- Apr 7, 2013
And therein lies "a" problem. Such a community would be easily identifiable by those who seek to keep us oppressed, and then targeted by those who possess the will AND the means to destroy it. Think Rosewood, the Black Wall Street.You raise some very good points. I absolutely agree that we do not need anywhere close to "all of us" to get the liberation ball rolling. I estimate that this process could begin with as little as 500 to 1,000 properly enculturated and fully committed adults LIVING AND WORKING IN A SINGLE COMMUNITY AREA in order to create a "working model" for progress that can then be duplicated and expanded into any city or country area.
I agree. It is a truism that what humanity can conceive, humanity can achieve.One of the key advantages that we have as a people today is that the most knowledgeable, motivated, and culturally progressive Black African people in our society tend to be clustered within a small urban radius found in most big cities across this country and in other countries all over the world. We truly have everything we need - the numbers, money, intelligence, technical skills, and anything else, we simply just have to get our minds right before anything can or will ever happen.
I tend to disagree. The only "belief system" we need be rid of, IMO, is the belief in the invincibility of the white race, and the inevitability of their success against any threat to their preeminence in the world order, i.e., in maintaining the status quo of white on top/black on the bottom. Once we get their foot off our collective necks, all else will fall in place. To speak of "systems" is all good and well, but in the final analysis, systems are created by people. They don't exist alone. They are not only created, but maintained by people.... the people they are meant to serve and at every level. Whomever has the power to create will decide what "systems" to put in place to maintain that power, defensive or otherwise. The first step in that direction is to "get white people's foot off our collective, i.e., black people's necks." Once self-determination is achieved, i.e., getting whites' collective foot off our necks and we can breathe and function as free people(s), systems, or more properly called IMO, institutions will follow.To get our selves "together" on a conscious level we as "progressive" Black African people are going to have to perform an almost a complete "mental over hall," and do away with the destructive belief systems that we currently posses. Over the last 50 to 100 years we as Black African people all over the world have been skillfully coerced into adopting a wide range of impotent and destructive sociopolitical and religious "ideologies" that simply destroy our ability to function as the socially, politically, and economically empowered people. To begin this process we need to completely dismantle every religious and sociopolitical belief system that we currently possess, and rebuild our belief system with knowledge based upon solid evidence and sound reason. In short, the emotional intensity that we so often demonstrate in holding on to belief systems that 1) are not part of our traditional knowledge base, 2) have not produced civilized African societies that have lasted for THOUSANDS of years, 3) are not based on a wealth of solid scientifically evidenced concepts, and 4) do not properly align us with our true African identities is the reason why we remain effectively impotent and unproductive as a people.
I agree. It started with our African ancestors and through Egypt, we gave it to the rest of the world.CIVILIZATION is a purely African concept,
Not just civilizations, but every language ever spoken has a direct ancestor in an African tongue.If you look up the origins all of the world great and original civilizations, every single one of them has a direct African root - India, China, Greece, Mesopotamia, the Americas,
You spoke of "systems" - the above is an example of a system of governance. Traditional African cultures needed no such police state to function successfully because out of their culture came the ideology of Communalism (NOT "communism," but "communalism"). The systems arising from a Communalism state of mind produced "cooperative" institutions and manners of governing. For ex., out of Communalism came the saying - "it takes a village to raise a child." In other words, the entire community is engaged in and has a stake in raising every child. That's cooperative rearing of children, last seen in the U.S. in black towns and farmlands in the South, circa 1940....maintaining order by creating a para-military police state instead of teaching the public morality and ethics so that they can then maintain order and police themselves as our African ancestors once did.
I look forward to reading them.I've touched upon my ideas for Black self-determination, but to thoroughly answer your question I would need to address this issue in a larger format.
To the contrary. Thank YOU, brother SS, for your insightful analyses.Once again your ideas and opinions give me ideas for other threads that I need to make. Thank you for that.