Changing the Way We Think is the First Step
As Albert Einstein said ‘’ You can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that caused the problem’’.
We can’t use the same worn out rusty philosophy, or theory to solve our current problem. Actually most of the Western philosophers are baised by racism. They believe that blacks are not active mentally, and they are less human than whites. David Hume, Hegel, Marx, Darwin etc...
This is the main problem of Western thought which created in equality in every sphere of life.
We have to develop holistic humanistic way of thinking based on African philosophy and other non Western thoughts
The Western universities teaching of old rusty ideology has to change.
This is just an idea to open dialogue.
If people are only expecting from me it is not going to achieve the aimed goal!
Let us start dialogue!
I think that global activism should change the way it is operating for the last decades. Every issue is organised and activated separately. Because everybody wants to be a hero, needs credit. If we are looking how much activism has achieved it is just very little. It is not able to solve the core problems of the human issues. Which could have been the implementation of global justice, freedom equality, and human dignity. And the placement of wild animals to their natural habitat. The prioritizing of human freedom first. Because it is our specious.
All the issues of the glob can be solved with one organised, global net work. All the human power, energy, resources were put together the human race could have achieved a lot. Instead of forming this group, that charity, that activist group per issue we have to see outside our narrow scope. ...
As Albert Einstein put it clearly '' You can't solve a problem with the same thinking that caused the problem'' We are using the same International, political, economic, philosophy which is centuries very! Very old centuries ago, and rusty. Most of the theory discriminatory against humans based on colour.
Guys lets discuss on the issue extensively
To Hell with 'Celebrity Humanitarianism'
The so called ‘’ Celebrities’’ who travel to Africa, to be photographed with suffering people of Africa should stop. When they get bored with their meaningless life in the West they go to Africa to feel better about themselves.
Africa and its suffering people should not continue to be their entertainment field. If they are serious about helping Africa, the answer is not charity, or their trip to Africa in the name of ‘’humanitarian ambassador’’. Instead they should stay away from Africa and lobby their governments to leave the continent alone so that we Africans can decide what is best for us. We implement our own democracy in our own way. By removing dictators, authoritarianism, and murderer regimes from power in a peaceful way. It is the west, a few countries, who gave power to these dictators, through military, technical, financial support, to kill and violate the human rights of their own citizens. The only way out from the shackles of modern slavery, exploitation, all kinds of suffering, is removing these powerful countries from the continent.
Once it is done it wouldn't take long to clean the mess, to make the continent again the bread basket of the world by and for African children. After that in peaceful coexistence we welcome countries as trade and cultural exchange partners. When this happens it happens on the terms and conditions of African children.
We will lead the way forward to the lost world of the west and the east. We reclaim our ancient civilisation by bringing it alive. Not by force, but by peaceful means of struggle and by education.
To achieve this we have to stand up holding hands for a long and protracted peaceful struggle, as human beings.
In this struggle the genuine activists of the world will stand with us. Those who beg, and bow their heads, who spy on us around the world, will be ashamed of themselves.
The people of mother Africa will become victorious!!!
Changing the Way We Think is the First Step
To Hell with 'Celebrity Humanitarianism'
Part OneThe main problem of Black Africa is not planted in Africa.
- Like the West Black Africans, we don’t hate our skin colour, our sex, we don’t go in to knife to ‘’beatify’’ ourselves in to surgery.
- We don’t play games or chase with food. Food is a gift of divinity. We respect food and consume it in a dignified way. It is not a game show, to make food in different colours or shapes, and throw it away. After all it is for human survival.
- We don’t give priority for pets and different animals before our own species is human kind. We don’t invade the animals' natural habitat to make us feel good. By bringing the wild animals to our home and to the zoo.
- What do we learn from this?
- Do we need to rely on the West, which is not good enough for itself?
WTO is one of the devils with blood-sucking teeth.
WTO is assimilated with our suffering - it reminds me when I observe people lining up and sleeping out side over two weekends of December this year for buying a ticket to go to a concert which will be performed next year, which has taken my thoughts sadly in 1991 in Kenya in one of the refugee camps in the middle of nowhere, where we slept queuing to get 3 litres of water for a day for drinking and cooking at the nomads water bore hole. First the lions then the cattle have been drinking the water that we human beings are being served.
People might ask what does this have to do with the WTO?
