It pained me to watch this, and I am not Black - A War For Your Soul-Birmingham version

Submitted by savcash on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 22:57.
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----Filmmaker and public speaker Reggie Bullock is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the United States. On March 15, 2009, Reggie’s short film "A War For Your Soul" was independently released on the internet, and has catapulted as a “stirring, epic and inspirational” video for today’s generation”. Over 6 million internet viewers have watched “A War For Your Soul” in 1 year. The video has garnered praise from mayors, city leaders, youth and civic organizations and almost every major country around the world, sparking dialogue in encouraging adults to play a more active role in educating children.

On Oct. 14th, Popular radio host Michael Baisden said "This is a must see film".

http://vimeo.com/3658572

On Jan. 20th Reggie received the key to the city award from the city council members from the city of Macon GA.

Reggie is currently active as a noted speaker, conducting speaking engagements throughout the country. For speaking engagements contact warforyoursoul.com or reggie [dot] bullock [at] comcast [dot] net

This video was created to inspire young at-risk African-Americans not to fall prey to some of the problems they face in society. The "Master of Darkness" represents that abstract concept of evil that has the potential to reside in the consciousness of mankind.

The use of the images of Richard Pryor and NAS, were used to show how we have publicly displayed the "N" word over the course of time. Richard Pryor, before his death, had gone on record to publicly denounce his use of the word, and the Rapper NAS ( one of the few socially conscious rappers ) intentions of wearing the jacket had nothing to do with the glorification of the word. I have enjoyed some of Pryor's masterful story telling and I have also enjoyed some of the thought provoking music from NAS.

This video should not to be used to divide people (Black & White).
This video should not be used to criticize all aspects of hip-hop culture.
This video should not be used to allow the rest of society to escape from their responsibility, to help with financial & academic support.

If used properly, this video will allow our youth to see some of the horrific conditions that their ancestors fought through and some of the horrific conditions they face today.

An extensive commentary about the film can be seen at warforyoursoul.com

**THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SALE & I AM NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE FILM, I ONLY WANT THE MESSAGE TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANY HIDDEN POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL AGENDA.

Speaking Engagements for Reggie Bullock 2009 - 2011: see link above for this and more [//]

 

I am not going to say much about the parts I disagree with (Blacks were not the only ones assassinated., they were not the only ones slaved, torchered, raped - they were not the only ones well....  http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1676.cfm and Jews, Indians, so called witches; murdered.

However, I know this is done to teach, show kids (and adults?) not to call names....... it was awful what happened, no getting around that. Seems tho, we ought to all be able to get along. Does showing this history (while not including all the terrible things that went on with all the others) keep alive the strong feelings that should be allowed to die tho?

Take this poll;

http://www.bestandworst.com/v/64130.htm

 
Covering mouth, biting tounge, wishing better, Betty

 

 

just humans of Earth; in turmoil

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The Forgotten White Slaves Of America – by – Nehesy

This story of white servitude is hidden and they represent (AT LEAST) 1/2 to 2/3 of the first settlers of the America colony.

They were temporary chattel.

They were:

The Forgotten White Slaves Of America

By: Nehesy (Jan 2009)

You had:

- The Redemptioners ( specially the Germans who came with all their family but the family members were frequently sold to different masters);

- The Indentured Servants who sold themselves for a better life and a better place to live; they were lured with false promises ie “A land of milk and Honey is waiting for you in the new world”; and London was characterized by high poverty, famine and was “infested” with plagues…

- The kidnapped people of London, Bristol and Liverpool (Men, Women, Children); It was a Royal policy : POOR RELIEF;

- The poors and vagrants (Men, Women, Children) of the United Kingdom;

- The loose or lewd women (prostitutes);

- The convicts and criminals; who were highly preferred by planters because they were bound for 14 years at least; The child servants were praised for the same reason ( long period of bondage)…Maryland and Virginia were convicts’ states…

- The war prisoners ie Irish and Scottish ( Monmouth Rebels , Covenanters etc); the “Irish slave trade” is hidden into our history books but it’s a reality of the past …

- Apprentices , which was the best form of “bondage” (with the Redemptioners) because they could learn a job;

- Many indentured servants came from Europe (Italy and Greece) as well;

