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This is probably the longest post I have ever submitted, but bear with me, I may be able to add something useful to this already powerful thread of enlighten contributors.

QUOTE: Brother uzoka (bold emphasis made by me)

“They leave our communities in dilapidated states....lets rebuild it ourselves bit by
bit...using those with essential skills in carpentry [black of course] etc as pointed out by Sunship to come in and do these jobs...paid for by us out of a monthly tax, bit by bit, neighbourhood by neighbourhood [or each neighbourhood at the same time since each city would have its own central agency with each neighbourhood within each city electing a panel of people to put forward at the beginning of each year what needs to be fixed and built, that panel being made of a diverse mix of people from within those communities....again, black of course].

And because there's alot of 'nut and bolt' work [new and the repairing, maintenance of the not so new] to be done, it would help to encourage some of those who are either not currently skilled and do not necessarily have the time to go back and earn a degree etc, or those who may have otherwise lived a life of crime...and future generations to see carpentry, plumbing, being an electrician, these essential skills as a viable, respected alternative means of earning a living and even to start businesses in, thus increasing the numbers of those who are willing to train in these professions to bring about a black people who are fully able to maintain, finance, and run their own affairs without turning outside to people who couldn't give a stuff.”

UNQUOTE


This point is very well taken and is a very essential part of the overall idea of a grassroots social movement, but I would like to expand on the idea above, reflecting on this particular aspect of brother uzoka statement. “…those…not currently skilled and do not necessarily have the time to go back and earn a degree etc, or those who may have otherwise lived a life of crime”, let me try to broaden this approach, by elaborating on a story that I believe I once read in the Mis-education of the Negro by, Dr. Carter G Woodson; Now I’m probably interpolating a little, in light of the original text, but the “moral” of the story is still the same.

“There once was a black community that was very well-educated and well to do. The community had everything, when it came to degrees and scholarship, but it lacked, of all things, a dry cleaners, which made the average citizen in this community travel to the other side of town to have their finer apparels cleaned, at a white dry cleaning establishment.

When some of the civic leaders discussed this matter, the lack of a nearby black-owned dry cleaners, the conversation fell on death ears, because this enclave of astute academics and brilliant intellectuals couldn’t imagine their delicate hands handling somebody else’s dirty and soiled clothes. They felt that the reason they went to school, all those years, was to leave behind the manual work of their washwomen mothers and hard working fathers. Well, a white professor at the local university, took notice of the lack of a dry cleaners on the black side of town and decided to leave his scholastic duties and opened a dry cleaners conveniently located in that black community and of course he made a financial killing.


Here’s another reference that may help put my ideas into context.

There was an extraordinary Baptist minister and radical activist named Vernon Johns, who predated, the Dr. Martin Luther King at the Dexter Street Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Vernon Johns legacy was literately torn from the pages of most Black historical literature and reintroduced to the black community, several years ago in a short made-for-TV movie about his life, starring James Earl Jones as Dr. Johns and was executively produced by, former basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Dr. Johns was a very highly educated man, profound orator and an astute intellectual, but wasn’t beguiled by his education, as many of his elitist parishioners were. He told them that as long as they weren’t producing and retailing their own food and dry goods, they were no more than “parasites”. To remove all doubt about what he meant, when Dr. Johns wasn’t preaching he sat aside his education, his suit and robe, and started growing corn in the back of this esteemed church and then would sell it on the front of the church along with fresh fish and women stockings. All the while dressed in a pair of farmer’s overalls. He was trying to let them know that their education meant nothing if they couldn’t feed and/or provide for their selves.


What I’m trying to redeem from these stories, is that, while the average black intellectual has been concentrating on how to crack the glass ceiling. They have forgotten about the abandoned dirt bottom from whence they came and now it has become as impenetrable to them as the glass ceiling of upward mobility.

I’ve been around a lot of very conscience African-Americans from doctors, lawyers and educators to poets, writers and social activists. I always found it interesting that when ‘they” talk about “building a nation”, the conversation, not knowingly, would take on an elitist perspective. It would always seem that the “us” (the intellectually, Afro-centered conscience folks) would rhetorically lead the “them” (the ignorant, euro-centric, unconscious, downtrodden Negroes) away from drug dealing, drug addiction, welfare, and backward apathetic behavior, toward the menial and laborious endeavors needed to rebuild a new African nation. I find it interesting that ex-criminals and the so-called un-colleged are always imagined in and relegated to the fields of plumbing, electricians, carpenters and bricklayers, while the educated elite in our community direct their children towards being quantum physicist, engineers and great public leaders.

