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Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational System

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    JAMANI KWA WENYE MDA MNAWEZA KUISOMA HII STORY NI VERY INTERESTINGBy Hort, September 2007
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    As African children head back to school to face another school year I would like to make an attempt to explain to our community and particularly to young parents why and how the African child has been systematically mis-educated in the western world during the last 500 years, so that they can better understand the root causes of some of the aberrations and self destructive forms of behaviour they see in our community and to help them realize that if they want a brighter future for their children and for our community, then it is imperative that they no longer leave the education of their children solely in the hands of the western educational system, but rather to follow the advice of Malcolm X who told us years ago that “the black child's education starts when the school bells rings at 4 p.m in the afternoon.” (This may vary depending on what time school ends in your country) We didn't follow his advice then and today our youth are suffering the consequences. The situation of African children around the planet has considerably deteriorated since the days of Malcolm X, so that we are now forced to follow the advice of Dr Asa Hilliard one of Africa's great educators who died recently and left us these parting words. "The education of African people is an urgent necessity. It is a matter of life and death. We cannot abide another generation of children who have no identity and who are ignorant about Africa."

    The late Professor Amos Wilson, another one of Africa's foremost educators of the 20th century, posed a crucial question that all African parents and our community need to ask. What is the purpose of an education? He said that most black people have been 'trained' to think it is 'to get a job with one of the 'fortune 500' companies”. However, according to Dr. Wilson, they are seriously mistaken, because the purpose of an education is to improve and further the interests of one's own group and to ensure its survival. Obviously the Indians, the Chinese, the Jews and other groups understand this, since that is what they do. Our people often look at them and marvel at their unity and wonder why in contrast our community seems so fragmented and disorganized. Yet, when we study African civilization we can clearly see that it was well organised and group oriented and there is even an African proverb which states “it takes a whole village to raise a child.” If it took a whole village to raise a child, it must have been because our ancestors worked as a group and understood that on reaching adulthood that child would in turn do everything to promote the interests of their group. Our ancestors therefore never left the education of their children to chance because the cohesiveness of their society was of prime importance.

    So, how have African people become such a fragmented and disorganised group of people today? “Why can't we be like the Indians and the Japanese?” the question one of my 17-year-old nephews asked me some years ago. The answer is quite simple. We cannot be like them because we do not have the same historical experience.” We do ourselves a great disservice when we compare ourselves to other people since we can only compare that which is similar, not dissimilar. We are different because Africa was attacked by Arabs and Europeans, and our people were forcefully taken to another land and enslaved. Neither the Indians nor the Japanese have had that experience and therefore it is absolutely pointless to compare ourselves to them.

    When slavery and later colonization took place the vision that our ancestors had of educating and raising African children was taken out of their control and a new way was imposed on African people. Worse, this new system of education ran counter to the interests and needs of Africans. As a result, today, as Prof Wilson has again pointed out, African people have never had so many talented and educated economists, educators, sociologists, doctors, lawyers, artists, etc, yet we suffer the worst health, housing, and education on the planet because our education was never designed to promote our interests but rather the goals and the interests of our oppressors. The self destructive behaviour and derogative lyrics of the rap generation is a striking example of children who have not been taught to promote their interests.

    Furthermore, our people hold advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious Ivy League schools and universities and can solve any myriad of problems for other groups but since they have not received an African centred education when it comes to their own, all their knowledge is null and void. Sometimes the more educated they become, the more alienated they are from African culture and more of a menace to our group, because in their zeal to promote the interests of others they often end up doing harm to their own people. So, Colin Powell, who sent African American soldiers to kill other African people in Grenada, should never be considered a good role model for our children, if we want to liberate African people from oppression. If African leaders allow the West to take their wealth to feed Europeans and leave Africans to starve and face death, it is because they too have been taught to work against their own interests. For example, at the end of apartheid instead of putting reparations and land redistribution as a top priority for South Africa's black victims, reconciliation with whites, the criminals, became the main goal. As a result, Nelson Mandela is feted all over the western world and the British even unveiled a statue of him recently in London, yet the only thing that South African blacks have received to date is some propaganda about living happily in a mythical rainbow coloured society. This is one of the reasons why African parents must be extremely careful with the kind of role models they present to their children. Danny Glover is a much better model for our children to emulate than Condoleezza Rice.
    This new manner of raising and educating black children however has always posed a problem in the western world. Once again, Dr. Wilson gives us an explanation. It is problematic he says, because African people were not brought to the West to be educated. They were brought to be the slaves and servants of the people who enslaved them, in other words, to work. I used to teach African culture in an after school program several years ago and the first question we asked the children was the reason for our people's presence here in the West. None of them ever responded by saying that African people were here to work as servants for white people. In fact, most black people will answer this question by a vague “we were brought here as slaves.” Have you ever noticed that anything meant for African people is often vague? For example, “Jesus is coming back soon” or “we are going to reduce poverty in Africa” or “we want to help Africa” What date specifically is Jesus coming back? By what date exactly are they going to reduce poverty and by how much? or what specific area of activity are they planning to focus on? We don't know. The language is vague because it's not meant to be taken seriously and they know that our people will not demand anything more specific. In return, we are asked to blindly believe, watch and pray and hope for a better day. Also very, very vague.