The irony is that Africa is in a worse situation than the one I am trying to draw above. Whether it is called a human rights violation or hunger or disease, HIV/AIDs – all are happening - the rich countries are exploiting, looting our continent and leaving it stripped naked with different kinds of deals. That is the role played in different “sexy” names to shift us from one suffering to another.
The WTO is one of the mechanisms, which carry “civilised” theft, and which rips us apart as the Europeans did during and after the colonial era.
WTO means for us exploited Africans that all our humanity is placed in a condition worse than the Western pets. WTO has reaped our human rights. Our basic needs - water, food shelter become unpredictable - impossible to afford or dream.
WTO has put a cheap price on our existence - less than animals. Rich countries spend some US$ 300 billion a year on farm subsidies – about twenty times more than on development aid. Every European Union cow gets about US$2.50 a day in subsidies; a Japanese cow gets $7.50 a day. Annual cotton subsidies to US farmers are more than $3 billion (3 times the amount the US spends on foreign aid to Africa).
Europe and America depend on Africa up to now for their oil and other expensive minerals like diamonds and gold. The WTO is in Africa to facilitate the globalised exploitation of the continent. Asia has come into its own; Latin America has come into its own. Africa has failed – we are still sick from a sort of contamination that begun under colonialism and continued under neo-colonisation.
WTO is a catalyst to exploit Africa, to try to make us forget that since the time of slavery it is our labour – the Black Africans labour and knowledge which has built so-called Western Civilisation.
Any white person can go, find work, live, work and have a good time in Africa. But we Africans are not allowed to have in and out of Africa, these privileges, unless individually we are important to develop and build the Western world on our labour, skill and knowledge.
People of genuine interest and concern for humanity must stand against any kind of human exploitation in any part of Africa. If we are counted as part of this world, and equally human beings, we should fight the Western exploitation of Africa and around the world together hand-in-hand.
We must stand in genuine solidarity with all real civil society, organisations, workers, peasants, students, indigenous people, refugees, unemployed people who struggle against WTO and other Western exploitation agencies for a decent future.
‘’Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.  The FBI's Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 8 percent of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.
Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other." One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. It suggests that the bonding is the individual's response to trauma in becoming a victim. Identifying with the aggressor is one way that the ego defends itself. When a victim believes the same values as the aggressor, they cease to be perceived as a threat’’.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
April this year magnifies the death and suffering of my brothers and sisters. Nothing is new it is just increased in a wider scale. Black Africans are dying, tortured, raped mutilated each day since the colonial era. Civil and tribal conflict is one way of dividing and rule of previously colonialism, then imperialism and new-colonialism.
Changing the names of oppression is not making the problem go away. It just creates confusion for the oppressed Black African heart and mind. It makes us helpless. It distracts our attention from the root cause of our problem which is new-colonialism, imperialism, and religious fundamentalism.
When this kind of problem exacerbates we go to demonstrate to the agencies govt. that are the main source of the problem: such as America, UK, France and our countries puppet ‘’leaders’’ dictators who are the god son and daughters of neo- colonialism.
We start crying crocodiles tear for the victims on social media; it became the fashion of the month. The talk of the time.
In Ethiopia the brutal regime of Woyane has created the current problem for the Ethiopians by sending the young citizens for slavery to Middle East. Now it declared 3 days morning political game.
But the problem has to be dealt from the root. Which if Black Africans must unite and fight to became the people who decide on the fate of their mother continent: Africa.
Otherwise as we say in Ethiopia it becomes a game ‘’ WOHA KIDA WOHA MELIS’’
Let’s have a dialogue on this issue.
The problem cannot be solved by petition. Demonstration to rotten rusty global corrupt system
Yilma Tafere Tasew
It is not new
‘’We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, require creative imagination and marks real advance in science’’
The problem of killings of Ethiopians and other Africans is not new. As it happened in this few days it happened in the last decades especially since the brutal regime of EPRDF took power in 1991 in Ethiopia. In fact the main cause of this and other inhuman action is this dictatorial regime and the so called ‘’opposition parties’ ‘who are created to aid the masking of the Human Rights violation of the regime.
As you can see on the top photo this people are from Africa mostly from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan... their bodies are mutilated. In most instances they are slaughtered like animals in the Saharan desert by Libyan nomads and traffickers and their bodies are mutilated for the harvesting (theft) of vital organs. This organised crime goes hand in hand with the human trafficking.
In this entire evil act, I am sure the Ethiopian brutal regime has a part to play.
