04-30-2012, 06:29 AM #1
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Economic Philosophy of Black Nationalism
The economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that our people need to be re-educated into the importance of controlling the economy of the community in which we live, which means that we won't have to constantly be involved in picketing and boycotting other people in other communities in order to get jobs. [Malcolm X]"Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance." [Dr. John Henrik Clarke]
"A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson."
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"The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event." [Dr. John Henrik Clarke]
"Yes, I'm an extremist. The black race... is in extremely bad condition. You show me a black man who isn't an extremist and I'll show you one who needs psychiatric attention!"
"People involved in a revolution don't become part of the system; they destroy the system... The Negro revolution is no revolution because it condemns the system and then asks the system it has condemned to accept them..."
"When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire . . . or preserve his freedom."
"I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action."
04-30-2012, 10:59 AM #2
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Re: Economic Philosophy of Black Nationalism
This quote from Nana Omowale is so simple but it really changed my life when I began to seriously live by it. It's a challenge when everything around you is produced or sold by non-Afrikans, and they have created an oppressive situation where their way is easier and more convient and most of our people are participating in that oppression.
For me, this quote challenges me to at least take the thing that is my thing, my niche and do that using Afrikan resources only.
So if you're a ritual specialist or divine healer, dont buy incense or candles or florida water, or chickens or goats, kwk from non-Afrikans.
If you're a vegan/raw foodist, dont get your produce or veggie burgers or herbs, or spirulina, kwk from non-Afrikans.
If you're a warrior, see a contradiction in that Afrikans dont poduce weapons and make it a point to position yourself to do so.
Since Afrikans dont produce most of the things that we need for life, let alone liberation, it seems that Malcolm was challenging us to get to work...of course keeping in mind that it may be impractical to build certain things in a non-Afrikan country...
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