Denmark Vesey, the self described "Blackest Man on the Internet", posted an adorable (yes, it hurts to say it but really it is) photograph of President and Mrs. Obama under the caption "Not Having A Woman is 80% of Being A Homosexual". Not sure I agree with that, but that's not the point. After DV was accused of having an obsession with gay men, he wrote the following response:
"I see the failure of cats like you to keep a sister, and raise a family as a form of genocide.
I see you punk niggas who haven't raised sons, expressing disdain and disgust at Hip Hop and young black men in general while demanding government intervention as ... faggots.
I see the last 30 years of social engineering that has resulted in a split between the genders as a type of warfare.
Margaret Sanger, her Planned Parenthood organization and the eugenecist Rockefeller Foundation published papers suggesting that one of the best ways to reduce the population was to encourage homosexuality.
Just as 80% of the abortion apparatus in this country is in black neighborhoods, and the very first Planned Parenthood abortion clinic was in Harlem - I believe they target their efforts of engineered homosexuality at black men.
My rallying cry to fight off this attempted genocide of our people, and to build strong black families is ... "Get A Chick".
Now, you can reduce that to "obsession with homosexuality" if you want.
Or you can spend that energy ... Gettin' You A Chick.
Your actions will speak louder than your words." (Source)
I couldn't write that without being accused of "castrating and tearing down the black man" so I was so happy that DV said it for me. However, I am equally as frustrated with women. We have to acknowledge our failures in order to correct them and change courses. DV's comment resonates with me because I am of the opinion that the cost of impropriety is too steep. The effects of impropriety are long lasting and can literally change the cultural fabric of a society. It certainly has changed the cultural fabric of the black family -- that's part of the reason that our children are dying in the streets at the hands of our children.
The rhetoric of the supposed "conscious" sect of black folks literally nauseates me. Not because I hate my blackness -- but because action speaks louder than words. You can call yourself socially "conscious" but as long as more black children are born out of wedlock than those who aren't; as long as more black children are raised in single parent homes than those who aren't; and as long as more mother's are raising sons than fathers-- we will not have equality that you
If you were a real revolutionary you would stop selling out your "people"(using this term loosely because you "conscious" Negroes don't really give a damn about anyone except yourselves) for a metaphorical 30 pieces of silver by supporting politicians who care more about the possible extinction of Seychelles sheath-tailed bats than your possible extinction. If you "conscious" men were real revolutionaries then you would head your households . Likewise, "conscious" women you would allow them to be the head of the household. If the black family were intact, then there would be no need to look to President Obama for hope. (Seriously, that whole phenomenon during the election with grown men and women overcome with emotion because we finally have the 1st black president still fascinates me -- what the hell was that? Actually I know -- BAMBOOZLED... again)
Update: I had an offline conversation with AttorneyMom and she applied this scripture to the times in which we live.
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. - 2 Timothy 3:17
(Yes, I feel strange about quoting scripture, since I wasn't in a very reverent place when I wrote this rant earlier. But God always chastens and I'm thankful...)