This is not a new phenomenon. As far as I know, starting from the mid 1980’s a lot of Ethiopians have been kidnapped, from African refugee camps, cities, from the Middle East to date. Some with the knowledge of UNHCR (UN refugee agency) and other NGO’S. Recently, an Ethiopian with a UK passport was taken from Yemen air port to Ethiopia by the Ethiopian regime. David Cameron, the UK PM ‘’has written a letter for his immediate release’’ We remember that it is the UK govt. who trains and pays the salaries of the Ethiopian brutal police force. May be he might have pre knowledge about the arrest, outside of the letter their might be another communication...
For more than 50 Years, our people protested, got arrested tortured, mutilated, murdered raped and executed without any justice or rule of law in our own continent Africa as well. We didn’t see any relief from our anguish. Protesting became a ‘’fashion’’ which happens for a while and disappears until we witness another human tragedy.
Every time, a lot has been said about ‘’eliminating poverty, prevailing democracy, human right, the rule of law’’ but they are in practice subjected to the interest of modern global, continental and national lords. We must not fool ourselves except unless we Africans in our mother continent and around the world became united in every possible avenue, we are not the problem for the other part of the planet. On the contrary, they continue to exploit and oppress us without mercy.
Where I live in exile, here in the West, I have participated for more than a decade with activists, against the Afghanistan, Iraqi, Middle Eastern wars, against climate change and more. On my part, I tried my best to bring the burning issues of Africa to the fore as one of the issues activists should raise .
To my surprise, a few days ago in an activists' meeting I raised the issue of Africa. I was told directly it is not issue for them.
We have to be the fighters for our own rights. No one else stands for us, even if they pretend to ‘’join’’ us it is to steal our show for their own interest. Our only option is our unity.
Our mother continent, Africa. has more than enough wealth and resources for us and the rest of the greedy world. The only problem is we are not having a dialogue within ourselves regarding our continent.
In order to be practical and bring the desired change to our countries, and then to Africa we need to harmonize, and in order to do that we need to have deep robust debate. To dialogue on the issues and to be able to accommodate core ideas.
As the Marathon starts from one step
Let the dialogue begin on my part.
Yilma Tafere Tasew
“Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their scepticism.”
― Albert Camus, the fall“
‘’I'm rightly tired of the pain I hear and feel, boss. I'm tired of being on the road, lonely as a robin in the rain. Not never having no buddy to go on with or tell me where we's coming from or going to or why. I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. It feels like pieces of glass in my head. I'm tired of all the times I've wanted to help and couldn't. I'm tired of being in the dark. Mostly it's the pain. There's too much. If I could end it, I would. But I can't.”
― Stephen King, the Green Mile
The current media and political, scramble to score points has shown us the so called humanitarian world and the reach European countries, and their stooges the so called refugee agencies their true image. This image is not new for us African genuine refugees it has been there always, and will be unless we do take action that will eliminate the root causes of refugee production. Which is war and conflict. Which will profit the reach countries and their puppet local authoritarian eginmes.
The current crisis of refugees walking from one European country in a normal climate to reach to Germany and Austria maximum 2000 kms. Is not a big crisis comparing to what happened is happening to genuine African refugees in the Saharan and Sinai desert, being beaten, raped, their bodies mutilated, and marketed for organ transplant in the desert.
Where ever we go we are for sell, from the time of slavery to the current refugee crisis.
Recently a few months back in Liblia, Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum seekers were murdered by ISIS in inhuman way and their bodies also burned. Did Europe and America cry for this? No. why should they? We are less human for them comparing people of Middle East and Asia.
Concerning the killings of African, in Libya and death in Mediterranean Sea to have dialogue I have organized ‘’ A public forum’’ hopping to initiate debate and dialogue on the issue. Here where I live in Wellington, New Zealand in the month of June this year. I am shocked by the turn out of less than 10 people. Not long after from this event I attended a form of ‘’activists’’ and I raised the issue of Africa I was ignored.
These shows to me my long time belief of African’s are the only people who can find a solution to our own problems. We shouldn’t look anywhere else.
Recently in July this year the US president went to Ethiopia where the authoritarian regime has been claiming for the last about 25 years ‘’ won the election more than 95% ‘’ this year ‘’100%’’ where more than 50,000 oppositions activists, journalists are languish in prisons without any crime. Obama and his staff danced on the grave of murdered prisoner tortured Ethiopians. Endorsing and praising the authoritarian regime.
