WHO IS MUTOPE DUGUMA
I AM A NEW AFRIKAN, DESCENDANT OF AFRIKAN MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE BROUGHT TO THIS COUNTRY IN ‘1619’ TO BE CHATTEL SLAVERY, PLACED ON SLAVE PLANTATIONS ALL OVER AMERIKKKA, MAINLY IN SOUTHERN STATES, WHERE OUR PEOPLE (ANCESTORS) WOULD EVOLVE AS A DOMESTIC COLONIZED NOTION – DCN:
MY NAME IS MUTOPE DUGUMA – PRONOUNCED: -MOO-TOE-PAY DOO-GOO-MOH, IT MEANS THE COMPASSIONATE PROTECTOR. IT IS NOT ONLY MY NEW AFRIKAN NAME, BUT IT IS WHAT RECONNECTS ME TO OUR MOTHER LAND AND OUR LEGACY AND HERITAGE AS A PEOPLE.
I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE WATTS –NICKERSON GARDENS HOUSING PROJECTS, WHERE A BEAUTIFUL NEW AFRIKAN QUEEN NAMED: S/N ALMA JEAN-CRAWFORD, WOULD GIVE BIRTH TO ME. IN COMPANY WITH A NEW AFRIKAN KING NAMED: S/N ROBERT EARL CRAWFORD SR.
I WAS BLESSED WITH A SURVIVAL DAY’ ON AUGUST 26TH,1966, AN GIVEN MY S/N JAMES DARREN CRAWFORD.
I LIKE MOST NEW AFRIKAN MEN AND WOMEN GREW UP IN AN IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITY PLAGUED WITH ALL THE CONTRADICTIONS (IE. PROBLEMS) THAT WE SEE TODAY BEFORE US: DRUGS, ALCOHOL, VIOLENCE, ETC.
I WOULD GO BY MY G/N BOW LOW-PRONOUNCED: BO’LOW WHERE I WOULD BE IN REPRESENTATION OF THE WATTS NICKERSON GARDENS HOUSING PROJECTS, IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA WHERE I WOULD EARN MYSELF A REPUTATION THAT WOULD LEAD ME STRAIGHT TO PRISON ON A LIFE SENTENCE. WHILE IN PRISON I WOULD BECOME POLITICALLY CONSCIOUS TO OUR NEW AFRIKAN HISTORICAL AND PRESENT CONTRADICTIONS, IT AND HERE IS WHERE I WOULD START UTILIZING MY STRENGTHS AND NOTORIETY TO EDUCATE FIRST AND FOREMOST NEW AFRIKAN, AND OTHER MEN AND WOMEN.
WATTS WITH ALL ITS HISTORY OF RESISTANCE COULDN’T ESCAPE BEING PLAGUED BY THE DRUGS AND GANGS CULTURE. I UNFORTUNATELY WAS COMPROMISED BY SUCH MANUFACTURED CONTRADICTIONS THAT SWALLOW UP SOULS (NEW AFRIKAN MEN AND WOMEN) LIKE THE GRIM REAPER, (ie. THE SOUL COLLECTOR).
THIS IS A PEEK INTO MY LIFE AS BRIEF
ONE LOVE, ONE STRUGGLE, ONE RESULT!!!
STRUGGLE WITHOUT SACRIFICE IS USELESS
BY MUTOPE DUGUMA MARCH 2015
It’s been over 45 since the Damus (Bloods) and Kiwes (Crips) culture was developed out of communities all over Los Angeles County, especially in South Central Los Angeles, California. What began as a progression of mischief behavior has turned into a real phenomenon that reached state to state, city to city, and throughout the world. This behavior showed no signs of letting up. Bonds are just as strong as they ever been. Homies from both sides refuse to yield an inch, staying true to form. We can now look back on these 45 plus years and see the struggles that many of us had to overcome and the countless lives lost inside these subcultures representing what we call the ‘hood’, hood that most of us unfortunately cannot claim anymore due to the drastic change in the demographics, where the state and federal government basically broke up every new Afrikan community that they saw as a potential threat after the Rodney King uprising. We also hold true to what Damu and Kiwe means to each and every one of us, and that can vary based on the individual/s you are talking to. We all are Kin to Betrayal. You cannot be entrenched in such dangerous adventures or behaviors and not find yourself being compromised by the weaker of the species, although, we all opted to play the game. As the saying goes, “Pressure will bust a pipe.” and we have countless incidents to reflect on in respects to human life. Yes, at some point and time, those of us who hold true to our beliefs, whatever they may be, have to realize that our struggle and the countless homies who have since passed on did not die in vain. If we can get it right, we have to realize that each and every one of us are responsible for making that a reality. As I say, we are all kin to betrayal, therefore, it is impossible to “kumbaya” ourselves through this process.
Our responsibility is to our people who are being slaughtered all over the world, and whether we like it or not, we have been the vanguard for New Afrikan People, especially in California, where we have fought for every New Afrikan that has been violated in or out of these prisons. None of us knew Rodney King personally, but 52 of us died, based on what happen to him, simply because we knew he could have easily been you or I. Our families, friends have been subjected to way too many attacks ‘unjustly,’ through gentrification, foreclosures on their homes, illegal evictions, injunctions, over-taxing, ticketed and mass incarceration.
