African Societal structure was systematically destroyed. Not all of it was done by europeans. In 1492 the African Moorish Empire that controlled the european peninsula of Portugal, Spain and parts of France suffered an empire breaking defeat. After 700 years of brutal war between Muslim Moors and european christians the combined christian forces of Ferdinand and Isabella and the huge mercenary european barbarian armies that they hired defeated the African Moors. You can begin to trace the intolerance and inhumanity of europeans for Africans from this era. The mass expulsion of all non european non christian People from europe started here. Large numbers of displaced Africans many with military background found their way into Moroco at this time. Invasions from europe, north west Africa and Islamic Arabia all impacted upon the societal infrastructure of West African Empires.
From the Northwest, Moors retreating from europe. From the east and north east Arabs bent on conquest under the banner of Islam.
From the north and west europeans hungry for food and riches.
The eventual impact of these forces on the North, East, Central, Southern and West African Empires after generations of invasions, military, religious, cultural, and diplomatic all used as tools for conquest, was the collapse into chaos for many Afrikan Societies.
During the era of chaos for Afrikan Empires seeking to recover their natural balance, foreign invaders from every direction entered the Continent.
Invading Navies, armies, diplomats, traders, merchants and religious zealots from europe, established footholds on the coast.
Along the east coast Arab traders and merchants, Islamic converters and Portuguese conquistadors wrecked thier havoc.
european military forts stretched from the northern end of the continent to the southern end along the coast.
From these military outposts, they went out into the chaotic vacuum and Kidnapped, Stole, Pillaged, raped, and destroyed the remaining infrastructure. They enetred with their soldiers, traders, their priests and their diplomats and deceitfully destroyed and coerced the fragmented African heirachy. By the time they were finished, they had eliminated resistance, in certain areas, established a cadre of mullato assistants and established collaborative agreements with some rulers.
Their greed for African resources knew no limits and there was no act to despicable for them to accomplish their greeedy ends. Their gunboat diplomacy assisted their traders and merchants to insure monopoly supply of goods and materials. Their decitful merchants and traders and their illiterate and culturally biased proselytes spread malice,decit and Spiritual confusion among the masses. By the time their mission was accomplished in areas under their influence, the institutional structure of African Society had been shattered.
Their greed and hunger took them out of their dank and icy environment of scarcity into a world of abundance. Seeing all this abundance their greedy and selfish personality would not let them share. They decided from the outset, that they were going to own and control all the resources, wherever they met them and they would destroy all the cultures and societies they came upon so that they could posses those resources. And so in their wanderings they came upon the lands to the west and north of them and set upon destroying the indegenous population they met in these lands.
Every where they went, they used their tools of destruction.
Their bible and their religion,(a tool used for the attack on the psycho/spiritual concepts that bind societies).
Their sword, cannons and soldiers, (a tool used for the physical destruction of People and infrastruture that bind Societies.)
Their germs, (a tool used to destroy the genetic structure of People that bind Societies.)
Their diplomats ( a tool used for spreading deceit and distrust among Societies.)
Their genocidal havoc annihilated millions of indegenous Peoples in a very brief peiod. Then they found themselves with a strange dilema. They had not the genetic makeup to sustain themselves in the tropical environment of the lands they had killed, maimed, murdered, pillaged and raped to possess.
For those who continue to live under the false misconception, so cleverly established by european educational institutions that Africans were sitting by the seaside waiting for the europens to come with their ships so that they could sell their kith and kin, nothing could be farther form the truth. There must be, a closer examination of the time frame, between the coming of the european and the collaboration of certain sectors of African Society. Upon close examination, one will discover, that there is a gap in time between the two.
That gap was the time used by the european to completely destroy African Institutional infrastrcture and condition younger generations to accept as normal, a situation that their Parents and Grandparents would not accept. There was no trade in African Human Beings before the europeans came. After the european arrived,it took them many years of operation in the chaos they created, to established an infrastructure that involved Africans.