    Yet what black people actually do is very specific. We serve our white masters. In sports and in music all the owners are white and the players and singers are black. This imbalance exists even in countries where the majority of the population is black. For example in the Caribbean most of the business and hotel owners as well as the tourists are white, while the workers are mostly black. In Africa, our people extract the diamonds and gold from the ground while Indians, Jews, Lebanese and Western businessmen sit in their offices all day and reap the benefits. This inability to understand the real reason for our presence in the West has led our community to the false assumption that we are here to 'live in peace and harmony with whites.' How many times have we heard black people say “they don't see colour” yet when they move into a white neighbourhood, the whites move out, so obviously they do. If we are so mistaken about why we are here and our relationship with its inhabitants, is it any wonder that our children and our community are so confused and have so many problems in their daily lives?

    In 1888, Ernest Renan, a racist French philosopher described Europe's economic vision of our world when he said, “Nature has given us a race of workers, they are Chinese, a race to till the soil, they are Africans and a race of rulers and soldiers, they are Europeans”. This is exactly the world we live in today. Yet, this racially organized economic system has existed for the last 500 years but sadly African people are totally unaware of this fact because they are kept ignorant and uninformed the world over. It is also this racially segmented economic system which is responsible for the persistent poverty and underdevelopment in Africa and the other countries where our people reside, but because of our ignorance western propaganda has made us believe that it is because our leaders are incompetent and corrupt. We are meant to transfer our hatred to our leaders rather than to the racist economic system that Europeans have wilfully put in place to impoverish Africans. Luckily, the masses of poor people are passive if not there would be thousands of revolts every day, everywhere on this planet. To keep African people impoverished the West intentionally bypasses Africa and the ghettos where many of our people live and invest in the Asian countries. The reason Chinese investment in Africa today terrifies the West is because they fear it may actually help lift Africans out of poverty and thus threaten their racially segmented economic system. To punish the Chinese, the West has simply mounted a propaganda campaign accusing them of selling tainted products and of ignoring human rights in Africa, but when and where in Africa has the West ever respected human rights? In fact, most of the anti democratic leaders in Africa are still in power because of the West.

    Corruption in Africa therefore is not the cause of poverty but a consequence of it. People in Africa are corrupt because they do not earn enough money to live decently and therefore must resort to illegal methods to make ends meet. In fact, where ever you see crime take a good look, you will usually find high unemployment and intolerable living conditions because it is a consequence and not the cause. Improve the living conditions and corruption and crime will quickly disappear. It's a very simple equation but of course no one is interested in this option because the capitalist system, which is really the old Roman slave system under a different name, cannot survive without access to a large number of unpaid workers or people who are barely paid. Under globalization, its modern name, 80% of the world is still exploited by the 20% who still continue to own all the wealth. Changing the name periodically (feudalism, industrialisation, capitalism, socialism, communism and now globalisation) is simply a strategy that the West uses to make us, the ignorant masses believe that there is genuine change taking place in society. Now you understand why every country you visit and in every area of activity the owners and those who make money are always white or are close to white, while those who work, serve and are exploited are always black or close to it. This is what African parents must begin to understand so that they can explain to their children why African people are consistently at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.

    Now that we know that African people were brought to the West exclusively to work and serve whites, and not to “live in peace and harmony” with them, where did the rationale behind the education of black children come from? After Europeans had succeeded in making our ancestors almost as ignorant as the animals they said they were after years of chattel slavery, some of them began to realize that in order to further their commercial interests, it was better for the 'negroes' to have at least a minimal amount of education. A few continued to believe that “negroes should continue to be worked like beasts of burden and be kept in total ignorance,” however they finally agreed that it was in their best interest to educate our ancestors. In their original plans Europeans had had no intentions of educating African people. The education of the black child in the western educational system therefore was never designed to develop the individual personality or the intellect of African children and to help them reach their fullest potential. The decision to educate was strictly based on the economic requirements of the day which needed a number of educated Africans in order for the West to achieve its goals.

    We would still be uneducated today if Europeans had not deemed it a necessary requirement. In fact, one of the reasons that African children are doing so badly in the educational system is precisely because their education continues to depend on the needs of the western economic system. If you listen to propaganda however you may easily believe it is because they are intellectually inferior and lazy. The stark reality is that the business world is linked to education and therefore whatever happens in the economic sphere will have an impact on education. The educational system works like a bottleneck to control the flow of students entering the workforce. So, if the economy is experiencing a boom, more students will graduate from college and university in order to enter the work force and if there is a recession, it will do the complete opposite. i.e. fewer students will graduate and thus fewer will enter the workforce.

    The western economy has not been doing well for several years now because the new technology has not been able to provide the large numbers of jobs which the old industries like steel and coal did, years ago. This has led economists to conclude that long term unemployment will now be a permanent fixture of the western economy. As a result, universities and colleges have been forced to reduce the number of people entering the workforce. It is obvious that if the economy is suffering this will have an adverse effect on African people since our education since the days of slavery has been intricately linked to the state of the Western economy. This is the real reason why there is very little investment in black education because there is an economic imperative to considerably reduce the flow of African children graduating and entering the workforce, since there are no available jobs for them and thus it is pointless to waste money educating them. Might I remind you that 400 years ago, black unemployment was totally unheard of in the West since every African man, woman and child was fully employed from sunrise to sunset. In fact, Europeans couldn't build ships fast enough to go to Africa to kidnap Africans and bring them to the West to work. Isn't it ironic that curbing immigration from Africa is the biggest issue in the West today where quotas and fluency in Western languages are requirements for emigrating to the West? In France they are even planning to test the DNA of relatives who simply want to rejoin their families. How unfortunate that Europeans did not enforce these practices 500 years ago because they would have saved Africans a tremendous amount of pain.

