Capitalism is grounded in destruction. Destruction of lives, the environment, and even the products it manufactures. Profit and growth can only be generated when people are forces to constantly produce, build, consume, and throwaway. The only way to perpetuate consumption and production is to have constant destruction. Warfare, cheaply made products, and people are made to feel worthless unless they are buying new crap; are all central to the perpetuation of capitalism. There is no limit to capitalism’s willingness to destroy.
Why aren’t you rebelling?
We are at war!
All African people, all over the world, are at war.
It matters not if you acknowledge this fact, engage your enemies, or live a life of comfort; you are at war. Your people are at war, your people have been in a state-of-war, and under unrelenting attack for the past 400+ years.
The purpose of modern war is not simply to kill as many as possible; that is simply the means to the end.
The true purpose of war is to destroy the social cohesion of a nation, to induce panic and chaos, to disperse people and the normal ways of functioning. Then, and only then, can you conquer a people/nation.
That is why propaganda is always used in warfare, that is why infrastructure that has no military relevance is targeted. That is why more civilians than soldiers are killed in modern warfare.
If you review all conflicts in the post-WWII era (and there are hundreds of the); the deciding factor is not who had the most advanced weapons, or who killed or died in the greatest numbers. The deciding factors in all modern conflicts has been the depth of commitment of the citizens and their fighters, how just they saw their cause, and their level of cultural cohesion.
That is why the great US military could not win a decisive victory over the shoeless, rice farmers in Vietnam, or the illiterate goat headers on Afghanistan.
That is also why the Caribbean, African, and the rest of the African Diaspora are so easily suppressed and manipulated by the oppressive nations. We lack cultural cohesion.
When you visit the ‘Black World,’ all you find are foreign ideologies and faiths. We pray to gods that our oppressors gave us, we answer to names that our oppresses gave us, we respect the borders and national identity that our oppressors gave us.
China was only able to overcome centuries of imperial rule, and military conquest only after it had a Cultural Revolution which rejected both the stagnate ways that no longer served the people and ousted foreign religions and values that were imposed by the British. I don’t agree with China’s chosen path forward at this point, but I respect the fact that they are now developing on their own terms.
If we are going to reassert African Power in this world we must first (collectively) accept that we are in a centuries old war. A war against European Imperialism; that imperialism has cultural, political, social, economic, and military manifestations; and we need to be willing and able to fight on all of these fronts.
Secondly, we must purge all of the cultural contaminants that have infected us since the early stages of European colonial expansion.
Finally, we must unite the African Diaspora and the African continent around the principles and agenda of Revolutionary Pan-Africanism. We have to eliminate colonial and ideological borders that divide African people.
These is not a grand or unobtainable goals; we could achieve them with less than 10% of the global African population if we untie and pool our resources.
When your community is disorganized, under siege, under funded, and flooded with drugs & weapons; you are at war. African people are under direct and ongoing attack from both public and private interest.
The US government has been engagedin perpetual warfare against its African inhabitants since our forced entry into this nation. Although the justifications and methods for waging war against us have chanced over the years, the US government has never relented, for one second, in its aggression against us. The US government has used guns, bombs, mass incarceration, propaganda, theft, benign neglect, mass indoctrination, mass impoverishment, religious justification, & scientific rationalization in its war against us.
This war that the US government has waged against its African citizens is, like most wars, is primarily for resources. They attack us to protect their ill-gotten wealth, and to rob us of our financial, natural, cultural, and historical resources. The secondary provocation for this war is to satisfy the (almost universal) xenophobic drive to attack the “Other." There is not one culture/race that the European has encountered, anywhere in the world, that they did not wage war against and seek to totally dominate, if not exterminate. It is an impulse they have yet to overcome.
Every African born in this nation must answer a simple question: Where do I stand in this conflict. Do you stand with African people or against them, there is no in-between. You either fight Global White Domination, or you serve it.
If you seek to move away from African people, to move "outta the hood,” and into “safer” non-African communities, then your are a Deserter.
If you blame Africans for the ills they suffer and fail to put African dysfunction & self-rejection within the context of the ongoing, and multi-generational trauma we have endured, then you are a Traitor.
If you intend to “just do you,” and discount the plight of African people, even though your ability to “just do you” is the direct result of the struggle and sacrifices of your Revolutionary ancestors, then your are a Parasite.
If you fail to educate and train yourself in order to properly engage in the African Liberation & Redemption Struggle, then your are Negligent.
If you claim to be engaged in the struggle but fail to properly organize, or you spread falsehoods, and spew empty rhetoric, then you are Criminally Negligent.
If you believe that the struggle is over, that Obama is evidence of our full integration, then you are Delusional.
It is not my intent to insult, but African people are once again at the crossroads. The system and institutions of White Domination are in the later stages of collapse, there are new, equally oppressive powers emerging from Asia; and they are both scrambling for the resources of our Ancestral home.