Even our Bay Area brothers, who also come from these subcultures, that has basically established us under an indefinite protracted civil war brings to mind a movie I was watching called, “Major Dundee,” starring Charles Hesston. The movie was about the American civil war, 1861-65, where the U.S. (the Union) and the eleven (11) secessionist southern confederate states would go into full fledged war. The southern states whole livelihood was based on free labor, from enslaved Afrikans, which was the crux of their economy and the Union States were simply about unionizing the whole United States. In the battle of Antietam 12,000 northerners and 12,700 southerners were either killed or wounded in just one battle. On September 17, 1862, in a civil war that lasted for four years, General Robert E. Lee surrendered, 27,800 confederate troops to General Grant. Yet, in the movie, the confederate soldiers were under the custody of the union troops, held in chains inside a fort-like prison.
During this time, as the Apaches was advancing on the Union Troops, Major Dundee approached all of his prisoners captured from the civil war, and said, “I cannot promise any of you anything, but I will fight for each and every one of you to be pardoned, if you sign on to this regiment. He had sought out their commander who happen to be a Captain, who refused his offer because the hatred between these two groups was so real due to the fact that for the last four years they had murdered one another’s families, friends and associates, disrupted their way of life, and it was a bloody Civil War, one where the hate still lingers today between them. They understood that if they didn’t join forces to fight off the Apaches and the French soldiers, who were fighting for their colonies, they would be compromised. The leaders of these two regiments, Union and Confederate soldiers would combine their groups under Major Dundee’s command and despite their hatred and bad blood between them, due to slaughtering one another for four years straight, they was able to put aside what I call raw hatred for one another. Can you even imagine fighting for someone who just killed your brothers and sisters, parents and friends, etc.? Well, their lives depended on it. These men were bigger than their contradiction, which was their raw hatred for each other. They would go on to establish the United States (Union) under these two forces.
Now, I couldn’t help but think about the homies, Damu’s and Kiwe’s as well as our Bay Area Brothers, where we all come out these sub-cultures, clothed under the system of white supremacy that has cultivated us to these genocidal slave mentalities that pit us against one another, where we suffer from menticide, from the day we are born, the system of white supremacy has indoctrinated us to an inferiority complex that manifests our self-hatred by playing on our conscious, unconscious, and subconscious mind. Throughout our lives, we are being taught how to despise, devalue, demean, degrade, and kill who and what we are, whether it’s through entertainment or real life our conscious mind receive it and our unconscious mind is unaware of it, but our subconscious mind downloads it, regardless if we’re aware of it or not. So we store it, and if we are not conscious of what is being done to us, by way of subliminal suggestion, persuasive manipulation and the many brain washing techniques that’s used to influence our self-destructive behavior, where we carry out genocide against each other, then we will love what we do to each other.
It was once told by a wise man that, “Men who think you fear them will do anything to you.” And based on how we have been historically and presently treated as a people systematically, this statement is so true!! It’s not a matter of if we want to, it’s at a point where we have to. If we are to survive the many onslaughts we are being subjected to throughout the world. Sadly, we live in a very violent world and the more violent the world get, the more violently we will be treated. Our 45 years plus protracted ‘civil war’ has probably claimed thousands of lives, if not millions, and it probably will claim a lot more lives, if we don’t begin to change this vortex of violence that has plagued us as a people, internally.
I know of a lot of Damus and Kiwes who are sharing some of the same spaces on the street (i.e., hanging out). We see how the ‘92 Peace Treaties’ were broken up due to there being no meaningful standards as for one’s conduct. I often told homies (Damus), “If we are sincere about Peace, then we cannot indulge in some reckless behaviors that leads to Damu on Damu violence, or Kiwe on Kiwe violence in their respected ‘hoods.’ Peace amongst us Damus and Kiwes is about understanding our historical contradictions, as for where we are coming from and how we get to this point!
Although I focused on Damus and Kiwes, this is about all New Afrikans, especially my Bay Area partners!! New Afrikans have to understand our concrete conditions are not what they were 25 years ago. Therefore, the unifying of our strengths is based on our Peoples Survival.
One Love, One Struggle Mutope Dugoma edited by Kilaika Baruti 8/27/2015
Unity is power if we learn to cultivate this unity in our protracted struggle in all its capacity, we can begin to reshape this world back into a world that reflects the People’s Humanity, because it’s so much pain and suffering in the world today, that only our Unity will end it. But we got to be unapologetic and serious about our unity for change.
An End Hostilities Means
An end Hostilities means peace amongst the oppressed, whereas children can focus on school and living their lives peacefully, while they develop into strong young men and women. An End Hostilities means peace for the elderly who can take long peaceful walks during any time of day or night, or sit out on the porch and watch the moon and stars in the sky. An End Hostilities means peace for all men and women who will be free to go into any neighborhood of their choice to socialize with their fellow human beings can co-exist without any worry or concern that the color of their skin will be a hazard to them.
We the people
What we learned in our protracted struggle is that “we the people” are the vanguards of the people: we the people have to demand what it is that we want for ourselves; no government; no authority or no power should ever be able to trample over the people without the people rising up and saying under no circumstances do we the people accept this in our name.
