The Battle of this Race is an Intellectual One

Listen Siblings, I come in peace,

“Never forget that intelligence rules the world, and ignorance carries the burden.” — Marcus Garvey

Through Knowledgeable, Wise and Loving leadership the African race can achieve Prosperous, Independent African Communities at home and abroad. As spoken in “Maroon and Build For Self,” “all speech comes from all listening, but all wise from where is wise.” The African Blood Siblings doles African Wisdom for the restoration of Wise Africans. It’s upon the Brave to answer the call to action. “The Battle of this Race is an Intellectual One,” said John Edward Bruce. A Century later the Brave remain silent and the Race remains Powerless. Do we have another century? Subscribe, share, love.

The Battle of this Race is an Intellectual One
By Onitaset Kumat


The movement of string precede the sound of the banjo; as mental activity precedes physical activity. Body follows Mind. It’s never otherwise.

The banjo is a stringed musical instrument developed from the African bango.  Like other stringed musical instruments, plucking a string makes a sound and that sound depends on the movement of that string. To make the sound she wants, the skilled banjo player moves the string according to what will cause the right resonance. However the sound follows the movement of the string. Never otherwise. In people, the body follows the mental activity of the mind. Never otherwise. And as the movement of a string evokes the sound of the instrument; the mind of a person controls the actions of the body. Mind and Body are in resonance but Body follows Mind. Never otherwise.

In that the Body follows the Mind, the Mind is Important. In African Communities worldwide this fact is overlooked. For example a benefit of Education is its security of a people’s survival. In this respect, Education has an important role in a community and a Community has an important role in choosing its Educators. In African Communities, especially in the Occidents (the West), the chosen educators are the “lowest bidders,” the historic exploiters, the European. Carter G. Woodson comments on the quality of this Mis-Education.

In the first place, we must bear in mind that the Negro has never been educated. He has merely been informed about other things which he has not been permitted to do. The Negroes have been shoved out of the regular schools through the rear door into the obscurity of the backyard and told to imitate others whom they see from afar, or they have been permitted in some places to come into the public schools to see how others educate themselves.

The European mis-educates the African to imitate and shows her White Power and how her Powerlessness can be just. This makes the promotion of Black Power absurd to most. To the mis-educated, it’s perfectly understandable to queue for eight blocks in ten degree weather because Ford announced it’s accepting job applications. No one anticipates that line of Africans to turn to one another and create a business venture independent of Europeans. No, taught dependence the African is generally dependent. It’s why the following passage of Carter G. Woodson’s belongs in the history books,

When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.

The average African does not upset White Power. Some may consider it. Few know how. Black Power is an action which requires thoughts outside of European propaganda. It’s for this reason John Edward Bruce said “The Battle of this Race is an Intellectual One.”

“I wish to remind you gentleman that the battle of this race is an intellectual one and that the united intelligence of anybody of earnest and clear-thinking, clear-headed men is a potent and powerful force, a dynamic force, in the solution of economic problems and of social problems.”

The thoughts outside of European propaganda, that earnest and clear-thinking African intelligence, is the African Blood Siblings. Just as the European directs National Governments which facilitate the seamless operation of White Power. The African Blood Siblings shapes Consciousness toward the seamless operation of Black Power. The difference is not scale but support. Compute what percentage of your annual income you spent and that’s the percent contributed to White Power. Consciousness governs and National Consciousness is National Government. Until you are more serious about supporting our Black Government (the ABS) than their White Government (ex. the USA), until you pay more taxes to Africans than Europeans, until you Finance your Liberation rather than their Liberation, White Power will be the consequence of your action. The question comes to you, are you for White Power or Black Power? The African Blood Siblings needs your support. In 1915, John Edward Bruce made a similar calling,

“The crisis through which the darker race is now passing emphasizes the demand for men, who like yourselves, have its interest at heart, spiritually and materially; for the battle of this race, for a long time to come, must be fought with the weapons of intellect, tact and diplomacy and not with physical force. We must meet organized wrong with organized resistance intelligently directed.”

A century later, reeking with the stench of White Power, you are asked again, White Power or Black Power?

4 thoughts on “The Battle of this Race is an Intellectual One

  1. * Nations are forests – Kongo
    * One tree does not make a forest. – Akan
    * When you quit your clan, those you go to will be suspicious. – Bairu
    * The child of ancestry is better than the newcomer. – Hausa
    * The head does not forget where it comes from. – Oromo
    * Recall where you came from, because the soul of a bird is in its nest. – Shona
    * One who leaves his ancestry is never a hero. – Swahili
    * The family is like the forest: if you are outside, it is dense; if you are inside, every tree has its own position. – Akan

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