As impossible as it may seem the settler has managed to colonize the abstract phenomenon that is time itself. I refer to “time” here as both a resource that is violently exploited from the working-class colonized masses and a way of measuring the passing of the present.
Human beings have always measured time by looking at nature. Whether it’s using the sun, the moon, or the seasons we have always looked to nature to keep track of the passing of time.
The Ancient Egyptians used large obelisks to track the movement of the sun, to measure the passing of time. Other societies like the Zhou Dynasty of ancient China used the flowing of water to measure the passing of time.
The colonization of time happened in two different ways. Firstly the way in which we count and measure time has been violently forced on colonized people across the world. Secondly, the actual time colonized people have available to themselves has been colonized for capitalist exploitation.
If 2019 has shown black people anything, it should show us that the empire is falling and it is time for us to take power over our own lives and destiny to usher in all that we can be in freedom! The liberal part of this sinking slave ship we call America is falling first into the sea. This part of the ship has given us comforts while we were on this slave ship. This side of the ship took our chains off. They let us clean ourselves. They taught us English and gave us their god. The pirates that stole us let us eat with them. They let our kids go to school with their kids. They even let us vote in their election of who this slave ship’s next captain would be. They even let us play ship captain for eight years.
But what we have to understand is that this side of the ship wasn’t saving us to save us. They were pretending to save us to save themselves.
You see, this liberal side of the ship saw that we were important in order to keep the ship afloat. They knew that we built the wood and that we manned the sails. Even more so, they knew that the sea the ship was on the waters of our blood. If ever it was that we understood the magnitude of our power and that we didn’t simply build America, we would see that we ARE the sea it floats on.
At any moment we have the power to command these seas comprised of our blood to make a crushing wave to destroy the ship and wipe it off the face of the earth! The sea does not need the ship. The ship needs the sea! It’s only an illusion that the ship commands the seas, as it sails with or without the kindness of the sea. But we don’t see ourselves as the sea. We see ourselves as they want us to see us; through their vision and perception. We see these little black bodies and we see that all of our problems are the product of trying our best to mimic white bodies.
How many African’s and Indigenous individuals can recall our colonial education offering a true perspective on how this country, the United States of America, was founded? How many of us can remember the books we were read as children that offered affirmations of who we were as African or Indigenous people? Who were our childhood heroes or heroines? Who did we aspire to grow up and emulate? What were the causes we adopted so early in life as “noble”, “honorable”, or “brave”? What types of behavior did we view as “criminal”? What types of stores did we find comical? To what did we cling that paralleled to our indigenous cultures? What did we see in the media and read in our children’s books that made us love being us?
Many of us that were born in the late 70s and 80s make up the millennial generation and grew up with Disney, Nickelodeon, Dr. Sues, Marvel superheroes and so forth. Very few of those characters, if any, were African or Indigenous and even if they were, the narrative was skewed to such a degree that it made the oppressor look like the hero, such as in the Disney version of Pocahontas.
Black Hammer’s mission orbits the need to build self-determining power for our own community. When it comes to the colonized homeless community of Atlanta, many would simply surmise that this issue is nothing new. Homelessness has been plaguing the African and Colonized community since our presence in this U.S. colony, but the way Black Hammer analyzes and politicizes this problem is unique compared to how other bourgeois organizations respond to the contradiction.
On November 30, 2019, 13 Comrades gathered at Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta and handed out food to 100 African and colonized people in under 30 minutes! The menu included curry chicken, sweet potatoes, rice, cornbread, and granola bars. Bean soup was also given as an alternative for those individuals who do not consume meat. A pair of socks and a Black Hammer pamphlet was placed in each bag given so that the individual could become mobilized to overturn the contradiction of poverty created by colonialism.
After the food drive, Comrades gathered and united that this would be the beginning of a monthly food drive done in the Atlanta area! Comrades voiced their unity to feed African and colonized individuals and families.
(Before I start any juicy story I always begin with that line. It feels like the ghetto oath of honesty)
This article will accomplish two things. First, give y’all a behind the scenes play by play of what happened. Secondly, give a summation of the reaction that I received from the people.
A few weeks ago, I went on The Jesse Peterson Show. Jesse Peterson is a vile neocolonial sellout that has received his claim to fame by relentlessly making unprincipled attacks on African and other colonized people. All while clamping his lips to the ass of white nationalist straight cis males.
Jesse is a Black man in his 70’s with a career based on being an online troll. Like Kanye West, he believes he is doing something so much greater, unique, and radical than any other Black person. Instead of acknowledging that oppressed people must have an oppressor, they are ignoring that material fact and holding onto the metaphysical belief that we, Black people, are oppressing ourselves. Also, he believes that we are in this situation because we just ain’t being ‘proper humans’. When I say ‘proper humans’ I mean white people. We are not being as ‘white’ as we can be therefore we are faced with the vast contradictions of colonialism. However, this is not how oppression works.
White people live a life better than African and other colonized people because white people live at the expense of African and colonized people. No matter how many degrees we have, how much money we save, how we dress, how eloquently we talk, or even if we become better Christians than white folks, we will still be the host and they will always be the parasite. The Haitians, The Chinese, The Cubans, and etc. did not claim their liberation through becoming better white people, but from tearing the parasite of white people off of their backs!
Jesse Lee Peterson is neither nuanced or groundbreaking. He loves to talk about the Africans that sold other Africans into slavery. Well yes, a minority of Africans were sellouts. Jesse Lee Peterson is a modern-day continuation of that sellout traitor.
Well, it’s that time of the year, comrades when we are gravitated by guilt back towards our family for the Colonizer’s Holiday Season. The first Holiday is Thanksgiving, where the resources of the working class are pocketed by farmers and airlines.
Thanksgiving has a special place in the hearts of Colonized Revolutionaries. It either speaks to a time where you witnessed a family member exposing the colonial holiday for its brutal genocidal nature or you were that family member that did the exposing. I remember I learned about the natives being the first people of this land in first grade. No matter how nice my teacher tried to make the story about them three ships sound, I was very clear on who the bad guys and good guys were. I made an announcement on that Thanksgiving how disgusted I was by this story.
On October 17th, 2019 Black Revolutionary Gazi Kodzo visited the studio of Jesse Lee Peterson in Los Angeles California. After 2 years of begging Gazi Kodzo to come to the show, Gazi and his Black Hammer Comrades finally agreed to do the interview with them on the condition that the flight would be taken care of. Continue reading “Jesse Lee Peterson DRAGGED by Chief Gazi Kodzo”
I ain’t tryna get into it If you on some “I ain’t African, I’m Afro-WTV-tf” or “I’m not African, I’m mixed” or “I’m not Black, I’m a person of color” or whatever race science nonsense the colonizer uses to divide Africans and other colonized people. Please remember capitalism and colonialism created these artificial divisions between working-class colonized people.Continue reading “Africa For The Africans!”