We the people reject torture of human beings!
We the people reject mass incarceration of our sons and daughters!
We the people reject police brutality!
We the people reject poverty!
We the people reject solitary confinement!
We the people reject any crimes and acts committed against our humanity…no matter who the perpetrator may be!
I’m Just Asking
How can we the people of this nation/world end the suffering of countless men and women held inside man-made, ‘manufactured’ torture chambers called solitary confinement?
Can we call on the humanity of this nation/world to lend their voices, their time, their strength and heart, their money toward ending torture in Amerikkka? Is it reasonable to ask why so many human beings have been allowed to suffer for so long, such a cruel, and brutal fate, simply because they’re considered the outcast of a society?
Do the state and federal government have a responsibility to its citizens, or does it have the right to subject its poorest, incarcerated citizens to an ongoing physical and psychological torment with no end in sight?
I’m just asking,
September 30, 2014, posted by blogger
S/n James Crawford
P.O. Box 7500
Crescent City, CA 95532
I’m just asking
MUTOPE ON POLICE BRUTALITY
WHEN WE WERE GROWING UP, WE UNDERSTOOD THAT MOST OF THESE WHITE, BLACK, AND BROWN POLICE OFFICER WERE PREDATORS AND THEY CAME TO OUR COMMUNITIES PUMPED UP, LOOKING FOR ACTION AND THERE ARE SEVERAL PROFILES OF THEM: COCKY, SCARED, FEARLESS, RACIST, PREJUDICED, BIASED, ANXIOUS, GANGSTERS, ETC. WE WERE WARNED AS YOUNG BOYS TO HAVE NO ENGAGEMENT WITH THE POLICE, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES. IN THE NICKERSON GARDENS HOUSING PROJECTS, WE WOULD AVOID ANY ENGAGEMENT WITH THE POLICE. ANY TIME THEY WOULD ENTER OUR COMMUNITY WE WOULD NOTIFY EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT THEY WERE PRESENT, BECAUSE WE KNEW WHAT THESE PREDATORS WERE COMING TO DO. THEREFORE, WE ESTABLISHED DEFENSE MECHANISMS AGAINST THEM AND NO ENGAGEMENT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE.
THEIR WHOLE PURPOSE IS TO PROFILE EVERY INDIVDUAL IN THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER THEY AE INTO CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OR NOT. THEY HAVE NO INTEREST IN THE COMMUNITY SERVICE, OUTSIDE OF INCARCERATING, HARASSING AND CRIMINALIZING ANYONE THEY CAN, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF.
WE USED THIS VERY EFFECTIVELY, BECAUSE CHILDREN RAN FROM THEM AND THE YOUNG ADOLESCENTS, TEENAGERS AND ADULTS NEVER ENGAGED THEM, BECAUSE WE ALL REALIZED WE WAS DEALING WITH A VERY DANGEROUS PREDATOR. WE MJUST REALIZE THAT THE POLICE, AND WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING, IS AN ACT OF PROVOCATION TO INSTIGATE AND AGITATE STATE AND EVENTUALLY USE FEDERAL VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PEOPLE. IT’S WHAT YOU CALL MANUFACTUREDVIOLENCE/KASO, ON A MORE LARGER SCALE BECAUSE WHEN YOU TAKE THESE INCIDENTS INTO QUESTION, YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE SOMETHING MORE SINISTER AT PLAY. WE MUST LOOK AT IT, IN ITS LARGER CONTEXT, WE TALKING OUTRIGHT MURDERS BEING CARRIED OUT AGAINST THE PEOPLE, CHILDREN AT THAT! IT’S SO MANY THAT WE WHO CALL OURSEVLES MEN SHOULD BE ASHAMED, ESPECIALLY THE SO-CALLED BLACK ESTABLISHMENT AND THE MANY POLITICIANS AND POWERFUL RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, ATHLETES, ETC.
WE MUST BE SERIOUS ABOUT OUR LIVES. IF WE GONNA HOLLER ‘NON-VIOLENCE’ WHILE UNDER ATTACK BY THE STATE, THEN WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE? ARE YOU ALL WILLING TO SHUT DOWN THE NEL, NBA, MLB, NCAA, TO PROTEST THE KILLING OF OUR CHILDREN AND PEOPLE? ARE YOU WILLING TO WALK AWAY FROM CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS OR ANY LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL OFFICE UNTIL NEW AFRIKANS (I.E., BLACK LIFE) IS RESPECTED AND VALUED? ARE NEW AFRIKANS, SO-CALLED CITIZENS OF THIS NATION, WILLING TO REMOVE ALL YOUR CHILDREN FROM HARMS WAY, I.E. SCHOOLS, ETC. UNTIL THE KILLING AND OUTRIGHT PROFILING OF OUR PEOPLE CEASE?
