Re: Afrikan/Black People Should Have F.O.C.U.S
(Families Opposing Celebrating Unsavory Symbolism)
Gatherings Against Genocidal “Hollow Days!!”
Our Afrikan/Black ancestors and those of us at present have endured a level of genocidal brutality in these United States that has never been experienced by any other group in the history of planet Earth. One of the major contradictions in that regard is our continued and lost participation as a people in bogus “hollow days” that are racist in their nature and are used as vehicles of propaganda by the forces of white supremacy.
There are numerous examples such as Columbus Day which honors Christopher “fungus among us” Columbus who allegedly discovered this country despite the fact that Native Peoples were already here when he arrived. Another fact that is never highlighted is that he was a major transporter of Afrikan slaves all over the world. In addition, how can we forget the little white fat guy in the red suit who supposedly delivers gifts all around the world in his sleigh in one night. We as a people have been “bamboozled” into this fraud called Santa Claus that has nothing to do with religion and results in our wasting more money during that time period and making white business owners richer. ITS TIME TO CELEBRATE KWANZAA!!!
This brings me to what I refer to as “Misgiving” which is mistakenly referred to as “Thanksgiving” in my opinion. How can we allow ourselves to “give thanks” for the extermination of Native Peoples. As “Brother” Malcolm X stated, “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, the rock landed on us!!” This gives clarity to our situation as Afrikan/Black people and our participation in this “hollow day” makes us look like the real “turkeys.”
Now, let me offer a different path to take as Afrikan/Black people regarding these alleged “hollow days.” Granted that in many instances these are times wherein our families come together in which I fully support. However we need to adopt a new spirit that removes the lies and gives integrity to our Afrikan/Black family gatherings. I am proposing that we as a people nationwide adopt a holiday theme entitled F.O.C.U.S (Families Opposing Celebrating Unsavory Symbolism).
The F.O.C.U.S theme would apply to all questionable “hollow days” and allow for a coming together of our families and provide an opportunity to “set the record straight” particularly for our youth. The real truth of our glorious Afrikan legacy can be shared and the genocidal “hollow days” can be put behind us as we F.O.C.U.S on our future.