    If we accept that in the western system an individual's importance depends on their financial worth, then it is clear why African children have become a liability rather than an asset and are underachieving in school. Knowing the kind of social disruption that able bodied, young men of working age unable to find a job can create in society, the West has decided to channel them into prisons as a solution in order to prevent the kind of revolts that occurred in the French suburbs 2 years ago. This is why 'tolerance zero' was introduced and why a 15 year old African American youth who stole a simple chocolate bar would receive a 15 year jail sentence from a US court. To deaden the pain of those who have lost all hope of a better future, they inject drugs into our communities and pray for a quick demise either by a drug overdose or a bullet to the brain as our young men pretend to be mafia bosses fighting over turf.

    After the Europeans had finally decided to educate African children, they had to deal with the problem of the content of their education. What were they to teach these 'negroes?' All of the aberrations and self destructive behavioural patterns that we see in our community can be traced right back to this moment when Europeans had to make a decision about the kind of information they were going to transmit to African people. When African children entered the western school system for the first time, there was great fear among the slaveholders that if Africans were taught 'the wrong' information, (the truth) they would lose complete control over them especially since our ancestors numerically outnumbered whites in the new world at that time.( African people have since become the minority.)

    To understand why Europeans were so afraid of the content of African education we must go further back into our past. Before they had even set foot in Africa, Europeans had heard about its glory and its extraordinary civilization. Philip of Macedonia, like the typical warmongering European megalomaniac, decided that as he was the most powerful person in the West he had to conquer Egypt, the most advanced African civilization at the time and own it for himself. Fortunately, he was killed while waging another one of his numerous wars. Unfortunately, his son Alexander, who only a twisted mind could call great, decided to fulfil his father's dream and did eventually conquer Egypt. When Europeans entered Africa for the first time and saw the tremendous civilization our ancestors had methodically collected, stored and preserved from millennia they were mesmerized. They were overwhelmed by its organisation, its opulence, its style, its architecture, its creativity, its intelligence, in short, everything but most particularly, its tremendous wealth.

    Today in the western media we are inundated with propaganda of “a poverty stricken Africa” but Europeans knew then and still know now how tremendously wealthy Africa is. In fact, it is precisely because of Africa's genius and its tremendous wealth why African people were enslaved in the first place. Europeans were envious and wanted to have Africa all for themselves but they also felt ashamed and it was at this moment that the crime which they would carry out later in the 15th century when they discovered the New World, began to take shape in their minds. One of the things that struck me as I studied Ancient Egyptian civilization was the number of times the word 'shame' appeared in the writings of many of the European travellers to Egypt. It's a leitmotiv in their writings. Even Jean Francois Champoleon who deciphered the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone felt shame when he visited the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of Kings and saw the different races depicted there. This is what he said.

    “We also found Egyptians and other Africans depicted in the same way, which could not be otherwise: but there were some important and strange differences between the namou ( the Asians) and the tamhou ( the Europeans) ….. Finally (and I am ashamed to say this because our race was the last and most savage of all in those ancient times) but we must be honest and admit that we did not paint a very pretty figure in those days. Here I am referring to all the people with blonde hair and white skin, living not only in Europe, but in Asia, their place of origin. " (Asia here means people from the Middle East and not from China ) This forces us to ask the following question, “Why did Europeans feel shame when they came into contact with Africa? Where did their shame stem from? It is this shame which is behind our enslavement and oppression.

    In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the end of western civilization and we have all heard conservative and right wing politicians in the West lamenting the loss of western values. But what is Western civilization? What exactly are Western values? If you have travelled across Europe as I have, you will see walled cities, military forts, canons, pistols, guns, all manner of swords and statues of war heroes. In short, you will see an arsenal of weaponry and materials for waging war. In my opinion, war is not what most people imagine when they think about civilization. This may surprise many people but the West has never had a civilisation if you exclude war from that definition. So where did the West get all its architecture, laws, religion, human rights ideas, its so called values, etc? .They got them from Africa. Before they visited Africa they had none of these things.

    In fact, Europeans had spent their time on the planet developing more and more lethal weapons to wage war and kill each other. Africans in contrast, had spent their time on this planet mapping the stars, studying the changing seasons, inventing literature, the arts, architecture, mathematics, writing, inventing the calendar, medicine, worshiping their gods, mummifying their dead, preparing for the afterlife, even inventing the very wig that so many black women can no longer do without today, in short, trying to build the things that we consider today as civilization. As a result, when they came into contact with Africa's splendour, Europeans felt inadequate, ashamed, inferior, because they had built nothing similar in Europe, only weapons of war, and so they were envious and started plotting to take Africa for themselves and enslave African people and that is exactly what they have done. So what has been promoted as Western civilization during the last 500 years is none other than the civilization of African people which they have simply confiscated and claimed as their very own. Today, the West has reached the peak of its power and it is still in the warmongering business, and still sowing death and destruction in its path. Iraq is a recent example and perhaps Iran will be next in line, however, it now prefers to let the other races kill each other while it concentrates on supplying all the materials necessary for them to accomplish this task and rake in the profits from their deaths, especially from the deaths of African people who unfortunately have become infected with the western warmongering virus after centuries of close contact, to the point where Rwandans exterminated 4 million of their own people in the short space of only 3 months.

