THE ROLE THAT SPIRITUALITY MUST PLAY IN AFRIKAN LIBERATION

Abibifahodie, 

          I’m just going to get right down to it: We must begin to drop the superstitious, dis-empowering ideas that have been tattooed onto our minds by way of white religion.  The idea that some unknown entity that looks nothing like us, and looks like the enemy and that we think might live in the sky, but we have no proof of existing ,will help us overcome and win this war must be discarded immediately. Instead we must exclusively use truth, common sense, our own spiritual systems based on nature, our own intelligence, creativity, strength and willingness to be free.  As N. Nkosi Mundari says in his book Genocide By Any Other Name Is Still Genocide, “Truth is our salvation, and we are our only saviors”.  Belief and faith, which is what we are required to have if we are to follow western enemy religions, can only stand in the absence of facts and knowledge which are required if we are to defeat the global system of racism/white supremacy.  The knowledge that you are doing the things that are necessary in order to defeat white supremacy, through wise actions and disseminating as well as living by Afrikan truth, will always trump putting your fate in the hands of a mystery god and still carrying on like dumb, deaf and blind negroes.

Despite all that has been written on the fundamental equality of mankind, they (Afrikans) are an inferior race, a race made to serve. Christianity alone will make out of the Black a servant satisfied with his lot, for it alone can bring him to a free and voluntary submission to the plans of divine providence.  The white man’s role is that of the organizer, the master under whose watch must work the servant” – Henri Junod

          Afrikans are undoubtedly a spiritual people, this cannot be denied.  This makes some sense as we are the closest race to the Creator walking this earth. We are the original people, who came directly from the creator, so an aspect of religion, spirituality and mysticism will always be a part of who we are.  With that being the case, the inspiring story of our brothers and sisters from the island of Haiti during the late 1700’s/early 1800’s should be studied by every Black/Afrikan person.  The Haitians, who were enslaved at the time and only had access to the most rudimentary of weapons and military training, but who used their (our) own Afrikan spiritual systems to great effect, giving them the strength and courage to defeat and humiliate Napolean Bonaparte and the mighty French Army to win their freedom in the only way that freedom can be won.  The story of the famous Vodou ceremony with Dutty Boukman and vodou priestess Cecile Fatiman at Bois Caimen which gave the Haitian warriors the spiritual armor needed to defeat this beast in particular must be studied.  Check out this prayer that was said during this ceremony: 

 

The god who created the earth; who created the sun that gives us light.  The god who holds up the ocean; who makes the thunder roar. Our God who has ears to hear.  You who are hidden in the clouds; who watch us from where you are. You see all that the white has made us suffer.  The white mans god asks him to commit crimes. But the god within us wants to do good.  Our god, who is so good, so just, He orders us to revenge our wrongs.  Its He who will direct our arms and bring us the victory.  Its He who will assist us.  We all should throw away the image of the white mens god who is so pitiless.  Listen to the voice for liberty that speaks in all our hearts.Dutty Boukman at Bois Caimen

          This is a perfect illustration of Afrikan people who are clearly still deeply in tune with their Afrikan selves, using their God, our God, who is an Afrikan man or woman, as proper inspiration.  Not as a fix-all, who will swoop down and solve all of our problems without us having to do anything, but as an entity that will give us the wisdom, strength and courage to do what is necessary for ourselves.  This is much more empowering then just believing in the idea of a god in which you must depend on to fix all of your problems.  Clearly, our enemies are very well aware of the strength and power of Afrikans practicing our own spiritual systems which rely on truth and action and not passivity.  The practice of Afrikan spiirituality was one of the first things that was attacked and outlawed by our enemies, as is customary to all people that fall under the dominion of europeans.  As a matter of fact, the particular brand of spirituality that the Haitians are primarily known for practicing, Vodou or vodoun, which derives from West Afrika, was particularly demonized by whites/europeans, and dismissed as “paganism” or “devil worship”.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to come to draw the correlation to whites taking that loss to the Haitians, and subsequently attacking their spiritual systems to achieve victory, labeling it in such terms.

          Now is the time to start to throw off the chains that remain on us from our being stolen from our home to our subsequent enslavement.  One of the strongest chains remaining from that traumatic time are our attachments to the enemy religions, where we are taught to worship the image of our oppressors, and that our salvation lies outside of ourselves.  Spirituality in my opinion is the science of exploring your connection to a higher consciousness, for the purpose awakening the power within yourself in order to do the things and carry out the acts that need to be done.  Our attachment to the passive version of western religion based spirituality, that relies on faith, belief rather than knowledge, and miracles may be one of the most formidable obstacles to overcome in our quest for liberation.  It has been forced been forced upon Afrikan people for such a long period of time, to where it is the only form of spirituality that many Afrikans will accept, simply because it is the only one that we know.  We must open our minds, and study how we were at our very best, before the nightmare of the maafa and colonialism.  Destroying the image of the enemy savior will go a long way towards that.

Abibifahodie

Brother Osei, 21st Century Race Man

Author: Brother Osei 21CRM

I am a victim of racism/white supremacy who spends my time and energy looking for solutions.

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