Listen Seeker, I come in peace,
“When the governing class isn’t chosen for quality it is chosen for material wealth: this always means decadence, the lowest stage a society can reach.” — African Proverb (KMT)
For what reason would you kill a bear? In the last post we discussed separating from as opposed to exterminating all bears as an allegory on how to view Europeans who have done incomparably more damage against Africans and Africa than bears can ever dream of. Whereas Africans would rarely will the slaughter of bears, it’s imperative to understand that other races, Europeans especially, would make a sport of killing bears regardless of the threat the bear may make. Europeans kill things for fun. Europeans kill things for entertainment. Europeans find entertainment in killing. Europeans would purchase plane tickets, travel with their family and friends to another country, go into another people’s land and kill those people and the animals–for fun. Europeans enjoy killings things and have enjoyed killing things for tens of thousands of years. Europeans kill things–for fun. Europeans watch things die for fun. Europeans cause death for fun. Europeans simulate killing in virtual worlds for hours on end as entertainment, calling it ‘videogaming’–to them it’s fun. Europeans kill things for fun. For fun! For fun! For fun!
All that is said to reinforce one natural fact that is oft ignored in African circles, and its part of one of our core tenets: The problem with Europeans is Europeans. We ignore this reality. For some reason, we understand to never cross paths with a Crocodile, or a Bear, or a Lion, or a Tiger. We understand that if one of these creatures mauls a person, it’s in its nature and that person should have known better. Yet, the European who is incomparably more dangerous, malicious, heartless, cruel than any of these beasts, still surprises Africans when he or she does something dangerous, malicious, heartless, or cruel. When a Police Officer beats an African youth in the streets, Africans protest “How is he allowed on the force?” as if these same Europeans never enslaved Africans and whipped and raped us at their leisure; as if these same Europeans never visited their own schools and shot every man, woman, or child for whom they had a bullet; as if these same Europeans never initiated two of the largest wars in history, the latter killing over 75 million in 6 years with over 100 million participants, roughly the population of the U.S. at that time; as if its somehow surprising that the people who daily abuse us are capable of abusing us!
Granted Europeans mis-Educate Africans and beat into our heads in school and on television that we are the uncivilized ones so naturally it would be hard to conclude the opposite of what one is taught one’s whole life (one’s foundation); yet this Ignorance has its backlash, Europeans are influential in our Governments at home and abroad. So for instance, in Tanzania, Europeans who want to kill things tell Tanzanian politicians that they can either kill Wild Animals or African Politicians, and with an ultimatum like that, it’s not surprising that Tanzanian politicians are ousting the Maasai people.
Europeans are the problem. This Knowledge will lead you to the natural consequence: You need to build Power to Protect yourself from the Problem. As Marcus Garvey said, “The only protection against INJUSTICE in man is POWER—Physical, financial and scientific.” When you think about Tanzania and the Maasai, think about Ancient KMT (Egypt.) Ancient KMT was part of the Nile Valley High Culture. The Nile Valley High Culture originated at the start of the Nile River. The Nile River starts in Uganda and travels through Tanzania and other nations until finally ending in KMT. This means that Tanzania was once part of the most powerful Civilization on the planet. You can still see today, remnants of that High Culture in the Maasai’s dress. Today, despite being descendents of the founders of KMT, and descendants of Ancient KMT’s diaspora, the Maasai are being exterminated by Tanzania in order that Europeans can hunt in Tanzania. When did African Power become synonymous with rolling over? Below is the letter from the Elders of the Maasai; following are articles on their ousting; throughout this newsletter are strategies on true organization. The African Blood Siblings needs more hands to recreate Powerful African Civilization. African Power somehow became synonymous with rolling over. If you believe it shouldn’t be, join the African Blood Siblings.
Letter from Maasai Elders on Displacement,
We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards.The evictions are to begin immediately.
Last year, when word first leaked about this plan, almost one million Avaaz members rallied to our aid. Your attention and the storm it created forced the government to deny the plan, and set them back months. But the President has waited for international attention to die down, and now he’s revived his plan to take our land. We need your help again, urgently.
President Kikwete may not care about us, but he has shown he’ll respond to global media and public pressure — to all of you! We may only have hours. Please stand with us to protect our land, our people and our world’s most majestic animals, and tell everyone before it is too late. This is our last hope:
Our people have lived off the land in Tanzania and Kenya for centuries. Our communities respect our fellow animals and protect and preserve the delicate ecosystem. But the government has for years sought to profit by giving rich princes and kings from the Middle East access to our land to kill. In 2009, when they tried to clear our land to make way for these hunting sprees, we resisted, and hundreds of us were arrested and beaten. Last year, rich princes shot at birds in trees from helicopters. This killing goes against everything in our culture.
Now the government has announced it will clear a huge swath of our land to make way for what it claims will be a wildlife corridor, but many suspect it’s just a ruse to give a foreign hunting corporation and the rich tourists it caters to easier access to shoot at majestic animals. The government claims this new arrangement is some sort of accommodation, but its effect on our people’s way of life will be disastrous. There are thousands of us who could have our lives uprooted, losing our homes, the land on which our animals graze, or both.
President Kikwete knows this deal would be controversial with Tanzania’s tourists – a critical source of national income – and does not want a big PR disaster. If we can urgently generate even more global outrage than we did before, and get the media writing about it, we know it can make him think twice. Stand with us now to call on Kikwete to stop the sell off:
This land grab could spell the end for the Maasai in this part of Tanzania and many of our community have said they would rather die than be forced from their homes. On behalf of our people and the animals who graze in these lands, please stand with us to change the mind of our President.
With hope and determination,
— The Maasai community of Ngorongoro District
- The Endorois people (also in Kenya) were removed from their sacred land in the 1970s under similar circumstances & for similar motives (the establishment of parks for colonial tourists.)