    As many people are unaware that the West has claimed African civilization as its own, they are often confused by the contradictions they see in Western society. So they can't understand for example how slavery and human rights can co-exist side by side but if you understand that one comes from Europe (slavery) and the other comes from Africa (human rights), then there is absolutely no contradiction whatsoever. Furthermore, as they do not genuinely believe in such concepts they often end up only paying lip service to them. Do you remember that Europeans were holding a book in their hands which clearly stated 'thou shalt not kill' while they were raping and killing our ancestors? Worse, the ships our ancestors travelled across the Atlantic ocean on had biblical names such as 'the good ship Jesus” or “John the Baptist.” Today, Mr Bush talks about god and drops cluster bombs which kill women and children in the same breath. This is exactly what his ancestors, the founding fathers, did when they exterminated the Amerindians, the original inhabitants of the USA. This dichotomy can be observed in many areas in western society because they have simply juxtaposed their warmongering culture to African civilization and promoted it as their own.. Now you can understand why there is so much injustice, poverty and exploitation on one hand and false philanthropy on the other in our world. If you have ever wondered why there are so many humanitarian and Christian organisations all over Africa apparently working to help lift Africans out of poverty, yet Africans still do not have access to clean drinking water now you know why. Next time the G8 countries get together and begin to wax lyrical about how they intend to lift Africans out of poverty, please do yourself a favour and turn off your television.

    . The education of the black child caused great fear among the Europeans because they knew the genius of the people they had enslaved. What could they therefore teach African children whose birthright they had stolen? For a start, they certainly couldn't allow black and white children to compete equally because the white children would have been humiliated by the brilliance of the Africans. The problem was only solved when the minority white population realized they were the sole decision makers in terms of what information was to be taught or withheld from their black students and furthermore, they had the monopoly in the writing and in the publication of the books, manuals and other materials that black people would read. So, they simply decided to give our children an inferior quality of education instead. Professor Wilson says that the education of the black child has never been and can never be the same as that of the white child because the white child must be taught how to rule and dominate others, while the black child must be taught how to serve and obey, hence the dual role of the western educational system. In spite of all the talk about equality, desegregation and. Mr Bush's famous 'no child left behind policy,” the educational system in the West has not changed one iota since the days of slavery and continues to ensure that African children receive an inferior quality of education in comparison to their white counterparts. In order to maintain this two tiered system they have invented all kinds of covert strategies such as intelligence tests, special education classes, hierarchy between schools, etcetera, In short, they continue to teach our children how to serve and obey which of course our young males totally reject. In fact, it is the information they teach in the school system which destroys the self esteem and the will to succeed in our children and that is exactly what it is intended for. As a result, they lose interest in school, begin to experience difficulty and eventually they drop out and become delinquents.

    This fear of being humiliated by African people is still very strong today and is one reason why many whites abandon certain professions and sports that black people enter and why they are so hesitant to allow black people into certain professions. When black people dominate an area of activity or profession, whites often give the impression that it is really of no value whatsoever, however, this behaviour is simply a self defence mechanism which they adopt in order to avoid feelings of inadequacy, inferiority and the pain of being outperformed by African people, in other words, the same feelings their ancestors experienced so many centuries ago when they first encountered Africans.

    Teaching African children about their glorious past would have been counterproductive because of their fear of being humiliated by Africans, so instead they decided to distort both African and world history by teaching falsehood. For example, many people today are unaware that Egyptian civilization predates that of Rome by thousands of years because they have erroneously been presented as contemporaneous, yet Roman civilization had not even begun when Pyramid building stopped in Egypt around the 14th Dynasty. Worse, most people still do not know that there are more pyramids in Sudan than in Egypt, or that this is where this style of architecture originated. In fact, the civilization of Nubia (Sudan) predates that of Egypt.. Since most of our people are unaware of the importance Sudan in our history the impending catastrophe which the proposed Kajbar Dam represents leaves them totally indifferent. This dam, just like in Egypt with the building of the Aswan Dam will erase forever all of Africa's ancient history in the Sudan, thus making this knowledge inaccessible to future generations of African people.

    Today, because of these distortions most black people are totally ignorant about their true history. Instead of teaching African children that their ancestors, the ancient Egyptians, were the true builders of civilization, ( the pyramids, obelisks and temples still stand as proof today), they were taught that it was the Greeks and Romans. Instead of being told that Imhotep the Egyptian was the father of medicine, they were taught that it was Hippocrates. Instead of being taught about the first universities founded by their ancestors in Timbuktu and Djenne in Mali, they were taught that Africans were an oral people who knew nothing about writing. Instead of being taught about the great Shona civilization of Zimbabwe that built a city bigger than London or the artistic genius of the Nok civilization of Nigeria, they were told that their homeland was a “dark” continent, where their primitive, savage, ancestors roamed the wild jungles from morn till night practicing cannibalism and that luckily, God sent kind-hearted and charitable European Christians (Tarzan) to civilize them and to teach them his word in order to save them from themselves. To add insult to injury, they invented a racial hierarchy with themselves at the top, and Africans at the bottom and justified it by saying they were “god's chosen people” and therefore superior and that God had given them 'a land overflowing with milk and honey', (Africa) while our ancestors were heathen, devil worshipers who God himself had cursed and therefore we deserved to be their slaves. These vicious lies continue to be believed by millions of people, both black and white and is one of the reasons for the rampant and chronic racism in our societies today. Today whites continue to promote African genius as their own. For example, African people invented rock and rap but it is Elvis Presley who is known as the king of rock and roll while Eminem became the first rapper to win an Oscar. Likewise, Bill Gates has become a household name and a millionaire but without the genius of Dr. Mark Dean and Dr.Philip Emeagali, two African scientists, the computer would not have become accessible to the masses of people on the planet today.

