Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

For Black Americans, 9-11 Is 24-7

Academic journal article The Journal of Pan African Studies (Online)

For Black Americans, 9-11 Is 24-7

Article excerpt

a labyrinth of terror buried beneath shallow

words on revised pages of America's iniquities

dating back four hundred years,

when blacks were snatched and kidnapped,

ship jacked and hijacked to America's labor and

concentration camps to be bought and sold

into unspeakable servitude on land we would

come to lose ground to some

lesser place and foreign cause.

For black Americans,

9-11 is 24-7,

... an endless cycle of America's weapons of black

destruction crashing and imploding, 24-7, into

towering black hopes and aspirations...

... a viciousness finding continuous

momentum in prescribed brutality,

administered 24-7, to infuse in us

enough terror to keep us in a lesser

place for economic gain.

For black Americans,

9-11 is 24-7,

Four hundred years and more of

democratic sleight of hands,

jiving and conniving, slipping and sliding across

smoke and mirrors...

... Jeffersonian poker face democracy

bluffing its hand of freedom,

always with the ace of tyranny

concealed up its white sleeve

to place race-based road blocks

strategically on unpaved roads to

nowhere to ensure that blacks get there...

... discriminating mercenary legislative, judicial

homicide beheading black men from the souls

of black homes and families; cutting short the

lives of one out of twenty black men

imprisoned ten times the rate of white men's

crimes as a means of genteel 1 genocide to keep

us from finding from among us a deliverer to

lead us from this lesser place...

... a good old boy network of

murder, rape and intimidation,

torture, beatings and mutilation,

social isolation and economic decimation to

keep us enslaved children of slave children

ripped from the breasts of slave mothers sold

into tortuous misery by those first families

hooded in democracy. …

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