Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)


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"...Dr. Amos Wilson died in 1995 under mysterious circumstances. Few understand how he died; yet the method appears similar to Dr. Khalid Muhammad’s death. Both were warriors for the African race...." )

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Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)

  1. 1. Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)Honorable Dr. Amos Wilson Blueprintfor Black Power Course of StudyCourse Collection, Reading/DownloadsVideo Player “All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishments of an African empire, so strong and powerful as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our lifetime can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation.” — Marcus Garvey Dr. Amos Wilson died in 1995 under mysterious circumstances. Few understand how he died; yet the method appears similar to Dr. Khalid Muhammad’s death. Both were warriors for the African race. Dr. Amos Wilson asked: “Why does the Black man say, “freedom is doing what I want to do!” and why is it that everything he “wants to do” enriches the European?” In light of Marcus Garvey’s quotation (1920s), in light of Carter G. Woodson’s statements (1930s), but also in light of Ibn Battuta statement on our excellence (1300s) our work will reward us. The African Blood Siblings has pointed out the North Star. It’s time to point it out to others. This is how so many of our ancestors liberated our ancestors. This is how we will liberate ourselves. Inspire other ABS readers in everyone (thank them for subscribing), collect other ABS leaders from your age-grade (your community will become Prosperous, Independent and African). While resting, read the excerpt below. Page | 1 Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)
  2. 2. It’s Dr. Amos Wilson’s last interview. In addition, I added many hyperlinks; so if you readsomething that he said as interesting, I added more information from the ABS site.They killed this ancestor but his ideas live on in you and communities. He was writing“Blueprint for Black Power” (order from an African-owned store here) and they killed him butthe ideas live on and Black Power is ours. Continue your work on the African Blood SiblingsCommunity Centers (write to help more) and distribute our flyer; our restored Communities willinternationally connect. We are the redeemers of Africa.Source: http://africanbloodsiblings.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/dr-amos-wilsons-last-interview-1995/ DR. AMOS WILSON’S LAST INTERVIEW 1995 {Excerpt from Dr. Amos N. Wilson’s Last Interview done by Muzunga Nia of RAW (Real Afrikan World, in January 1995 in his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.}RAW: Now you have raised the possibility of genocide before in books such as Black-on-BlackViolence. Could you briefly talk about how Black-on-Black crime serves white supremacy byplaying a role in our own genocide?WILSON: Well, what we are experiencing in the African American community is not justconfined to America. You’ll find this experience in the Caribbean, in Africa, wherever you havelarge populations of Black people. You go to Brazil Black children are being shot in the streets;people just get in their cars and shoot Black children. You will find this sort of thing going on inUruguay. A lot of us don’t realize that there are large populations of Black People in CentralPage | 2 Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)
  3. 3. America and South America. Africa is suffering tremendously. You can even look the millionsof Blacks in Europe. We are finding that there is a general oppression of Black people across theglobe as the global economic system reorganizes itself, and reorganizes itself in a way to leaveBlacks out of the global economic system, just as they are being left out of domestic economicsystems. What you’re getting here when it comes back to Black-on-Black violence are reactionsto the dynamic economic changes.You’ve got a lot of people who want to lay all of this on family values and the absence of oldtime religion and things of this nature. And while that’s a part of the mix, you cannot just blamethis all on the loss of family values. People don’t eat values, you know. You have to actuallywork; you have to feed your family. There are concrete material things that people have to have.The mere training of people in family values is not going to solve this problem. As a matter offact, when you transform people’s material position in the world, you transform their values. Soa part of transformation of the values that we complain about is a result of the transformation ofthe concrete living conditions of Black people.The key to understanding the relationship that Black-on-Black crime has to white supremacy andgenocide is knowing the context in which the problem occurs. Too often people want to talkabout the problems that exist in the Black community as if they are unconnected to everythingelse going on in the country. This is a terrible mistake in analysis. You have to begin with thepolitical and economic context in which a people exist in order to begin to understand theirbehavior. When Blacks commit violence against other Blacks, they’re committing it within acertain political economic context. Violent acts are social acts. We may call them anti-social, butthey are still social, whether anti- or pro-, which means that they have to do with the nature ofrelationships between people. That’s what we mean when we use the word social. If we are tounderstand the social relationship of Blacks to whites and to the social and political system inwhich we exist When we look at this system under which we exist as Black people, we’ll see aconnection between it and the kind of behavior the Black community is undergoing at thisparticular time.RAW: So you’re saying that the rising tide of Black-on-Black crime is a direct result of theposition of powerlessness that we currently occupy vis-a-vis the restructuring global economy?WILSON: Yes, to a very great extent. We don’t think of crime as serving a social function.Some people’s negative behavior serves the interest of other people. For instance, Black childrendropping out of school serves the interests of other people’s children, who then don’t have Blackpeople to compete against. Our dropping out becomes a service to those who then can enter thepositions for which we are no longer in competition…. As a matter of fact, during the firstreconstruction, Blacks were robbed of the 40 acres and a mule promised them by the U.S.government as part of the REPARATIONS for slavery. A lot of people think that’s just a myth;but that was an actual act of Congress. This would have given Blacks an economic leg up, aneconomic independence which would have served as a platform for our political independence aswell…. the white planter recognized that if you gave Black people this kind of land, they wouldnot be able to use them in the cotton fields; they wouldn’t be able to profit from their destitution.It’s important to understand how you actually create poverty in a people so that you can use theirPage | 3 Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)