I WAS ALWAYS EDUCATED TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF PERFECT LOVE AND PERFECT HATE. WE NEED TO TRULY EDUCATE OURSEVLES TO WHO TRULY LOVES US AND WHO TRULY HATES US AS A PEOPLE AND EMBRACE THIS AS OUR PRACTICE AND BELIEFS BECAUSE FOR TOO LONG, WE HAVE ALLOWED OUR LIVES TO BE COMPROMISED BY THE STATE AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS WITH COMPENSATION (I.E., PAYOFFS) FOR OUR DESPAIR, THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF MONEY WORTH ANYONE’S LIFE, BECAUSE ITS IRREPLACEABLE; OR AN EXPLANATION FROM AN ALREADY RIGGED-UP GRAND JURY JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH IS A SCAM OF A SYSTEM.
WE SHOULD NOT BE BLINDED BY RHETORIC OF ‘POLICE TRANING’ IN WHICH THE FORMER NARCISSISTIC PRESIDENT B. OBAMA, WHO LITERALLY PUTTING A QUARTER OF A BILLION DOLLARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING FOR THESE KILLINGS. MAN, THIS IS WHAT ONE WOULD CALL AN OXYMORON FOR REAL. THE POLICE DO NOT DESERVE ANOTHER PENNY PUMPED INTO THIS OVER-MASSIVE USE OF A FORCE. WHERE WAS THE OUTRAGE FOR THAT PROPOSAL? ARE WE NOT AWARE OF WHAT IS AT PLAY HERE? HOW DO YOU POUR MORE MONEY INTO FAILURE?
THE POLICE STATE HAS GROWN TOO BIG AND IT HAS NO CONTRADICTION THAT CAN MEET THE NEEDS OF ITS HUMONGOUS APPETTITE. THEREFORE, IT MUST CREATE THOUGH PROVOCATION AND INSTIGATION TO MAKE ITSELF USEFUL. THEY’RE NOT EVEN DEALING WITH ACTUAL CRIMINALS IN THESE INCIDENTS, BUT THEY ARE KILLING HELPLESS AND INNOCENT ‘SO-CALLED’ CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY. AGAIN, I INSISTTHAT ALL NEW AFRIKANS ESTABLISH YOURSELVES AROUND A NO ENGAGEMNT PROGRAM AGAINST THESE PREDATORS. EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A CRIMINAL, DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HAVE CONTACT WITH POLICE UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR YOUE OWN PROTECTIONS. BEWARE OF THEM LIKE CHILD SEXUAL PREDATORS, BECAUSE THEY ARE KILLERS.
DURING THE 1992 REBELLION, RIOTS, AND UPRISING OVER THE RODNEY KING INCIDENT, TO WHICH AN ALL-WHITE JURY CAME BACK WITH A ‘NOT’GUITY’ VERDICT OF HIS CIVIL/HUMAN RIGHTS, WHERE STATE POLICE BEAT THIS MAN SENSELESS, THE PEOPLE ACTED, THAT UNFORTUNATELY LED TO 52 PEOPLE BEING KILLED, AND THE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY – STATE AND CORPORATE, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY. WHAT PEOPLE DIDN’T RELIZE WAS THAT THE CORPORATE/STATE GOVERNMENT WOULD WAGE A SERIES OF ATTACKS ON BREAKING UP THSES WATTS AND SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITIES BY PLACING FBI SUB – STATIONS INSIDE THESE COMMUNITIES AND THEY RAN THEIR COUNTER INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM (COINTELPRO) RECOGNAISSANCE (A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF AN AREA, AN EXPLORATORY, MILITARY SURVEY OF ENEMY TERRITORY.) AND WHEN THEY WERE DONE, THESE COMMUNITIES WENT FROM 85% OR 90% NEWAFRIKAN PEOPLE, TO 25%TO35% NEW AFRKAN, AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPEN NEXT. SO, ANY ACTION WILL COME WITH CONSEQUENCES FROM THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ITS HAS ALWAYS BEEN REPRESSIVE, BUT IN ACTION IS WORSER.
REMEMBER, YOU CAN ENCOURAGE ALL 47 MILLION NEW AFRIKANS IN AMERIKA TO BOYCOTT CORPORATE AMERIKA WHICH CAN BE TIED DIRECTLY TO THESE KILLINGS. NO ONE SHOULD SHOP AT ANY STORE THAT CALL THE POLICE AGAINST ITS CUSTOMERS. WHEN PEOPLE STOLE FROM MR. TUCKER’S STORE, HE TOLD THEIR MOTHER, NOT THE POLICE, AND SHE WOULD MAKE YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU STOLE OR TOOK. THAT IS A STORE OWNER WHO IS TIED TO THECOMMUNITY.
ONE LOVE, ONE STRUGGLE,
ORGANIZING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
TO ORGANIZE A HEALTHY COMMUNITY, THE RESIDENTS OF THE COMMUNITY MUST BE HEALTHY HUMANS, MEANING THAT THE OBJECTIVE HERE IS HEALTHY. WE START WITH PEOPLE FIRST, BECAUSE IF THE PEOPLE ARE NOT MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY, THEN IT’S HUMANLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO BE HEALTHY AND WE DO NOT NEED A UTOPIA TO HAVE A HEALTHY COMMUNITY.