Leader’s of authoritarian regimes in Africa are partners with rich countries of East and West, with USA, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia and others. They ‘’produce’’ war, conflict, genocide, eplotation, refugees, violation of human rights and refuges.
The American war machine, AFRICOM, CIA in Africa killing innocent people, for their greedy interest, in collaboration with the continents brutal regimes.
The sell of ancestral land to Indian, China, USA, UK, Pakistan farming companies, without any compensation to the owners of the ancestral land. In Ethiopia alone the land are equal to Belgium and Israel is given as a ‘’lease’’ for 99 years. The ancestral land owners farmers of the land who opposed this were killed, tortured, the rest left the country as refuges.
In the big cities of Ethiopia, which the government blowing a trumpet of ‘’ double digit economic growth’’ where it evicted owners of residential houses, business premises from their own property and land. To pave the way for the construction of foreign and 6% of the 96 million Ethiopians who are the members the minority of the regime and the same ethnic group members.
This people who are forced to flee the country. People who are stripped of their land and country. Ethiopia is one of the examples.
What is the use of life if you don’t have a right to exist with a very minimum of survival in your own country?
When your country becomes prison, torture camp, starvation death. While few are having luxury in our starving body. When the rich countries talking about ‘’democracy, human right, dignity, the rule of law... .’’ means on practice their their countries interest.
This are the main issues of refugee production out of Africa.
The so called ‘’African Union’’ has became instrument of imperialism. This is dangerous time for global humanity. Imperialism and its allies are doing anything to control the resources of the continent more than before.
This time any global system is not able to work anywhere for the majority of humanity. The world is in war but they don’t call it ‘’world war’’
Because it is not in their back yard of rich countries. One of the profitable commodities the rich countries profit by exporting to poor countries is war.
We black African are not counted as human being to the rich countries of the world.
‘’The European Commission gave 2.2 billion euros to its members for refugee-related matters from 2007-2011. But 50 per cent of that money was spent creating fences, surveillance infrastructure and the employment of border guards to keep out the unwanted radicalized “horde’’
In spite of the widespread knowledge of the drowning of Afrikans in the Mediterranean, it was the September 2015 drowning death of the Syrian child Alan Kurdi that spurred the politicians into action on the matter of the refugee crisis.
In August 2014, a similar photo of an unnamed Afrikan child was circulated in the media. The child drowned after the boat in which she was travelling capsized. The conscience of the world went to sleep on this death.’’
Dr. Ajamu Nangwagwaya, September 23, 20015
We black Africans have to open our eyes and ready for protracted peaceful struggle
To remove any domination by foreign forces.
In order to do that first we have to know who our real enemies and friends are and collaborate with genuine activist, progressive groups, organizations and individuals; people of African descent and non African origin around the globe. The leadership for this movement must be in the hands of native black Africans, in this note keeping eye on Janus-faced native black Africans, who are like chameleons.
After this the main task is to start the global movement. Opposing protesting, using every avenue except physical, violence and war. The main and difficult task is to remove the domination of forging forces from our mother continent.
Once we remove the foreigners from the continent we move to replacing the authoritarian regimes from Africa. For this we need to fully revive and strength the Pan-African organization to lead the global affairs in a democratic way.
Everyone around the globe knows that the global institutions are not working.
The so called ‘’UN’’ is rotten rusty, and expired. That is why after 70 years, the largest human right violator the Saudi Arabia regime became the current’’ Chair for the UN Human right council’’
Is there any dirty game than this?
Reading and keeping quite is not a solution, let’s have a dialogues on the issues.
Yilma Tafere Tasew
This year the world becomes a huge blood bath than see in human history. People are dying by war and physical conflict. The issue of the Middle East is high in the west agenda.
Africa is forgotten as a whole. The reason for this is the brutal leaders of Africa mate the continent more" comfortable" to be exploited then before without much assistant from the majority off every cunts. It is not Africans have accepted the exploitation, the human right violation, but they feel helpless. Divided, repeated their human dignity and integrity.
Most book written about Blacks focus only on issues related to African Americans not current native black Africans. This has created a divided and confusing point of view Black Africans.
Sometimes in Africa black every car is when they arrive in America they don't get any support from the Africa- American Community; no one is welcoming them which could have made resettlement much easier.
