The freedom & independence of the so-called “Negro” in America, was not a human right included in the inception of The United States of America, just as it is still not included today, even as the U.S. hypocritically celebrated its so-called “Freedom Day”. How can I say such a thing? Well, let us examine the facts, shall we…
Like many American citizens, we would do well remembering how Independence Day came to be, and what it celebrates. Read this brief article by clicking this link, and then come on back so we can continue: https://www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/history/history-independence-day/
As we saw in the opening line of that article, ““Taxation without representation!” was the battle cry in America’s 13 Colonies”, but consider the taxation without representation of the so-called Negro in the U.S. back then, all the way until today. Let us also look deeper, many of us American citizens can remember a couple of lines from the “Declaration of Independence”, but when was the last time that you seriously considered these frequently quoted lines, concerning the so-called American Negro?:
“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that ALL men are created Equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain Unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS.” Those words were declared 246 years ago, and we still see the disparity, we still see the rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness for the so-called American Negro, instead, be regarded as alienable by the very country that declares the opposite—hypocrisy on full display. You may still wonder, how can I say such things? Well… Let us continue, and perhaps you will see it too.
As the sounds of fireworks & firecrackers rang out over the weekend, the news updates during this American holiday weekend were full of different types of fire-works sounds… But, these were the sounds of rage, they were the sounds of death, they were the sounds of gunfire. Two separate and differing cases, but when juxtaposed, we see something striking. The first case involved an American citizen, who at the time of his death, was unarmed when he fled away and was then executed by trained Peace Officers. Again, he was fleeing the police, and he was shot repeatedly in his back. He was shot at upwards of 90 times and was left with 60 wounds. Now, the other case involved an American citizen, who planned and carried out mass murder at a 4th of July parade. He shot and injured a couple of dozen parade attendees and killed at least 6 people at the time of this blog. The police searched for the murdering terrorist, and after a car chase, they were able to apprehend him without firing one shot. Many Americans would be able to guess correctly off that information alone, that one of the cases would have a so-called Negro, be the citizen which was killed by police. Now, if you haven’t heard about these two tragic cases, here are a couple of sources to familiarize yourself with:
1st Case: https://mol.im/a/10987603
2nd Case: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10982393/How-horrific-Highland-Park-July-4-massacre-unfolded.html
When looking at both of these cases, we see the end of the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for the so-called Negro American citizen, by the hands of those government officials as they executed the man, by shooting him in the back, as he ran in fear of his life being taken… and we see those same rights protected and not ended for the mass murderer, as he was allowed to live and be apprehended, and await trial.
I would be remiss if I didn’t do, what we normally do, so let us look at the meanings of the keywords we use:
So now, let us remember that this nation declared independence/freedom from England, and then later proclaimed emancipation for the enslaved Negroes of America… those differing but similar keywords were thoughtfully chosen, and we should understand how they are similar and how they differ, in meaning and purpose; especially when considering that Negro/Hebrew Israelites remained enslaved, they remained a people group that was taxed with their very lives and had no representation, despite a cry for independence, freedom, liberty, and justice here in these United States of America from 1776 until today… don’t forget what the 13th amendment allows, watch this documentary if you don’t know https://youtu.be/krfcq5pF8u8
I’ll end by asking the same type of question that Fredrick Douglas asked: what is the 4th of July to Negroes/Hebrew Israelites in America? You can read his full speech in its entirety here https://americainclass.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Douglass-FullText.pdf
Here is a great short video that hits some of these same points and expounds further, it’s worth the watch:
Until next time, shalom ✌🏾