*PHYSICAL HEALTH, *MENTAL HEALTH, *MORAL HEALTH, IS REQUIRED. *
ONCE THE ORGANIZERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN, THEN THERE SHOULD BE A SYSTEM SET UP AROUND THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO CARRY OUT EFFECTIVE ORGANIZING. FOR EXAMPLE, WE MUST SEEK OUT AS MANY OF THE ELDERLY WHO LIVES WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, WHO ARE MENTALLY FUNCTIONAL, AND FORM A THINK TANK AROUND THEIR COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE. SO, OUR FIRST ACTION TOWARD ACHIEVING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY IS TO SEEK OUT THE ELDERLY AND FORM A THINK TANK (TT). WE CANNOT EXPECT TO GALVANIZE THE PEOPLE OR THE COMMUNITY IF WE DON’T ENGAGE THEM IN THE PROCESS. EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL MUST BE EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY. PEOPLE NEED TO FEEL NEEDED AND TO BE APART OF SOMETHING. IT’S A NATURAL HUMAN QUALITY. SO, IF AND WHEN PEOPLE ARE GIVEN RESPONSIBILITY, WITH ASSSTANCE WITHIN THEIR WORKING CAPACITY, THEY TEND TO EXCEL AND SUCCEED, BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD A PERSON MAY BE PORTRAYED TO BE,EACH WANTS TO CONTRIBUTE. SO, ONCE WE FORM THE THINK TANK, THIS VOICE WILL BE THE WEIGHT OF THE COMMUNITY.
OUR NEXT PHASE IS TO BRING ABOUT THE LEARDERS OF OUR COMMUNITY, AND THAT WILL BE AS MANY RESPONSIBLE ADULTS AS WE CAN PRODUCE. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE ‘SUPER SMART’PEOPLE, BECAUSE WE CAN SEE THAT SO-CALLED ‘SUPER SMART’ PEOPLE AREN’T THAT SMART AT ALL, WHO LEADS THIS COUNTRY, BECAUSE WE GOT MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX (MIC), PRISON INDUSTRIAL SLAVE COMPLEX (PISC), MASS INCARCERATION, SOLITARY CONFINMENT UNITS, DEATH PENALTY, POVERTY, BELOW-THE POVERTY LINE, ETC. CONTRADICTIONS. SO, WE SEEKOUT ADULTS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE/ENTITIES OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY AND THE LAST PART OF OUR ORGANIZING WILL BE THE YOUNG ADULITS.THEY WILL BE GIVEN THE SOLE TASK OF MANAGING AND DEVELOPING THE COMMUNITY, UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF OUR COMMUNITY ELDERS AND LEADERS. ALL THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY WILL BE BROUGHT UP UNDER THESE THREE ENTITIES: 1. ELDERLY; 2. ADULTS, AND 3. YOUNG ADULTS. EACH ENTITY WILL KNOW THE FUNCTIONS OF EACH OTHER’S ENTITY. NO ONE IN THE COMMUNITY WILL WAKE UP WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE TO AND FOR. EACH LIVING SOUL WILL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, BECAUSE RESPONSIBILITY BRINGS ABOUT DISCIPLINE BRING ABOUT SOUND CHARACTER TRAITS, WHICH WILL ALL COME NATURALLY WITH RESPONSIBILITY.
WE WILL BE IN THE HEALING BUSINESS SIMPLY BY TAKING CARE OF OUR PEOPLE AND COMMUNITY. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I’VE LEARNED FROM STUDYING OUR COMMUNITIES IS THAT PEOPLE ARE UNFORTUNATELY SUFFERING, DUE TO EXTERNAL FACTORS TO WHICH THEY HAVE NO CONTROL WHATSOEVER OVER THEIR LIVES. THIS BRINGS ABOUT ANGER, STRESS, AND DEPRESSION IN MANY PEOLPLE AND THEY, ODDLY ENOUGH, SEEK OUT OTHER ALTERNATIVES TO COMPENSATE FOR THE EMPTINESS THEY FEEL IN THEIR LIVES, THIS RENDERS THEM AS HELPLESS, USELESS, OR FAILURES IN THEIR MINDS.THIS IS ONE REASON WHY ALCOHOL, DRUGS, AND OTHER STREET VICES ARE USED TO REPLACE THE VOID THAT IS MISSING IN THEIR LIVES, AND SOCIETY’S UNHEALTHINESS CAN BE DIRECTLY LINKED TO POVERTY AND STRESS. SO, WHAT WE DO IS ESTABLISH EVERYONE AROUND WORK IN THE COMMUNITY.
1. EDUCATION: GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
2. EXERCISE: PHYSICAL HEALTH
3. SANITATION: CLEANLINESS
4. SECURITY: SAFETY
B. HEALTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT:
1. SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: STRONG COMMUNICATION SKILLS AROUND LOVE AND RESPECT FOR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS.THAT WILL PRODUCE SOUND SOCIAL PROGRAM.
2. CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: LIFESTYLE, CUSTOMS, ARTS, ETC., EXPRESSION OF ONES’CIVILIZATION SHOULD AND CAN BE SEEN THROUGH EACH PEOPLE’ CULTURALIZATION, SO IT DEVELOPMENT IS CRUCIAL.
3. POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IS ABOUT UNDERSTANDING AND ESTABLISHING A SYSTEM OF POLICIES THAT GOVERN THE PEOPLE, WHICH SERVES THEIRS INTEREST.
