BARBADOS (Naked Departure) — Naked, the young person who wrote about the GARDEN OF HEATHEN, that was a very good article. I too was also taught of Barbados as GEM OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA. But if we are honest a lot of us should remember stories from our parents or grandparents. It appears to me today that it was just for their survival the vividness was missing.
In the time around 1999, I really thought my mother was foolish when she was afraid for me to drive through the road by Kendal plantation. She asked me if I had permission from the owner since as a child they had to get permission to even walk on the road at any time during the day. There were many roads that blacks were afraid to walk because of the whites that lived nearby.
The stories told by my grandmother, great-uncle and mother of Belleville being closed to blacks and open only from 6am to 6pm for the female domestics to clean the homes of the whites. It appeared impossible to understand.
I went to the United States of America in 1992 and a family member forbid me to walk on a particular side of the road because white people were living on that side.
The truth is the indoctrination and the culturing of the black race was so well done that it still continues today. We need to break the cycle about seeing ourselves as second or third class citizens. What mirror image do we today have of ourselves? Low self-esteem and many of us actually allow people to treat us as less than human because in our own way we seem to believe we are not good enough and a lot of us live up to those expectations that others have of us.
BLACK MAN/WOMAN/CHILD WAKE UP. BLACK MAN/WOMAN/CHILD ARISE and take you rightful place in society. We have been conditioned to see ourselves as inferior and sub-human (after the unspeakable apocalypse of Africans during the time of slavery in Barbados, how is the black man treating you [the black woman] now? What is he showing you that he’s learned?).
Let’s together undo these false ideologies and prove to ourselves and the world how wrong they were about us. I AM BLACK AND PROUD. Anonymous
(If you are so proud, why don’t you show your face and why didn’t you sign your name at the end of this blog? The FIRST thing about pride is to rid yourself of FEAR. If you are proud and FEARFUL you are still in that FALL position. The only way to RISE from a FALL is to get up. Get up. State your name and tell your story. Then encourage others to do WHAT YOU DID.)
YOU CANNOT ENSLAVE A HUMAN ‘BE’ING — like a baby never touched or a puppy never licked — it would and could never ‘BE’ — it cannot EXIST in our natural realm. SO if an ADULT ‘hu-man’ was turned into a SLAVE — he is no longer, in terms of natural selection, a HUMAN BEING. You have created a sub human (minus the ‘being’ as you can only ‘BE’ if you have freedom)/a sub species. To bring them from that state of ‘sub-human’, they would have to be DOMESTICATED, taught how to ‘be’ human. Barbadians were the FIRST DOMESTICATED people. Were your ancestors slaves? Know your HISTORY.