Has Pan-Africanism become a mental masturbation of our desires for an Arcadia? Apologies for anyone who might feel hurt by this thread, but I will like to know the purpose of this forum? Some topics are conveniently patronized while others do not see the light of the day. Some topics require little mental effort to sustain them. Others topic are sustained by a mental masturbation of subliminal self-hate. I guess my question is is Pan-Africanism Forum a place to pick whatever aspects of Africa/Black world that suits us or do we want to take responsibility for the ills plaguing Africa / Black world and invest required mental effort to tackle them. To drive my point home, none of us, whether you are African in America or Continental African are responsible for the cards we are dealt. We are not responsible for the poverty that plagues our communities. Some of us cannot explain why our ancestors sold their own, we dont even know if we could have honestly done the same had we been in their position. None of us can explain the greed of the African leaders which continually make Africa a mockery of the rest of the world. None of us can explain the reason why blacks are made scapegoats and slaves to the justice system of America. However, by virtue of being identified with these woes, we are forced to take responsibility for, even if we were merely born into the woes. We have a calling to act. To act like none of our predecessors/ancestors have acted. Ours is a generation with enough experience, enough knowledge, enough skill to act. Let us stop all this mental masturbation seen in this forum. Let us try to tackle real issues. Let this be a think tank to end all woes plaguing blackkind!!