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I Will Not Relent
By Brandon H.


Observers of the world's social chasm and lovers of the truth will understand the next few words printed here. Everyone else can keep moving in the direction you've chosen as, the next few ideas would probably not interest you.

I've listened to some of most illustrious social critics concerning why the African American community has no right to demand of America reparations in any form for the founding of America on the backs of slave labor.

The foremost 'fear' of these self-proclaimed social experts is that somehow the greater share of any awarded financial remedy will find its way directly to their personal bank accounts. Some probably will.

Now where the mark is clearly missed is that individually, these people are just not that important.

Slavery was, for its primary purpose, an institutionalized endeavor accepted as one of the more irreplaceable 'vestiges' of governmental and/or personal acquisitions. Therefore, the 'institution' (the U.S. Government,) must pay. First.

What makes the social critic think that the African American community may be effectively devoid of critical thinkers?

Slavery for the slave owners and its sympathizers was never 'personal,' it was an opportunity to create wealth and effect ease, or status in the lives of those whom participated in it.

Therefore the benefactors of all wealth created through the 'ease' of the misery of slaves until this day must pay next.

But rather than effectively provide any 'particulars' regarding even remotely the language of any documents that may or may not accurately reflect any details that may be found in later litigation, I'll simply say that the legacy of slavery relating to each and every descendant of slavery is still personal, very, very personal and why are the 'social critics' still unable to figure this one out?

Where is the power of their critical thinking on this issue? Is the fallibility of their intellectual formulas now become apparent? Does the heart poke holes in reason?

Speaking for my ancestors, 'you know who you are and you owe us and we will not relent.'

© June 2007 By Brandon H


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