Slave Ship Mentality

In Truth by Cliff Green8 Comments

I know that the Moorish presence was already here in America and all across the globe before Christopher Columbus so-called discovered this land. You know I’m going to put a twist on the story, so ride with me on this one.

Your ancestors were forced into ships. They were held captive with chains around their neck, wrists and ankles. They were forced to lie on top and beside of each other without any space to move. To make matters worse they were naked. The trip across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to America in which they call the Middle Passage was not a short one either. It may have taken anywhere from one month to six months. During this time as all humans do, our ancestors had to defecate (S***) and urinate. But they did not have the luxury of a toilet. When they went it was on themselves or the person lying beside or beneath them. There were no other options. No matter how hard they may have tried to hold it in, sooner or later it would have to come out.

They systematically wiped from our minds our true heritage and history. But of the recent history of slavery in which they still hesitantly give us, have we forgotten it that fast?  Let’s fast forward to today. Today all we hear in cRap music is how this person got money and how he “S*** on n****s!” Or how this person got cars, so now he “S*** on n****s!” He rocking the latest fashion so now he “S*** on n****s!” It’s almost as if everything we do these days is a direct slap in the face of our ancestors and their trials and tribulations. So before you go buy some clothes with a slave master’s name on it, thinking you’re about to “S*** on n****s!”; remember this old saying, “WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT!”


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      Thank you for commenting. I’m trying to put out a message that will hopefully reverse some of the ills that have been placed on us in this society. I need ways to get the message to the youth.

  1. The Maafa was a horrible time for our people. And there are just so many who can even beging to fathom what our people went through. The result, is the behavior we have today Blackman. We must continue to educate and apply true knowledge of self. Good post!

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      Thanks king for dropping that jewel on the people.

  2. We as a people have to stop buying into these stereotypical ideological Images that are fabricated to destroy the black image. These reality shows, rap videos, movies targeted at the masses promote no real consciousness by way of thought process. Thus, leaving space for our minds to be controlled and filled with ideals and images that are in fact not our own.
    Its been 50 years since Dr. King led the March on Washington, and 50 years since Brown vs. Board of Education to stop segregation and what has changed? Even though we are not in slavery anymore our minds have been chained.

    To them its all just a game and in Dr. Phil Valentine’s words, ‘we are the ones being played.’


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      As long as kings and queens such as you and I alike keep promoting truth to our people, the mental chains that have our people in bondage, soon will perish. Let’s keep promoting Wisdom, Knowledge and Overstanding!


  3. Cliff…….this is so spot on and the analogy you used was very slick. Sad thing is everything you said pertaining to the “slave ship” mentality that is present today is spot on!!! The only way to erase this mindset in my opinion is to get in the minds of the youth and to also lead by example. More people need to read this and comprehend it. Best believe like always I will pass this on to others.

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      Thanks king. I appreciate all of your help! Go Hard or Die Easy!

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