The eclipse is the sole time in past or present settings that the white world celebrates darkness superseding lightness. An eclipse is regarded as science and revered as a testament to the vastness of our universe, whereas any facet of black pride is regarded as a threat to humanity and an insult to this “great” nation.
For this reason, I personally could not care less about the eclipse.
It is particularly fascinating that the symbolism–darkness obscuring light–is seemingly lost in what white science labels a natural phenomenon. What is not lost is the function of the “phenomenon.” Namely, the eclipse functions to seduce the masses to “look up” once again.
To black community this should should sound familiar.
Be it god, a singer, actor, or athlete, the black community is continually seduced to look up and not within. So while this phenomenon could very well be interpreted as a symbolic affirmation of the strength within “darkness,” it surfaces as yet another means of deflection.
While everyone is looking up, or at a computer or television screen to follow the eclipse, Dick Gregory, a man who spent over five decades loving black people and ensuring that our plights were not lost in the tangy sauce of white supremacy, has been eliminated as a cause worth coverage. The man has not even been laid to rest, but has already been buried by whites who didn’t care to report his transition in the first place.
While the masses become entranced in the eclipse, another black person has been harassed or murdered by the police. Others have been denied an education, while some lay overheated and homeless–ousted by a world who only seeks to take from blacks.
It is also prevalent to acknowledge that the attention and marvel garnered by the 2017 eclipse functions to silently convey the world as beautiful despite the grisly white evil that continues to infest the black body and mind.
So as you look up at the sky, or gaze upon the eclipse from some form of screen, just know that the answers are not up, down or anywhere in between. The answers, the truth, the beginning and end, are all within.
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Indeed indeed! But C.C., this is the first time I think I disagree with you; white supremacy sauce is not tangy, but in fact, pretty bland.
Thanks for another insightful post. You’re spot on.
I agree with you!!!!!! Lol! Great point.
A very interesting perspective CC. It is always important to look inward. Sometimes we forget to do that. But I can’t lie the eclipse is fascinating to witness. It’s always beautiful to celebrate “darkness”. ✊🏿
Did you block me? I’m curious because I can’t seem to leave a comment. Let me know what’s up.
Block you? No! Not sure what’s going on, but I see your comment.
I’m not sure what happened. Maybe there was some type of glitch. I tried to leave a comment on the Colin post but it didn’t go through. I was confused as to what happened. But I guess it’s no big deal. I thought maybe you blocked me by accident. No worries..it’s cool.
When you are trying to counter White Supremacy, you can count on the usual suspects causing interference, it’s to be expected. I have noticed strange things with WordPress too, where I could not post a comment or my post would not take.
I have also. We really need our own social media. I’ve heard others complain about the same thing.
C.C. I felt the same way as you for this eclipse. I had zero interest. I didn’t look up not once, I also agree with you, we have to learn the art to go within. I since evolve some on this scientific phenomenon, I was listening to a broadcast of Mr. Neely Fuller Jr. dropping wisdom as usual and although he was not talking specifically about the eclipse, his words and also Gus T. Renegade the host of the Context of White Supremacy show both two counter racist I respect a great deal. They both were saying how we should continue to learn and try to learn a little about everything. Gus, was saying how the White Supremacists will try to get us to dim our light and not be interested in learning nothing, or have us where we are not intellectually curious about anything, while meanwhile they are curious about everything. I know that you have a fire lit in you and I agree with your post 100% because I also felt the eclipse was a distraction. I said after listening to Mr. Fuller I would try to take in this natural phenomenon when comes around again in 2024 or whatever. Gus was saying that the eclipse represents something stronger and more powerful than white supremacy, although the white supremacists can tell you exactly what day and time it is going to happen which shows they are really studying everything. Great Post!
Like I said about the storms the White People that practice Racism, no how to take advantage of any situation. Thanks for another thought provoking post!