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The War Correspondent’s Survival Bulletin #3
by Del Jones aka Nana Kuntu The War Correspondent
Katrina And The Black Holocaust
by: Del Jones aka Nana Kuntu, The War Correspondent
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Dedicated to: Sistah Q Professor Griff Bro. Ijahknowah Rev. P.D. Mene-lik Bro. Jeremiah Camara Mumia abu-Jamal Dedan Kimathi (LA) Bro. Akhenaton (ATL) Russell “Maroon” Shoatz Copyright© 2005 by Del Jones
Louisiana Govenor “shoot to kill” Blanco
If history teaches us one thing it’s that our-story is different from history and we only find out the truth long after that information is of any use in dealing with our current reality, unless of course, we get hip to their pattern of deception and out-right lying. Consequently, we look at all news and data to find out wuzup. The Katrina deadly episode screams for us to learn and prepare as they accelerate their genocidal progams. Who are these people, where do they come from and how can they do the things they do and have done with no shame, no humanism? Our-Story can’t totally be reviewed here, instead we must always keep in mind who these people are and what they have done and not who we just want ‘em to be, seen? Let’s reach to Afrikan wisdom to supply some perspective on our enemy. Talking about our yesterday that has been hidden from us, Cheikh Anta Diop put it this way: When we talk of racism in antiquity, it is important to understand that racism as we know it, could not have been expressed in the same way vis-a-vis Blacks, for the simple reason that it was Blacks who had monopolized technical, cultural and industrial knowhow. The other races had to pattern their technological, cultural and religious developments after the accomplishments of Egyptian technology, science culture and arts. The Greeks were forced to come humbly and drink at the fountain of Egyptian culture... It was to Egypt that all of the Greek scientists of the Helena's period came in search of knowledge. Hence, racism in the modern sense of the word could not have been exercised by whites against Blacks in the same way during antiquity. Our illustrous Afrikan historian Dr. Josef ben-Jochannon had this to say in his classic work Blackman of the Nile and his Family:
History of the Black Holocaust
The Black man (indigenous Afrikan and his descendants) must once more write about himself, his culture, and his continent (Alkebulan, Afrika, Ethiopia, Libya, etc.); for no one cares about another's history. Moreover, when a man's history is written by his enslavers or captors, regardless of his master's religion or economic philosophy, such a history is always distorted to suit the master-slave relationship; which is the only possible result from such an enforced union. In the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey he explains education in a new light, one that would disarm the Culture Bandits and place them exposed naked before you: You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in the mind. To see your enemy and know him is a part of the complete education of man; to spiritually regulate one's self is another form of the higher education that fits man for a nobler place in life, and still, to approach your brother by the feeling of your own humanity, is an education that softens the ills of the world and makes us kind indeed. Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, in her “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation,travels through the white psychic with a laser focus on answering the question of the ages. Why are these people so barbaric toward the 90% of the population of this earth who are termed people of color? She concludes that their fear of genetic annihilation leads them to enact a very paranoid love/hate relationship with Afrikan people. She views their castrations of Black men, over-protection of the white female, tanning of skin to achieve color while risking skin cancer, as just a few of the symptoms dripping like a pusy sore on hue-manity. She writes: Psychiatrists and other behavioral scientists frequently use the patterns of overt behavior towards others as an indication of what is felt fundamentally about self.