    This was how the theft of African civilization, the brainwashing and the miseducation of African children and African people took place. If their plan has been so successful it is because they knew that in order to succeed they would have to target African children at a very early age. They, like our ancestors, understood that if you 'train up a child in the way that you want it to go, when it is old it will not depart from it' and that is why from the beginning of slavery, African children were divested of their names and their languages. Furthermore, to submit Africans to their authority, they used religion to terrify African children by teaching them the fictitious story of the bible, plagiarized from the Egyptian Osirian myth, as fact. This story promised African children a life of suffering (hell) if they were disobedient to their master, (the slave master, not a supreme being as many black people mistakenly believe) but heavenly wealth after death if they obeyed.(paradise)

    The real tragedy is that this distorted African story that generations of black children were forced to memorize, continue to be taken literally by millions of African people around the globe, who have spent their entire lives waiting for this ancient Superman named Jesus Christ to burst through the clouds and deliver them from evildoers. The tragic irony is that today it is African people, the victims, who are keeping this religion which was forcefully imposed upon our children during slavery, alive.They are its most fanatical adherents in contrast to their oppressors own people who have long since stopped believing in this myth. Reparations can never ever compensate for the incalculable damage this myth has caused to millions of African people who have literally put their lives on hold in our world because they sincerely believe that only after death will they truly begin to live.

    The Western educational system therefore will always produce dysfunctional African children because having committed the most horrendous crime on this planet and lied about it they are forced to continue. Their propaganda machine must continue to make African people believe in the fantasy of the bible, believe that whites are superior, that western civilization is better than their own, believe they must fight in the illegal wars waged by the West all around the planet, believe that Africa is a continent without a future, believe Africa is poor, believe that poverty, injustice and exploitation has always existed in our world, believe that Africa is facing a demographic explosion (overpopulation) and dying from Aids (depopulation) at the same time (an illogical equation), believe they must work hard to promote Western interests and all the other fantasies which our people accept as fact which are too numerous to mention here. This is the reason their media feed our children negative information 24 hours a day that is designed to sap their energy, destroy their confidence, intensify their feelings of worthlessness and self hatred and increase their admiration for the West. The goal is to make every African child a Michael Jackson This is the strategic destruction of the African psyche that the West has put into place and why it is important that African parents and the African community understand these negative forces which are working to destroy our children in order to delay the liberation of African people.

    This is also the reason they treat us in the most despicable manner. We suffer the worst health, live in the most horrible conditions imaginable, are the most disrespected and abused people and do not live life as it should be lived. That is why black churchgoers often say 'we are only passing through' in this world. What else can they say considering the lives that most of our people lead? On the other hand, Westerners live comfortably, eat properly, enjoy good health and live long and happy lives. In short, they are alive while we are dead because they have killed us. But we can be resurrected by erasing them from our minds in the same way that they erased African history from ours. This is what I believe Dr Kamau Kambon was trying to get across when he said 2 years ago that “the solution to the black man's problem was the white man's extermination”. Many people in their ignorance thought he meant the physical extermination of white people. It is ludicrous to think he was talking about their physical elimination since the West has weapons which can annihilate every single African person on the planet. What he obviously meant was that in order for African people to come out of their comatose, zombied state and lead happy and fulfilling lives, they must kill the white man metaphorically, mentally by replacing his lies with the truth.

    The West will never willingly admit the truth because they have too much to lose. They would have to admit the theft of African civilization, the mass murder of African people and the perpetuation of lies. Furthermore it would raise too many questions. For example, if the Bible is fiction, then who are its real authors? Is it true that Shakespeare was one of its writers and that is why he is known as the most famous writer ever? If there are no chosen people, then who are the people in Israel parading as Jews? Why have they been placed there? Why does the USA defend them so stubbornly? What is the real purpose of the pope? What information are they hiding in the Vatican? What have they done with the information they took out of Africa ?. What really happened during the Second World War? Who was Hitler? Why did the church protect neo-Nazis? That would raise more questions about the recent past such as, Who really destroyed the world trade centre building on September 11th? Why was it destroyed? Who is Ben Laden? Why have they been unable to find him, although seriously ill? Does he really exist? Why did the West lie about the war in Kuwait? Why was the world made to believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction when he didn't? Why was he killed? What is the real reason behind the so called war on terrorism? Why are they now picking on Iran? What are they hiding? Who can tell us the truth? These questions and a million more is what the Western world would rather not have to answer African people and the rest of the world after 500 years of telling them nothing but lies.

