Greetings Ras Marcus,
And I would argue that it is essential that this transfer of wealth and recognition of the consequences of our actions is not just important for african people (and all the other folks we have shafted along the way) but for european people themselves.
For european society to evolve it will be essential for it to clean uo after its own messes. If we can manage to do this, to somehow make things right, then european culture and society will be able to make some form of positive contribution to history. In lots of ways this is an opportunity, a chance at redemption that would have major implications for human development. Unfortunately i think most people with whom i share a pre-disposition to sunburn see what i call an opportunity to be a threat.
Still... its not over till the fat lady sings, and who knows what is truly possible.
love and life
to further contextualise my reference to militancy, what i was trying to point out to Bantu Kelani was that i wasnt trying to pass myself off as some kind of ersatz black panther. Hence the reference to our cultural attitude to seriousness. To further clarify this, what people from around here are wary of is over much speech making and what we would call wankery. being serious about what you DO (as opposed to taking what yourself and what you say too seriously)is a different matter altogether. Seen?
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