Not all of them are politicians, NONE are nurses, teachers or physicians. Yet these people who do really nothing for us are your idols, whether than these people that can save your life and do (nurses, doctors, social-workers, scientists). They help save lives and do actual admirable work, but it’s the celebrities that are idolize and admired. Whatever it is, you know more about them whether than the people that can do a lot more for your life, including saving you from death. But, rather then knowing what a physician does you know everything about them.
But, how much do you know of yourselves rather than these strangers/celebrities? Do you look out for yourself, or do you look at them, so you can talk about strangers personal lives (who they’re sleeping with) and what they’re wearing and what they’re doing, because isn’t it your business? Do you occupy yourself with other peoples lives or the people around you?
How much can you be with and a part of your community if this is what you do as a black person?
Why should we have such interests for people that are so distant from us and with a declining white population , but are supposedly better than us (yet are not physicians or scientist). Don’t we know that the moment we think these stranger are better than us, are the moment that we give them power, and possibly, a determination over us?
Sometimes, I think celebrities are the way that black people learn how to behave towards white people, therefore us giving them power, white power, which is less of slavery now, as it it incarceration, abuse, and harassment. We also see this racism in their media, from minstrel shows to Blackface.
By considering these white people to be so much better than us, that we must idolize them, so as to not admire their craft, but to have to know who’re they are sleeping with, where they go shopping, what they’re doing, how they’re doing, and all because they’re white people…or celebrities.
See how well white supremacy works?
We call what the white and non-white people people do around us, microaggressions. And for the ones not around us, psychological traps, propaganda, henceforth a social reality in the Halo Effect (that’s been in the work for more than a century now). This effect is also one of the way whites supremacy effects black people.
They are celebrities after all, right? Not just white people stepping out a vehicle, going to a convenience store, and eating at a fast food restaurant.
Haven’t you notice that the moment these people become
important celebrities is the moment you start giving them credit. But who are they? Not the white people around you.
Are they so worth noticing that do they ever do important things for us? These strangers…these celebrities that some call their idols.
Our lord in The Most High has already said “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods/idols before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image,
“Or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.” (The Lord Most High)
So, ones again…
“Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster…..”
We must acknowledge and know white people for the neanderthals they are.