as a shock for them and I was no longer interested in their late cry for injustice.  I have seen white supremacist organizations like Identity Evropa handing fliers and pamphlets in secret as black Greeks were too unaware due to partying and having a cookout.

Black men who voluntarily taken the mantle of pro-blackness have faced more resistance from black people than whites.  Activists like Tariq Nasheed, Dr. Claud Anderson, Dr. Neely Fuller, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and the new and original Black Panther Party are a few for instance.  For example, Malcolm X’s major flaw was that his consciousness was too early for his time.  Black people were not ready to let go of Christianity and Jesus as they were crucial elements of blackness.  It was the church that was a hub for black support and comfort.  Islam was too new for black people, even today.  Despite his hot and fiery-black nationalism, Malcolm X failed to see that black people wanted integration, not independence.  The Black Panther Party failed as well as they fell for the divide and conquer tactics of the Cointelpro.  They were a great asset to their communities, but their radical approach scared most black people and it did not even create a lasting impression to normalize black people to support the 2nd Amendment.  Now black people are too afraid to arm themselves because they of their distain for the NRA and gangs.  It is interesting and maybe less of a coincidence that the popularity of Killmonger has merged alongside the FBI’s surveillance on so-called “Black Identified Extremist“.  Before the cinematic version of Killmonger, we had our own vigilantes who took street justice as a response to white supremacy and police brutality, despite minor support from African Americans from Micah Johnson to Christopher Dorner.  Supporting them was too controversial for popular black activism to support because when it came to killing people, that pulled on their heartstrings.

I do urge black men from becoming something that they will regret in the future, especially when it threatens more than their own livelihood.  Irrational decisions can deeply hurt their spouses and kids.  T’Challa was right with his passive blackness being the best move since the diverse mindset and circumstances of black people are too great to unify under a militant regime change.  Killmonger failed to see that black people are not built for war or revenge, despite how some of us marvel at the glory days of black people ruling the world and having our own empires in ancient times.  After all, it is just a moment in history that we use as bragging rights but not how we want to react.  Being radically pro-black comes with its own risk especially when black media will not support them.  Change will not come.  Black women will take the Christian or non-violence approach and history will not remember them.

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