DuBois, Josephine Baker, Mos Def,
but a Hobbit’s handful of the Black Americans who gave
on the far-fetched, if not mythical, assertion that White America
maintains a “conscience.” They gave up on believing this
decadent empire has some moral sense, some innate ability to
distinguish between what is “right” and what is
“genocide.” So they got the hell out, went overseas, went
me, but I just don’t see American WASP culture going through
some “reformation” or “enlightenment.” No,
instead I see Trump, Cruz and the good ol’ boys yearning to
return to the dark ages, to yesteryear, to the 20th-century, to their
good ol’ days of American
Lord Trump takes the throne, I hope Americans of Color have their
American icon, Paul
when asked “why” he had not remained in the Soviet Union
because of his affinity with its political ideology, replied,
my father was a slave and my people died to build [the United States
and], I am going to stay here, and have a part of it just like you
and no fascist-minded people will drive me from it!"
Robeson’s words condensed and encapsulated my personal Black
American philosophical foundation for all my adult life, but over the
last few years, since Obama came into office and the
overreaction reached ridiculous Redneck levels, I’m having 2nd,
3rd, 49th thoughts about my, perhaps, “outdated”
began campaigning for my fellow Black Americans to consider a 21st
ain’t got to stay.
volatile “real” Americans what they deeply desire, and
appear to be willing to kill for a virtually Snow-White America. A
pure caucasian nation, wielding a imperialistic foreign policy in a
turbulent, barbaric world which is steps away from World War III,
they can defend - solely by themselves.
seriously believe nations like Costa Rica, Canada, Panama, South
Africa, at least “parts of,” and Belize are all viable,
doable, workable alternative locations Black Americans should weigh
n’ measure. We don’t have to pick merely one; we can, dig
this - “migrate” or “immigrate” to a vast
array of nations. No one
could house the flood of Black folks who should, who ought want to
get the hell out.
countries which are as, if not more,
to Black people then say a cold, hostile Montana or dilapidated
Detroit - clearly comparable to Klan country in Kentucky or the 4th
ward in Houston. In US-stabilized Panama, Blacks,
for 15-20% of the population, while Black ancestry is present in 50%
of the people.
would treat Belize or Costa Rica as retirees treat Florida - take
their professional careers South of the border and work from home.
Afro-American retirees could take their hard-earned pensions,
investments and SS checks and get the hell-out-of Dodge. In the
process lay the foundation, buy the property, create the inroads for
their children to relocate there over the next decade or so.
folks can hand-craft enclaves and hamlets, composed of Afro-Americans
- all around the world. Call it nation-building. We’ll send
some of our brightest and best.
wait, hold-on one goddamn second; Black folks, despite the blood,
sweat n’ tears, for hundred of years, workin’ from “can’t
see to can’t see,” we didn’t get no forty
acres and a mule
in Alabama or Arkansas, however I’d sure as hell take 33
and a half acres and a jackass on
one of the 52 islands within the US Virgin Islands . . . why not
commit the American Territories to serve the role of
can't Black Americans consider the US Virgin Isles as the “Neo”
American Frontier; still the USA - but not really? St.
what a compromise. No? Instead we wish to remain in Waco Texas. Go
figure. Let’s, for the first time in a long-ass while, think as
a people trying to escape the master’s dysfunctional
house-of-cards, as opposed to staying, living hi’ n’
mighty on the hog in his burning house. A home he doesn't want us in,
to begin with. To begin with I say!
we Black folks ever tire
from forcing ourselves upon a people who can't decide if we’re
even human? Forcing
ourselves upon a culture of which not all, but more than 50%, the
majority, hate us.
if we can’t get the land and the mule. Costa Rica is more
compatible for Black folks than Wyoming, Rhode Island or Mississippi.
The Caribbean-side Limon
is an area already populated with Black Jamaicans who emigrated there
a century ago. The entire Caribbean coast south from Limon is
positioned for investment, development, for growth.
Marriot, Carnival, Disney, Coke - Black folks have relationships and
inroads with these corporate institutions; let’s “leverage”
and utilize them.
Rica’s health system is prized by American expats who’ve
long been emigrating there, and I “guran-flippin’-tee
you” it’s better than that in rural Mississippi or
inner-city Baltimore, if the concern is you won’t have the same
5-star treatment you get in inner-city LA.
you’ve got your kids in “Chiraq” public schools, or
honestly, enrolled in any major city’s schools, I can
“guran-flippin’-tee you” Costa Rican schools are
academically equal or better. Unquestionably, they’re - dig
this - “safer.” And
after all, this is the 21st century; the look of education and
schools is evolving. Online
education, with shared instructors K thru Phd is available via
internet. Charter schools are as simple as add-water-n’-stir.
use our brains here; we have the opportunity,
but rather opportunity
relocate and blend in with the general population like Canada, or, we
can too craft, make from scratch, master-planned communities in say
Costa Rica or Panama which will have structured in a micro-economy
that is interwoven with the population, but also designed with the
necessities of a village - the butcher, baker, and even computer chip
makers - if we intelligently construct it.
College has a great urban
department. Can they be tapped to lay out master-planned communities
Nicodemus, Deerfield and
post civil-war Black colonies?
the town of Celebration
from scratch; why can’t they partner with Morehouse
(odd-couple) to craft planned communities abroad for Black folks?
I sit here and “win-over” Black folks to the concept that
there are places as-good-as Memphis, Toledo, Sacramento, Kansas City
and Ferguson Mo.?
I’m envisioning a “mass exodus” as if we’re
fleeing, escaping a natural disaster of epic Hollywood proportions .
. . or enraged Rednecks, who, as they keep telling you n’ I,
“want their country back!” Call me a fool, but I don’t
believe the “good” Liberals and “Progressives”
can control the “bad” “Conservatives and
Black folks will be at the mercy of a Ted Cruz-led America. Let’s
between Black civic organizations like the NAACP, the elaborate,
nationwide network Black churches have established, Black Greeks,
professional organizations and along with today's social media being
utilized - there could be a motivation and mobilization of Black
folks willing to, yeah, move-on.
from the pages of CNN
For the starting price of just $200,000 you can buy citizenship in
the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua
launched its "citizenship by investment program" in 2013,
and it has proved so popular that it now accounts for about 25% of
government revenue. Some 500 people have already bought their way
into the country of just 90,000, according to local media reports.
- $100,000. Yes, believe it - “instant”
in another country. This is affordable. I’m not trying to empty
projects nor just offer an elitist escape route to the Huxtables from
Bellaire - I’m thinking of an “out” for all of us.
Maybe we can get a “group rate?”
Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica,
pick one. My thought, the average American home is over $250,000 . .
. and 37 cents, so why not? We might be able to get a “discount”
if we bring 2500 people to the table.
people please, please, please ponder your predicament; same basic
intolerable White America, with relatively the same racist mentality,
even in a different space-age millennium. White America - different,
yet the same. Thus the answer remains the same - get as far away, as
disconnected and non-dependent as possible. While we still can,
before it’s too late.