It’s not only, that educated black people can’t do certain intrinsic things to “build a nation” they refuse to. In today’s world, the black upper-middle class intelligentsia is no more than a glorified, marketable, parasitical, end-using consumer.

Please believe me, I’m not interested in some kind pseudo-class war among African-Americans, along with belittling the accomplishments of our engineers, doctors and other intellectuals or anyone else directing their children towards the highest levels of education attainable, but I am concern about our objectives.

Are expensive cars and palatial estates motivating us or are we pooling the aptitude of our greatest minds into arena of great and liberating ideas?

For, instance.

Why aren’t WE experimenting on rehydration and desalination technologies, for areas of Africa that have water issues or solar technologies for Africans who have energy issues?

Why aren’t WE designing an inexpensive, disposible and easily manufactured hypodermic for communities that are still using reusable needles (an AIDs factor)?

Most of the African world suffers from the lack of low and as well as, high technology.

I once read about an engineer who lived somewhere in Northern Europe, who was tinkering, at home on his private time and built a mini-hydroelectric plant that he was able to run from a nearby stream. Now he’s trying to interest “third” world countries in purchasing his invention.

Why wasn’t this a Black engineer?

We need the Dr. George Washington Carver spiritual/intellectual energy again. Did you know that this great Black botanist use to pray in the morning and he said that God would impregnate his mind with all of the experiments to accomplish in a day. What are our Black botanists doing today? Does Africa need to feed its people more genetically altered grains, being provided by the euro-western scientific community?

Did the Ancient Egyptians need a PhD from Harvard to build the pyramids or discover the harmonic and functional relationships of all things or did they, like Dr. Carver, along with intense study, have a direct connection to supreme knowledge?

Do we realize how many ideas and inventions that so-called common “un-Harvard” people, who were looking for answers for humanity, have found? And think about it; this is the first time in history that knowledge is almost attainable to every level of the social stratum. But if the European intellectual elite tells you that you haven’t been recognized by them to think about important things, then we let our ancient African minds shut down and laugh at the notion that we could even began to solve our problems without the master’s approval.

Did you know that a college dropout named, Bill Gates started in his garage! Do you know how many white inventors have laboratories in their kitchens and garages?

How many times do you think the slave master looked to his slave for the important technological answers of that day and then turned around and took the credit for the idea or invention himself?

My point is that the capitalistic west, has deluded our thinking. We believe we can eat books, pour drinking water out of hard drives and clothe ourselves in OS palms and 401k’s. What I’m talking about gets to the heart of the great debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. B.T. Washington believed that an industrialization (today technology and trades) of the Black man’s social infrastructure would deracinate him from a dependence on white society and W.E.B believed that through the leadership of a highly intellectual petit-bourgeois (the talented ten concept) that we would prove how academically brilliant we were to white society and racist doors that hindered black people would fly open and glass ceilings would shatter and we would have our place at the table and then afterwards a step-child called “self-reliance” would appear.

Though my words seem strong, I’m not attacking education and/or academics. But history proves that when the upper ten percent of a society turns into a oligarchical petit-bourgeois with no talents directly applicable to the society as a whole, than that society is headed for trouble.

A skilled or educational approach that is only useful for the maintaining the techno-military/industrial complex of “another’s” capitalistic entity may not always be transferable to building the infrastructure of a “dysfunctional African reality”. For example, I know technicians who can monitor and trouble-shoot the pumps and machinery at a Billion dollar municipal water treatment plant, but probably couldn’t change the faucet on their own sink or unstop their toilet, (lol) let alone set up an irrigation pump for crops. :lol:

In closing, I think economies do well and nations flourish when the knowledge and resources are as directly applicable as possible. And if we think we are going to turn this reality around without getting our hands dirty, then we will never see a change in our conditions.

But if you need a model idea for a “clean hands” approach (lol), I have been noticing in the news how India, another country with a long history, of a stagnant and dysfunctional economy, has been turning out software engineers by the hundreds of thousands. Here you have an exportable intangible (computer code) product that doesn’t need a billion dollar industrial infrastructure, turning some aspects of the Indian economy around. Who would of thought an abstraction like 1’s and 0’s could be worth it’s symbolic, but function weight in gold. But remember, it was just yesterday that salt and spices had the same exportable value.

