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 OUR AFRICAN HISTORICALDEVELOPMENTWEDEFINE: NEW AFRICANPRISONER OF WAR(N.A.P.O.W.)  Since Africans in Amerika have been dislocated, that is, taken off on their own terms for thepast four centuries, we seldom allow ourselves to operate as subjects of our own historicalexperience. Most of our people in Amerika and throughout the Diaspora are inclined to frequentlyoperate an illusion that creates disillusionment and self- alienation, which is the mostfundamental alienation a person can have. Our struggle is against extreme mis-orientaion, tomove beyond the perspective of  African peoplebeing objects rather than subjects in practicebreaking away from the fringes of Europeanexperience and classification. There can be noargument against the hatred of slavery that our ancestors had to endure, the thought that their sons and daughters would bear the burden of being born into this cruel system of slavery, captured by the tens of millions, brutally abused on slave ships by unspeakable atrocities,brought to the shores of Amerikkka and sold, herded and consequently subjugated.Through the historical dynamics of this experience we ultimately became prisoners of awar that we did not start. We were infringed upon through manipulation, deception and coercion,the duplicitous activity in complicity in the slave trade by our own people, the misconception of how the invaders interpreted slave trading contrary to the wars that took place amongst rivaltribes/nations which resulted in prisoners being captured and sold to the Europeans. We havebecome imitative of history, meaning we are interpretations of European classifications andhistory has shown that we have frequently followed the path of Europeans without understandingour own identities. Whatever the circumstances from 1500 to 2006 we cannot disregard the factthat through the complexities of  African peopleshistory we subsequently becameNew African Prisoners of War (N.A.P.O.W.).As learners of history, astute in applying truths to displace lies, we’ve reached the era of retrospect and construct, simply meaning to reflect and through this reflection we construct asystem of beliefs based upon the knowledge that has been ascertained through relentless study.Era of Retrospect and Construct!!!We are beacons of nation building, while clearly understanding that we theBeacons must take an internal/external retrospect of our present concreteConditions to forge our nation onward into the next stage of revolutionaryDevelopment. This is why our lives must be embedded in determined lawsBased on construct and development of our N.A.R.N. tools. Therefore,Through our concrete conditions, we shall be constructed throughOrganizational entities. B.A. 1998 By: Sitawa It is self-evident, our African people since 1619 are the denizens of a defective social
system that was not designed with the best interest of our African peoples at heart! Our brutha, Amilcar Cabralstated:“That oppression or domination of a people is only secured when the cultural lifeof a people (African) is destroyed, paralyzed, or at least neutralized.”And, in fact, in our case, the different forms of oppression experienced by our new African class are determined by the emphasis placed on destroying us, paralyzing us,neutralizing the culture of the people through subtle forms and to bring under completedomination and to break the will to resist at all cost. The western slave trade (W.S.T.) wasconducted by the white Aryan Christians of Western Europe, north andsouth amerikaand lastedfrom approximately 1600 to 1870. the acts of murder, mutilation, massacres, rape, theft and theconstant terror campaigns were committed without compunction during this period. The illegaldisplacement of Africans by an established and constituted mandate by the Christian Aryanscompelled a process of creating New Africans as a class of (N.A.P.O.W.). the New Africans arepeople, descendants from Africans kidnapped in Africa and held in slavery in theUnited States(U.S.). Our brutha, Wade Nobles once stated:“ The ideas of science do not develop in empty space, or even abstractspace where there is supposedly nothing but ideas. The ideas, interests,application and definition of science goes on in a human world, andhuman life is social. There is, therefore, no science, which is not somepart of a social science. Similarly, when the social reality is defined byRacism and oppression, there can be no science, which is not, in part,oppressive and racist. Just as science and technology have gone hand-in-hand in the past three hundred years to assist in the development of the western world, so to, does it seem apparent that social science, as apolitical institution, now serves to maintain the advantages obtained bytechnological superiority of the western world. Where connectionbetween science now serves western society in the creation and use otheories and ideas designed to control the use of power in general byoppressed people. In fact, where power before was defined by the creationof ideas and the ability to have people respond to one’s ideas as if theyrepresented the respondent’s reality.The capture and/or purchase of slaves on the coast, and their transportation across the historic Atlantic where there are a railroad of ancestral bones, onto the middle passage constitutes us asa people, New African Prisoners of War. The slaves (synonymous to N.A.P.O.W.) whosuccessfully completed the middle passage, the trauma of the auction block, and the “seasoningprocess,” for plantation and mine work, were used to cultivate every type of agricultural productfrom sugar cane , cotton, tobacco, etc., they slaved in construction, industry and domestic service,there was no pay for this enslavement, we were never returned to our motherland, nor providedany restitution from the middle passage to the present.
The New African under the Aryan lash was the workhorse of the western world. We(New Africans) built the basic and necessary infrastructure and created the incipient wealth thatset in motion the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and financialdevelopment of the amerikkka’s – my ancestors and kinsmen of ours, whose lifeblood wateredthe soil of the Amerikkka’s, came from almost every area of the motherland.The government of Amerikkka knows exactly what it is doing, which means first of allfor hundreds of years the U.S. has been attacking and destroying African peoples history, culture,names and languages. Keep in mind that the oppressor (U.S.) knows what negative experiencesthe oppressed New African Nation are being subjected to (past and present). When you lock apeople up outside their own historical experience and understanding, it becomes easy to dictatetheir relation as it relates to their place in history. The Honorable Marcus M. Garvey was aware of this dynamic when he proclaimed in unequivocal terms: “ A people without knowledge of their history is like a tree without roots.”This further constitutes that those of learned minds (New Africans) who can trace their family tree (i.e. lineage/linkage) directly to Amerikkka’s treacherous wars against Africans whichresulted in an atrocious history of slavery (synonymous to N.A.P.O.W.).We charge the Amerikkkan government with slavery/genocide, in clear unequivocal terms,we charge the U.S. with slavery/genocide against the captive New African peoples in the U.S.who are perpetually under siege. We charge slavery, genocide, infanticide and mentacideagainst a system that perpetrates the vile features via institutionalized racism. In addition tounderstanding these manifestations, we must also examine the philosophy of our people as itrelates to our worldview, which defines us politically, socially, culturally and economically. Thisbeing N.A.R.N. which is our ideology, based upon a systematic set of principles and beliefsrelating to our life and innate relation to our culture designed to foster assertions, theories andaims that constitute our socio-political programs. N.A.R.N. is a philosophical construct that givesNew Africans the ethos of guiding principles, which are the primacy of life and the oneness of being, and understanding why we are N.A.P.O.W. and how the genesis of slavery came to beconfined to Africans alone. We understand that slavery is an ancient institution derived fromprehistoric times; it is our intent to place Africans as the subjects rather than the objects of their historical identity. We know in the traditions of our ancestors, a free people not withstanding theconsequences, call themselves as they see fit and are not defined as others (i.e. the U.S.) wouldhave them be — we are New African Prisoners of War, through the intricate aspects of our New African historical development.Back to back, African to African, fade to pro Africanism!!! By: Sitawa Nantambu JamaaN.A.R.N. Collective Think TankMarch 4, 2002 Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa

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