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Brother Polight, SaRa Sutin Seti, and Young Pharaoh’s Dilemma

Brother Polight, SaRa Sutin Seti, and Young Pharaoh’s Dilemma.

There are a number of individuals within the Black community who have gained popularity primarily for their efforts to wake the community up from under the spell of religion and the degenerating effects of popular culture. Some people refer to them as Ghetto Scholars while others view them as self-promoting opportunists.

Whatever the real story is we must understand that these individuals are serving a purpose. The main purpose that Ghetto Scholars serve is to provide an alternative view of Black history, culture, and Spirituality so that Black people may become inspired to embark on their own journey of personal discovery.

Some Black people who are looking for Revolutionaries to follow blindly or are too lazy to engage in self-improvement, will not see the benefit of Ghetto Scholars but they will also benefit from the process as they attempt to rebuff them and seek alternatives.

A Ghetto Scholar is an individual who is highly motivated to obtain knowledge about Black history and culture that has been purposely omitted from public record. They then use that knowledge to rebuff the false narrative and stereotypes that stigmatize and cripple the development of Conscious Black Minds.

Knowledge that most Ghetto Scholars possess is not recognized through the certificate programs of established Universities therefore, their knowledge can only be weighed by the effect it produces within the community.    

Important to understand is that although the term Ghetto Scholar is being applied to defenders of various religions like Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, that is not true Ghetto Scholarship as religion is recognized by the Black Conscious community as a tool of indoctrination, not mental freedom.

True Ghetto Scholarship is afforded to people who seek to raise the level of Black Consciousness in a non-religious, non-colonial way. Individuals who have also become indoctrinated by political ideologies such as conservatism and socialism are also considered unconscious as they will tend to defend the wrongs of their peers by suppressing their own conscience.  

Through the years, Ghetto Scholars have attempted to reach the masses in numerous ways. However, thanks to Social media in the new millennium their message is finally reaching a wider audience. Among the Ghetto Scholars who have excelled in the Social Media age are Polight, SaRa Suten Seti, Young Pharaoh, Akh and the Dagger Squad, Shakka Ahmose, Mfundishi, Red and Blue Pill, and many others.

Most Ghetto Scholars were also assisted by popular videographer and entrepreneur SaNeter of SaNeter TV. He has been instrumental in this new era of the Black Conscious movement by acting as a mediator between the various factions as well as documenting the New York Black Consciousness scene from the streets to the events and debates.  

Ghetto Scholars are not born with knowledge; they acquire their knowledge through a process of using common sense and intelligence to build a framework of information that is beneficial to Black Consciousness. The process is often a difficult one as non-institutional knowledge is often acquired through (life experience) or living and learning.

It is a process of creating (social bonds) that are not easily broken. For instance; Polight started out as a homeless youth on the New York streets before becoming a feared Crip gang member. His consciousness was steered through associating with Islamic organizations before embarking on his own business and educational endeavors.

SaRa Sutin Seti comes from a family with deep Islamic ties within his Detroit community. His consciousness was steered in a Kemitic direction through a desire to learn all he can about Afrakan history through several Kemitic master teachers, particularly Dr Ben-Jochannan.

Young Pharaoh is a self-professed former gang member from the streets of Buffalo NY. He has little formal education but a keen learning ability to enables him to comprehend information that most find complex. It was while serving time in jail awaiting trial on several Drug and Gun charges that he begun to take his unique learning ability seriously.

In each case, the process of psychological development involved (bonding) with individuals and ideologies that are very difficult to abandon due to the personal oaths of loyalty people often make in order to (fit in) with others. If you are born into a family that is deeply religious then you will become indoctrinated by that religion.

If you get initiated into a gang there is an expectation of deep loyalty that can only be broken by death depending on the reputation of that gang. There is no two ways about it. Human nature is all about the (bonds) we create for comfort and acceptance. Each person’s ability to transcend those bonds also speaks of their mental strength or Consciousness.