4. COLLECTIVE ECONOMICS TO WHICH THE PEOPLE CONTROL THE RESOURCES AND WEALTH IN THEIR COMMUNITY, THAT IS USED TO MEET THEIR BASIC HUMAN NEEDS.
IT WOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE THREE ENTITIES OF OUR COMMMUNITY (ELDERS, ADULTS, YOUNG ADULTS) WHO WILL ALL HAVE A SAY AS TO WHAT KIND OF SOCIAL, CULTURE, POLITICAL AND ECONOMICAL SYSTEMS WOULD BE ESTABLIHED FOR THE COMMUNITY, ALWAYS KEEPING IN MIND HUMAN NATURE. THESE PRINCIPLES ARE CRUCIAL TO A SOCIETY, BECAUSE THERE WILL BE BELIEF SYSTEMS (IDEOLOGY) FOR GENERATIONS TO COME AND EACH SYSTEM IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE ONES’ POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT WILL OCCUR THROUGH OR UNDER THESE SYSTEMS.
EACH OF THESE HAVE TO BE CARRIED OUT BY THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY. WE CANNOT MAKE THE MISTAKE AND THINK THAT WE MUST OWN CAR LOTS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE TRANSPORTION for the community, or produce food for the world in order to have adequate food. Everything we do is simply for the health of the community, keeping in mind that the operative word is health, Of that community.
EACH OF US HAVE TO BE ROOTED IN THE UNDERSTANDING THAT GREED PERPETUATES CONTRADICTION THAT LEAD TO THE DESTRUCTION OF SOCIETIES/ COMMMUNITIES. THEREFORE, WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT EACH AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL IN OUR COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDS THAT GREED IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.
OUR INSITITUTIONS WILL NOT BE ABOUT RAPING THE EARTH OF ITS RESOURCES THOUGH OVER CONSUMPTION, BUT IT’S ABOUT SUSTAINING OURSELVES BASED ON OUR HUMAN NEEDS AND NOT OUR WANTS. WE SEE TODAY WHERE THE EARTH IS BEING PILLAGED FOR ITS RAW MATERIALS, MINERALS, GAS, OIL, ETC. WE SEE WHERE THE SEA IS BEING RAPED OF FISH BY MILLIONS, IF NOT BILLIONS.WE SEE WHOLE LAND MASSES OF TREES AND FORESTS BEING DESTROYED IN PURSUIT OF MORE WEALTH. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT NATURAL HABITATS.
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LIVING A BALANCED, HEALTHY LIFE. WE ARE IN EMBRYONIC STAGES OF GETTING OUR LIVES BACK.
ONE LOVE, ONE STRUGGLE,
Psycho Dynamic of Alienation and Isolation Within the Prison Industrial Slave Complex
Many prisoners have developed a mentality that is predicated on their psychosis, which has been formulated throughout the duration of their prison sentence, where you have a forceful demeanor that has been cultivated around being alienated from those they value most in their lives. (Family, friends, wife and children, etc.) The psycho dynamic here is that this alienation is a direct result, and cause of the dysfunctional mentality and behavior(s) that are so prevalent amongst prisoners, especially those prisoners who are alienated for years at a time, in solitary confinement! Not only are prisoners being alienated from friends and family, they are locked away in a prison where one has to re-assert themselves with complete strangers who are also being alienated from loved ones. Keep in mind that this union is one of criminal minds, (in part) where some of the most horrible of human beings are forced to live together, with some of the most decent and beautiful of human beings. A very complicated union, where amongst the imprisoned exists a varied range of predators and prey. Some of those being murderers, rapists, hustlers, gangsters, molesters, revolutionaries, militants, prison activists, etc., etc. These differing personalities most times have lifestyles and world views that are diametrically opposed to one another. With this ‘make up’ of inmate personalities in the prison industrial slave complex, a mentality is developed that numbs an individual to their natural emotional state or feelings that one would have for their family, friends or fellow human beings. The alienation from the real world compromises the prisoner’s mentality where many are unable to adjust themselves around healthy mental development. Instead, many suppress their true feelings in order to maintain some flawed sanity, which prepares them to not feel ‘anything’ that their forced alienation has caused them to feel. For example; if your family has abandoned you, you become disconnected emotionally or you may resent your family because in your mind, it’s a form of betrayal, by those you feel should support you more, especially in your time of suffering. So you harden up beyond anyone’s belief and it is in this process where you reverse the alienation, in order to protect your sanity, because now you’re taking the position that is abnormal, where you don’t feel anything that you should in respects to death, illnesses, or genuine concerns for one’s family and friends, etc. we can see it, in how we have become complacent with the continuing attacks on us and our family’s, to be disconnected from one another is expected now, the new normalcy. Instead of seeing this as one of the most inhumane practices of alienation/isolation in human history on such mass scale we find ways to suppress the feelings generated from these inhumane actions against us. This process is further threatening to the many prisoners held in solitary confinement because they are isolated from any human contact or socialization. Which is accompanied with alienation. This is a very dangerous combination because it dehumanizes the prisoner(s) and creates something other than a ‘human being’. Only those who are fighting to sustain their sanity and humanity ‘might’ be able to hold on to it, but it’s a day to day struggle in which ones consciousness has to take over in order to maintain their sanity amongst many who have already gone insane. Prisoners and prison guards alike are suffering. The guards, in their struggle to control the caged slated prisoners, physically and psychologically develop a savage mentality in which they embrace a practice that is anti-prisoner(s), where they no longer see prisoners as human beings. It is this savage mentality that encourages and allows them to treat prisoners like wild animals