Revolutionary Greetings Comrades, What's up The Talking Drum point Com? How ya'll living? In living color:x: :x: Well, we would like to say a few words about Communalism, Communism and Socialism. Of course they are all packing plenty of politics and pontificating passages against poverty, but what is the real meaning of it all, if not from time to time we can come and have a ball? Communalism best represents the traditional values of African society. Therein lies, collectivism, egalitarianism, humanism, dialectical materialism and categorical conversion. Is the brotha serious or what? Kuumba Chi Nia are you pulling our legs on this forum? No! Communalism in practice meant in one respect that the land was for collective usage and collective economic, political and social advancement. The land was not be negoitated or given to any foreigner. Communalism at this point secured collectivism and packaged it so that we all could benefit. The elders and women were the guiding lights under communalism and they saw to it that Karim stayed in school, respected his parents, knew the value of an honest days work and contributed to society. That Nehanda stayed in school respected her parents, knew the value of an honest days work and contributed to society. Communalism was an economic powerhouse, not to be under estimated by fuedal Africa. Therefore, Communalism banishes the individual and the ego treated all as a means to an ends and not simple a means. We are now talking about egalitarianism. Everyone would be respected and had equal rights under the law. Humanism means that everything that we did under Communalism was for the advancement of humanity (African humanity). Humanism meant that we had to listen to the message that came from the messager and that we had to do what was economically, socially, and politically correct for the masses. Africans, as we know we were the first scientists in earth. We understood the dialectical nature of the world. That is we understood the benefits, the good and the bad and differences in the seasons, plants, animal and primarily humans. This is why we came to reason that of all the economic and political systems we had passed through that Communalism at the time was the one for us and represented our creative collective genius. We knew that. That means that our society underwent categorical conversion. We had changed our ways. We had moved from the Clan, all the way to the nation state and we were on our way to the party-state. That is we (Africa) would have converted our society into Socialism because of evolution. But we are not speaking of social-Darwinism. We are speaking of Africa's forward march asbents of Darwin dogma. So where as some of us argue that Socialism or Communism is European ego-centric concoction, we have to be mindful of the prinicples of Socialism and Communism. Our confusion lies in individuals, individuals who may call themselves Socialists or Communists, but who in fact or Capitalists'-Imperialists' lackeys to the max. We hope this has been helpful in the discussion of Communalism, Socialism and Communism. The last note on Communism is that of the three systems, Communalism, Socialism and Communism, Communism remains the only theory. It has not been practiced. That is because Communism is a higher stage (categorical conversion) of Socialism. Socialism has to put the means of production and resources so thoroughly in the masses hands, that when we make a fist, we send a punch filled with Communism. We have not made it to the arena yet. In conclusion, we understand that there is much to learn. We don't know everything. But we do know that we are a creative and dedicated people. We all must agree that we want freedom from mental slavery, economic slavery, political slavery, social slavery and that we want Africa to freed and unified. If we can agree with that then if we don't agree with our anaylsis, we can at least agree to start from here, start from now on to build a mass Party that will deliver all our aspirations.