In recent month, the Black Conscious movement has been experiencing a lot of turmoil. Prominent figures such as Polight, Sara Sutin Seti, and Young Pharaoh have distanced themselves from being labelled members of any so-called unified Black Consciousness community.

Polight has embarked on a worldwide endeavor to find “Spiritual Truth”, as he says but we know that he won’t find it because no one knows the Spirit like Professor MOmOh of the Dohgon. He knows that the Key to Spiritual understanding lies within the human Brain and Mind. All religions and spiritual practices attempt to take people’s focus away from their personal wants and needs and direct them toward a divine or outer force.

SaRa Sutin Seti and Young Pharaoh have taken on the Nation of Islam in a war of words that has escalated into threats and accusations of harassment. Many people are saying the dispute may not end well for the two prominent Ghetto Scholars as the NOI is a very powerful organization.

The power of the NOI lies in their organizing ability that was developed through the self-discipline of Islam. If people only knew the Brain and Mind like the Dohgon they would know that Religion is all about self-discipline and there is no religion more self-disciplined than Islam. The result is that when they put their efforts into a task, they have the willpower to see it through.

Be wise and don’t let your egos get you in trouble brothers because the Spiritual Essence of the Universe is actively working on the Conscience of the religious; slowly chipping away at their corrupt ideologies 24/7.  

Self discipline is active process of controlling and suppressing one’s (Desire) but replacing one desire with another is useless. Know that until we learn to control our egotistical desires for Sex, Money, Power, and Influence, we will remain broken individuals, never able to address our real Desires for Racial and Cultural liberty.

Furthermore, Black Consciousness, whether unified or not, will always exist as long as there are examples to follow or not to follow and as long as Black people continue to become indoctrinated into religious and ideological mind traps that serve to maintain our subservient social condition.  

Black Panther Serves To Inspire In A World Built On Fantasy

Black Panther Fantasy

I hold my clenched fists across my heaved chest and as I summon the power of a thousand Afrakan warriors my arms become heavy like the hammer of the mighty Thor times two. I am ready to pound the hell out of every white racist and race destroying Black person that crosses my path. I know it’s just a fantasy but I feel exhilarated, inspired, and powerful. Now I’m ready to take on the world.

Every dream begins as fantasy, an exaggeration of the actual outcome. There is no explanation for it. That’s just the way the human mind works. But if you think that it’s foolish to dwell on fantasy, who can tell me that god is not a fantasy? Yet he/she/it is the key drivers of the human psyche, providing hope, inspiration, and courage to billions to alleviate their fears of a hostile world. God has been insufficient however therefore; Black people still continue to search for any form of inspiration we can find.

That is why when a movie like Black Panther comes along to offer inspiration in the form of a fantasy, Black people have responded with overwhelming support. In fact, I have never seen Black people all across the globe get so excited about a movie before. Like Trekkies or Star Wars fanatics who get dressed up in fan gear to attend a showing, Black Panther supporters came out in all sorts of Afrakan themed attire. The result is that the movie has now broken sales records in numerous countries and is predicted to become one of the top grossing movies of all time.

In the months prior to its premiere, anticipation for Black Panther never wavered, it grew bigger by the day, which was a good sign for its creators, Marvel and Disney, that they had a hit on their hands. Personally, after witnessing the blind obsession on social media over what I saw as no more than a fantasy, I wrote it off. My consciousness does not allow me to get swept up in consumerism, which is a factor in all movie and product debuts.

So here we are, a week after the premiere and Black Panther has actually lived up to the hype but even it wasn’t a good movie in terms of its entertainment value, just the representation of Afrakans in positive positions of power was good enough for most Black folks. A new term has even been coined called “Afro Futurism” to classify movies in which Black people are set in leading positions of power.

On the other hand, Black Panther has got every major news organization scrambling to understand its success. They are wondering how Black Panther, a lesser known figure in the Marvel Universe is able to outsell all other movies with major characters such as Iron Man, X-Men, Thor, Spider Man, Captain America, and Avengers. Its success came because Black people were given a chance to Direct, Act, and create a story about us for us. The result is a product that inspires greatness within us. 