The word slave (SLAV) comes from the the huge trade in the slavic People when the holy roman empire and its church the catholic church approved the capture and sale of any human being who was not a member of the catholic religion. The europeans themselves were sellng their own and already had a market system for human Beings. All recordings of their first trips into the continent show them returning to europe with people they kidnapped to sell as slaves. Until the 1500's, however, anyone was free game to the europeans among the cultures and societies they invaded. As they put it, "once they were not catholics"
It took the european many years to establish their footholds on the continent, and it took them many more years to condition and coerce certain sectors of African Society to supply them with Human Beings. Africans did not have a market for slaves. Africans did not have an economic system based on slavery. It was the economic system of Ethnic Chattel Slavery created by the european that became the main item of trade that eventually got collaboration from some sectors of African Society. Up until that point europeans used military, merchant, diplomat, and preacher to rob the African of their freedom, kidnap them and transport them to far away lands to labour for nothing until death.
Who financed Christobal Colon's genocidal search for fame and fortune?
Ferdinand and Isabella? Where did they get the funds?
From the land and riches that they took from the defeated Moorish heirachy that they deported.
Columbus was a mercenary, a soldier of fortune, a murderer, a kidnapper, an opportunist seeking for fame and fortune.
He came with soldiers and priests. SWORD and BIBLE. They came and conquered in the name of the church and the state.
Today, anywhere that western educational institutions hold sway, this man is promoted as a "hero".
Whose "hero" is he? Columbus? Hero? For Who?
After the european genocidally annihilated the People they met in the Caribbean and the Americas, they found that they could not supply the human labour resources necessary out of their own gene pool. They neither had the numbers, or the physical resistance necessary to work the lands that they had usurped. It was then the european invented the most despicable part of their slavery system. ETHNIC CHATTEL SLAVERY specific only to the African who was so easy to identify and who could never assimilate into their society. It was then, that they began the removal of African human resources in large numbers. It was then, that the Human Resource base of Africa beagn to be drained.
Do you know, how an entire Society is destroyed?
Try taking all its Leaders, Scientists, Inventors, Intellects, Academics, Artisans, Agriculturalists, Doctors,Nurses, Midwives, Spiritualists, Herbalists, Lawyers, Linguists,and Teachers.
In other words, the backbone of the institutions that bind the society together.
Kidnap them, and transport them across the ocean.
Don't for one minute assume the concept you have been fed by western educational institutions.
All the above, and more existed in the African communities that were destroyed by the marauding forces of europe and its allies.
It is that knowledge base and experience that built the western world.
It was not just the physical labour of Africans that built the western world.
It was the sum total of their accquired knowledge passed down through generations of sucessive civilisations.
Here is another western world hero. Knighted by his queen for bringing glory and fortunes to the crown.
A common pirate. Here is the crest that was mounted in his mansion and on the "good ship jesus" that he pillaged the seas on. Englands first slaver
"The slaves, who made up the live cargo, were burdened by grief and desperation. Many had probably been sold several times before ending up in the fort's dungeons or barracoons, but their introduction to a large slave ship was even more terrifying than the journey to the coast and the fort. At midnight, 23 April 1768, The Fredensborg set sail with a cargo of 265 enslaved Africans, 928 kilograms of ivory and 1.25 kilograms of gold. In order to prevent revolt the slaves were chained together two by two, using foot shackles. THE HUMAN CARGO. 158 MALE SLAVES, 78 FEMALE SLAVES, 9 GIRL SLAVES, 20 BOY SLAVES, 265 ENSLAVED AFRICANS"
Kidnapped, chained, transported in the belly of ships against your will. Stripped and sold like animals in a market place. This was the least of the torture endured for the next 400 years, as African free labour and collective knowledge base built the western world physically and economically.
Eyewitness details of a Slave Ship
Eventually the Slave masters in america thought it was more cost effective to "breed" their own slaves. The end result of that approach, is that today in the usa one can find the most finely conditioned Afrikans with an overwhelming desire to please their masters. Selective elimination of the Afrikan gene pool of Afrikans who show the desire to resist continues right up to the present in the usa. The jails of the usa are full to capacity with Afrikans with the will to resist. The sports and entertainment industries, on the other hand are full to capacity with finely conditioned slaves whose one desire is to make their masters happy.