I think we can shrewdly and wisely initiate our return to greatness, between the cracks of this oil and gold driven western society.

Be it software or buttons. Or a new mousetrap or a new solar driven, hydroelectric engine, there’s an undiscovered angle out there somewhere.

SINCE WE’RE ALREADY OUT OF THE BOX, WHY CAN’T WE THINK OUT OF THE BOX?

Remember the old saying, “even one man’s trash, can be another man’s treasure.”

As, I have said before I think Africa needs a new philosophical directive, which I call Applicable Knowledge, from the plumber to the engineer, with no regard to class or income. Lets stop the intellectual masturbation and cut the rhetorical fat. Do Africans need only jobs or do we need seeds, hammers, plows, tractors, shovels, bolts and screws, innovative ideas and functional technology with the wherewithal to use them, including all “hands on deck”.

We need to zero in on some real options. If we had one stable African nation, that would give all contributing diasporic Africans, dual citizenship, where a futurist model of natural living and advanced functional technology could be initiated and applied; with production of innovated goods that are sustainable, and exportable (to boost the economy), this may be a beginning.

This is not about going to war with Europeans. In the ancient universal arena of ideas (the god-mind factor), in time, supreme minds can out think other minds, if those other minds are not thinking supremely.

Remember this profound quote by Booker T. Washington:

“What surrounds a man’s life is not important, but how you respond is what count.
You start with what you have and realize that what you have is enough.”


Peace, Love and Ashe

Brother Sun Ship


P.S.___The ideas above are just humble opinions not meant to distract from or condemn any of the other well thought out opinions of brother uzoka or any other contributor to this discussion, but are just given, to keep energizing this powerful discussion. A thought out outline would be more specific and useful, but like I said these are just opinions to stimulate the overall objectives.
 

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The issue of higher education amongst Black people, which Sun Ship touched on, is a significant one that--I believe--should be seriously addressed. Once in a while you hear reports about how many more African Americans are attending colleges than a few years previously. But what you don't read about is how many courses these students take are relevant to the situation in which they'll find themselves in. This, I believe, is a key part of the mis-education of Black people that Dr. Carter G. Woodson admonished us about back in 1933. For the most part Black college graduates often specialize in fields that have no relevance what so ever with the realities they will face once they leave the college campus. Where is the relevance of studying anthropology or classic arts--for example--in the Black community? Many of these "highly educated" Black people like to brag about how many degrees they earned in this or that college, but most have done nothing substantial with those degrees. For the most part Black people earn these degrees in order to attain employment in White companies and institutions rather than creating Black-owned companies and institutions.

The situations which are faced by Black and students differ substantially. According to Dr. Woodson, White kids could afford to "choose their courses more at random and still succeed because of numerous opportunities offered by their people, but even they show so much more wisdom than do Negroes." Since Blacks do not have as many opportunities as Whites, the former can not afford to spend the few opportunities it does have in the manner of the latter. In essence; Whites can afford to take courses in anthropology and classical arts because the door of economic opportunity is always open for them. Blacks on the other hand can not afford to take such a nonsensical course.
Many of these “highly educated” Blacks leave their college campuses indoctrinated with the same prejudice and beliefs as educated Whites. Therefore they abandon their own communities because they’ve learned that Blacks can never prosper on their own. How many times do you see “highly educated” haughtily throwing around the fact that they had been to this or that college or attained this or that degree? These “highly educated” Blacks then look down on their fellow brothers and sisters who never had the opportunity to attend college and receive the same level of brain washing as they did. Isn’t that the problem with W.E.B Dubois’ philosophy of the Talented Tenth theory? According to Dubois the most educated amongst us were supposed to create the economic opportunities, which would uplift the rest of the community. This, however, has not exactly turned out the way it was supposed to. The “highly educated” amongst us have become a class of oligarchs, who act as parasites and collude with the White establishment to “keep Blacks in their place.”

