The Problem of Pan-African Distribution

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“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tell them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.”

John Henrik Clarke

This post was written prior to the ADOS schism.

This is from the N’COBRA website:

“Within the broadest definition, all Black people of African descent in the United States should receive reparations in the form of changes in or elimination of laws and practices that allow them to be treated differently and less well than White people. For example, ending racial profiling and discrimination in the provision of health care, providing scholarship and community development funds for Black people of African descent, and supporting processes of self-determination will not only benefit [American] descendants of enslaved Africans, but all African descendant peoples in the United States who because of their color are victims of the vestiges of slavery.

This is similar to the Rosewood, Florida reparations package, where some forms of reparations were provided only to persons who descended from those who were injured, died and lost their homes and other forms were made available to all Black people of African descent in Florida.”

1. “… all Black people of African descent in the United States should receive reparations…”

“All Black people.” Profoundly undifferentiated and dumb as fuck. That would include Black people from the continent that just arrived here for the first time a week ago with no Green Card that got discriminated against once in a coffee shop at the airport. Somehow – this person is eligible to receive full reparations from the pool that should be reserved for the 244 year old (starting in 1776) lineage and suffering-based justice claim for American descendants of slavery? For What?

They got here after the smoke cleared Man.

Even if that person is a descendant of one of the still wealthy African slave trading families or if his antecedents were African royalty that sold our ancestors into this holocaust in the first place? There are thousands of descendants of slave traders that live in the United States. Thousands. A check for them too?

Let me ask again: “A check for them too?”

Brilliant.

A question: “Would CARICOM (Caribbean Reparations Commission) be just as magnanimously generous towards the American descendants of slavery as N’COBRA insists that this country should be towards Caribbeans? Let’s say if they secure reparations before we do, and if any ADOS person is presently domiciled in the Caribbean and is now a naturalized citizen there – would they be eligible for CARICOM reparations?”

Well, after reading through CARICOM’s website, the answer to that question is a solid and definite “NO.” I think Sir Hilary Beckles made sure that gate was up and never coming back down.

2. “… providing scholarship and community development funds for Black people of African descent…”

Is CARICOM going to do any reciprocal actions of this nature towards ADOS?

And if not, why not? I wonder – just why is NAARC and N’COBRA so hot to hand over American reparations to Caribbeans? Did Sir Hilary Beckles of CARICOM offer some kind of kickback or deal to these organizations if this is accomplished? Did he? I don’t know. I’m just asking questions. Family, notice that Sir Hilary Beckles is in the United States a lot. Hanging out with NAARC and N’COBRA a lot. With a big-assed smile on his face a lot.

What is going on here? Is this a sand-nigger type remittance scheme? All Native Black Americans should be asking direct and hard questions towards the official leaderships of these organizations. This is YOUR money being talked about here Dude. Family – y’all need to ask the questions. Ask the motherfucking questions. Don’t let them get away with punking us. Hell No. Don’t let them “do” us without an open and justifiably provoked PUBLIC exchange.

Understand that when NAARC and N’COBRA say “people of African descent” – they are not talking about you. They are talking about Caribbeans first, and Africans second. You, ADOS are not included in that private conversation. Your lineage and historic suffering is just a tool for them to get the bag. That’s it.

And Fuck You Niggers…

3. “This is similar to the Rosewood, Florida reparations package, where some forms of reparations were provided only to persons who descended from those who were injured, died and lost their homes and other forms were made available to all Black people of African descent in Florida.

No. Not similar. Really?

With all those Ph.D’s in the Pan-African Community?

All of the people reparated in the Rosewood case were descendants from American slavery in this country. They were injured in different degrees and ways by this country. And so this country made some redress to individuals by varying degrees and ways, in this country. This country did not injure folks that were enslaved or deprived in the Caribbean. Therefore, the United States is not liable for what happened in Haiti, The Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, etc. France, England, and Spain carry the reparational liabilities for those countries.

In a justice claim, justice has to be equally dispensed for both the plaintiff AND the defendant. If you are actually interested in justice. It is not justice to demand and extract restitution from an entity for something that entity had no part in doing. A robber is not, and should not be held responsible for all other robberies committed by other robbers. He should be responsible only for the crimes that HE committed – and no one else’s.

4. “… will not only benefit descendants of enslaved Africans, but all African descendant peoples in the United States who because of their color are victims of the vestiges of slavery.”

Why is N’COBRA so generous with our inheritance? At the same time, we don’t see that kind of generosity extended towards us ADOS from the rest of the Diaspora. Not a fucking dime. Not a goddamn cup of coffee. And CARICOM solidly draws a reparational line between US and THEM. Why can’t we, in N’COBRA’s mind and intention do the same? Drawing that motherfucking line niggers. The N’COBRA organization has no intention of demanding any reparational reciprocity from the Diaspora towards us. Nothing. Just as we are waking-up from being the “mules” of the Democratic Party. N’COBRA wants to re-purpose ADOS into a Pan-African stupor. So that we may now become the reparational “mules” for the Diaspora.

What is this?

Can N’COBRA explain this disparity?

What kind of African-sourced weed are those motherfuckers smoking? Folks, there are a lot of Ph.D’s running around in the N’COBRA – NAARC ecosystem. We are supposed to respect that. They’re “elders” and all that shit. OK? But their thinking processes are no better than this? The fuck are they reading? Who are THEY taking direction from? If any? CARICOM? Ancestral spirits?

Queen Mother Moore?

Now – they may not be the blame. I suspect that Pan-Africanism could be a            type of mental illness. Y’all see evidence of something there. It’s chronic. The symptoms seem to grow exponentially worse over time. It’s debilitating. Just look at Dr. Ron Daniels. Don’t laugh. I’m serious.

There is something about Pan-Africanism that automatically triggers a Pavlovian desire to be generous to Africans and Caribbeans with other people’s (ADOS) resources without their permission. Causes them to speak to “ancestral spirits” in the sky that don’t exist. Crazy! Causes them to wear stupid-looking psudo-African clothing. They actually shop for this shit Family. Kufi-wearing is a good indicator you may be dealing with a person afflicted with this condition.

Stay away from kufis Family. They’re dangerous.

Notice how Pan-Africanism is termed something like a disease or condition:          Pan-Africanism – Rhumatism – Hyperthyroidism. You see what I mean? Have mercy Family. They need to be cared for. Just like you had to take grandpa’s driver’s license away after he hit the age of 92 for example. That was because of the serious cognitive conditions setting in that were increasingly impairing his ability over time to drive safely. In the case of Pan-Africanism though, quarantine may be the best prescription. We’ll see.

We must firmly and expeditiously take the helm of reparations away from NAARC and N’COBRA before they crash this whole thing over time. The condition of Pan-Africanism has seriously impaired NAARC and N’COBRA’s ability to properly handle reparations as they should be handled.

And because of that:

They should go into the retirement they so richly deserve…      

 

Published by Freedmen Absolute

Black Atheist - Jazz Lover - Marketer - Investor - Political Junkie - Reparationist

2 thoughts on “The Problem of Pan-African Distribution

  1. N’COBRA and NAARC have been around for years – all talk and no gain until ADOS pushed this national discussion front and center. These two groups are strictly out of pocket and need to back the hell up and out of ADOS’s Pocket! Not one African from the Diaspora is entitled to any part of Reparations due ADOS – they can file separately but get the fuck up out of our business. What America owes you is what? Stop riding on the backs of our people and ride for yourself – .

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