Re: Concealed 'white' values - the veiled monarch
Posted By: Eja In Response To: Re: Concealed 'white' values - the veiled monarch (Bantu-Kelani)
Date: Thursday, 19 January 2006, at 4:12 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Concealed 'white' values - the veiled monarch (Bantu-Kelani)
You said : " it was the white man who let free slaves go back to Africa a century ago, just like he emancipated slaves in a society that he created. You have to understand the white man sending them back to Africa was not only a litmus test, but also a cautionary act, in which he showed those with a "Panafricanist" mentality during that time what would happen if they try to go back "home." The white man has been laughing at us ever since. I'll tell you why, because of the question of the Sierra-Leone and Liberian conflicts a little over a century ago, ones that have remained perpetual. They sent "Panafricanists" to the Motherland, it resulted in a total mess, as for instance in Liberia, an internecine rivalry between Diaporians Africans and indigenous Africans. You have to see and recognize this."
Yes, I was aware of the negative impact that came from the settlements in Liberia and Sierra Leone (good illustrations of ones dominated by 'white' values). I used the examples I did to show another side of the story, one that has never been as publicised as the exploits of americo-liberians etc. Like you said, the negative outcomes were used as a cautionary example. However, we must not neglect the positive outcomes. Repatriated Africans played a huge part in the beginning of the struggles that led to the dispersal of direct colonialism. They also played a huge part in the retrieval of our memory as one people. They were the first to use the tools that had been used to confound and turn them to working in our favour. Things are not as good as they could be but whatever little they did has ensured that things are not as bad they could have been either.
And you said : "The African Kings (blacks of pure race) defeated the forces of the Hyksos, like the Hittite and their Eurasian brethren of the valley of the Nile and drove them back until Carthage and the beginning of the Islamic development in North Africa. During the heyday of "Negroid Imperialism," which was striking and effective, Black Africa did not invite or encourage the Aryan, Semite, or Mongoloid power! Even in the Middle Ages the Ashanti, Mossi, and others states great and small, attempted to stop the fatal area when Europe by force will rule mankind.. There is no doubt the whole situation changed with the increase of the greed (the rapacious and ruthless Capitalist exploitation) of European, and wars in Africa became deliberate efforts from the natives to curb the slave trades! As far as I am concerned thatís the only truth because the history of the white man is dumb all the time. Itís the most pitiful drama of delusion ever witnessed on the human stage.."
Every word you speak is true. What we now need to do is find the ways of devising practicable mechanisms using what we KNOW. We need ways of seeing, thinking and communicating that will enable us to use what is front of us NOW to get to where we need to be.
I know of the first battles that we fought against the neanderthal descended invaders. This was the first stage. The world was different then; things were ordered differently. Then the world turned, but the era that came about was one in which people like the Mossi were still able to resist all outsiders. They did this because their strict ruling philosophy did not permit any form of compromise/accomodation with the desires of foreigners.
At the time, there was great merit in this approach. It worked for the Mossi, and while they may be used as an example of long-lived African independence and resistance to foreign incursion, they are also a good example of a fatal weakness. They were unaware of the truth that they were Africans in a hostile world. If they had known this, then they would have been looking for ways to make common cause with their neighbours. But, they maintained their fearsome reputations and ancient hostilities so, when 'white' and arab vampires came in, they were able to find allies among neighbouring African peoples.
In almost every war that profitted the 'whites' and arabs, either all or a substantial number of the troops that did the actual fighting were Africans. The french used Wolof and other peoples of the Senegambia basin to fight the Mossi. The brutish used british west india regiments to fight in Ghana and in nigeria. Then they took british west Africa regiments to fight in Palestine and in Burma.
The methods of the first and second stages of African resistance worked for a while but they were flawed and those flaws led to mass enslavement, colonialism and the neo-colonialism we are living through today. Africans are proud of their warrior tradition but, we also need to confront the stubburn refusal we have when it comes to recognising who the real enemy is. In this time, sad to say, some Africans seem to be caught in a contradiction. They are warriors with the intellects of cowards. This is the precise recipe for self-destruction. It is a mind state that has to be eradicated because it is the state of mind that allows a people to be used (through the manipulation of their pettiest desires) to bring destruction upon themselves. It causes ones to embrace the things that will destroy them. The warrior part will makes them step foward into fire, but the cowardly part prevents them from asking why.
Then you said : "I've learned about the fight for our liberation from numerous and diverse African civilizations, the proof is here and will never lay hidden again. So much evidence remains that there is no question about their reality. The question is why we are so unwilling to embrace this history? I think some of the answer lies in the shame we've been made to feel because our knowledge of Africa is limited to many archives, data, or script that have support, or enforced by the white man. Nonetheless, we need to teach our children there is no shame in our origins in Nubia, Koush, and Kemet which are the cradle (I mean birthplace) of the indigenous peoples of sub-Saharan Africa! For too long we let the racists of the world promote White Supremacy when we donít recognize the truth."
Absolutely. But it is hard, like you said, to arrive at the recognition of our reality while one has a poor self-image. For as long as one continues to use the concepts that were created by the enemy, one will inevitably be in the service of the enemy. A great teacher said this : "in a world where the ideal of beauty is 'white', the further one is from this ideal, the less value one has." This also means that in a world where all elements and occurences are inventoried using the classification schemes ordained by 'white' minds, the ones using classification schemes that bear the least similarity to the 'white' ones, will be judged as being the least 'developed'. Yet we know that the 'white' classification scheme is (at best) imbecilic.
I hold up Haiti (and by implications all revolts that were not based around the individual ethnicity of the African participants) because it is a prophecy of the new stage of resistance and victory. This was one place in time where Africans united (regardless of variance in culture) and defeated the enemy. This victory was only compromised after mutated forms of the old flaws in our communal organising skills surfaced and allowed the enemy to bring about circumstances that worked against the development of healthy mechanisms for politics/economics.
A prophecy is incomplete when it has only been spoken. A prophecy is complete when it is fulfilled in all the parts it was directed to. The prophecy spoken by these great liberators to ALL Africans was this : "When we unite, we will comprehensively defeat our enemies. If we stay focused on the nature of what we defeated on the battlefield, if we do not get distracted by petty quarrels amongst ourselves, if we NEVER leave room for the vampire to step back into our affairs, the victory we won will never be compromised."
I honour all ancestors but we have to examine all facets of the past and pick out the most suitable templates for use in constructing something new. 100% BLACK African, relevant to the times we live in and flexible enough to permit growth in the future.
Wisdom and Strength.
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