and this mistreatment of prisoners creates just that, savages. Again, the prisoner(s) have to believe that they are capable of sustaining the suffering at the hands of the prison guards in order to survive. So not only do the prisoners become that which their treated as, but they become so immune, as well as immersed in the mistreatment, that they no longer see it as abuse or torture. They become numb to it all so no matter how consistent the torture and abuse is against the prisoner(s) they remain in an abnormal state of mind. This is the psycho dynamic of alienation/isolation within the prison industrial slave complex, where prisoners live outside their humanity in order to survive. There’s no compassion, no understanding, no education, no love, because all emotions are suppressed, only a conformity to participate in the self-destructive behavior that is animalistic as well as so prevalent within the prison industrial slave complex- p.i.s.c.. This is the mentality that exists in which the psycho dynamic of alienation/isolation creates highly sensitive prisoner(s) where on is easily offended, so sensitive that the smallest of infractions can immediately trigger a violent conflict. (I.e. “what you looking at!?” The simplest of disagreements can cause internal/external conflicts throughout the p.i.s.c.. This stems from the psychological trauma and damage that many prisoners suffer from and many have no sense of their own struggles because their abnormal mentality has become their normal mentality throughout their prison experience. So it is a common practice in which many ‘sane’ prisoners have to stay very aware of in order to combat this mental disease that is so prevalent throughout the p.i.s.c.. Prisons are manufacturing dysfunctional human beings on purpose and then releasing them after they have been compromised by this mental disease out into communities in hopes that they become lethal weapons against the people. Many of them are on ‘Hot Meds’, as they are called on the inside, psyche medication. End the suffering. One Love, One Struggle.
Pres./Gov/ Bill Clinton, Friend or Foe?
Our ‘sista’ Michelle Alexander, being one of few intellectuals, whose willing to speak truth to, and for the oppressed people of this nation, eloquently educated us to the systemic racism carried out through local, state, and federal government policies.
Many New Afrikans (i.e. Blacks) have since known that the “so called” Black President was far from a friend of the New Afrikan people/community. When looking at his political record we can actually see Bill Clinton as a very serious foe, we are unfortunately victims of many of his repressive racist policies, which led to the oppressive living conditions our people are suffering from today. But, way before our sista Michelle Alexander, enlighten us with the New Jim Crow masterpiece, about systemic racism, many oppressed, incarcerated Bruthas and sistas were suffering from blatant race and class policies that Bill Clinton implemented during his presidency. So my question is; why haven’t any of the New Afrikan Politicians aggressively spoken out about a very formidable foe of the New Afrikan People who was/is paraded as a friend? We see Pastors, celebrities, politicians and countless photo op’s with him in the New Afrikan communities, with OUR children. Given each of us the visual impression that he was/is a friend to the New Afrikan Community. But, are we talking politics or outright murder by proxy through policies?? At the hand of President Clinton’s administration? We cannot negate the actual policies he implemented would displace, impoverish, as well as kill many of our people. Subjecting millions to extreme poverty. Do we have a responsibility to educate our people to who are friends or foes?? Or do we allow them to continue to think a foe, is our friend? Well, not only do each of us who know the truth have a responsibility to inform our people, but we should openly protest our political foes, why? So that our people will be properly informed and know that this individuals is an enemy of the people. And anyone in our community who sides with our political enemies should be equally protested and ostracized by the community, no matter who it is. Our people unfortunately is not politically conscious, therefore, those of us who are have a responsibility to educate them to how politics work in mainstream Amerika. This don’t mean that they don’t know that the system is foul! Because a lot do, as a direct result, as to how they are treated. But, when it comes to understanding the integral aspects to the willing and dealings of the players involved, and the political strongarming and threats that’s occurring inside the process and controlling of their constituents, by promising to deliver votes, etc. in order to elect their supported party into office, the people don’t truly realize that it is here where they are sold out, by the very people who look just like them, because all the players involved are there to serve their own interest, not the community. The many times that Bill Clinton was on the ‘Arsenio Hall’ show, Arsenio, had no interest in what his intentions was for the New Afrikan community as President. Arsenio, probably didn’t even care what is political affiliation was, not that it mattered, he allowed ‘Bill Clinton’ to use his platform to portray a ‘coolness’ that’s associated with our likeness, as a people. Further giving the New Afrikan people a visual impression, that this was our guy. But, did we help elect a ‘racist’ that wreaked So much Havoc on us, that to this day, we are actually seeing the results of his devastation? What did Bill Clinton, do during his Presidency, that directly affected New Afrikan People? I often say what he didn’t do!!! As Governor of Arkansas, while on the campaign for presidency he demonstrated his allegiance to this system of white supremacy, by sanctioning the execution of a New Afrikan retarded man, to which he stop his campaign to personally oversee the execution of this Brutha Ricky Ray Rector, who didn’t even know what was happening to him. Bill