As a man who roots are entrenched in the movement--my father was apart of the New York Panthers-- i feel disgusted when people associate the New Black Panther Party with The Black Panthers. The New Black Panther Party is a movement built upon xenophobia, as was seen in the voter intimidation fiasco. For people who don't know, i came out the wound reciting Huey P. Newton quotes--the man was a genius if you ever read any writings of his..along with Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, David Hillard, H.Rap Brown, Stokley Charmichael, Afeni Shakur, and the infamous Asatta Shakur. So, as was Tupac, i was born to aide in the struggle of all oppressed. My father taught me to be proud of who i am, my lineage and genealogy, but never--ever spite or chastise someone because their skin color. As of the age of 10, i knew of Cointelpro and J. Edgar Hoover, as he and his covert operatives eradicated some of the panthers , and others they put against each other by a method of subterfuge.
That is not black power, its separatism, dissociation, division, exclusion, and isolation: things that the Original Black Panthers proscribed. Ever heard of these guys:
Or these guys
All there groups were associated with each other at some point or another to fight a common cause. We are all part of the revolution whether we know it or not. Creating divide is not going to solve the problem; neither is Dr. David Duke. While i am incredulous to the ideas of socialism, communism, fascism, capitalism, democracy, and all others, the teachings of my father and the contributions of the Black Panthers gave me a solid infrastructure to build upon and form my own ideas. The Greek tragedian Aeschylus states, "For the poison of hatred doubles near the heart burdens the one who carries the disease; he burdened with his own sorrow, and groans over seeing another's happiness." If you are anyone you know suffers from this disease, please prescribe some truth serum to them. We have no time to be fighting amongst each other. One love folks!