The African Diaspora is still unorganized and has no measurable power in the world; and most of the nations that we reside in have implemented campaigns of genocide against their African inhabitants, including the US.
The very climate of the planet is shifting in unpredictable and violence ways. Mass extinctions of plant and animal life, contamination of the air, and the pollutions of all sources of fresh water on this globe are also problems for which we and our descendants face.
I take the position that; if African values in particular, and Native values in general can not be imposed and expanded on this planet, then there will be absolutely no hope for African people, humanity, or any lifeforms on this planet.
This is why I am a Revolutionary, why I keep pushing this information, these ideals, and the Pan-African agenda. It’s why I am.
Accepting what you’ve been told by any authority, believing what you’ve been told to believe, thinking what you been told to think, living life within the parameters that the rulers have established; is such a waste of your magnificent mind. It is such a waste of your evolutionary potential. It is such a misuse of the limited time you have in this realm of existence.
Question, dissect, and critique every goddamn thing!
Challenge every authority; legal, political, academic, parental, and especially religious authority.
Attack the sources of unjust power & give your undying loyalty to the powerless and oppressed.
Live a life that you’ve been told you can’t or shouldn’t live.
Resist & Rebel!
Fight the system & its institutions like your life, & the lives of your descendents depended on it….because they do. Literally.
As a child of a teen mother, who was raised by his grandmother; I say fuck this bullshit, these bullshit elitist ads.
If Black people waited for ideal conditions to have children, we would have died out during the decades of our ancestors enslavement. We have always make a way for our babies no matter the cost. We understood, culturally and instinctively, that all our babies belong to all of us, we shared time, labor, and resources to bring up all children. We also understood that our reproduction was an act of defiance to our oppressors and an honor to our ancestors.
Now these capitalistic, parasitic, muthafuckas got us totally infested with their sick value system. Putting a price tag on our children’s lives. We now treat our children; like college degrees, or nice cars, or lavish homes, they are just status symbols that we can parade around with.
Our oppressors control the economy, they determine who is worthy of a job, and how much those jobs will pay. So, if you stake your reproduction on your earnings; your are turning you very reproduction over to a people who have a consistent history of racism, genocide, and exploitation!
Fuck money, look how many rich kids grow up to be sick parasites. What about these corrupt politicians, CEOs, and clergy men; what’s makes them more worthy of reproduction then poor people?
Instead of creating a society that has a place for all children, that supports all mothers, that properly distributes the wealth and resources to all citizens, we simply try to demonize the reproduction of the young and the poor!
This campagin is not an effort to improve the lives of teens, they fund these ads as they strip money from schools and other social programs. This is war propaganda, it is a psychological attack againts an alrealy battered population. We must retaliate by uniting, rebuilding our (pre-integration) community structures; and advancing the larger Revolutionary Pan-Africanist Liberation Struggle.
ONE MAN’S TERRORIST…
Civil Rights vs. Revolutionary Rebellion
“Within systems of genocide and oppression, those who resist always have a higher survivability rate than those who submit.”
When Africans were in a state of open rebellion against colonization, Jim Crow segregation, and openly racist institutional structures; we had lower rates of violence, homicides, and incarceration with in our communities.
We were told by the US government that; if we abandoned our Revolutionary aspirations, rejected militant organizations, embraced integration/assimilation, and allowed the legal and political process to work on our behave, we’d have less violence, less incarceration, less poverty, and more prosperity…..none of it was true.
Black people didn’t gain a damn thing from this political system through non-violence, marching, praying, or appealing to the morality of White people; the government only made concessions when we began to disrupt the economy of the state though longstanding boycotts, urban riots which brought America’s industrial centers to a standstill, by linking with international guerrilla moments that also fought against capitalist imperialism, and by carrying out planned and controlled acts of sabotage and violence directed towards elite and government institutions.
The very moment we abandoned the African World Revolution, for the Civil Rights Movement, was the very moment we became a non-factor in US politics and within the US economy. That is when the US government began its policy of divestment in the inner-cities, the replacement of suppressed Black labor with suppressed immigrant labor (in agriculture & unskilled/semi-skilled jobs),the mass influx of drugs and weapons into Black communities, and the mass criminalization and incarceration of Black youth.
The myth that we gained freedom (which we never did), through non-violence has retarded our progress over the last half century. We, as a people need a radical change in strategy and tactics. We need to review the history of our more recent struggle, and develop a more functional and honest critique. We need to accept that it was a fatal mistake to trade Revolution for Rights; and correct that error.
(Note: It is not my intent to demean or ignore the bravery and sacrifices of our ancestors who fought for integration. However, we don’t any our ancestors by ignoring or repeating their mistakes. We have the same goals as our ancestors, even if we employ different methods.)