Clinton, assured his conservative and Democratic white voters, that he had no problems lynching niggers, with this one action. Sadly, not one new Afrikan Politician, nor anyone who voice matter, in the new Afrikan community said anything about this modern day lynching. They continued to allow the new Afrikan community to support this heartless racist. As if nothing happen. It’s our sista Michelle Alexander quoted he would go on to say “I can be nicked a lot, but no one can say I’m soft on crime.” I know if our sista Michelle would have done research with new Afrikan Political Prisoners of Jailhouse lawyers in Arkansas she probably would have been able to uncover a racist history as Governor of Arkansas. But, we are a forgiving people, even when we are being slaughtered, so we will not Judge Governor Bill Clinton for executing a New Afrikan retarded man on death row, huh? Well, let’s put it all in perspective, so that we will be clear in our claims, that this guy is a foe to the New Afrikan people/community. “As soon as he got Clinton endorsed the idea of a federal “three strikes and you’re out law.” Which he advocated in his 1994 state of the union address” He signed a $30 billion crime bill that was a result of new federal capital crimes, mandated life sentences, for three times offenders, authorized more than $16 billion for state prison grants and expansion of local police forces. He escalated the war on drugs. He signed the personal responsibility and work opportunity Reconciliation Act, replaying it with Aid to families with dependent children-AFDC-that utilized a ‘Block’ grant called Temporary assistance to needy families-TANF-that imposed a five year lifetime limit on welfare assistance and a permanent lifetime ban on eligibility for welfare and food stamps for anyone convicted of a felony drug offense including marijuana possession. During his presidency he cut funding for public housing by $17 billion. He then implanted ‘one strike and you’re out initiative,’ that would disallow anyone with a criminal history (ie. One felony) to live in Public Housing. He implemented the antiterrorism-effective death penalty Act-AEDPA-that sealed the fate of thousands of New Afrikans to Prisons for the rest of their lives all over Amerika. Clinton instituted community oriented policing services-COPS-Program and increased funding for the Byrne Grant Program, which were two of the worst federal drug programs of the Clinton era. He literally militarized police departments all over this nation by providing them with military weapons equipment, technology and training.” Read our sista Book Michelle Alexander-New Jim Crow. I tend to disagree with New Afrikan intellectuals, when they reiterate, why these Racist do what they do, to us, In the name of local, state and federal policies. I don’t accredit it to political terminologies, such as: welfare reform, one strike you’re out initiative, three strike and you’re out, war on drugs, war on crime, war on terrorism, or tough on crime, etc. I only see these terms as justification to covertly carry out deliberate malicious racist genocidal attacks against an already vulnerable ‘poor class’ people of this nation, and to further carry out the mass murder of Black people, inside Amerika by proxy through direct racist institutionalized policies. We often hear that politics are violent. But, did we negate the fact that ‘Bubba’ had a history?? Coming out of Arkansas, a state known for its racist attacks against new Afrikan People? Well, we can ‘now’ look at the way Bill Clinton single handedly decimated new Afrikan communities throughout Amerika which we can see the results today from his presidency. We also have to realize that this was the so-called peoples party-democrats- that he was allowed to carry out such vicious attacks against New Afrikan people. The devastation we suffer from these genocidal local, state, and federal government policies are unforgivable. Keep also in mind that Bill Clinton administration did nothing to stop the genocide of the Tutsi’s that were being slaughtered by the Hutus militia, instead he and his European Allies sat back and watched in pure delight a horror picture that was/is of their making, because we must never forget that these factions Hutu’s and Tutsi’s have a history of internal conflict that stems from being colonized by the Belgium Government no different than how Damu’s and Kiwe’s or the internal contradictions that new Afrikans have in the United States with one another is a direct result of being colonized. We also see how Bill Clinton call himself being a pioneer for the Haitian people whereas, promises were made and the misappropriation of funds (i.e. donations) that was for the rebuilding of this Afrikan nation in the western hemisphere after being devastated by an Earthquake. We see him right now in Afrika-The ‘mother land’ doing photo op’s with Afrikan’s again trying to work his ‘white magic’ on the people. I hope they don’t forget that it was his administration that sent them us aid-food that had no nutritional value whatsoever. The food only blew up the peoples gut and thousands continue to die, et the U.S. was accredited humanitarians until the truth come out. I probably don’t need not forget that they are to tell you all that Hillary Rodham Clinton is no Bill Clinton, she’s probably worse, be actions, where they cause no woman or human being who claim to love humanity or genuinely concern themselves with the peoples-social issues-and their civil and human rights, will accept a man so ruthless, and calculating in his premediated murder of human beings, based on their race and class status. We need not to forget that they are lawyers who uses’ shrewd strategies’ when they execute any actions, where they already know the effects or the results based on their actions. So it’s safe to conclude that Bill Clinton is a foe, and far from a friend. So why do, so many New Afrikans; politicians; celebrities; educators; pastors: Business people, etc. Continue to support the Clintons knowing they represent policies that equate to Black Genocide?? Black Lives Matters!!!