The Case For Nationhood

As early as 1850, Martin Robinson Delany, insisted that blacks would never be respected or given their rights and privileges, as long as their plights and causes were not represented by a “united nationality”. As he reasoned, “the claims of no people, according to established policy and usage, are respected by any nation, until they are presented in a national capacity.” He wrote that “Every people, should be originators of their own destiny”. In 1859 he wrote “We are a nation within a nation, we must go from our oppressors,”

Like Dalany, Henry Turner emphasized the linkage between racism in America and the quest for an independent black nationality. Turner’s advocacy of African nationality began after his expulsion, along with other black State Legislators, from the Georgia legislature in 1870. This expulsion and subsequent developments such as the US Supreme Court decision of 1883 which nullified the civil rights act of 1873, which had prohibited discrimination in public facilities, convinced Turner of the imperative for an independent black nationality. He also believed that regardless of their accomplishments, blacks would never account for anything, without proof of the capacity to organize an independent nationality.

Henry Turner once wrote “I used to love what I thought was the grand old flag, and sing with ecstasy about the stars and stripes, but to the Negro in this country, the American flag is a dirty and contemptible rag”.

Since Delany and Turner, the African Descendant American (ADA) population within the borders of the United States has swollen to a number (43,000,000,) “forty three million +/-” and with it, has grown a problem for ADA’s , as well as America it self;  America does not want us here; and for good reason, we have become in the eyes of many “white” Americans, a “Burden”.  And the problem for ADA’s (themselves) is that we have become a “Nation Within a Nation” and when that happens, separation is essential, and an amicable separation, requires “Reparations”

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2014 article in the Atlantic Magazine entitled “The Case for Reparations” attracted a great deal of attention in the US and around the world. But did it say clearly, what Black Americans should receive as compensation?

And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today.— deuteronomy 15: 12–15

What comes immediately to mind is that there will be a wealth transfer under reparations, and that Black Americans should use that wealth transfer to separate from a racist America; i.e., we should form our own new nation.

Time is of the essence in light of the actions of White America. Which has been to a greater extent where possible, to increase the access to opportunity and upward mobility of whites, and to a lesser degree that of female blacks, while at the same time, using it’s “mass- media, to brain-wash, non-educate, denigrate and dehumanize the African Descendant male population. This may be White America’s plan, but African Descendant Americans, should opt for their own plan for survival.

Right now we (ADA’s) are a “Stateless Nation”. A “stateless nation”is a political term, for an ethnic group or nation, that does not possess its own state; and is not the majority population, in any nation state. The term “stateless” implies that the group, “should have” such a state. Members of stateless nations may be citizens, of the country in which they live, or they may be denied citizenship by that country.

Stateless nations are usually, not represented in international sports, or in international organizations, such as the United Nations. Nations without a state, are classified as fourth world nations. Some of the stateless nations, have a history of statehood, some were always a stateless nation, dominated by another nation.

Some ethnic groups were once a stateless nation, that later became a nation state. (Israel for example and the nations of the Balkans, such as the Croats, Serbs, Bosnians, Slovenes, Montenegrin’s, Kosovorns and Macedonians were once part of a multinational state of Yugoslavia; since the breakup of Yugoslavia, many nation states were formed).

However as stated previously, there are only two internationally recognized displaced groups that are not linked explicitly to land to which they have a claim: e.g. the Romani people of Eroupe Gypsies) and Black Americans (African Descendants) in the United States.

History reveals that an important goal for displaced groups is to identity a homeland and to establish a nation state.

“As the American society charges ahead toward artificiality (technology and artificial intelligence), it only wants to retain those who can adapt well to the new system that is coming into phase. Neither all Blacks nor all Whites will be selected to take the final steps of the journey. Therefore, if we want to save as many Black Americans as possible;  then we must opt out now, and seek to build our own separate nation and operational-ize our own timetable for scientific and technological advancement” -Dr. Brooks Robinson. “The Case for Nation Formation”.