Re: . The truth can only be said boldly
Posted By: Bantu-Kelani In Response To: Re: "only a foolish dog (bikoture)
Date: Thursday, 17 June 2004, at 9:39 a.m.
In Response To: Re: "only a foolish dog (bikoture)
You said: “ Nobody who has experience in the actual struggles will behave the way you do! Only textbook revolutionaries do that.
Please read the introduction in the book called " We Black Jews" by Prof Ben about how and why he moved from idetifying himself as a Jew to his current Pan Africanist POSITION. Then you will realise that a revolution is not on the internet but on the streets of the continent. “
I maintain not everybody associated post Neolothic Upper Khemet, and Near East cultures was Black. The history of these ancient cultures is well documented and notes many number of foreign invasions and occupations as well as the influx of various warlike peoples or cultures that came from the Caucasian plains and the Aegean region for trade or for educational purposes. Afrocentric enthusiasts should not completely lose all common sense when it comes to history as objective history, this also include the Pan-Africanist Nationalist scholar Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan.
You said: “Being born on the continent might serve as powerful position when you are reasoning with brothers in diaspora but not with us here at home in the motherland.”
What country in Africa do you live? I would like to gain knowledge about your country, your cultures and perhaps if you can tell me your “efforts” in the struggle in the Motherland.
You said: “ there many varieties and shades of blackness in Africa , have you seen the Nama , Tswana, Sotho and the Mpondo people of africa? They original afrikan people yet very lighter than even His Majesty. I only realize now why Biko mantained that " Blackness is not matter of pigmentation but attitude of mind and a way of life!"
These Africans might have light skinned (yellow-brown to light brown complexion), but they are still “pure” Blacks. Their genetic background is not mixed with other non-Black ethnic groups. Besides, it’s all over their faces they are not mulattos, in addition they have distinctive Black/Negroid features.
Futhermore, I might sound "arrogant" or perhaps abrasive but regardless of the method or tone of I use I believe in logical and reasonable discussions or debates of "show" and "prove". But too many people do not like having their beliefs and opinions logically challenged. So, to avoid the test of challenge the here people will either try to accuse my "arrogant" character, the absence of my -practical- involvement in the struggle or simply ignore my logical and reasonable arguments. These people have anything to backup their opinions but gullible beliefs coupled with the command of their ego.
They cannot fathom that there are Black/Africans who will disapprove their POV. These individuals are only protecting themselves and their beliefs, because they have a deep emotional investment in doing so. They are simply not willing to learn and grow when one can challenge their views on a position they have never been. Need I say more about their debate methods?
You don’t know me personally and I could care less if you think I am a woman of words and not action. My behind-the-scene contribution to the struggle doesn’t need to be popularized, but for your information know that I am deeply involved with a mystical indigenous African group I cannot reveal anything about in public forums. So, your assumption are false because I just don’t spend a my time criticizing Rastafarian groups or blaming White men for all the problems in the world on the Internet . We can't blame them forever. The truth can only be said boldly and we need to take a deeper look into ourselves and really be honest with our current position. I agree with you though, we need to take ACTION and responsibility for ourselves!
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