A Tribute, Apology, and Thanks to Emissary of War
It has come to my attention that a commenter to this blog with the handle, “Denzelsausageton” has the same handle as Tariq Nasheed, producer of the documentary series Hidden Colors. While looking for commentary by Denzelsausageton on this blog, I found this gem by EmmissaryOfWar addressed to Mr. Sausageton. I so very much regret that I did not reply to it when it first appeared. The reason that I did not respond is that I barely skimmed it because I could not bare to read it then. You see, EmmissaryOfWar has been someone who has always been so supportive of logic even when it took a detour of whatever was popular in a given clique. He has also been an investor in my efforts by allowing me to purchase several books by authors I have interviewed on my radio program. I was terrified of my disappointment if even he had turned a deaf ear to us. My soul just could not take it.
When I read the comment this evening, with my soul re-charged from the relentless hammering by black males who I’d never questioned as allies and followers of logic before, what I discovered was the only summary by a black male of the case that the black women on this blog have been making about our collective mistreatment by our counter-parts— including their refusal to listen to us talk about it. So, this post is a message from Mr. EmissaryOfWar to Denzel Sausageton (AKA Tariq Nasheed?) and other black men who hold views similar to those Mr. Sausageton expressed on this blog
“There are BASIC ideals that need to be understood before we can think of defeating our supreme enemy and some of the primary ones are. The UNION of the OPPOSITE. This ideal according to Ourstory is many millennia old and seems to play an important part in balance. Another truth seems to be, that you cannot rise higher than your Black women. She reflects the status of your society/home. So if it is ok for her to be punched, beat, raped, abducted, ritually sacrificed and then discarded, then what chance does our group have and how much longer would a such thing as the Black man exist. Seems to me that the height of selfishness for Black men would be to protect the Black womb from where he comes, at all cost.
Yeah white people are problem 1a but Black people and our behavior and relationships towards one another are problem 1b. We are going to have to multitask and work on both at the same time. And yes multitasking can be difficult, but I don’t think we have any other choice. This topic, that Cree and other Black women are relentlessly bringing attention to, has to be dealt with in order to recreate the UNION that is Black Woman/Man. It can be tough to hear some of their words but those words need to be said and we HAVE to listen. She carries the life and also civilizes the society, so if we truly want Maat, then her energy and concerns need to push thru; forcefully sometimes. Black men should never try to shut up a reasonable Black women and we should walk away when reason is not being displayed. Another basic ideal is that the Black man is the protector of his society and we have failed at that greatly(many say we are cowardly). So we may want to work on protecting our women instead trying to quiet them when they are pointing out deadly flaws.”