    On the internet under the bible story about the stolen birthright this is the warning that you will read “It never pays to tell a lie. Once you tell a lie you must tell another, and another to cover up the first lie. Not only will all these lies catch up with you, but they can cause you many troubles, just like it did for Jacob and Rebecca”. That is what the West has done but their lies are catching up with them and they will have to pay the consequences. We must no longer allow the West to claim African civilization as their own because our ancestors spent millions of years painstakingly observing, collecting, recording, creating and preserving it for us, their heirs, to allow Western bullies who refused to do the same for their people to simply come along, steal it and claim it as their own simply because they had more advanced weapons than our ancestors. .More and more African people are only just beginning to realize this. We must tell the truth. We must reclaim our pyramids, our obelisks, our medicine, mathematics, astronomy, physics, writing, our administration, our laws and our concepts. We must reclaim the famous 10 commandments which we have been taught god gave to a man named Moses. They come from Africa and there are 42 of them which our ancestors called the MAAT (the divine principles of peace, harmony, balance and justice) while the West calls them the 'negative confessions.' Even the very cross that the church uses is African. It's called the 'Ankh.' We must study African history to find out what our ancestors left for us and every single concept or object that they invented we must take back. Our ancestors demand that we reclaim our birthright that was stolen from us.

    We will know that our people have reclaimed their birthright when African people want to study and receive diplomas from African schools and universities rather than those in the West, when African people want to work for African companies rather than western multinationals, when our young men and women especially our famous people want to marry African people rather than European men and women, when African parents prefer to give their children African looking dolls rather than European ones, when African people stop bleaching their skin because they prefer their own, when they prefer to give their children African names rather than European ones, when they prefer to pray to an African god rather than a European one, when Africans reject the warmongering religions of their enemies and return to the religions of their ancestors, when they feel empathy and compassion for African people first before they feel them for Europeans, when they love Africans first before loving Europeans, when Africans want to use their resources to develop and improve the lives of their people first before the lives of Europeans, when Africans set up their own economic system, their own political system, their own laws and their own currency rather than continue to use those of the West, when they remove the artificial borders created by the west and return to Africa's natural borders, when they want African languages to be the official languages of Africa and teach them to their children rather than those of the West, when African men stop Europeans and Arabs from sexually abusing and enslaving African women and children, when Africans stop saying 'they don't see colour' and are proud to be Africans, when African people want to defend Africa before they defend the West, and finally, when they want to study African history before they study the history of the west. This is what our ancestors did because this is how normal human beings behave. This is also what the Japanese, the Indians and the Jews that our community admires so much actually do and is the secret of their success. This is why they seem so unified and organized as a people.

    We don't behave like them because Europeans did not tamper with their normal behaviour patterns in order to subjugate them and use them to further Western interests. How do you think they were able to conquer Africa and bring us to the West to be their servants so that most of us today only want 'to live in peace and harmony with our enemies?' Do you think it was by whispering sweet words in our ears? It was by exterminating 600 million Africans and turning us into abnormal human beings. That is the price that our ancestors paid and our people continue to pay for the theft of our land, our wealth and our subjugation. Their propaganda has made us believe that the worst holocaust on this planet was in Nazi Germany where 8 million died. In fact, we need to find out the real reason why they have poked that down our throats. The Iranian president Ahmadinejad has said that “the Jewish holocaust is a myth” and other people who have raised questions about this are immediately sent to prison or accused of antisemetism, however, considering that we have been taught nothing but lies during the last 500 years, we should be very suspicious of every single thing that we have been told. Why do they want to start a war in Iran today and remove Ahmadinejad? Does he know too much? What exactly do they not want the world to know? Why did they kill Saddam Hussein so quickly? I'm sure it has nothing to do with the death of the Kurds. We should want to know the answers to these questions. That is why each person of African descent must become a modern day sleuth to find out exactly what happened on this planet.

    All the aberrations that we see in our community and which makes us so fragmented and disorganised is a result of this horrendous crime. It is this “slave mentality” which has been passed down from generation to generation which makes us behave in such self destructive ways although slavery was abolished years ago. The only way for African people to stop to behaving unnaturally is to learn how that process took place, to talk about it and then to make a conscious effort to practice the above mentioned behaviour, but we cannot heal if we continue to deny that we were intentionally made to behave in an abnormal manner by our enemy because it was the only way to subjugate us and to steal our land and our wealth.. In a war, you do whatever is necessary to destroy your adversary and that is what Europe did.

    Finally, when we become Africans again most of us will want to live in Africa rather than in the West. This is the nightmare of the western world as it means they will lose their entire low paid labour force which they have depended on for the last 500 years. Can you imagine the economic catastrophe that will take place in the West when African people wake up from their anaesthesia and decide to return home to Africa? Who will cook their food, look after their children, clean their homes and their streets, and provide their entertainment? Who will provide jobs for their police, their judges, their sociologists, their teachers, etcetera? Who will buy their products? Who will they abuse, brutalize, murder and rape with impunity when we leave? How many Jenna 6's do you think they will have when we go back to Africa? Who will fill up their prisons? Who will do all the jobs that African people have done for them during the last 500 years? In short, who will become their new slaves when we decide to return home to Africa? The Asians? The Arabs? I doubt it. That is why the return to Africa must be handled with extreme caution because African people are in grave danger of being re-enslaved when they finally come out of their daze and decide to return home.