For the most part the Talented Tenth has never had any program to uplift Blacks anywhere. On the continent of Africa the situation is similar to that in the Harlem Ghetto of New York or the Brixton projects of London. It’s the same equation; the Black populace living in abject poverty, whilst the “highly educated” oligarchs stand above them--aloof and distant. The leadership position of the Talented Tenth wouldn’t be so bad if they had the vision to utilize the education they received to start businesses and create the climate for upward mobility for the rest of the community. Instead most of this “highly educated” class contends with participating in trivial and menial things. Many of these “highly educated” Blacks are too preoccupied with being recognized with status and seen as the “leader” of their community. This, off course, leads to infighting and divisiveness amongst Blacks who vie for the exalted position of catching the crumbs that falls from their “master’s” table.

Without any vision and being completely inept, many of the Talented Tenth fall into the ranks of “progressives”, “socialists” and “communists”. They preach the idea of looking to the government Whites for solution to our problems. They preach “integration” with Whites and “color-blindness”. They decry Whites when they discriminate against Blacks but refuse to encourage Blacks to build their own institutions so that they’re not discriminated by anyone. They pretend that Blacks are “progressing” when in reality Blacks continue to stay in the same position--at the bottom. It only appears that Blacks are progressing. The situation that Blacks find themselves in is akin to a train that is moving forward, yet they are at the back of the train; whilst whites are at the front. The train is moving forward, yet the position of Blacks and Whites in relation to each other remains the same.

So when many Blacks talk about the need for leadership I begin to cringe. We don’t need leadership as much as we need service amongst Blacks. According to Dr. Woodson, “If the Negro could abandon the idea of leadership and instead stimulate a larger number of the race to take up definite tasks and sacrifice their time and energy in doing these things efficiently the race might accomplish something.” We all know how Blacks love to come together and discuss their problems and then pass resolutions stating how they’ll resolve those problems, yet still manage to do nothing. “Oratory and resolutions do not avail much. If they did, the Negro race would be in a paradise on earth.” These are the words of Dr. Woodson concerning this peculiar characteristic of Blacks to talk the talk but not walk the walk. “The race needs workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about and raise money to enable them to talk more and more about.” We need Black workers to start building businesses in their communities more than we need to find out whether Jesse Jackson is a better leader than Louis Farrakhan. “If we can finally succeed in translating the idea of leadership into that of service, we may soon find it possible to lift the Negro into a higher level. Under leadership we have come into the ghetto; by service within the ranks we may work our way out of it. Under leadership we have been constrained to do the biddings of others; by service we may work out a program in light of our own circumstances. Under leadership we have become poverty-stricken; by service we may teach the masses how to earn a living honestly. Under leadership we have been made to despise our own possibilities and to develop into parasites; by service we may prove sufficient unto the task of self-development and contribute our part to modern culture.” These are the admonitions of Dr. Woodson; shouldn’t we be listening to him 70 years after he first made them?

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I absolutely agree with the words of Sunship and Chukwuemeka...absolutely.

As to the question:

Do Africans need only jobs or do we need seeds, hammers, plows, tractors, shovels, bolts and screws, innovative ideas and functional technology with the wherewithal to use them, including all “hands on deck
IMO, in this climate of dwindling opportunities for blacks, we need both and there's no harm in combining the two through enterprise between ourselves so as to generate the resources to acquire more of these tools and materials [including on the job training where applicable and apprenticeships] but again, we are not doing this.

And yes we should be listening to advice first given 70 years ago but we aren't....why?

You can lead a thirsty horse to water but you can't make that thirsty horse drink if it has been whipped senseless not to drink without the owner's permission.

What is over riding our inclination to act on this prudent advice?

We know what we should do yet we won't do it and as I stated one or two posts back, we are instead going in the opposite direction, well many of us are while the others try to make it on their own.

I agree with your comments on black leadership but it doesn't explain why blacks --in spite of the educated and influential not wanting to roll up their sleeves and lead by example or preach group self reliance within one's national borders let alone as a whole unified, cohesive people --refuse to embark on these ventures and projects..

Others have rolled up their sleeves to show it can be done though.

What about people that have attempted to steer us in the right direction such as Dr. Vernon Johns as mentioned, by using themselves as an example?

What happened after he showed them by example what could be used as a starting point?

They probably had a look round, bought whatever they needed and then went home and forgot about it.

Why didn't they say, "You know that's a good example he's setting, why don't we do that too?"