If hate and lack of respect are outwardly manifested towards others, hate and lack of respect are most often found at deeper level toward the self. On this our Elder Neely Fuller writes in his “Textbook for Victims of White Supremacy:” Most white people hate Black people. The reason that most white people hate Black people is because whites are not Black people. If you know this about white people, you need to know little else. If you do not know this about white people, virtually all else that you know about them will only confuse you. If you think that is bad, those who hated themselves put in work to make us hate ourselves. Their methods of brainwashing and the use of anti-Afrikan propaganda were the work of “Amerikkkan Nigger Factories,” which were executed by its two components education and the mass media. Add a heavy dose of TERROR (lynchings, police brutality, privatized prisons etc.) as the knock out punch and it’s all a cocktail for genocide. Malcolm X taught us that: You know that we have been a people who hated our Afrikan characteristics. We hated our heads, we hated the shape of our nose, we wanted one of those long dog-like noses, you know; we hated the color of our skin, hated the blood of Afrika that was in our veins. And in hating our features and our skin and our blood, why, we had to end up hating ourselves. And we hated ourselves! Our color became to us a chain - we felt that it was holding us back. Our color became to us like a prison which we felt was keeping us confined, not letting us go this way or that way. We felt that all of these restrictions were based solely upon our color, and the psychological reaction to that would be that as long
as we felt imprisoned or chained or trapped by Black skin, Black features and Black blood, that skin and those features and that blood holding us back automatically had to become hateful to us. And it became hateful to us." I’ll give the last word to Samuel F. Yette. In 1971, in his ground breaking work “The Choice,” he offered this to clarify Amerikkka’s intent. Take heed: Genocide is a political decision. It can be made by a town, city, state, nation or group of nations. It is a political decision... We cannot let those patterns, which have been applied so successfully around the world and which are already in motion in this country be carried out to their logical ultimate conclusion. These pattern must be halted now. And we must be the ones to do it. We cannot expect help from anyone but ourselves... This is not a problem of civil rights - it is a problem of Black survival. The concept of civil rights is pitifully insignificant when our very lives are at stake. It is time to put childish political immaturity aside. The table should now be set to study the impact of Katrina, the government’s inaction and slow reaction. The historical importance of it and its genocidal implications. Was Katrina a man made weather-war attack or was it just an opportunity used to kill and drive out Black and poor people? After this study make up your mind, but it may require further research.
Our-Story teaches us everything we need to know about our enemies and their hatred of us, which leds to our victimization at every turn. Let’s review the great flood of the Mississippi Delta in 1927. These are the official figures on the books supplied by Pete Danails, the world expert on the flood. The human and geographical extent of the 1927 Mississippi River Flood speaks for itself: 16.5 million acres flooded in seven states 637,000 people dislocated $102 million in crop losses 162,000 homes flooded 41,000 buildings destroyed 6,000 boats used in rescue 250 to 500 deaths.
Genocide in 1927, Genocide in 2005
At some points the flooded area measured over eighty miles from east to west. It is important to note that other experts and witnesses challenge the official version and said thousands lost their live and almost everyone lost everything they owned. More than 50% of our people left the Delta forever citing the flood as the last straw in their segregated reality. They didn’t even bother to count the Black dead and many cases never gave their people a chance to identify them and claim their bodies. Pete Daniel had this to add: In 1927 Southern life was segregated, so there were problems along the color line. The NAACP and other black leaders charged that planters were holding their workers in peonage (debt servitude), for the National Guard patrolled the camps and in some cases would not allow workers to leave without permission from
the planters from whom they worked. Hoover appointed a "Colored Advisory Commission," headed by Robert R. Moton, the president of Tuskegee Institute, to investigate complaints about peonage and discrimination. Commission members visited many of the camps and found peonage and discrimination in the facilities provided for African Americans. Racist whites had us on lock and we couldn’t move. Meanwhile, the National Guard was used as the military was used in Katrina and 2005 to oppress, to control and maybe even kill. The water was every where he went on: ‘It couldn't go to New Orleans,’ panicky city fathers told the Army Corps of Engineers; it would devastate the regional economy. To save New Orleans, the leaders proposed a radical plan. South of the city, the population was mostly rural and poor. The leaders appealed to the federal government to essentially sacrifice those parishes by blowing up an earthen levee and diverting the water to marshland. They promised restitution to people who would lose their homes. Government officials, including Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, signed off. [ Holocaust ] On April 29, the levee at Caernarvon, 13 miles south of New Orleans, succumbed to 39 tons of dynamite. The river rushed through at 250,000 cubic feet per second. New Orleans was saved, but the misery of the flooded parishes had only started. The city fathers took years to make good on their promises, and very few residents ever saw any compensation at all. [ Black Holocaust ] The suffering and dying was a horror delivered by greedy businessmen who cashed in on our people’s pain. We wandered outta the
Mississippi Delta with no place to go but anywhere was better than there. Fast forward to 2005 and listen to an eyewitness account of the events that were not Katrina but the white man at work. Joe Edwards, Jr. told ABC News that: I heard something go BOOM!!... My house broke in half. My mother's house just disintegrated. It was a brick house. All the houses down there floated down the street like somebody's guiding 'em... When the reporter attempted to put words in his mouth Edwards stood firm: “I know this happened, they blew it! Another witness and participant in the Katrina carnage is Jordan Flaherty and on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 4:03 PM he entered his observation in a written record and called it Notes From Inside New Orleans. If anyone wants to examine the attitude of federal and state officials towards the victims of hurricane Katrina, I advise you to visit one of the refugee camps. In the refugee camp I just left, on the I-10 freeway near Causeway, thousands of people (at least 90% black and poor) stood and squatted in mud and trash behind metal barricades, under an unforgiving sun, with heavily armed soldiers standing guard over them. When a bus would come through, it would stop at a random spot, state police would open a gap in one of the barricades, and people would rush for the bus, with no information given about where the bus was going. Flaherty described how they were treated and told that once they were on a bus with a destination they would not be allowed off, even if they had relatives in the town they were passing thru.
