I can’t tell who’s who!

In Knowledge, Truth, Wisdom by Cliff Green13 Comments

Is there a code between people who are in the up community? By up community, I mean the people in the know. The people who are aware of the things that are going on in their communities and around the world. Because if there is a code, I need to know it! Because I can’t tell who is who!

I live in the District of Columbia. A city labeled as Chocolate City due to the high population of black people living here. Being that there is a lot of black people around I figured that I would run into socially aware people all of the time, but that hasn’t been the case. I love to be around and converse with “conscious” people. But where are they? I know they are out there. Because I have met some up people in the blogosphere. But on my day-to-day journey, it feels like I am on this boat all by myself.

Being the philosopher that I am, I have a legitimate theory as to why it is hard to meet good people. A lot of people even the socially aware people are caught up in the illusion that the media has portrayed every black person as being bad. We are so caught up that we tend not to trust or show love to anyone that we do not know because they could be the next suspect in our minds. I know this to be true because I have fallen for the trap as well.

I’ll give an example of how the media has persuaded us all to think this way. Say for instance, I (the same guy who wants the best for everybody, Clifford Green) am walking down the street behind you but you don’t know me or what I am about, you knowing that, I, a black man is behind you, would have you feeling at dis ease! You wouldn’t be sure if I was just walking or out to get you in some shape or form. Even though its me behind you and I don’t mean you any harm, but since everybody black (I am hip to Moorish Science, I use black to meet the people at were they are at) is evil, bad and nasty as portrayed by the news, you don’t trust me. And this goes on and on for all of your encounters of black people who cross your path on the street who are really just minding their own business and trying to be the best that they can be, but to you and everybody else who has sipped the kool-aid the media has poured out for decades, we are all evil and bad people.

I am not saying that these thoughts constantly fill your mind, but they do cross it. I am trying to get us to see who imprinted that thought on us in the first place. This psychological bondage is what we battle. It doesn’t just affect black people it affects how every other race views us as well. It affects their minds even harder than it does ours, being that most of their knowledge of us is through TV. I know that just from having conversations with white men (again I am hip to Moorish Science). Sometimes I just think to myself, like damn he really believes everything he sees on TV. It is time for us as a whole to wake up from this slumber/ trance that the idiot box (TV) has us stuck in. Judge every man on the content of his character, not some made up belief that was imposed on you.

As I stated in The Sidewalk Law, as I walk through the streets I look at every man or woman who I pass in the eye, followed by a head nod or a simple hello and if it is not reciprocated then I know that we don’t share in the knowledge of the same code. Does anyone other than Jay-Z have the keys to the code that I am missing here? If so, let me know in the comment section below.


  1. The list of who’s who is limited. This system has very, very few who fall through the cracks; and when we do fall through the cracks, we all fall differently. You have to make them. Some people will resonate with you, most people won’t. Take the people who will and re-form them into something you can resonate with. That’d be my advice.

    But yeah, trust me, I’ve been engaging with our people for a long, long time. I can tell you that some of the most ‘conscious’ people I’ve ever met were absolute phonies. I have met a handful of real people; and I’ve been searching forever.

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      Yeah it gets kind of annoying to keep dealing with fake people all of the time. People who just talk about stuff because they think it sounds good. All I do now is plant seeds and move on. If we are on the same wave length, we’ll know. I’m done searching and stressing over silly people.

  2. I always find it concerning when white people ask my views on black subjects. More often than not, I feel that they’re asking me not to gain perspective, but to be judgmental of me. As if they want to ask if I’m a black extremist or the well behaved Negro they want us all to be. With black people, I’m certainly much more comfortable sharing views of racial bigotry & injustice, but more cautious of discussing emotions/feelings on other topics. But it all boils down to your point, media manipulation controls the vast majority of society. Great post.

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      I know that that is exactly what they’re doing. Especially since I never initiate those type of conversations with them. But I leave them in the dark and let them speak their views just so that they dig their own graves. Plus what would be the use of telling someone who doesn’t really care about me, us or our truths anything.
      I think we are the only ones that we need to be discussing issues with. I am not here to try to change the same people that put us in this situation. It will never happen. We need to heal ourselves from this mental bandage that we are in.
      It’seems crazy how life works. Because about three days I was researching and Alessandro Medici popped up and you immediately popped into my head. I didn’t know anything about him. Then it made me realize where you may have got the name and how far ahead of me some people such as yourself are. It is a blessing to even be in contact with people such as yourself that keep the torch lit. Thanks for stopping by. Peace and blessings!

      1. You’re exactly right. We’ll never be able to change those people, the only thing we can do is focus on ourselves in this world. And you’re exactly right, Alessandro was the inspiration. He was the last Medici ruler of Florence, they slandered his name and he eventually was murdered by his own cousin I think. I’m not that far ahead brother, but I appreciate it. I’m just a medieval/Renaissance nerd is all lol. It’s always great to meet like minds, I don’t know a single person on here in daily life, but this sphere has become my second home.

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          I dig Lol. I need to dive a little deeper into the history books. And true indeed. It has defintiely been a blessing. Thanks to the goddess kelley I have met even more uplifting and inspiring people! I wish I would have started sooner.

  3. I am much more afraid of white people, especially cops, drunk ones and the ones that stare, but that’s just me. Groups of teenagers scare me too, no matter the race or gender. Some of them are just vile and fearless and have no respect! You can’t even look at them wrong or they might pull a blade out on you.

    I do believe we are brainwashed not to trust anyone. Everyone is out to get us. I might be next! That stranger is plotting my death!

    Fear tactics, you know. They’re working.

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      I don’t fear white people but I know that I can not trust them. (Disclaimer for stupid people that confuse facts and truth with racism and bigotry) As Medici stated they are always looking to find a way to entrap you. And when it comes to the teens of the today I totally agree. They are definitely vile and mean spirited. In the post The Irony of Street Credit I wrote about how a group of teens threw a rock at my back for no reason. You’re right they have no respect.
      I don’t know if it is even possible to get people to see things right again but since I know our adversaries are working I know that I have to work twice as hard.
      Thanks for stopping by Kelley!

      1. My pleasure.

        Entrapment is a good word to use. And keep doing you work; it’s not in vain.

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          That is good to know! When our goddesses support our gods and gods support our goddesses, we will truly be unstopable! Thanks again!

  4. There is no code King. A third of the black folk have been brainwashed by the media. Another third know what’s going on but we pretend not to because we don’t want to be seen as outcasts, rather socially accepted by our peers or afraid to speak up because they are concerned about what their employers may do or say. The remaining third know exactly what’s going on and are speaking but because blacks only make up 11 percent of the US population that means roughly 3.7 percent of our voices are being heard. Those numbers can’t compete with the other 310 MILLION who are part of the problem!

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      That’s a sad but harsh reality. I hate when people are scared to be themselves because of how they believe their coworkers may perceive them.

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