Habari za mchana (Good afternoon) sistas and brothas,
Indeed, it has been a good while since i have shared my innermost thoughts, concerns and personal experiences with you all here at Umkhonto We Sizwe. During the summer, i went through some important and life changing transitions in my life. In September, i relocated to Toronto, Ontario with my son and we are now adjusting and reorganizing ourselves in our new environment. Due to the critical responsibilities of being an Afrikan (black) single mother in a western society ruled and governed by the brutal laws of white domination, i have also had to make some hard decisions concerning my sons’ education. We, as Afrikans, who are the ones who feel the full blow of white domination, who are the ones who can see better than anyone else can, how much Our children need Us to devise a concise plan for their protection and personal/social security, should be aware of the grave responsibility before us.
We should be completely prepared and ready to accept our duty as parents, educators (even of children that are not “ours”), aunties and uncles and caretakers (babysitters, counsellors, elders kwk) because the refusal of our responsibility will be Our own demise. The very children who we refuse to care for today, will be those that will turn around and violate us, insult us, and spit in our face tomorrow. Are We prepared to face the consequences of our own neglect?? Are we prepared to deal with a generation of digitially computerized adolescents who have no connection to family values and their authentic culture?, or a generation of rage filled, vengeful teenagers who are angry because of years of parental neglect? I ask this question because of what i see everyday out on the streets that of Toronto, which is where i now reside.
I have to ask myself these questions too, because of the decisions i was forced to make in my personal life, because of the lack of communal support and the fact that a True Afrikan community infrastructure (solely Afrikan with No outside influence or disturbance!) does not really exist in the Diaspora. And the reason it does not exist, is because the majority of Us are too immersed in our yurugu conditionings and western values, that we cannot see our very nature is leading us towards cultural extermination and permanent economic impoverishment. The worst thang about all of this, is the fact that the very people who taught us to think and act like yurugu are more than likely, our Own parents. It is very hard at times, to engage in dialogue with oneself about How much we have been taught to be like that which is foreign to Us by the very people who loved and nurtured us for most of Our lives. Our western values and worldview, taught to Us, by our parents, has instructed us that we must think about Our own well being and that of our immediate families, first and foremost, and whatever else that is going on in the Afrikan world, is beyond what we have control over, so we just should not bother to think about it too deeply.
I truly must inform Us ALL at this time, that this teaching is not only wrong it is extremely dangerous to the survival of Afrikan people and it will lead us to complete destruction and spiritual impoverishment. Why is it that Aiyana Jones and Trayvon Martin’s death was such a catastrophe when it happened but now that it’s out of the news, Afrikans in the diaspora are silent about it? Why is it that the earthquake in Ayiti was such a blow to our spirit when it happened but now it is unspoken of? Why is it that the apartheid in Azania was such a traumatizing event for Afrikans worldwide when it was taking place, but now that it has been officially declared “terminated” by yurugu officials the Afrikan world has returned to a state of complacency?
Do we really believe that apartheid is over, just because Nelson Mandela became president? Did Obamas’ presidency in the U.S. make white domination disappear? We are consumers of the western media and western propaganda, and they seem to control our thoughts and actions more than we even realize or are willing to acknowledge. Why is it that the western media has so much control over us? And if they have that amount of control over us, then how is it possible for us to protect our children from the damage it will do to their minds especially knowing that we their parents have little to no control over what it does to Ours? I refuse to engage in voluntary hallucinations anymore, we are at such a serious stage of our existence as Afrikan people right now in this world, that it is time for us to really address whether we are interested in Our own survival and upliftment at all.
The spirit of individualism has Us so wrapped up in Our own little world inside of our homes, where many of us are glued to Our computer screens (on facebook, “revolutionizing” the space that Marc Zuckerberg has allowed us to have while he profiles our every word), our IPods’, our cellphones (now we can text each other our innermost thoughts instead of using the phone, where we can actually feel and hear each others’ vibration…) and every other western gadget that yurugu has given us to help us FIND an escape from dealing with the VERY Real Afrikan crisis that is going on in Every Afrikan home, community and nation on the Planet. Yes, i did say your home, even if you are happily married, with no immediate problems that you can think of at this time, you are in a crisis because YOUR community is in a crisis.
Many of us may not realize it yet, but UBUNTU is Real, what happens to your brotha or sista, in this world, whether you know it or not, is affecting you right NOW. Afrikan people are in an economic, social, spiritual, mental, and psychological crisis the world over and those of us who are ignoring it or engaging in sporadic reactionary behaviour are only adding to the mounting pressure of Our impending cultural demise. We must deal with this global cultural and spiritual crisis we are facing and we must deal with the Truth that we are handing over this immense burden for Our children to face, and in addition to that! we are not teaching them the skills, knowledge and experience they need in order for them to have the resources to address and resolve this crisis in the future, when we will no longer be here to guide them.