In effect they were FEMA’s prisoners and being taken to a concentration camp. He went on: You had no choice but to go to the shelter in Arkansas. If you had people willing to come to New Orleans to pick you up, they could not come within 17 miles of the camp. He said there was no effort to set up a system for communications to find family members, special needs for children or the sick and injured, for disease treatment or a single trash can. He goes on to describe New Orleans: To understand this tragedy, it’s important to look at New Orleans itself. For those who have not lived in New Orleans, you have missed a incredible, glorious, vital, city. A place with a culture and energy unlike anywhere else in the world. A 70% African-American city where resistance to white supremacy has supported a generous, subversive and unique culture of vivid beauty. From jazz, blues and hip-hop, to secondlines, Mardi Gras Indians, Parades, Beads, Jazz Funerals, and red beans and rice on Monday nights, New Orleans is a place of art and music and dance and sexuality liberated unlike anywhere else in the world. It is also a city of exploitation, segregation and fear. The city of New Orleans has a population of just over 500,000 and was expecting 300 murders this year, most of them centered on just a few, overwhelmingly Black, neighborhoods. There is an atmosphere of intense hostility and distrust between much of Black New Orleans and the N.O. Police Department. In recent months, officers have been accused of everything from drug running to corruption and theft. In separate incidents, two New Orleans police officers were recently charged with rape (while in uniform), and there
has been several high profile police killings of unarmed youth, including the murder of Jenard Thomas, which has inspired ongoing weekly protests for several months. Obviously, the high illiteracy rate (50%), Louisiana’s pitiful educational system and low teacher salary has brewed a gumbo of despair and hopelessness. He points out that: Far too many young black men from New Orleans end up enslaved in Angola Prison, a former slave plantation where inmates still do manual farm labor, and over 90% of inmates eventually die in the prison. It is a city where industry has left, and most remaining jobs are are low-paying, transient, insecure jobs in the service economy. Race has always been the undercurrent of Louisiana politics. This disaster is one that was constructed out of racism, neglect and incompetence. Hurricane Katrina was the inevitable spark igniting the gasoline of cruelty and corruption. From neighborhoods that left most at risk, to the treatment of the refugees, to the the media portrayal of the victims, this disaster is shaped by race. The rich fled New Orleans and those with no way to get out and no where to go were locked in a struggle of life and death while the city, state and federal government sat on their hands and let them suffer and die. The New Orleans survivor goes on: Adding salt to the wound, the local and national media have spent the last week demonizing those left behind. As someone that loves New Orleans and the people in it, this is the part of this tragedy that hurts me the most, and it hurts me deeply. No sane person should classify someone who takes food from indefinitely closed stores in a desperate, starving city as a "looter," but that's just what the
media did over and over again. Sheriffs and politicians talked of having troops protect stores instead of perform rescue operations. Images of New Orleans' hurricane-ravaged population were transformed into black, out-of-control, criminals. As if taking a stereo from a store that will clearly be insured against loss is a greater crime than the governmental neglect and incompetence that did billions of dollars of damage and destroyed a city. This media focus is a tactic, just as the eighties focus on "welfare queens" and "superpredators" obscured the simultaneous and much larger crimes of the Savings and Loan scams and mass layoffs, the hyper-exploited people of New Orleans are being used as a scapegoat to cover up much larger crimes. The echo of the words of Samuel Yette will bounce around until we take heed and act in our own behalf: Genocide is a political decision. It can be made by a town, city, state, nation or group of nations. It is a political discussion... This is not a problem of civil rights - it is a problem of Black survival. The concept of civil rights is pitifully insignificant when our very lives are at stake.
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