The Afrikan enslaved in the Caribbean was replaced, as soon as she/he was no longer able to work from sun up to sun up. It is recorded, that the slave masters had no problems carrying them out to sea and drowning them when they were no longer fit enough to do the back breaking tasks of plantation life. For those who assume that Afrikans have lived outside of Afrika since the 1500's. Think again. Afrikans were being brought out of the continent for (approx) 400 four hundred years. But, they were brought by the boatloads, worked, starved and beaten to death and then replaced. The vast majority of Afrikans in the Caribbean were brought over in the last wave. The period between the years 1830 and 1900 when so called "emancipation" took place is the time, that most Afrikans residing in the Caribbean region were taken out of Afrika. The slave trade stretched from the 1500's to the 1900's. From the beginning, through out the region some Afrikans were never enslaved as they escaped very soon after landing and established their own communities. These were the exception. The enslaved Afrikan on the plantation, was not able to establish a somewhat stable social order until after"emancipation". There was no room on a plantation seeking to maximize profits for pregnant women. As such the vast majority of pregnant Afrikan women on any given plantation were those who were raped by their masters. Afrikans in the Caribbean did not start making families until after "emancipation".
Very Brief History
All Societies are bonded together, by their Ethnic, Mental, Spiritual, Cultural and Historical Roots.
The glue that holds this bond from generation to generation are the Psycho/Spiritual values of the Society.
Psycho/Spiritual values are expressed through a Societies Spiritual System.
If you have no Psycho/Spiritual System of your own and you express yourself through some one elses "Belief System" then they control your Spirit.
This is the SECOND Battle Ground.The MENTAL WAR. The battle for your mind.
While the mental war took place simultaneously with the the PHYSICAL War it was not the priority. When the System of Ethnic Slavery became more costly than the returns, the non-melanoid aberations of humanity started their next phase of control.
The educational and religious institutions began in earnest to capture completely the minds of the People that they had recently "freed".
COLONIALISM, the younger Sister of Ethnic Slavery now took center stage.
The physical control of the land and the mental control of the People became the priority to insure the continued pillaging of other Peoples resources.
In the 1830's some few universities in Germany and England established an higher education ciriculum.
They completly revised the history of the world to fit their distorted world view of themselves.
They then created some theoritcal social sciences to justify their existence.
The operative words in all the ciriculum they established was SUPERIOR and CHOSEN.
This unproven THEORITICAL knowledge base established then upon its false foundation of their Superiority still continues today.
In order to get "higher education" degrees, the student MUST research from only approved books.
Scholarly works that do not support the educational institutions version of the world and its Peoples never make it to the approved list.
This piece of "paper" is what the educational institutions give you, when you have demonstrated your ability to reproduce through ROTE memorization the theories that they force you to memorize from abc to university.
The end result is that one comes out of the system with a degree only if they have demonstrated their capacity to validate and perpetuate a doctrine established on unproven theories.
Which one of these images hangs in your home?
Which one of them hangs in the home of close friends and relatives?
Which one of them reflects your ethnicity?
Has this image in any way captured and capsized your Psycho/Spiritual knowing, and replaced it with a "Belief System"?
Here are some images that could begin the reversal process necessary for you to rediscover your TRUE SELF.
This scientist and his dog, established the science of mind control through repitition.
Say it, hear it, see it over and over and whether it is true or not the unconscious mind will operate as if it were true.
This simple formula has allowed a group of people still in their babaric stage of development, to control the minds of the masses they "govern".
Their educational, religious and media institutions bombard minds, with rote memory ideas and images.
While the struggle continued to seeth beneth the surface, and post "emancipation" leaders and thinkers looked for the synthesizing elements to formulate the next phase of the struggle in a way that the Masses could understand, the colonizer began in earnest to colonize the minds of those that they had just supposedly recently "emancipated".
The Mis-Education of ALL Afrikan People under Colonial domination began in earnest.
It was not until the emergence of Marcus Garvey in the 1920's, some eighty six (86) years after "emancipation" that a Mass idelogical approach to the Mental re-awakening of the Masses took form.
By then, the coloniser had already made deep inroads into the psyche of its former slaves.
THREE RADICAL INTELLECTUAL DIASPORA AFRIKANS THAT ESTABLISHED THE FOUNDATION FOR AFRIKAN UNITY Edward Blyden Martin Delaney HSW HSWillaims
The Hon. Edward Blyden, The Hon. Martin Delaney, The Hon. H. Sylvester Williams, philosophies, writings, lectures and activities around the world where ever Afrikans lived, established the foundation that the Hon. Marcus Garvey synthesized and gave to the Afrikan World as a vehicle for their redemptiion.
