Saturday, June 26, 2010
Parable of Plato Negro's Republic of North American Africans
Parable of Plato Negro's
Republic of North American Africans
In loving memory of
Sister Njere Aghanee, a nationalist
If you are not for yourself, who shall be for you? Those who are for everybody are often for nobody. For sure, all nations move in their national interests. Even the most revolutionary internationalist nation will give you up when it is in their national interest to do so. Black in the 60s, the Algerian Government gave refuge to the Black Panther Party until some BPP members hijacked a plane with a million dollar ransom aboard. When they landed in Algeria, the Panthers were jailed and the million dollars seized, simply because the Algerians were negotiating a thirteen billion dollar natural gas contract with America, so it was obviously not in their national interest to aid some crazy Negroes with a million when they were seeking billions. So much for revolutionary internationalism.
Black Panther revolutionary Asata Shakur, exiled in Cuba, better watch her ass when the post-Castro government normalizes relations with the Gringos. At one point the USA Black Caucus supported her extradition, claiming they didn't know who she was. Beware, for a few pieces of fried chicken, Negroes might again support the extradition of revolutionary Queen Asata.
We must understand there are reactionary nationalists and revolutionary nationalists. In China, the reactionary nationalist was Chiang Khi- shek, the uncle tom nationalist, that Mao, the revolutionary nationalist, ran to the island of Taiwan. Lumumba in the Congo was a revolutionary nationalist, Mobutu a reactionary.
As per China, have no doubt, these days she is making moves in her national interests, and she doesn't give a damn about internationalism, some would claim she has lost her revolutionary edge, yes, to pursue her national interests. She will close down native factories in Africa to force cheap Chinese goods upon the continent, and of course reactionary African leaders will go along since they have a penchant for aiding and abetting the suffering of their people.
Those who believe in majority rule must surely embrace the coming rule of the BRIC nations: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Where is Africa in the new paradigm? North American Africans strive to be Pan African, but do not come to the table as a nation state, perhaps de facto, but the North American African Pan Africanists are largely a group of intellectuals spouting internationalist rhetoric because they have no base in the North American African community, thus they cannot represent themselves as legitimate leaders of the Republic of North American Africans. No one elected them, there has been no vote, no consensus. Thus they represent a variety of groups and individuals, mainly out for their own interests and self aggrandizement , many of whom are pure unadulterated opportunists who make "world tours" raising millions and billions of dollars in the name of North American Africans, while the masses never see a dime. Some of these individuals align themselves with reactionary oppressive leaders, for a fee, of course, and spread propaganda in support of repressive African, Arab and other right wing leaders.
North American Africans must first educate our people regarding the concept of national sovereignty and the human right to self-determination, then get a consensus from the people to represent them on the international level, only then can they approach other nations in the name of the forty million North American Africans. More importantly, as Baba Lumumba notes, we must first get a consensus on freedom. Is freedom a job, a land, winning political office, marrying a white woman, an abundance of trinkets and gadgets--what the hell do we collective agree is freedom?
Otherwise, our national interests shall be pursued by "leading blacks" (the usual suspects), individuals and groups of opportunists out for their personal interests, not the people's.
Our Black President Obama cannot represent North American Africans while afraid to utter the word Black, afraid to openly uplift the poor and oppressed North American Africans and others--yet he is not afraid to uplift international financiers, to uplift the USA military hegemony around the world. How can our "Black" President represent imperialism and the oppressed simultaneously ?
There must be a clear distinction between the reactionary US government and a radical/revolutionary Republic of North American Africans. We give honor and praise to those valiant brothers and sisters throughout our history who fought to establish a nation of North American Africans. We honor Garvey, Elijah, Malcolm, Queen Mother Moore, Ella Collins, and those in the Republic of New Africa, especially ancestor Imari Obdele.
With the death of Malcolm X in '65, the transition of Elijah Muhammad in '75, also the betrayal of elected politicians at the Gary Convention of '72, nationalism died a tragic death and is today derided by socalled progressives as narrow minded, especially those proponents of Pan Africanism and/or Diaspora "studies," which essentially means don't focus on North American Africans, let's go find bones in Egypt rather than save dry bones in the hood.
Consequently, the condition of dry bones in the hood becomes dire by the moment, with young black males being jailed and imprisoned, and simultaneously young females imprisoned in academia getting a thorough brainwashing in Western mythology and ritual, including gender confusion,and/or they struggle in poverty as single mothers--neither the academic sister nor the ghetto single mother has much, if any, possibility of finding a husband among their own kind.
Many sisters who reach out to their Pan African brothers end up in sham/scam marriages so the African can get his Green card, then he is gone home to his several wives in Africa.
We thought Minister Farakhan would advance the nationalist tradition but he settled for religiosity and the cult of personality rather than concrete steps to establish a viable nation of North American Africans. The million men who marched should have stayed in DC until liberty or death. Yes, what is wrong with sacrificing one million for forty million? If we had stayed
around after sundown, the US Government would have certainly attended our agenda requests in a most serious manner. A million black men in DC for two or three days might have netted us Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi!
Black intellectuals (in perpetual crisis) have shifted toward this vague and effete Pan Africanism rather than focus on a concrete nation state to which we are entitled for four hundred years of free and nearly free labor and the present wage slavery and neo-slavery under the constitution, i.e. involuntary servitude while imprisoned.
Can we not see what the Zionist have established in Israel in sixty years? Or look at Pakistan, carved out of India. We have every right to carve up America--again, Liberty or death! But, no, let us go down with America, for we are Americans, no matter what. It is the fate of the gods! What gods, the gods who dwell in hell?
A revolutionary nationalist focus would have surely enabled us to receive the necessary assistance to recover from the global financial meltdown, or to have avoided it altogether, rather than get duped of our national wealth at the insistence of our "leading blacks."
A nationalist perspective and organization would have allowed North American Africans to receive the necessary help and assistance during Katrina when our Pan African and internationalist brother nations tried to aid us but were prevented by the reactionary US regime. We are thus very similar to the Palestinians in the Gaza concentration camp. We are thus is a pitiful situation as supposedly free men and women.
As truly free men and women, we may have had the insight and foresight to prevent the oil barons from polluting the Gulf coast by denying them deep ocean drilling rights if we controlled the Gulf states--as we should in any legitimate reparations agreement. Anything less than three states is poppycock. We have the human and divine right after four centuries of free labor to own at least three of these fifty odd states in the United Snakes of America.
Your preachers, teachers, and politicians have sold you a out for a mess of pottage, from which you may never recover--you may very well be doomed to enjoy the destruction of your master.
Time is short. Do you not see the oceans coming to consume us for the evil of your master?
The entire Gulf coast may soon be contaminated due to the greed and arrogance of your master, yes, even your master in black face, whose support and bailout of international finance propels the oil barons to continue their banditry and destruction of the planet.
North American Africans must see another course of action, an agenda that is independent and free of American decadence and destruction. The Republic of North American Africans is your alternative. Other than annihilation , you have no choice.
Pontificate and equivocate as the water rises, as other nations move in their interests. Take note of your neighbors throughout the Americas, in Brazil, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela and elsewhere as they establish their national sovereignty and self determination, not since the campaign of Simon Bolivar and Toussaint's revolt in Haiti. They are freeing themselves of US hegemony and you must do the same. Otherwise, you are less than human beings and shall continue to be treated as such. Malcolm X told you a hint to the wise is sufficient.
Up you mighty nation, Republic of North American Africans! By the way, did you cheer for Ghana or America in the World Cup today? lol