OUR AFRICAN HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT WE DEFINE: NEW AFRICAN PRISONER OF WAR (N.A.P.O.W.
Since Africans in Amerika have been dislocated, that is, taken off on their own terms for the past four centuries, we seldom allow ourselves to operate as subjects of our own historical experience. Most of our people in Amerika and throughout the Diaspora are inclined to frequently operate an illusion that creates disillusionment and self- alienation, which is the most fundamental alienation a person can have. Our struggle is against extreme mis-orientaion, to move beyond the perspective of African people being objects rather than subjects in practice breaking away from the fringes of European experience and classification. There can be no argument 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 a war 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 rival tribes/nations which resulted in prisoners being captured and sold to the Europeans. We have become imitative of history, meaning we are interpretations of European classifications and history has shown that we have frequently followed the path of Europeans without understanding our own identities. Whatever the circumstances from 1500 to 2006 we cannot disregard the fact that through the complexities of African peoples history we subsequently became New 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 a system 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 the Beacons must take an internal/external retrospect of our present concrete Conditions to forge our nation onward into the next stage of revolutionary Development. This is why our lives must be embedded in determined laws Based on construct and development of our N.A.R.N. tools. Therefore, Through our concrete conditions, we shall be constructed through Organizational 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 Cabral stated: “That oppression or domination of a people is only secured when the cultural life of 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 complete domination and to break the will to resist at all cost. The western slave trade (W.S.T.) was conducted by the white Aryan Christians of Western Europe, north and south amerika and lasted from approximately 1600 to 1870. the acts of murder, mutilation, massacres, rape, theft and the constant terror campaigns were committed without compunction during this period. The illegal displacement of Africans by an established and constituted mandate by the Christian Aryans compelled a process of creating New Africans as a class of (N.A.P.O.W.). the New Africans are people, descendants from Africans kidnapped in Africa and held in slavery in the United States (U.S.). Our brutha, Wade Nobles once stated: “ The ideas of science do not develop in empty space, or even abstract space where there is supposedly nothing but ideas. The ideas, interests, application and definition of science goes on in a human world, and human life is social. There is, therefore, no science, which is not some part of a social science. Similarly, when the social reality is defined by Racism and oppression, there can be no science, which is not, in part, oppressive and racist. Just as science and technology have gone handin-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 a political institution, now serves to maintain the advantages obtained by technological superiority of the western world. Where connection between science now serves western society in the creation and use of theories and ideas designed to control the use of power in general by oppressed people. In fact, where power before was defined by the creation of ideas and the ability to have people respond to one’s ideas as if they represented 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 as a people, New African Prisoners of War. The slaves (synonymous to N.A.P.O.W.) who successfully completed the middle passage, the trauma of the auction block, and the “seasoning process,” for plantation and mine work, were used to cultivate every type of agricultural product from 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 provided any 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 that set in motion the agricultural, commercial, industrial, and financial development of the amerikkka’s – my ancestors and kinsmen of ours, whose lifeblood watered the 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 all for 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 experiences the oppressed New African Nation are being subjected to (past and present). When you lock a people up outside their own historical experience and understanding, it becomes easy to dictate their 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 which resulted 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 mentacide against a system that perpetrates the vile features via institutionalized racism. In addition to understanding these manifestations, we must also examine the philosophy of our people as it relates to our worldview, which defines us politically, socially, culturally and economically. This being N.A.R.N. which is our ideology, based upon a systematic set of principles and beliefs relating to our life and innate relation to our culture designed to foster assertions, theories and aims that constitute our socio-political programs. N.A.R.N. is a philosophical construct that gives New 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 be confined to Africans alone. We understand that slavery is an ancient institution derived from prehistoric 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 the consequences, call themselves as they see fit and are not defined as others (i.e. the U.S.) would have 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 Jamaa N.A.R.N. Collective Think Tank March 4, 2002
Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa
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