Black leaders cannot physically stop a black man or woman beginning something, a business, an innovation, an enterprise whose core purpose is to help improve the types of conditions blacks find themselves in.

Instead, as pointed out, those with the talent, innate or gotten through tuition choose to devote their talents towards the status quo and imbibe a western egocentric philosophy, assimilating themselves within white society as best as they know how, as per the implorings of some of their leaders or because that is all they've known....but most importantly because that is what they have been told is the American, Australian or whatever dream, and that blacks are bad news who will never get it right as a group, because they are just not cut out for that, so to attempt to contribute towards doing so is an exercise bound for futility.

So just achieve in school, get a job, meet a woman or man, buy a house, a car, boast of your achievements and be happy with that etc....nothing about leaving school and going back to the inner city slums to drag their people, kicking and screaming if need be out of there into a place of opportunity, or improve where they are right now.

The biggest propagator of this illusion is the media and people, blacks included, fall for it left right and centre and that is used as a springboard toward making the public do what it is those in control of the capitalist imperialist advocating mainstream media want them to do, by convincing them that someone is going to take away their chance for the dream [which of course is only to be found within a European forged paradigm, and in the case of blacks, a watered down farce of a version, with no reference to any collective thinking on their part, while whites are ecouraged in that direction - as far their 'relationships' with blacks and some other ethnic groups go - thus blacks become static and this leaves them in a place of fear and doubt].

I'm not saying television or the media in general is the sole culprit but it is the main player.

The minds of blacks are obedient to the European world view [even to some extent, the conscious....well some us do doubt don't we....myself included in the past and I noticed these feeling were strongest while I watched television, which I have since stopped doing....about 7 months or so...when I noticed Australian TV becoming almost rabid in it's 'anti-anything not white' propaganda].and our minds are therefore afraid of letting go because it is presented in uniform fashion without alternatives.....and therefore in case it is a view that proves to be correct, an absurd fear but at the same time understandable because that is we've been told for a long time, hence why I personally hated my name growing up, up till around late teens.

In Australia, before the Olympics, I noticed that there was an air of sociable neighbourliness, even affection between the various ethnic groups and this was due to the fact that all 5 Australian non cable commercial channels [lol] were fervid in their successful attempts to push the image of a united global brother/sisterhood as a reality that we should be striving for and were on the verge of attaining for the benefit of all and all that tripe, obviously so as to create fertile ground on which to pull off a successful business venture and maximize profits.

As soon, and I mean AS SOON, as the last of the international media left, they reneged on their promises to discuss Native Australian land rights, which they had promised to discuss with NA leaders after the Olympics, if NAs did not draw attention to this debate during the games.

Then the national ethos as vanguarded by the media [visual making I believe the biggest impact] began to slowly but quite noticeably regress.

Now however, 3 years on, you can feel their stares drilling a hole into the back of your head, the whispers uttered just loud enough that you get a sense of what it is has been said, abject hatred basically, short of violence, although some Muslims have been attacked in the streets, not reported in the mainstream newspapers.

I couldn't care less [about the stares and whispers] but the atmosphere has changed because the media has orchestrated it that way.

Anyway, I don't want to go on, hehe, suffice to say the use of visual media is a powerful tool that could......no, WILL work in our favour in getting people to do all the things listed in this thread.

You can tell people all day everyday without pause what it is they are supposed to do for 70 or 700 years, but it won't make a blind bit of difference if they refuse to do it or for some reason, are unable because a more powerful form of influence is telling them they can't, then you must ask and try to understand what that influence is and actively work from there, rather than repeat the same message and complain when no one acts on it.

Anything else will be fruitless and sterile as it has been.

Lead by example by showing ordinary everyday blacks working as a team [therefore, you are not leading them...you are merely showing blacks how to lead themselves] over black owned, financed and oriented TV is basically what I'm saying, you reach more people at the same time and you can sustain people's focus for much longer or in regular bursts over a longer period of time, inculcating confidence and purpose on a mass scale.

Beginning small and building upon it...it will take time but hey, people aren't doing it anyway so it's not as if we'd be foregoing something better by going this route, or if there is, again, people are not doing it.

At the end of the day this is just my opnion and what I want to do, but nothing will be sustained or built if nothing is given a chance.


Okay, Peace...
 

