The more the African male strives to assert himself, to protect his family and lead his nation, the weaker the Anglo-Saxon male feels by comparison, and the greater the attempt to eliminate us through physical violence or spiritual violence, by effeminize the African male, to be a knee-grow thus forcing him to remain submissive.
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” – Steven Biko
African men in drag- dressed as women, is a new tool given to us by White Supremacy for cooning and bafooning. A safe stereotypical image effectively counters the all too fading one of the strong African man. For the Anglo-Saxons “who runs things,” this is an image of the knee-grow that is palatable and acceptable. This knee-grow choose to stand up to racism by clowning and acting the stereotypical “bitch.” The have decided that starting a revolution, even a cultural one can cause too much scrutiny from Mr. Charley. In this supposed safe space, no one has to oppress him, or castrate him because he has decided on self-castration.
This image and serial self-castration is also comfortable for many a modern African women who have lamented the dearth of good sustainable relationships with these knee-grow men because an effeminate man will refuse to take charge in a relationship, or will sit down with them and gossip like the worst of them. The modern male is comfortable being sensitive a nouveau slang for being the fifth wheel lsuch as that dude William on girlfriends, striving so hard to be sensitive that he becomes literally a woman.
Instead of protecting his house and his home with his life if needs be, these effeminate men hide behind his female counter part, offering her up to be degraded as garbage in the latest music video or lyrics, while offering himself to the highest bidder in any way imaginable. I hear many a grown ass folks give props to Tyler Perry as if he is really offering anything ground breaking, culturally or revolutionary. The initial and lasting impression I get from suckers like him Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence ( to name three) is that of supposedly talented and grown ass men running around dressed as a woman.
I remember watching an interview with Dave Chappelle as he detailed how appalled he was when they came at him with a dress, relentlessly. He acknowledged that this is always a part of the plan for African men in entertainment. This incident caused him to re-evaluate where he was with that minstrel show and walked away from a 50 million dollar contract. Massa was so upset, he put out the APB that Chappelle was a crack head and had gone to South Africa for rehab. And people believed that shit!
I remember watching another minstrel show-In living Color- and was fascinated in how Jamie Foxx took on the character of Wanda. How, he completely got in character. The fact that we have enjoyed watching an emasculated clown is evidence of the effeminization of the African man into being a knee-grow and the complete acceptance of it by our women, who turn around and talk about not being able to find a strong African man. Before the ignorant among the readers start screaming all kinds of phobia at me , I aint talking about the queer lifestyle…yet! This is strictly about the diminishing returns on the effeminization of the African male.
I posted a piece on African feminism where I questioned which camp the African woman chooses to sit in. The confused didn’t know if it was the White female oppressor, or the knee-grow effeminate oppressor. You see the Civil Rights Movement created a hunger for African women to end their own oppression. Unfortunately the “wickedly wise” as Minister Farrakhan once said continued the 400 year attack of separating the African male and female by directing her to arms of the Anglo-Saxon male and female, while relegating the once African now knee-grow to specific extremes of hyper masculinity or emasculation. With the MAAFA still fresh in our collective psyche, we couldn’t get it together, not with welfare, unemployment and numerous renewed attacks on African male female relationships. Soon the two complements split, the home became a house divided, the adolescent African boy are now taught how to be a man by women who hate and despise their fathers, who are unsure of their own needs and self knowledge as a woman.
This is why the pursuit of feminism is so dangerous, because the female compliment has not gotten an over standing of her femininity and female nature yet she is selling woof ticket about doing anything a man can do. This is why the male complement is so weak minded that any difficult decision that has to be made paralyzes him because he fears the dreaded label of insensitivity or being called “old fashion” In his ways Both the African male and female emotional and mental health is harmed by sexual misidentification, sexual maladaptation, and oppression. The strong African warrior types have always been a threat the system of White Supremacy, including some of our own people who would rather embrace the image of a cow-toeing, boot licking, fawning, go along to get along knee-row than any Mau Mau type with a Black Panther growl.
What are the images we as elders and community are upholding. Like manic depressives without our medication, we swing from one extreme to the other, never hitting the mark of African manhood/warrior. We swing from the gangsta, thug mentality, as desired by even some of our most sophisticated females to the image that Prince, Michael Jackson and many of today’s entertainers embrace. As one frind of mine said it best, “grown ass n***ers who have never had a fight in their lives are claiming to be thugs, dressing like gangsters and talking like pimps and hustlers.” These are parodies of real men and they are encouraged by the real pimps as the set horrible examples for the impressionable youth, both male and female.
As the pendlum swings back to the other extreme we enconter the effeminate knee-grow, the knee-grow in drag, the Carlton Banks knee-grow “Metrosexual ” … is he or isn’t he?