The proper response to Caucasians who are the descendants of the perpetrators of the Trans Atlantic Slave kidnappings and who created out of these horrendous atrocities a system we have defined as the system of Racism white-Supremacy/white-Terrorism.
And as the descendants of the victims of the ‘Trans-Atlantic Slave kidnappings’, ‘Chattel Slavery’, and all of the heinous, sadistic, evil, horrendous, atrocities, murders, terrorism, torture, rapes of men, women, and children, maimings, de-culturalization, the taking of a Mother’s baby or any of her children and sold to other Slave Plantations, ‘The Buck Breaking’ of the men, trauma, etc. that went along with it, Caucasians, as the descendants of those who perpetrated those heinous evils upon our Ancestors do not get to dictate to us-Black people what that system is; a system that evolved out of ‘the Trans-Atlantic Slave kidnappings’ and ‘Chattel Slavery’. We are talking about a system of sheer terror that evolved out of that history. We are talking about ‘Slave Codes’, ‘The Casual Killing Act of 1669’, ‘Black Codes’, ‘Alligator Bait’, ‘The Ku Klux Klan’, ‘Jim Crow’, and Incidents such as the Race Riots in ‘Wilmington, North Carolina’ of 1898, ‘Tulsa, Oklahoma–‘Black Wall Street’ on 5/31/1921-6/1/1921, ‘Rosewood’ on 1/1/1923 and other Race Riots, ‘Discrimination’, and so many more evil and heinous atrocities, etc. nor do you get to dictate to us what we should name it. You do not get to analyze it for us or dictate to us that we should accept your analysis of the many atrocities Caucasians have committed and still committing against us. You do not get to define it for us. You do not get to dictate to us how we should feel about those heinous, evil atrocities your ancestors committed against Black people, nor those heinous, evil acts still being committed by Caucasians against Black people today, nor how we should describe those heinous acts committed against us. You don’t get to do that.
Would you tell the Prime Minster of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, or any other Jew how he or she should feel about what they define as ‘the Holocaust’ committed against them by Hitler and the Nazis or any traumatic experiences Jews suffered from ‘the Holocaust’? Of course, not. Then they say, well, you weren’t born when these atrocities were committed. They did not happen to you. To that, my response is a very simple one; And neither was Benjamin Netanyahu nor many other Jews alive when ‘the Holocaust’ occurred, either. He was born after World War#Two was over, as were many other Jews who still raise the issue of the Holocaust to this very day. In fact, Benjamin Netanyahu was born in 1949. And you would never tell him or any other Jews how he or they should feel about ‘the Holocaust’.
We have named it and we have given it, a clear, concise definition that fully describes it, in great detail. We call the evil atrocities committed against our Ancestors by your ancestors ‘The Ma’afa’. The term ‘Ma’afa’ is an Afrikan term that is defined as Great Disaster, Great Calamity, Great Damage, Great Injustice, Great Misfortune, Great Catastrophe, etc. And, as such, it is totally and completely appropriate for us to define our own history and our own current circumstances. We will do so, based on the documented facts of History and current events. We will not be dictated to, nor told how we should assess, analyze, and allow others to define, for us, our History and current circumstances by those who’ve never been victims of that system of Racism white-Supremacy/white-Terrorism. We will do that ourselves, not you. If you stab me in the back you do not get to tell me how much pain I should feel or how I should feel about that pain. You will not tell Black people how we should feel, assess, analyze, etc., the many, many heinous acts Caucasians have committed against Black people and still are committing against Black people. We will determine that for ourselves. ***The most important reason you don’t get to dictate or define for us our conclusions regarding ‘The Trans-Atlantic Kidnappings’, ‘Chattel Slavery’, and the system of Racism white-Supremacy/white-Terrorism is that you’ve never been a victim of it.
And whenever Caucasians make these assertions and arguments, this is the correct response we should provide them.
Remember. ‘Self-definition is the first step towards self control’-Haki Madhubuti
By Olatunji Mwamba, Sba
(1) Yurugu: An Afrikan-Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior” by Dr. Marimba Ani
(2) ” Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy Enduring Injury and Healing” by Dr. Degruy Leary, Ph.D.