- Seamen impressed in ships ( they were bound to the master’s ship and could whipped in case of mutiny). They were often kidnapped in British Taverns; many case of desertions occurred in the Royal and Continental navies. As Richard Brandon Morris said they were the “last slaves” to be emancipated in 1915…Their hand could be cut off in a case of aggression against the ship’s captain…

It must be said that London ( Liverpool,Bristol) Merchants and British authorities ( Royalty; Mayor etc) were responsible for their temporary enslavement, and made huge profits in selling them to the colonies …

London ( Liverpool , Bristol) Merchants with British Authorities ( specially the Royalty) were also involved in the African slave trade…

When the supply of white servants happened to be insufficient in order to match the labor demand in the colonies, they created the Royal Company of Africa in order to import (kidnap) more Africans…

When you have a look at the first census in the American colonies , white servants or temporary slaves, outnumbered African slaves in all the British colonies ( America and West Indies).

The African slave trade and the possession of black slaves happened to be more profitable to the former servants traders/drivers and to the former servants masters in the colonies. This is why, we African or afro descendants suffered so much..

Planters were really harsh on them : many servants deaths were due to maltreatment…

After the American Revolution, British turned to Australia , as a convict colony. The Jails ships in London ( called “HULKS” were overcrowded).

When the African slave trade has been abolished, they turned to Asia for the “Pig” Trade or Coolie Trade, ( China and India). The same suffering, the same maltreatments, the same riots ( in the plantations and the slave ships)….

Only the European poor and the middle class went to the new world , the richest stayed in Europe.

Many white servants and black slaves married together because they suffered the same pains and maltreatments. Many white servants were involved in slave riots like in the New York Plot ( see Pr Richard Brandon Morris and Pr Abbott Emerson Smith), and some even fled to the Indians with their black brethren.

They suffered the “middle passage” as well, because they died like flies in the ships who brought them to the colonies, they were packed like “herring”….

With the time, white servants became overseers, and hatred was installed between the two communities, by the planters who divided them in order to ruled them…Some white servants were used in the militia in order to defend the colony from French and Spanish , but also to kill Indians or suppress slaves insurrections.

The “Divide and Rule” technique was used against the Indians (first slaves in America) in order to get allies and slaves. Europeans would give guns to their Indian allies in order to enslave other Indians. They used this technique in Canada, North America, South America ( Mexico) , the West Indies (Cuba) and in Africa as well… But the Indians slaves in North America died like flies, and could flee easily because after all it was their country.

Europeans kidnapped Indians , or caused wars between Indians tribes in order to response to their labor demand.

The American used the race card in order to ally with the white servants (or former servants), even if they really despised them , by calling them names : “White Trash”; “Redneck”; “Hillbillies”; “White niggers” etc.

It’s must be said that white servant preceded the black slave into the South plantations.

And the system which was imposed to them ( punishment, tortures, rapes, separation of families etc) was ready to absorb the black Africans slaves ( See Pr Ulrich B Phillips).

It was really “A NASTY” period for poor whites and anything colored ( Blacks, Indians etc).

The European rich class caused a lot of suffering to these people , even if they were white like them ….

Nothing better could happened to Blacks, Chinese or Indians who were bound to that same class !!!

The seeds and the framework of their suffering can be found in the story of the white “slaves” who peopled American and West Indies colonies.

The racial card and segregation was played against them, and the white colonists had any mercy for them : Burned alive, Emasculation; Cutting the limbs; Extreme cases of torture …

This is stories they won’t tell you at school, or in Hollywood movies. In order to know a little research process is compulsory…

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See? This is why I don't think it should be about race - just humans of Earth; in turmoil.

More at link below, Betty

 

http://www.africaresource.com/rasta/sesostris-the-great-the-egyptian-her...

 

The problem is, America is NOT a Democracy - it is a Republic! As our Founding Fathers established, can we keep it?

Exploitation, servitude and slavery

  Indentured servitude is still occuring today--the sponsor system...it was the means for getting citizenship for my grandparents.  I know families under the same status today.

It also pains me to know that young girls disappear in America and are indentured into the sex trade and it is accepted practice in this country.  The girls are written off as "runaways."