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It took me a while to read and re-read the last few posts. They were lengthy and filled with opinions that challenged some of my original thinking, particularly when it came to differences between DuBois and Washington. This dialogue is growing into something that could potentially become a grid for those who want to put action behind their words.

Brothers Sun Ship, chukwuemeka and uzoka...thank you for pointing out the facts about Woodson, DuBois, B.T. Washington and Carver. This thread has transformed into a classroom that not only points out the issues Blacks are confronting but also offers historical resources and substantive solutions to our problems.

uzoka, let's just accept the fact right here and now, that some of us are dangerously slow in understanding what we're describing here; some are happy doing what they are currently doing; some are in denial about the state of Black progress in the world; and some simply are too afraid to do what is suggested be done to improve our condition as a people. That being said, it leaves the rest of us and what we do.

Brother Sun Ship, I'd like to submit that we need everyone involved in our deliverance, from Ph.D's to technical skilled workers to grass-roots people. We need academic Ph.D's and street Ph.D's. We need those who were taught by others in a formal classroom and those who taught themselves. Formal education isn't the key to our survival, knowledge and a willingness to put it to good use is what we need more than anything. Those who have achieved knowledge through a classroom need the same sense of purpose as those who didn't when it comes to Black progress. We all need backbone and courage to stand and help each other. We need to stop thinking that each of us has to fight our own battles alone because we don't. It's true there is strength in numbers, and we have to learn that it's us that should join together to find that strength.

Where does the circle begin? For those that are seriously committed, how do we come together to BUILD a real community? I'd like to see some more practical suggestions and examples here in this discussion. If we who are responding to this thread are the beginning of the circle, what can we do to start putting these ideas into practice and extending the circle?

What types of skills and thinking patterns do we need to begin forming a community that is about building toward independence and prosperity? Are you all familiar with investment clubs? Locally based and consisting of individuals that want to increase their financial assets through stock investments. You can purchase or obtain a "how to" kit from a "parent" organization that helps the group grow. Could that be a concept to model after?

Brother Sun Ship, you wrote:

"We need to zero in on some real options. If we had one stable African nation, that would give all contributing diasporic Africans, dual citizenship, where a futurist model of natural living and advanced functional technology could be initiated and applied; with production of innovated goods that are sustainable, and exportable (to boost the economy), this may be a beginning."

How would we research this to find a stable African nation such as you describe and how would we negotiate such an initiative?

Before any of these ideas can be implemented, do we need to first discuss how they can be carried forward and by whom? (Assuming they're not being done at the present time, that is.)

Peace :spinstar:
 

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And I'm the one who is impractical? hmm

Too many of us are dangerously slow [ incorrectly conditioned psychologically] that's the problem.

How will you motivate Africans toward the creation of innovative ideas for the purposes of improving the lot of Africans when they are being incarcerated at a rate of knots [1 in 3 men]

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/features/story/0,11710,1116808,00.html

"Our contemporary prisons basically replicate the social order that produced the offenders to begin with," Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Los Angeles, told Atlantic Monthly magazine.
And I think it is fair to assume [obviously] that the media is one powerful factor within this social order.


How will you repatriate those African who may wish to go back but were not helped by their own in acquiring the skills to generate funds from within the community to bring this about.

How will you motivate those with the skills or the influence to begin working towards this when they too are of an individualist European perspective or of the opinion that blacks did nothing to help them get where they are, that they did it all by themselves so to heck with Africa and blacks.....and/or believe the answer is assimilation, hoping for the goodwill of those who persist in their oppressive ideologies and policy making.

Finally, how long will we have to wait for an African state to become stable enough and how much influence [as it pertains to the foreign policies of the countries that we live in that happen to be responsible for this continuing instability] and self determining freedom will we have in the meantime locally [let me answer this one, ZERO!]

I used to say 'support mugabe' but what good will that do, we complain about other thing and they do not listen, why?....we own nothing that's why.

Oh well, I've always said we should aim high, but I think we should start small and work our way up.

Begin locally in becoming prosperous [not just financially speaking but in terms of those previously mentioned essential skills and a condusive collective mindset and level of morale], as a group, a team so as to bring about a situation where you are influential enough to affect foreign policy, then pave the way for the transfer of your innovations and know-how etc to Africa and so you can ALL contribute [ALL hands on deck as opposed to some hands while the others flounder in the wilderness].


Good luck with it, Peace...
 
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