THE HONOURABLE MARCUS MOSIAH GARVEY
PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH
From the naming of African Freedom Day to the Organisation of African Unity through the celebrations of African Liberation Day, to the establishment of the African Union. 1958-2002. African Liberation Day
The advent of the African Union (AU) can be described as an event of great magnitude in the institutional evolution of the continent.
On 9.9.1999, the Heads of State and Government of the Organisation of African Unity issued a Declaration.
The Sirte Declaration, calling for the establishment of an African Union.
With a view, inter alia, to accelerating the process of integration in the continent.
To enable it play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation.
The African Union has a FLAG, A LOGO, and a National Anthem.
It is an advancement over the organ it replaced, the OAU, but much still has to be done.
The OAU was a divided organ from its inception. Not all of its MEMBERS were fully committed to the UNITY OF AFRICA.
The Sirte Declaration offered a new way forward. From 1999 to the present, however, the AU has demonstrated not only the continued division established within the OAU but has continued further along the path of the old colonial divisions.
The neo-colonial inroads made by the the old colonial rulers, through the many pacts and treaties negotiated by individual Afrikan States and the AU body clearly demonstrates the neither current Afrikan leadership individually, or through the AU organ have the Afrikan People at home and abroad at heart.
TO SURVIVE the neocolonial onslaught as an integral HUMAN grouping,AFRIKANS at home and ABROAD must Unite AFRIKA.
The AU has demonstrated, that under present leadership it neither has the WILL nor the INTENT to do so.
Afrikans at home and abroad must create the organ that will UNITE Afrika.AFRICAN UNION WEBSITE
The palm leaves shooting up on either side of the outer circle stand for peace.
The gold circle again symbolizes Africa's wealth and bright future.
The green circle again stands for African hopes and aspirations.
The plain map of Africa without boundaries in the inner circle signifies African unity.
The small interlocking red rings at base of the Emblem stand for African solidarity, and the blood shed for Liberation of Africa.
Flag composed of :
Broad green horizontal stripe at the top followed by a narrow band of gold.
Broad white stripe bearing the Emblem at its centre followed by a narrow gold band and broad green stripe at the bottom.
The colour green symbolizes African hopes and aspiration to unity.
The gold colour stands for African wealth and bright future.
The colour white represents the purity of Africa's desire to have genuine friends throughout the world.
The African Woman. Beauty, Strength, Power, Authority, Knowledge. Teacher, Socializer, Organiser, Adviser, Inventor, all reside here. The genetic memory of Afrika resides here. The Past, Present and Future of Afrikan people all reside here.
What made Afrikan Civilizations HIGH CIVILIZATIONS?
The Position, that WOMEN occupied in its structure.
Afrika and Afrikans must regain the BALANCE,that allowed them to flourish for Millinea.
WOMEN must attain their CORRECT positions.
It is the Strength of the WOMEN on the PHYSICAL, MENTAL and SPIRITUAL plane, that made Afrika and Afrikans attain and maintain HIGH CVILIZATIONS for long periods of time.
It is the Strength of the Woman that has allowed US to endure and survive the last (500) five hundred years.
The elevation of the WOMAN through the effort of both Afrikan Women and Men will begin the Re-Birth of Afrikan High Civilizations.
The trap lies here. The european captured your BODY, your MENTALITY and your SPIRIT.
Claiming to release you from physical bondage, he has trapped you in his illusion that you have been made free.
Freedom must be PHYSICAL, MENTAL and SPIRITUAL.
Still struggling with the vestiges of Physical bondage, we have yet to make any progress from physical emancipation.
At least 2 of the three elements are necessary for complete freedom.
Since the third element is out of reach presently, the key to our continued progress lies here.
Until we establish control of the institutions that condition us, or establish our own institutions to lay the foundation for our own redemption. They will keep us trapped through their mass media, religion and education institutions.
The key lies in your mentalitity.
Real Afrikan Unity, The Rebirth of Afrikan Civilization, The Re-establishment of an Afrikan Centered World View, will not become a reality, until the GLAMOR that the non Melanoid material being who thrives in a world of chaos has placed on your mentality is broken.
THE STRUGGLE TO THROW OFF COLONIAL SHACKLES CONTINUES