In part one of this article, I analyzed the monumental importance of Black/Afrikan people establishing and strictly practicing a code of thought, speech and conduct, as well as the importance of sanctioning those who refuse to follow any sort of code. So now the question must be asked, what exactly should be the code in which Black/Afrikan people should follow? It is always wise to first consult the elders and ancestors first, in order to gain their insight, and our ancestors from ancient Kemet (presently called Egypt) laid out one of the greatest general codes of conduct that can possibly be followed in the 42 Divine Principles of Ma’at, also known as the 42 Negative Confessions. This is the code from which many other historical codes of conduct were directly based, including the “10 commandments”. The 42 Divine principles of Ma’at are as follows:
I have not committed sin.
I have not committed robbery with violence.
I have not stolen.
I have not slain men or women.
I have not stolen food.
I have not swindled offerings.
I have not stolen from God/Goddess.
I have not told lies.
I have not carried away food.
I have not cursed.
I have not closed my ears to truth.
I have not committed adultery.
I have not made anyone cry.
I have not felt sorrow without reason.
I have not assaulted anyone.
I am not deceitful.
I have not stolen anyone’s land.
I have not been an eavesdropper.
I have not falsely accused anyone.
I have not been angry without reason.
I have not seduced anyone’s wife.
I have not polluted myself.
I have not terrorized anyone.
I have not disobeyed the Law.
I have not been exclusively angry.
I have not cursed God/Goddess.
I have not behaved with violence.
I have not caused disruption of peace.
I have not acted hastily or without thought.
I have not overstepped my boundaries of concern.
I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.
I have not worked evil.
I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds.
I have not polluted the water.
I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
I have not cursed anyone in thought, word or deeds.
I have not placed myself on a pedestal.
I have not stolen what belongs to God/Goddess.
I have not stolen from or disrespected the deceased.
I have not taken food from a child.
I have not acted with insolence.
I have not destroyed property belonging to God/Goddess
This is a phenomenal general code of conduct, which was instituted and practiced in order to prevent what our ancestors called isfet, which means chaos. Unfortunately, it is my belief that our ancestors could not have possibly foreseen the unbridled isfet of our maafa, as well as today’s modern society, caused by the system of white terror/domination. So in order to slightly update the Ma’atic principles of our wise ancestors to include some of the issues that confront Black/Afrikan people in the modern world, I turn to for inspiration three people who have outlined the necessity of a code consistently throughout their careers. All three should need no introduction to our people as they are revered elders and ancestors. They are public speaker and author of The United Independent Compensatory Code System Concept a textbook/workbook for Thought, Speech and/or Action for Victims of Racism (white supremacy), Mr. Neely Fuller, psychiatrist and author of the Isis Papers, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, and psychologist, Bobby E. Wright. I have selected the ones that I think work the best in terms of replacing the system of white supremacy and replacing it with justice, and added some twists of my own. And here they are:
- Do not intentionally do physical harm to another Afrikan– There should not be any fighting or physical violence for any reason, unless an extreme violation has taken place (attempted rape, or child abuse, kwk). Disputes should be settled peacefully by all costs. Violence by Blackmen against Blackwomen and children is especially frowned upon. Violence within our community between two Afrikans without some extreme reason should never be tolerated or accepted. We are at war with a vicious and merciless enemy and all aggression should be saved and channeled constructively.
- Always be as courteous and respectful to other Afrikans as possible. – I believe that we must create good experiences when dealing with each other. This will build up trust and alleviate some of the bitterness and rancor that has built up between Black/Afrikans. This does not mean that you have to love everyone, but all Afrikans should always treat each other with basic respect and courtesy. If you find that the courtesy and respect is not being reciprocated, do not retaliate, just immediately cease all contact. This is not about ego, and we don’t have time to waste arguing and fighting with other Afrikans.
- No airing of “dirty laundry”. Especially in front of enemies.– This means no divisive nonsense on social media, no going on white television, radio or internet platforms to speak about Black internal problems with our enemies and their audiences, and no unconstructive public chastising of members of the global Black/Afrikan community unless there is proof that you have an alternative or answer to the behavior being criticized.
- No gossiping about other Afrikans – There is never anything good or constructive that comes from gossip. If you are to say anything at all about anyone else it must be fact based. Gossip produces nothing but silly chatter and bad feelings between other Afrikans. In some cases it might even produce violence. There is never a positive outcome from a gossip session, so leave that to the pale faces on television, discussing the latest movie stars or whatever other western society distraction of the moment.
- No snitching on other Afrikans– This is self explanatory. Loose lips sink ships. Many constructive movements for Black/Afrikan liberation have been foiled by Afrikans who for personal gain or for more spiteful reasons went and gave our enemies “the drop”. The official arbiters of justice should come from within the Black/African community. No talking to the enemy.
- No stealing from other Afrikans– This includes physical property, as well as intellectual property. Stealing is obviously morally incorrect, and adds to the mistrust and lack of a feeling of safety and comfort, when around each other that Black/Afrikan people have built up against each other under the system of white terror/domination.
- No using references to a person’s Blackness as an insult– That means no insulting the skin tone or facial features of a Black person (two Black parents or three Black grandparents). And absolutely, positively no usage of the ugliest insult towards our people, the word n*****, as an insult, “term of endearment” or otherwise. It must always be remembered that this word was invented as a dehumanizing term for us by our sworn enemies. That’s why they have no problem with our continued use of the word towards each other. Their only regret is that it is now not socially acceptable, according to white racial code, for them to openly join in the the fun.
- If at all possible, always economically support other Black/Afrikans first– This refers to patronage, in terms of supporting Black/Afrikan businesses, but also as employers in terms of hiring Black/Afrikan people. If there are no black owned businesses of the kind you may be looking for at the time, at least look for places that employ Afrikans. It should always be race first in terms of your dollar if possible.
- Absolutely no sexual misconduct. Any sort of immoral sexual misconduct is grounds for harsh punishment– During our captivity in the “hells and smells” of North Amerikkka, many of us have taken on the very worst characteristics of our bitter enemies. Many of us have completely forsaken our natural Afrikan morality, as we have been europeanized to the degree that we see no value in finding our Afrikan selves, or have never been acquainted with it in the first place. One of the main ways that we see this is in how many of us have wholeheartedly embraced an anti-Afrikan, sexual free-for-all culture, which includes all sorts of sexual acts which are against Ma’at. Rape and pedophilia are obviously grounds for extreme physical punishment at the very least.
- People who break the code threaten the safety, sanity and trust within the race, and should always be looked at as traitors, snitches, or cowards– Punish those who break the code- There should be a severe social punishment for anyone who runs afoul of the code i.e. shunning them and physically removing them from the community and guarding against their return. Unfortunately at the present time I am unsure whether Black/Afrikan people have the economic power to always meaningfully punish code breakers financially, but we can do whatever we can by removing all Black/Afrikan support. Those who turn their weapons on other Afrikans should be shunned within the community to the highest degree. People who break the code threaten the safety, sanity and trust within the race, and should always be looked at as traitors, snitches, or cowards.
So that is my set of guidelines/code that I think would be the most effective for our people. The code can most accurately be summed up with one command, “always do what’s in the best interest of Afrikan people”, as Mr. C.C. Blackman said. Even though our common sense is constantly under attack by the insanity that we drown in, if we keep that command in mind, and use our creator given common sense and sense of morality, we would abide by this code naturally and instinctively. This code can and would lead us back to our rightful Afrikan mind, which logically would send us on our path to liberation. There is no other acceptable path for the conscious Afrikan.
Brother Osei, 21st Century Race Man