After my recent post on Why African men are so weak?, I received lot of emails and one of them included the hypothesis that “African Man is weak because the Black Woman has been made to no longer have respect for the Black man.”
The reader wrote the following message:
“A Nation whose women has been conquered and taken away from its men, leave the man without the strength of Conscious and a conscious without self condemnation, is without a quality of mind to guide in the direction that lead to self respect, freedom, justice and independence, causing the men of the nation to be weak, because of the absent of the woman that instill within the man a conscious of self determination.
In other word, the Black Afrikan Man is weak because the Black Woman has been made to no longer have respect for the Black man.
Contrary to what the oppressors have taught you about the woman being the weaker of the two genders, it is the Black Woman who once served as the strength of the Black Nation, which is why the Devil came and caused enmity to be between the Black Woman and Man, he now today, display his weakness in the face of adversity.”
To the reader, I replied the following:
“Historically, it’s the duty of men to defend their women and children against external forces.
Once a nation is conquered by foreign men, the local defeated males lose their status even in the eyes of their own women.
There is no way women would keep their respect for the defeated men who failed their people!
It’s not true that “African Man is weak because the Black Woman has been made to no longer have respect for the Black man.”
It’s the opposite, Black men lost the respect of their women the moment they fail to defend their land against outsiders, and joyfully accepted to become eunuchs, domesticated men, good to work under other men order, and house negroes!
Respect comes from deeds, not from a mere fact of having a dick!”
You see, I’ve written quite a lot about europeans responsibilities in our troubles, but I’ve also made it my duty to confront ourselves with our own responsibilities.
Most of my fellows applaud loudly when I speak about foreigners responsibilities, but most dislike when I confront them with our own failures and responsibilities.
After I posted my response as above on Facebook, I received snaring glares, and response like:
“I am a proud black man and don’t feel not respected by black women. Our black women don’t need to be our slaves in order we feel respected. But please, don’t ask me to elaborate. Let us all together black men and black women work for our freedom.”
My posts are always about the big trends in our community. If someone isolates himself or herself from the community, and therefore feels he is exceptional or is the exception to the rule, then that person could rightfully come up with comments like “Look at me. I’m not like all those black people you are talking about”.
Moreover, statement like “Let us all together black men and and women work for our freedom” is great but should not be abused, because each part of us has its role to play first. Like a man doesn’t get pregnant, Please don’t go ask our women to replace you when it comes to bringing down enemies!
African men, never fail your women and children again!