We must be mindful that our reactionary escapist mentality is teaching Our children to do the same. We cannot deal with accepting the responsibility of seeking Afrikan Wholistic healing and ReEducation, so heeeey, let’s just escape it by pretending it does not exist or better yet sit down and talk about it all day and create blog talk radio programs about it….but offering Solutions may scare your enemies so we better not think about doing that. We are scaring our children and sending them into an never ending hurricane of Negrodumb which they will not be able to escape by themselves alone, because they will not have the know how or the skills to understand how to remake themselves into New Afrikans. And this, is where many of us find ourselves now, today.
After years upon years of being robotically programmed by our parents and yurugu educators for most of our lives, we have no idea of how to remake Ourselves into the honorary Afrikans we are destined to be. So we engage in “reactionary behaviour” as Dr. Amos Wilson put it, that encourages us to shout expletives at the “enemy” while waging no battle on how we can disengage ourselves and our children from their seemingly eternal control over our minds, bodies and spirits. And i am here to say to US all, whether you agree or disagree with what i have stated above that IT IS TIME. Whether you “like” what i have said or not is really irrelevant to me, i just need you to hear and listen.
Afrikan children are in EXTREME Danger right now, and NO!, i am Not only talking about the ones in foster care, or the ones addicted to school prescribed ADHD drugs or the ones whose parents are drug addicts kwk, i am speaking about ALL of Our children, including YOURS. Any child that is left neglected in our community becomes a threat to Our survival as a people. I know it may be difficult to consider Ourselves as a nation, given Our current mental and spiritual state but WE ARE, and the least we can do is start to THINK like a nation and after that it will not be hard to function as one. I hope you are hearing me and i pray you are listening, for all our sake. Try your best, all of you who read this, to begin to implement a personal plan in your own lives, to care for, tutor, adopt or mentor an Afrikan child that is NOT your own and/or a child that is not related to you.
If for whatever reason, you are unable to do so, then do your best to commit to sending a monthly donation to an Afrikan centered institution, school, library or daycare center in the diaspora or the continent. If you need assistance with any of these procedures, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i will help you. In addition to that, make the effort to call an Afrikan on the phone instead of always texting them. Instead of surfing on facebook ALL day and venting your anger about white domination to Marc Zuckerberg (who is a benefactor of that same system!) use a portion of your internet time to research and investigate the current plight and circumstances of Afrikan people worldwide, and/or the current state of Afrikan children and adolescents. We have NO time to be regurgitating information back and forth online, about this Afrikan civilization and that one, we should be focusing on REcreating a new Afrikan reality for Ourselves and Our children in the next generation that will emulate the sacred civilizations of our glorious past.
A people that have come from such immaculate greatness who now find themselves in such a pathetic and dangerous state of near extermination should Never misuse their time attacking one another, arguing and debating over who has more knowledge about this or that, creating online fb drama and spreading it around until it becomes the latest info to talk about (which ultimately distracts us from dealing with the REAL issues of healing and re-education) gossiping, creating rumors about each other that are not true, engaging in casual sex that will result in unwanted pregnancies (and unexpected children!), text messaging all the damn time, creating innumerous blog talk radio shows ALL addressing the same issues (why not just have a few, like 5? instead of 200?), going on shopping sprees for NON-Afrikan clothing, vacations and cruises to NON-Afrikan destinations (meanwhile we have no institutions of our own, like NO banks, no international Afrikan centered schools, no hospitals, no clinics kwk….), watching tv, playing video games, engaging in youtube beef (then discussing for days on end the drama between Dr. Umar Johnson and Saa Neter and then….making even more videos about it!).
The point is: ALL of US who are committed to the ReConstruction of authentic Afrikan values and culture, MUST make a decision to Stop the Madness NOW. If you are engaged in some drama with another Afrikan who IS committed as you are, reach out to them to resolve the conflict asap! We should be building bridges among each other not building more walls. ANYthing OR ANYone that is NOT in alignment with our ReVival as a people must be abandoned….PERIOD. It does not matter if they are genetically Afrikan or not, if they are not about The Healing, Revival and Rejuvenation of Authentic Afrikan values they are not worth your time. Anything that will take our focus off of dealing with Healing Ourselves, Our families and Our children, One day at a time, should be immediately discarded, for good.
We must deal with the crippling and devastating effects that Individualism and Consumerism has on our minds and on our ability to critically analyze our current condition as a people. For so long as we are wrapped up in the western media mind control machine and parasitic yurugu values we will Never be mentally or spiritually free enough to be able to SEE clearly and constructively ANALYZE what we must do to execute a concise plan and strategic agenda to Heal and ReEducate Ourselves, Our families and Our communities, so even the conversation of Afrikan Liberation will be a realistic one. I think i have fully expressed myself here and i hope you all will take the time to reflect on the grave urgency we now face as a people, worldwide. Please feel free to respond with your comments and suggestions, because i am only here to contribute to the process of Healing but i surely cannot fulfill such a serious mission on my own. Peace and Blessings to all who read these words. Amandla.