    This is what the end of Western civilization means. It's not about some Superman coming out of the skies, that's what their propaganda would like you to continue believing. In spite of all the propaganda about the laziness of African people, it is our labour and our ignorance that has kept the West strong for so long and it is only African people who can destroy what is erroneously known as western civilization? If Africans around the globe decide tomorrow not to work, the western economy will collapse overnight, but propaganda has made us believe that without the West nothing can function on this planet. Wall Street and the City are only betting shops where you place your bet; if the horse and the jockey don't run (world wide African labour force refuses to work) there will be no race. (no profits for Western investors) It was our capacity for hard work why Europeans exterminated the Amerindians of the new world and brought us to be their servants. They were familiar with our workmanship. They admired our temples, our obelisks, our pyramids, etc, while they were unfamiliar with the workmanship of the people of the new world. That is why our lives have been spared. It's not because they want to live in 'peace and harmony with us.' It's because we are their workhorses.

    What will the West replace African civilization and African people with when our people finally decide to bring their oppressive system to an end? What will be the reaction of the masses of white people when they find out that what they have believed to be their civilization for the last 500 years is nothing more than the civilization of African people which their ancestors stole, since they too have been kept in total ignorance of the truth? What will their reaction be when their shame is exposed to the entire planet? Their ancestors wrote down in their guidebook, the bible, what the consequences will be when the truth is finally revealed and their crime exposed to the whole world. “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”. It will be painful, as the truth always is.

    Do you now understand why the miseducation of the black child is so important and why the West has spent so many centuries ensuring that black children believe western propaganda. How were African people to know that somewhere in their development the Aryan (white) race became lazy and decided to adopt a “get rich quick” mentality without having to “lift a straw” This is a criticism which is often directed at young people in our society today, however, isn't this the essence of western society? Isn't this how the West got rich? Once again propaganda has made us believe that it is due to hard work that the West is wealthy today, when in reality it is because African people have been working and are still working to enrich them. This also demonstrates the absolute power of propaganda which is to 'make people believe that which is not true.' In fact, western society is nothing more than a vast propaganda machine. The motto of the Europeans became “war means wealth, peace means poverty.” They decided to wage war and enslave and exploit each other in order to acquire this wealth, and eventually when they came into contact with the peaceful peoples of the New World, Africa and the Pacific Islands it was very easy for them to accomplish their goal.

    Before the racist government in South Africa bludgeoned Steve Biko to death, he stated that “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” That is exactly why the West from the very beginning of slavery and colonialism targeted African children and never left their education in the hands of African people? It is through the educational system they have been able to organise our children's education around their interests and goals in detriment to our own in order to maintain their control. The time has come for our community to educate African children according to the goals and aspirations of African people. African parents must teach their children the true history of Africa because only when they do, will they want to promote our interests and not the interests of others. Promoting the interests of African people is one of the greatest fears of the western world because they know that when people feel confident and good about themselves it is very difficult to manipulate and control them, and that is the reason they have always ensured that African children receive an inferior quality of education which denigrate their motherland and the achievements of their people.

    In conclusion, there is a macabre ritual which takes place after every general election in the industrialized countries which have nuclear weapons. The outgoing and the incoming president are left alone for 15 minutes as they share a secret code which only the president has access to. According to the theory, when there are no other options left, the president will simply type in the secret code, press a button and release nuclear weapons which can obliterate almost the entire planet. In their bible, the West has already told us what their solution will be when the end comes, and their world falls apart .This ritual is a warning to African people that if we do not want this planet obliterated by people who have never had any respect whatsoever for human life, we do not have another instant to lose. Professor Wilson warned us before he died that our days on this planet are numbered if African people refuse to make the strategic decisions and the right choices required today.

    That is why there must be a complete paradigm shift in the way of thinking in the African communities around the world. And that paradigm shift will only come when our people have the right information. It is my hope that this article will contribute in some small way to helping African people and especially African parents get the right information in order to save our children and hasten the end of the unfair western capitalist system. Black parents must understand that an African centred education is an absolute necessity for African children if we are to offset the damage from the slave school which we now know was never intended to educate African children to become wholesome, functioning members of society in the first place.

    We should already be preparing to restore the African system that our ancestors left us in its untainted form after the coming tsunami has passed since it is undoubtedly one of the best that humans have ever invented. In other words, the New World Order. It was Africa's genius which attracted her oppressors to her shores, it was her tremendous wealth and the genius of her people why they were enslaved, and it will be the genius of African people again that will liberate them from Western tyranny and bring peace back to this planet. That is why it is no accident that Africans were the first inhabitants of this planet.

    This article is dedicated to the memory of George G.M James author of Stolen Legacy who paid the ultimate price because he dared to tell African people the truth and to my nieces and nephews generation, who are soon to be or are already parents, so that their children do not grow up as ignorant as my generation and their generation were concerning the history of African people and of the world.

    You can stop the messenger but you can never stop the message. Today luckily we have a formidable messenger in the internet to spread that message.

    Reprinted from:
    http://horte.over-blog.fr/article-12901323.html
     
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    Rubabi Senior Member

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    Mtoto wa mkulima,
    Article nzuri,
    Huyo G James ni mmojawapo wa wasomi ninaowaeshimu sana!

    Siri ya maendeleo yetu waafrika ni kuendeleza afrocentric, tanzaniacentric etc elimu na hiyo elimu ifundishwe kulingana na mazingara yetu

    Tuendeleza lugha zetu,kiswahili ,kihaya etc zifundishwe mashuleni.Kiingereza liwe tu somo la pili,ona Japan au china wanatumia lugha zao.Kutumia kiingereza kila sehemu ni utumwa wa mawazo.
     
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    KOMBESANA JF-Expert Member

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    The real problem isnt western education.nyerere,kaunda,nkrumah kenyatta and the likes received advanced western education but they could tell the colonial masters to go back to where they belonged anyway!
     
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    Chamoto JF-Expert Member

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    Tunahitaji hiyo paradigm shift kabla kizazi chetu hakija ondoka ili kizazi kijacho kiendeleze maendeleo yetu.
    Kama wazazi wetu hawakufanya hivyo niwajibu wetu kufanya. Tusipo fanya tutaendeleza makosa yale yale.
     
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    agnes mbewe New Member

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    Thank you for this very informative write up. So we know where we have come from, I suppose we know where we are and where we want to go too. However, what can we do now to to protect our posterity? I believe we need to develop an education system that is African, for Africans. All this awareness should help us to see that we are at a cross roads now. The education system imposed upon us has yielded us only poverty at the same time we cannot run away from the global village. We are right in the mix. How can we develop our system of education so that like in time past unemployment is an alien? That is what we need to do? Are we ready to revitalise that educaton system and what it stood for and integrate it into what we now know? I think we have an upper hand on our ex - colonial masters because we know both systems.
     
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    Kiranga JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu naye kaenda kuu quote mu encyclopaedia wote. Dang.

    First of all, don't kid yourself that this was written from the African perspective.This was written for black people in diaspora, whose experience of Africa can hardly be argued to be first hand.The whole thing advocate for an Afro centric education, but if you look at it it is argued, poisoned and fingerprinted with the hate of a western education.A competitive "us against them" mentality.

    Moreover, it adopts the worst of both worlds.It also has the blame game aspects that is so favored by black people. At least fifty years aftercolonialism in most African countries and Jim Crow in the US. The irony is that it's attempt to empower reeks of inferiority complex, does not address the central failures of Africa, dwells in the past overly and disproportionately, exaggerates gravely to the point of rendering itself incredible and employs selective illustration.

    Popote penye power structure wenye power watataka an educational system inayo guarantee muendeleo wa status quo.Hivyo hata educational systems za Marekani na Ulaya zinalalamikiwa hivyo hivyo, kwamba zinawaandaa watu kuwa watumishi bila ya kuwa na critical thinking, wenzetu wameanza kulisema hili zamani ndiyo maana siku hizi wanajifaragua na kusisitiza liberal arts, liberal arts zinazotoa Ivy League graduates kama kina Soledad O'Brien ( award winning CNN announcer) wasiojua tofauti kati ya "Her Royal Highness" and "Her Majesty". Sasa utategemeaje mtu kama huyu ukimtoa katika cocoon ya Marekani aelewe historia ya ufalme wa Uingereza na ulivyoshape geopolitics za leo? Mtu kama huyu unaweza kuongea naye kuhusu Dodoma kikamilifu? Na kama huyu award winning CNN journalist yuko mtupu hivi, vipi average Joes na hillbillies wa West Virginia coal Hicksville huko?

    Tatizo hapa si Waafrika kufuata elimu ya West per se, Africa inahitaji sayansi na teknolojia ya West, hili hatuwezi kujidanganya.Ni kweli hatuhitaji negative aspects za western education na life.Lakini zaidi ya hapo, Africa inatakiwa kuondokana na complacency ya kuachia power structure ku dictate vitu in a top down way. This shaking of the complacency and mass participation of running the country itself being western, the examination becomes rather convoluted.

    I think Africa has a genuine reason to be wary of everything western, primarily due to the bad taste borne of the encounters with the west.But if Africa was to ask itself where did the material and technological supremacy of the west come from, Africa would find that it did not come from the west being a society of inward looking hermits, rather the opposite, the west borrowed almost the beginning of all it's major science, philosophy and technology from the east, and from thence improvised. So why shouldn't we take what the west has to offer, reject the violence and inhumanity of it, take the positives, science and technology and improvise it to fit our own needs? In addition our needs are increasingly becoming human needs and not merely African needs, mainly as a result of technology, so from another angle this whole enterprise of keeping things African may very well have an effect of retarding our progress, much like subjugating women in Arab nations is contributing a lot to the economic retardation of a lot of Arab nations.

    I could go on and on, elaborating why a polity based on hate and polarization cannot confront miseducation, to the contrary, will only further miseducation (as I see people are already applauding this shortsighted article).

    You cannot confront miseducation with miseducation.You cannot confront current western technological advancement with stories of the glory of ancient Egypt, you cannot confront the evil of the western world with sheer exaggerations etc etc.

    Two wrongs do not make a right. Africa must embrace all the positive aspects of the west and use them to it's advantage.It is through being that curious and outward looking that the west won the world. Africa will be doing a big mistake if it will focus on itself in this current global village. The Chinese tried that and it was the demise of their supremacy. Now they are reversing that, so why should we start doing something that is already a proven failure ?
     
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