“The Isis Papers” by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
(3) “100 Years of Lynchings” by Ralph Ginzburg
(4) “The Maafa and Beyond” by Erriel Robeson
(5) “Enemies: The Clash of Races” by Haki Madhubuti
(6) Civilization of Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology” by Cheikh Anta Diop
(7) “The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept” by Neely Fuller
(8) “Blue Print For Black Power” by Dr. Amos Wilson
(9) “African Time: Universe to 1896 A.D., Expanded Edition by Tdka Maat Kilimanjaro, Ph.D., Ife Kilimanjaro, Ph.D., and Yahra Aaneb, Seba
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I Pronounce my name Oh-LAH-TOON-jee UUM-WAHM-bah
I was born June 7, 1954, in Baltimore City, Maryland, The United States of America. I grew up in Baltimore City, Maryland on the Westside until I was 14 years old. We then moved to the Eastside of the City where I lived until Adulthood.
I am a straight Black man and I am happily married to my wife, Zakiyah. I am currently 66 years old. I am a father 8 (2 daughters and 6 sons), one step-daughter. I am a grandfather of 14 (9 granddaughters and 5 grandsons) and a great-grandfather of one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.
I am a former member of 'The Black Panther Party For Defense' with my brief membership in the organization from 1969-1970 at the age of 15 (1969) - the age of 16 (1970). My job as a junior Panther was to Chronicle Police Brutality for The Black Panther Party For Defense. I left to pursue a Singing career in 1970. I was introduced to Black Nationalist, Afrikan-Centered knowledge, and Cultural Information by my Jegna, Bilaal Opio Oba in the summer of 1974. I became a staunch Black Nationalist when I was 20 years old, by the fall of 1974. I also converted to Islam in 1974, as well. I even became a Muslim Imam for about 3 1/2 years, between the years of 1977-1981. In addition, starting in 1974, I began a serious study of our History thru reading and studying our Grandmaster Afrikan-Centered scholars, as well. This study has been on-going; my entire adult life. This study of Afrikan-Centered information is a life study and is on-going. However, because of my search for truth, I no longer subscribe to the dictates of Islam. The study of History has provided me with the facts, the evidence, the truth. I continue to study and study is a lifelong profession for me. As to my current stance on issues of religion--any of them, I am not afraid of the facts and the truth. Nor am I afraid of where those facts, the evidence, and the truth might lead me. I've worked in a variety of Black organizations since 1974. I've been seriously studying our story--'the good and the bad' since 1974, trying to understand how we as a race have found ourselves in our current circumstances. And most importantly, trying to figure how we can get out of it. Once I became aware of our circumstance I began to do all I could to change it. I began living a more Afrikan-Centered cultural lifestyle. I changed my name legally in 1977, to make sure none of my children would carry on that Caucasian slave name that our mortal enemies had forced onto my Ancestors. I refused to pass down that Caucasian surname to my progeny. So, I made sure that all of my children had Afrikan first names, middle names, and my surname. And my children, who have Afrikan names, range in ages of 40 years of age, down to 5. I've read all or most of the major works of our most Esteemed scholars and writers and I've done so multiple times too. Scholars and writers such as Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan, Dr. John Henrk Clarke, Dr. Chancellor Williams, Dr. John G. Jackson, Dr. Marimba Ani, Dr. Charles Finch, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop, Dr. Theophile Obenga, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Dr. Amos Wilson, Dr. Bobby Wright, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, Tdka Maat Kilimanjaro Ph.D., George G. M. James, Dr. Jacob Carruthers, Dr. Charsee McCintire, Dr. Joy Degruy, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti, The Irritated Genie Of Soufeese, Del Jones, and so many others. And I've read their works multiple times too. At one point in time, I also co-hosted a radio program in Baltimore City on WEAA, Morgan State University Radio, 88.9 FM, with my good friend, sister Nalungo Sayyed for few years, as well. I try to adhere to the best in Afrikan Culture. I am Shemsu Ma'at (a follower of Ma'at).
I'd like to part with this quote.
"Be not arrogant because of your knowledge. Seek Counsel from the ignorant, as well as with the wise. For the limits of knowledge in any field have never been set. And no one has ever reached them. Wisdom is rarer than emeralds. And yet, it can be found among the women who gather at the grindstones"---The Teachings of Ptahotep"
Author of the books entitled
(1) "An Afrikan-Centered Response to the LGBTQIA Organizations and their Agenda: The Conversation no one wants to have" , by Olatunji Mwamba
(2) "Raising Awareness: Past, Present, Future" by Olatunji Mwamba Sba, and Mkuu Mzee, Sba
I am a member of "The Raising Awareness Group".