Kanye West, the “media villain” and Trump advocate, argument about 400 years of slavery was inaccurate based on the number of years, yet his proclamation of “choice” was real and accurate. The 4th branch of government cunningly manipulates the masses by targeting emotions over truth. So here’s the TRUTH:
A choice is the action of selecting to allow or not allow a human activity to come about whether mentally or physically. Slave owning was a choice and being a slave is a choice, too.
Why? The distinct characteristics of being human as oppose to being an animal or plant is the ability to use free-will. Free-will is the choice to act based on personal judgment or discretion.
Patrick Henry, “Give me Liberty or give me Death!” speech was a proposal to organize volunteer fighters against British rule because his cognitive content informed people in colonial times that the choice to fight is the choice against slavery.
Before the Civil War, history conveniently omits the effectiveness of the Gullah Wars which I contend, lead to the end of chattel slavery in America. We were mis-educated in ‘white facts’ that slaves gained freedom and liberty traveling north which is an ugly untruth!!!
1739 – 1858, the Gullah Geechee (Former Black American Slaves) and the First Nation (Aboriginal Native Americans) joined together to form a self-liberation process that resulted in killing southern slave owners and burning their estates to the ground. Politicians signed the “Negro Act,” in South Carolina to limit the power and rights of slaves. The Gullah formed an alliance with the Spaniards who armed and trained them to defeat the southern militia and defend there own freed slave Black Towns. These Black Towns were their own land that many slave escape to for refuge and military training to fight against their white christian oppressors.
Now back to Kanye’s rant on “choice,” his methodological analysis was right because slaves had the choice of fight, flight or submitting to the tyrannical enslavement of mind, body and soul. I am not a Kanye apologist, nor am I a fan, nonetheless I am a truth seeker who is competent in knowing that slavery is involuntary servitude forged by fear of warring tyrants victimizing innocent bloodshed to capitalize on free labor.
Comments from an emotional Brutha on TMZ:
“While you are making music and being an artist and living the life that you’ve earned by being a genius, the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives,” Lathan said. “We have to deal with the marginalization that’s come from the 400 years of slavery that you said for our people was a choice.”
Lathan added, “Frankly, I’m disappointed, I’m appalled, and brother, I am unbelievably hurt by the fact that you have morphed into something to me, that’s not real.”
Honestly, I hear Lathan’s emotional truth which was triggered by his institutionalized educational training that carried a signal to his limbic system located in the temporal lobe. We are conditioned to believe what we are taught to feel and/or act upon but we are not taught that the process of learning is to challenge and reflect. This is REAL TRUTH!!!
Hopefully, we can use our emotions efficiently combine with sound logic to resist placing Family against Family based on a disagreement from statements or opinions.