To manipulate history is to manipulate consciousness: to manipulate consciousness is to manipulate possibilities: and to manipulate possibilities is to manipulate power”.

“Ultimately, it means that we can only protect our rights and interests as people: not through laws written by other people and laws enforced by other people, but through the power to prevent other people from having their way with us.”

“If our study of Black history is merely an exercise in feeling good about ourselves, then we will die feeling good. We must look at the lessons that history teaches us. We must understand that tremendous value of the study of history for the re-gaining of power. If our education is not about gaining real power, we are being miseducated and misled and we will die miseducated and misled.”

“Often history – among even many of our people – even so called Black history itself has been looked upon as irrelevant and unprofitable. The idea is. “why study Black History: it’s not going to make me any money: It’s not going to get me a job: What can you do with it? You should get yourself a trade. I’m not interested in Black Power: I’m interested in Green Power.” These statements express foolish concepts. When we hear them we recognize that the individual has not seen the connection between history, power and money. There is a direct connection between history and economics.”

“We must understand that history is at the very center of life … We must also recognize that history is not only written in books, but that history is contained in every facet of life. We are interacting in the context of history right at this very moment.”

“The world is not a linear structure. Past, present and future are one and the same. When we have been made to believe that the past is separate and in some straight line with the future, then we’ve already been brainwashed and set up. Our past never forgets us and is never left behind.”

Amos N. Wilson
“The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy”
Part I; “European Historiography and oppression is exposed: An African Analysis and Perspective”

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