Posted By: Harry Watley on August 04, 2009 |
I have an IQ of 68. I am barely passed the threshold of retardation. On the other hand, I consider that all of you have an IQ of at least average or above average intelligence.
Yet, it boggles the little common sense I have that you all could whine and complain day after day about everything that are wrong in White America’s system towards Black Americans. However, when offered a permanent solution, none of you appreciates the solution of sovereignty or complete independence on a portion of this continent that you could call your very own country, with borders.
It is the same as when God offered the Hebrew people Exodus out of Egypt, the Hebrew people would refuse that Exodus and tell God their bondage is just fine. How insane that you!
One hundred percent of Black Americans, young and old, educated and dumb have said to me that they would not want to live in an ideal situation if American Blacks, e.g. themselves, govern it. Some Blacks have said to me that their complete independence is not realistic or feasible. Some have said that even if God offered autonomy to us, White America would not allow our sovereignty to happen.
As I said, I have an IQ of 68, and it boggles my mind for what reason did Miss Harriet Tubman risked her life during the underground railroad era to free the slaves that today’s descendents of those slaves would not accept God’s offer of complete independence. It is just mind-boggling for me.
Does anyone have a positive suggestion for me?
What say you?
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You say you have an IQ of 68. You seem to accept that there are limitations that come with such a level of capability, based on what you have written here. I personally do not view IQ tests as absolute, as they tend to be more a measure of acculturation than actual thinking ability.
That said, however, it would seem to me that if you have experienced 100% rejection of your idea, that you should realize that maybe its time to consider some possibilities, other than the one you keep repeating ad nauseum; that the reason no one is taking you up on it is because black people “must” be too stupid to grasp what you are saying, essentially. So its time to consider something else; maybe your approach is not effective in getting across the message you are trying to impart. That maybe the problem is not us; its you.
Now you may or may not know that it is said that doing something over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. I am by no means saying that is the case with you; however this is what you have done. But I am more inclined to lean in that direction when you state the problem here and yet it is not obvious to you that you cannot expect a different result when doing the same thing.
Now, the flaw in your approach is this: you offer no vision as to (a) what this new land would be, other than “black”; (b) the process by which this will come about; (c) any idea of government, etc.; (d) any steps that we should/could be doing now to make this happen. As I have stated before, black separatist movements are nothing new. There are a few still in existence today, the most known of which is attempting to carve space out of an area that encompasses parts of Louisiana, I think. The difference is these groups have done a lot more than go on a board and call people stupid for not following them. They articulated a vision, processes and reasons. They have laid out a platform by which believers can participate and make things happen. You have not done that.
Also, you constantly cite Moses as the model, with you in the role of Moses. Now, the glaring difference there is that Moses did more than just call the Jews ignorant and dumb for not following him. He not only offered a vision but was validated by God in terms of being a prophet. The Jews were fools to not follow him as they had plenty of evidence that he was who he said he was. You have offered none of that, other than your word. Faith is what it is, however what you present and the way you present it does not provide any evidence of any leadership on your part. As I said to you before, leaders become leaders not because they force or shame people into following them. But by dint of their ability to articulate a vision, live by that example people WANT to follow them. In every case throughout history, all those who were great leaders, for “good” or “bad” had followers come to that because they were impressed by their leadership; e.g. you have to do more than say it, you have to show it.
And now for some honesty: to me you appear to be someone in thrall with white supremacy. You want blacks to accept inferiority and have that be the basis for forming a new nation. Its repulsive and embarrassing to me as a black man to read you repeatedly put down our people on the basis of white supremacy that has been the underpinnings of colonialism, racism, slavery, etc. You are essentially calling on the formation of sovereignty from a position and basis of weakness instead of strength. I and many if not most blacks consider themselves in the warrior tradition, if for no other reasons than the strength they have to muster on a regular basis to get by and move forward. To repeatedly tell people like this that they are weak, stupid and inferior, and that the only recourse is to cut and run, and expecting that to resonate, is insane.
As I said to you before, we have to have the mental vision first, to see ourselves as free and capable. Blacks have done that, and hence where we are today. To discount as you do all that black people have done and achieved to date, and still insist, repeatedly, that they are inferior to whites, is a big part of your problem. First because it is not true, but second, and more importantly, by insistently pretending it is true you undermine your own credibility.
In summary then, it’s hard for anyone to evaluate whether your idea has any merit, because you have not articulated a vision. Secondly, in insisting that you are a prophet, absent any evidence of anything prophetic, you come off as a charlatan. Third, and lastly, by relying so heavily on the stereotypes of white supremacy vis-à-vis THE reason anyone should follow you, you shoot yourself in the foot before you take the first step, which is the first point above, articulation of a vision.
In essence, its time to realize what you are doing is not working. Try something different!
PS – I disagree with those who delete your posts and say you do not have a right to post. I believe in freedom of speech and your right to say what’s on your mind. However, freedom of speech works both ways and thus I agree also with those who respond as they do to what you write.
Wednesday, August 5th 2009 at 11:33AM
I tried, but I am done.
Wednesday, August 5th 2009 at 4:44PM
Steve WilliamsHarry, you say does anyone have a positive suggestion for you? But do you know a positive suggestion when you see one?
None at None
I don't know what an IQ of 68 is and I don't care. I've not questioned your intelligence, but I've been told that I am speaking gibberish, because I try to speak truth from the heart.
There is a great truth that you've not taken to heart, not from me, but from those who have greater claim as your brother and sister, who have shown you love.
So I will speak some more gibberish: It is said, God is love. So then, is not love God? Or is your sovereignty higher than God?
Wednesday, August 5th 2009 at 9:19PM
Trying to be your friend can be more of a loose, loose for all involved with you Harry...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
So I will now go take a break from Harry's reality...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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