Black People : Can Afrikan People Save Themselves?

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  1. We

    We Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Here is Dr. Clarke's answer...


    Can African People Save Themselves?
    By John Henrik Clarke

    The question can be answered in many ways, in both the negative and the positive. I have chosen to answer it in the positive, because I am an African person and I have hope for a commitment to every African on the face of the earth. My commitment to mankind comes through African people. If African people are to save themselves, they must first know themselves. They must first know where they have been and what they have been, where they are, and the significance of what they are.

    By knowing this, they will get some idea of what they still must be. African people must stop being the market and the dumping ground for shoddy consumer goods of other people. We must, on an international basis, begin to produce the things we wear, the food we eat, the cars we drive, and then train our children to follow our footsteps and complete the mission. The mission will be to be a self-sustained and contained people. At least a third of the Africans in the world can be employed providing goods and services for other Africans.

    Once we create an internal economic system, we can relate to any external economic system in the world. No African State can be truly independent when it does not produce the bread it eats nor the safety pin that holds a child's diaper together. No nation can call itself free and self-sustaining when it must order its toilet paper from another nation. Africans must begin to produce every item essential to their survival.

    Education must be geared to produce the large number of technically trained Africans needed for this task, and the trained must in turn produce other Africans to replace them. No African nation in the world should beg for the skills of another nation or people to sustain itself.

    Africans can save themselves by having the will to do so until the job of self-protection and true independence has been achieved.

    The salvation of Africa by African people will contribute to the peace and the salvation of the world. This salvation should be the mission of every African on the face of the earth. The completion of the mission and the benefits that will accrue from it will be the legacy that African people can leave for the whole world.
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    Medase pa to Dr. Clarke for the plan.


    Better question: "Will Afrikan People Save Themselves?"
     
  2. Dual Karnayn

    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I agree with most of what Dr. Clarke said.


    Rather than focusing on merely saving ourselves, I propose we get out of "survival mode" and think about progressing as a people from our current condition.

    Personally, I'm not about just breaking even.

    Now I don't want to die so ofcourse I'd like to be "saved".
    But I'd love a BETTER condition and position in the world than I currently have.

    In order for us to do this, we need the proper leadership as well as a drastic revolution and reformation of our global mentality and cultures.

    We need to first learn to separate science from tradition; then get out of the old traditionalist and survival mode; then work dilligently toward the universal advancement of our people through agriculture and industry.
     
  3. Therious

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    Will this occur as long Afrikan Americans do not have a unified political body? I though Farrakhan said some good things at the MMM talking about forming the POP (party of the people). If Afrikans in America can unify with Carribean Afrikans this will be a start and example.
     
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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Therious

    Excellent point.

    They are basically the same people as us sharing the same history and genetics...more so than continental Africans even.
     
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