a thousand words

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Monolith Of Choice

Unlike math, in society division is easy, addition is hard.

We , the Black people, are always quick to say "We are not a monolith." To me, that has as much meaning as saying "We are not a potato."  We are flesh and blood humans beings tied to each other by a shared history, love and blood.

Say it with me: "We can choose to be anything we want, even a monolith." 

The nomenclature of this saying came out of a think tank. The word "monolith" was meant to conjure a negative image of darkness, and dull-wittedness. It was also meant to be a pseudo insult so that we'd be less likely to ever consider that we have common interest. It is a soft, subtle suggestion, a Jedi Mind Trick come pimp move and for the most part, it has worked.

Now we just accept it as true because it is PC talk, not because it makes sense. The last time black people were even close to monolithic, the last time we were of the same mind and knew it, we changed the world. 

Who benefits from us never doing it again?