- Feb 27, 2007
Okay. Now we fixing to get down to the nitty gritty. Please do not take my dis-agreement with your line of thinking as a sign of dis-respect. I am growing by interacting with you. I hope you can also benefit.
As-Salam Alaikum.African, there is absolutely nothing wrong with thinking, as such. I am glad to know that you are thinking. Our problem is too many of us do not think.OmowaleX said:Most of this I agree with but must take exception on to points: One, in references to the anture of the "enemy" and social classes, and two, your statements concerning the responsibility of the "front" rather than "the Party".
I think that your conclusions on these to strategic points are actually a departure from "Nkrumahism".
,Nkrumah had acute perspective concerning the role of the Vanguard Party
Please cut-and-paste that staement from Nkrumah's WORKS.
It is acceptable to talk about the Party in this context in public, I think. Please keep in mind that as proceed in the theory of mass struggle, it is helpful to recall our actual history. Osagyfo spent several years as a student in this country and elsewhere. He was just short of earning his PHD before his health began to fail and he had to return home. But once he began the ASfrican Revolution, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. Throughout his student years, he made meaningful contributions towards organizing and making preparations for the Revolution. Clearly this proves sufficiently the value and significance paying attention to African stydents.in the socialist revolutionary struggle, the nature of this ideological class struggle, and the class basis for this struggle, with the working class and peasants playing the vanguard role.
Nkrumah specifically spoke against elites and elitism so I am not advancing the notion of a talented tenth. Quite the opposite.
This bings into focus my problem with "the Party" having spent more than 30 years organizing college "Students as the spark of the Revolution" while neglecting to organizing the working class masses.
But, we are talking about Nkrumahism-Tureism, here. Accordingly, we cannot simply concentrate on what Osagyfo alone said or did not say. To fully appreciate our ideology, we must look at the the contributions of the Tures, as well. By Tures, I mean Almany Samory Ture, Ahmed Seku Ture and Kwame Ture (not to mention the many African women involved as mothers, sisters, spouses and daughters, etc.) Dr. Kwmae Ture was certainly a student organizer. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) payed an important role in the developement of Pan0-Africanism. The concept of Black Power, which at the core of Pan-Africanism, was developed largely by SNCC. Brother Kwame made a major role in SNCC.
I do not want to get too deeply into arguing the pros and cons of organizing students, at this point. Suffice it to say that throughout history, student have, and still; do, made and make revolution.
Well, I am certainly that many would like to see me "capitulate". However, reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.I also have reservating concerning your statement concerning "sociaist revolutionary struggle" because in the countries I mentioned, this is exactly what Nkrumah, Sekou Toure, Tom Mboya, Modibo Keita, Augostino Neto, Eduardo Modlane, Robert Sobuke, Steven Biko, Amilcar Cabral, David Sibeko and Robert Mugabe, just to name a few, supposedly were engaged in.
Failure to recognize these this amounts to capitulating to the African nationalist and petty-bourgeouisie, reformist political action and abandonment of revolutionary CLASS struggle.
Yeah. It's called green dollarism. By the way, send me a few bucks. I kinda like that stuff myself.I find it interesting that you are speaking of African-Arab unity without addressing CAPITALISM, a
s most of the "Arab" states are pro-capitalist and anti-socialist, for the most part.
I have no problems uniting in solidarity with "Arabs" or anyone else, for that matter, who is fighting against western imperialism, and for the "total liberation and unification under scientific socialism".
However, if they are opposed to "scientific socialism" they are thus opposed to the very essence and meaning of Pan-Africanism.