I understand dog history of slave trade, when the white shacked and take the current Africa. Americans when they took them from Africa the Africans played a role in the slaves business but if that is the case for the division, for the current neglect of native Africans for how long this has not continued?
Who will benefit from this neglect, head and division?
For us black Africans our heroes are who are home grown who gave their area Live off the majority of the people. For the cause of mother continents freedom. Fighting colonialism Imperialism and Ne Colonialism.
Our heroes are those who are assassinated by the CIA Patrice Lumumba, Amilcal Cabral, Kuwami Nkrumah and others. Who are not mentioned by global black movement with others like Marin Luther King and Malcolm X. Black African heroes looks like less significant than other African-Americans or not at all.
The solution for all black Africa is to pave the way which can make us turn our direction into our mother continent Africa.
Every hour in white America and In Africa people of African origin are murdered and killed by armed forces. It can be a police, military, drone, tank… It seems even in USA it is allowed ‘’action’’ to kill black. Let’s fight ideas divide us, instead let us build ideas that bring us together. We are all similar who have the same root, the womb of mother Africa. Lets’ go back where we come from, for this we need to start the dialogue. We should start shouting the loud voice of harmony the voice started by Marcus Garvey. Let’s lament for Harmony as one instead of unity, which is not a working term it is imposing concept, putting pre condition. Harmony is being one without changing each other’s identity.
I wanted to stress one important point here. It is about petition, in a system where we are not counted. We can’t appeal to the same regime that is violating our right. Exploiting us is a laughing matter. We have to be the solution to our problems.
Let’ the dialogue begin.
Yilma Tafere Tasew
What is to be done?
WHAT IS TO BE DONE NO. 18
‘’GATES OF HEAVEN’’
‘’The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.’’
Robert Anton Wilson
‘’If I were president of the United States, I'd build a great wall along the Mexican border and not let anybody in.’’
‘’The philosophy of Atheism has its root in the earth, in this life; its aim is the emancipation of the human race from all God-heads, be they Judaic, Christian, Mohammedan, Buddhistic, Brahmanistic, or what not. Mankind has been punished long and heavily for having created its gods, nothing but pain and persecution, have been man's lot since gods began. There is but one way out of this blunder. Man must break his fetters which have chained him to the gates of heaven and hell, so that he can begin to fashion out of his reawakened and illumined consciousness a new world upon the earth.’’
It has been a few years since I started the idea of black Africans coming together in harmony. Where ever we are in this planet, we black Africans, belong to our mother continent Africa. Whether we are born in Africa or somewhere else, on the planet. Our ancestors were taken to different colonial countries being sold as slaves. Our or their umbilical cord is buried in that black soil-Mother Africa.
The recent years and current affairs towards black have been worse than ever. There is no easy way out from this crisis. We may not be able to achieve, the practical fruit of ‘’Harmonious Black Africa’’ in a short span of time. To rebuild and construct society, which is wiped out from Africa during colonialism, slavery, cold war and neo-colonialism,-imperialism, the scramble for Africa. Is not something we can achieve in a few years.
We have also to bear in mind that any new idea, philosophy, new thinking was first taken as impossible ideas. The people who produce new ideas were taken as mentally impaired, outcast, sometimes executed. We don’t need to lose hope.
In the last few weeks we have observed the panic, the protest, the demonstration. Because refuges are banned entry to U.S.A. This is not a new phenomenon. It will help us to think critically of Pan-Africanism have a dialogue. Decide organised and planned action. Retreat, repatriate. Pay with our life to go back to our mother continent Africa. For this create a solid and strong organizational network.
The energy, the sacrifice, we are paying to dismantle jump the Western fences and barriers, we can use it dismantle the brutal leaders of Africa, and their system, once and for all. It is not the ‘’end of the world or closure of gates of heaven’’ the closure the evil imperialists borders.
It might be for good, things happen for reason. Let’s think the greedy individualistic ‘’life’’ we think we are ‘’leading’ ’ Slaving ourselves working like a donkey. Menial jobs which whites don’t like to do.
All this can be achieved without blood shad, without physical conflict. We don’t have human life to sacrifice any more.
In order to have a look at the previous issues of ‘’what is to be done? ‘’ 1-17
And related postings, to have a debate on the issues and to bring new ideas and thoughts
Also Harmonious Black Africa Facebook group
Let’s wake up!!
Have a debate, dialogue,
2nd February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand