- Category: AKINYEMI ADESEYE
- Published on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 13:27
- Written by Akinyemi Adeseye (Teekay Akin)
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For years now, I've been talking about the inferior states of black people, the sufferings, the oppression, the hate, killings, the docility, the exploitation, the lackadaisical attitude of the people, the blind follower-ship, we as black people exhibit, just to name a few. We look at ourselves and the level of knowledge is seriously low and the level of ignorance astonishingly high. What is worse than a slave? A slave in free men
clothing! A slave who thinks he is free, a slave who has become so used to that state that he has accepted it as a norm.
A slave which the master has brainwashed and conditioned to becoming so faithful and submissive that he will rather be content in chains than rise to fight for his freedom.
A slave that has been fed with fear, fear of the seen and unseen, a slave that has been detached from reality and dumped into a fantasy land, reduced from a human state in to a far lesser state of a mere dog!
For centuries our homes, lands, societies have been raped, exploited etc. We have been enslaved, oppressed, suppressed, controlled, conditioned and fine-tuned into becoming puppets and the disposal of the puppet-man.
Like it is well known to many of us - The best way to enslave a man is to enslave his mind!
The mind of the black man has been enslaved for centuries. The body can only do what the mind deems as fit to do and what the mind deems as fit to do depends on what the mind actually contains. If a mind is filled with thoughts of being inferior, being at the mercy of others, being lost, being helpless, being impotent to do anything himself except with some external help, being directionless etc that mind will act under those principles that has conditioned it.
And what is then worse than a mind in this state? A mind that is actually in this state but assumes it is not! or that has taken what these authorities have planted in its mind as the truth! A mind that actually thinks what is contained within it is actually natural, the norm, the ultimate, the right thing! That is what is worse!
Because the first category, if enlightened can easily break off and be free, while the second category will die defending the authority is has now accepted as truth and will ward off any reason or enlightenment as its own peril.
We black people, the vast majority of us are in this state, the second state- The state in which we assume what is contained in our minds are the norms, natural and right. Not knowing that we are a mere product of this society, a society that is less than 1000 years old, a society that started from the invasion of the Arab and the Europeans.
I asked a question recently on a public forum:
"It's just disturbing and shameful to see BLACK people basing their entire lives and existence on the European version of things. Question is: Before the invasion of the Europeans, didn't we exist? Didn't we have cities, civilizations, kingdoms, science, technologies, gods, etc? How brainwashed are BLACK people now?”
How did we get to this state? How did we get to this state of being so brainwashed to the extent we are merely echoing what we have been mentally conditioned with?
We have completely lost touch with our past and how can we know where we're going to if we don't know where we're coming from? We surely don't have a clue of where we are coming from!
We ourselves have now become the new agents of self and mind control, doing the work of the slave master for him.
Brainwashing our kids and societies with what we have ignorantly called the truth, which is a huge scam, a LIE, A FRAUD!!
"They must find it difficult... Those who have taken authority as the truth, rather than truth as the authority"- G Massey, Egyptologist
And we black people are surely finding it difficult! And we will continue to find it difficult till we break off these chains, chains that are no longer on our hands but on our minds!
I'll share a simple analogy I wrote long back with you:
"A gang of ruthless and notorious armed robbers break into a house, stealing, killing, looting and raping, while they at it, they give the household a number to dial and call for emergency help(something to keep the family busy and distracted whiled the stole their goods). Now what do you think the family did? Called the number given to them by the thieves and hoped/believed help would come? Would the thieves have given a genuine or fake number? What would you do?
Well, I guess in the case of Nigerians/Africans, we dialed the number given to us by ruthless and notorious armed robbers (colonialists/slave masters) while they were enslaving, stealing and raping our lands, hoping help would come. And surprise! That FAKE number is religion/god! Our lands were invaded, our ancestors stolen (some sold), millions killed, our lands raped by the same people that brought us these religions, while they looted and raped and enslaved, they kept us busy in churches and mosques praying for a miracle. Well, it’s not surprising at all that Nigeria, Africa in general is in this state. When we still have people dreaming of some supernatural being to come and fight their battles for them. Well, I’m still expecting Santa Claus to come down my chimney." -Teekay Akin
Now, I know what I will do, kill those robbers- And I either kill them all or die killing them!
But on the other hands what have we done?
We as a people have picked up that number and dialed, calling a phony number for help while our lands, homes, people are being raped, exploited and oppressed.
This was the beginning of it all- This is where we black people shot ourselves right in the head, this is where we slit our throat, ripped our hearts out and handed them over to other men to feed on and this we have done successfully to our offspring, generations and generations we have been subjected to this phone number, while our lands deteriorate, we continue to cling on to that number. - Sad it makes one cry profusely!
How have we done this to ourselves and our generations?
"The worshipping of foreign gods is a proxy of actually worshipping these foreign people - The Arab, the white-man, the middle-easterner etc. WAKE UP BLACK MAN!!!"-Teekay Akin - paraphrased from a post by Go Da
The greatest tool of slavery has been used on us, we have now become the slavers ourselves, the slave master "has gone" but he sure did leave very capable officers in place and a tool of "freedom" through which we have continually enslaved our minds!
What does freedom or independence really mean to us?
What are we actually free from or independent from?
When we still cling to things from the slave masters and colonialists table! When we still feed from the crumbs off their floors! When we have turned ourselves into "pet negroes" - human dogs that is so faithful we will rather murder ourselves that unite and fight the master for our freedom, we will rather be a pet no matter our vicious and evil the master may be just for the sake of a few pats and a bone - which we gleefully jump at and praise the master! We have become lost dogs, strolling around on earth, hoping for the masters' return, praying, singing and wishing he returned soon!
How pathetic! How crushing!
We have gladly divided ourselves along borders that the masters created for us, along their religions, fighting their battles for them, or rather entertaining them in their coliseum which Africa has become!
Their magic wand of "Divide and Conquer" is still very much effective amongst us today. We are so divided amongst ourselves it is unbelievable, simply shocking. The hate, vile and enmity we have amongst ourselves which is largely born from foreign ideas, ideologies and practices is just appalling!
How have we let ourselves be this suppressed? How have we become mere robotic zombies, heads bowed, waiting for the masters' command?
How do we claim to be free when our lives are still bound by the same rules, regulations, standards, laws etc that was set for us by these same slave masters - the Arab and White-man?
Before the invasion of our lands - We Africans had our own practices, our own cultures, our own gods and deities, our own ways of running our societies, governments etc. But since they invaded, we have been forced to do away with them all, they told us all those were bad, evil and all their good and we jumped on the wagon like a couple of Dalmatians - We have bought and we live the idiotic fallacy of "All black things evil - All white things good"
We gladly threw away our past, our history, erased that from our minds while dancing next to the slave masters and colonialists - We have lost touch with our roots, with our peace and thus we know no peace, we have no direction, we have nothing!
We have lost touch with ourselves and have become the new toys of the Europeans and Arabs and hence we have no lives than to be used for their gain, their wishes, for their economic tests and as their slaves!
Then comes the "educated" African be it at home or in Diaspora, which will tell you - The slave masters and colonialists aren't to blame, these things happened centuries ago, their gods are the way, the so called African leaders are to blame and all sorts of jargon!
Now even though he might have a point with - African so called leaders as being to blame- well these same people are a product of the same system that I just narrated. How do you want them to act or be? Are the people that elected them into power any different? or are those that sat back, arms folded and watched them take power, any different?
It's the tale of the blind leading the blind and this can only happen when you've got a vast majority being blind- Now again, these are blinds that claim to see, ones living in the fantasy land!
Our leadership in Africa or in black communities will not be this bad and pathetic if not for our own submissiveness, our own lackadaisical attitude to our lives and future, our docility, our foolishness and stupidity!
But then again: A people get the type of government they deserve. Wise people can't get a foolish government; Foolish people can't get a wise government. Simple as that!
It is just sad to see black people living out the lives based on scripts which have been written for them by other men! That is just sad!
Some people might actually have in in their good hearts to want to change, but how can we successfully change when we don't even understand the roots of the problems that we face?
And look at it, for centuries we have been at this juncture, piled up here so much the ground has started to sink; we have simply been throwing punches in the dark, eyes closed!
We can't fight an enemy we don't understand its nature! We can't solve a problem we don't understand the root cause! We can't move forward if we don't know where we're coming from!
The roots of our problems are us, we Africans. We are the roots of our problems and in our minds these problems has germinated and grown. We need to uproot that problem right from our minds - We need to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery. We need to throw away the Arab/white man's gods, religions and so called holy books, we need to retrace our steps!
The freedom of the mind is the ultimate form of freedom as a free mind can never be enslaved in any form!
This freedom will drive us to unity, we shall finally be free and see ourselves for who we really are- That freedom will drive us to retrace our steps back to the time we were Africans, we will then return back to our roots, shake off the rules and regulations the foreigners have pinned us down with, the boundaries they have set for us, our kingdoms they destroyed we shall restore, Unity and peace shall be our foundation.
Then with those all done, we can then return to controlling our lands and resources as we once did when Africa was great, when our kingdoms and people thrived!
These are the steps we need to take, this is the path we need to embark on, this is the revolution we need to stand with- It is a mental one, It starts with you, it starts with me- It is a mental revolution that only you and you can do for yourself! It is a solo path to redemption!
We need to:
1. Give back the white man and Arabs back their gods and so called holy books- Those have been the strongest tools of brainwashing and mental/physical slavery ever!!
2. We need to Stand up and Unite! Return to our Unity as African kingdoms and not nations and countries!
3. We need to start owning out resources, land, businesses, EVERYTHING!!!
AFRICA. AFRICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WAKE UP! FREE YOUR MIND AND ARISE!!!!!!!!
By Teekay Akin [Akinyemi Adeseye]