  4. 4. services. You strip them of everything; therefore, they become utterly dependent upon you, andyou use their dependency as a means of creating your own wealth and power.Black people aren’t poor by accident. This serves the interest of somebody. The energy that weput into hurting each other is the energy that we can’t use to compete against other people. Thestereotypes of Black-on-Black crime serve as a justification for other people to take advantage ofus. But in a deeper sense, it serves to hide the criminality of whites. It makes us think that whitesin America are not criminals and have not created a criminal.RAW: Now is it not true that numerically and statistically, whites commit more violent crimesthan Blacks?WILSON: Definitely, just as there are more whites on welfare. Because of the media, you arelead to believe that Blacks are the only ones on welfare. But whites get far far more money out ofthe U.S. government. Most of the money distributed by the U.S. government is paid to middleclass white folks and upper-class white folks while we are made to believe that it is the poorBlacks and the people on welfare that are getting the bulk of the money from the federalgovernment. You see, a service is performed there. While the white upper class robs the nationof its wealth, and even robs the white middle class, the elites point to Blacks as the ones who arebankrupting America.This is why you get image after image of Blacks on welfare, Blacks on crime. Those imagesserve the interest of those who are taking advantage of the system and want to hide how andwhat they are doing to the system. Our so-called criminality, our so-called being on welfareserves a useful political and economic purpose in the society.”RAW: In your book, The Falsification of African Consciousness, you write about the criticalrole that history plays in developing the consciousness of a people. Could you elaborate on howknowledge of our true history can help us to overcome the myriad of problems facing us?WILSON: Those who do not study history will repeat it. We’re talking about the first andsecond Reconstruction repeating itself. What I find interesting is the attitude that we in Americahave toward history, the belief that history is mere recapitulation of dates and times. Somepeople actually believe that history is unimportant in academic life or the life of a people. Butone of the things that brings the importance of history to mind very quickly is when you try toteach Black History in schools, watch the objection you et to teaching Black history and culture.If history were so unimportant and meaningless, why is it that we have such strong opposition tothe teaching of African history and culture? Why is it that the powers that be define how historyis taught and what history will be taught? It’s because they know intrinsically that history defineswho we are. We are history. We cannot live in the future – the future is always in front of us.And the present is essentially the leading edge of the past. You don’t leave your past behind. Thepast lives in your brain; in your behavior; the way you see life and the way you see yourself.Everything that happens to you in the present is filtered through past experiences present in yourmind. This means the past is operationally present at every moment If that past is distorted, ifyour perception of it is incorrect, if it’s absent. Then when you look at things in the present, yourperception will be distorted. You will not be able to effectively use what your see right in frontPage | 4 Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)
  5. 5. of your face. You will not be able to take advantage of possibilities that you have nor will you beable to design your own future, because your history has been distorted. Whites have stolen anddistorted the history of Blacks so that they can influence the type of behavior we exhibit. Theyhave been able to shape our behavior to support their domination of us as a people. Thus, wecontinue to serve their interest.RAW: Even when some of us find ourselves in a position of power such as Mayor, Governor, orPresident….WILSON: Oh yes, definitely. You must recognize that consciousness is power; being aware,knowing something, and being able to do something is what consciousness is all about. Thisgrants power. Remember, we act in terms of what we know, what we believe, what we expect,what we value, what skills we have. All of this is part of consciousness. Therefore, when youmanipulate these things, you manipulate people’s ability.History teaches us methods of coping. We learn from experience. Why do we teach our childrenthings? We don’t want them to make the same mistakes we did. In teaching history, we transferfrom one generation to the next methods of solving problems. When we don’t pass history on,you don’t pass on problem solving methods and techniques to the next generation. Thatgeneration, without a sense of history, is unable to solve problems, because it has not receivedmethods to do so. It’s important to understand that the history we’ve been taught is not a historythat brings with it problem-solving skills and other things needed to solve the problems that weface as African people.A Source with more Amos Wilson threads: http://www.abibitumikasa.com/forums/afrikan-educational-systems/38411-amos-wilson-last-interview-1995-a.htmlPage | 5 Dr. Amos Wilson’s Last Interview (1995)