Today we reviewed all of the information, and reflected that all of the system we spoke about in the previous week, all work together in Unity to make you a living being. Our bodies are perfect models for today's principle and when we take the time to study our bodies we can move toward mastering our lives and the world around us.
I began the discussion today during the toast by discussion the verdict of the recent trial for the murderer of Philando Castile. I shared the fact of how I was not shocked, and then began the discussion about tribe building, developing a culture, and being willing to support those that sacrifice for our communtiy. I have been struggling with the fact for a while that people only do to us (Black Folks in America) what they can get away with. The whole society nows that they can violate our women, mistreat our children, and murder the men and get nothing but a protest. We will notice immediate changes in behavior toward us when individuals and groups that violate our members, and borders have direct and immediate consequences to deal with. If police officers had to hide and be taken into protective custody when they shot one of us unjustly, I believe that there would be an immediate drop on police on Black murder. I believe that when the Police had to be concerned with their safety when they were caught beating one of us. These behaviors would stop immediately. I believe that when merchants were no longer able to set up businesses and free money in our neighborhoods that things would change. We have open borders, and are treated not as citizens, but as people in an occupied territory. The only way that this view is going to change is if we begin to Tribe up and yake possession of the communities that we live in. Now let me be clear, I mean that we have to enter the community, Take possesion of some territory (purchase a building, or houses and become members of that community and not just renters), develop an economic life within that community (start some form of busness or businesses with in the community), and from their we can begin to lay down the law. We have to go deeper that just bringing people in from the suburbs, and surrounding area to protest. We have to first protest with our minds, and begin to really inhabit the areas that we will begin to claim and take control of. Paying rent is not enough, because that is the possession of a surf that is basically taking care of the property of their Lord (landlord).
There I go going off and forgetting to discuss the topic of the day, all those that want to jump past all that retorect and get to the subject of the day goto 33 minutes and 50 seconds. Where I begin to talk about how I and why I created the 21 Day Nguzo Saba Challenge. I review all of the things we have covered over the last week, and discuss how by us simply taking the challenge we can begin to lay the foundation of changing our lives. The Challenge at first was just about challenging the symbol of the week and taking possesion of it as a group by calling them principles from our culture. This I believed would help us focus on building on our principles (the principles of Kwanzaa) on a daily basis. This would also give us the opportunity to free ourselves from the symbolism of other cultures that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Many people would argue that the days of the week are not that important, but I feel differently. We each repeat the name of the day several times a week, and the name although it may have lost it's meaning to us still sets a mythical tone. I believe that we could start with this simple process, and in the process create a language in common which is one of the first steps to nation and culture building. Little did I know that the daily toast would force me to add different things to this challenge, and would have grown to where it is today. I just can't wait to see what you add.
I also discuss the idea behind the #224selfhelpprocess, and the Idea behind 4-5-6-7. For those that don't know be sure to watch the video and take notes. Hit me up in the discussion here or on my video. Either why sign up for the 21 Day Nguzo Saba Challenge, or subscribe to my YouTube Channel;