Main-stream media is hearing from us how just seeing other Black people in positions of power is inspirational yet many of them are still confused. They say, “but it’s just a movie, a fantasy”. What they refuse to acknowledge is the power of inspirational figures even though they draw inspiration from statues and portraits of Jesus and movies about Super-man, James Bond, and Luke Sky-Walker.

Those inspirations make them feel that they can dictate the policies of the world, travel to the Stars, or become super sleuths that solve complected crimes. For us, Black Panther serves to inspire in a world built on fantasy. What world am I referring to? I’m not referring to the world of Wakanda; I’ am referring to the world we face every time we open our front doors.

What is the Purpose of My Life?

what's the purpose of your life?

What is the purpose of my life?

Before discovering the Dohgon I was on a personal quest to understanding the world and my purpose in it. In my quest I had read the Bible, dabbled in Islamic teachings, and used my secular education to compile an unreliable vision of the world around me. Fortunately, I was always a skeptical person so I always needed more proof to relieve doubts about everything I learned or experienced.

One of my greatest comforts was and still is Logic, or Common Sense, because it helps me to decipher my doubts. For instance; when religious people say a god created the world 6 thousand years ago. It is illogical because it doesn’t take into account the bones of Dinosaurs that can be Carbon dated to 65 million years ago.

My greatest psychological trauma was a perception that Afrakan people are primitive and lack the ability to develop self-sustaining, productive societies outside of the influence of Europeans and others. In actuality, my perception of reality had become tainted by the brainwashing effects of popular culture. Therefore, I judged based on a crooked, unwise ideologies that I developed through Religion and tainted education.

Upon discovering the wisdom of the Dohgon my Mind began to expand. I began to learn to develop a more reliable common denominator to depend on. I learned that history does not start with humans. That’s like counting starting from (one) while omitting (zero), the origin number. History begins with zero, the Spirit of the universe.

Spirit (Pure Dark Energy Waves) are abstract and cannot exist in the physical world therefore they manipulate matter using Forces such as Gravity, Electricity, and Magnetism. It was Spirit that created the physical world by transforming itself through a Permutation process. In doing so it also created Space/Time, as we know it. Spirit also created Life through the same process and trough Life it created Humans.

Observation: Wouldn’t that make Life a single entity, only diverse?

Spirit shows us examples of that (Single but Diverse) condition even in ourselves. The human body is a diverse collection of Cells and Organs, all working in accord for a greater purpose. If one organ fails, the Body is in jeopardy of dying. Life is similar in that Plants take in the Carbon Dioxide we exhale and produces the Oxygen we need to live.

Plants are also a vital link in the Food chain of Life. Many Plants need the Bees and other insects to transfer Pollen in the reproductive process between male and female Plants.

Some unwise and unethical Humans have decided to kill off the Bees and other insects with Pesticides so that they can sell genetically modified Plants to farmers. Now many species of Plants that used to depend in insects to flourish are in danger of extinction.

(Paradox of the Wise and Foolish) If I said that Life is a single entity working in accord for the greater good of the whole, why then do some people (the ignorant and unjust) persist in killing parts of the whole (like a Cancer)?

The Dohgon provided the answer again. The unjust are disconnected from Spiritual guidance because…

  • Their Pineal Glands have become Calcified so the Spirit cannot reach their Conscience.
  • Now they rely on Life to guide their Souls but Life only knows how to use reward mechanisms to drive human consciousness.
  • They function primarily to fulfill Desires, which in turn induces a constant pursuit of Happiness state.

Life isn’t about (Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness) as philosophers, politicians, and sociologists theorize. Life is about something completely different.

To find the answer we need to go back into history. We need to study the lives and cultural practices of our ancestors. It is said that in Dohgon culture, when two old friends meet on the road they exchange pleasantries for a prolonged period of time. But in western society we pass one another and say, “Hi, how are you?” without even expecting an answer. The question is the greeting.

This tells us that people cared about one another and their community. They put more emphasis on the happiness of others than on themselves. This psychological condition automatically expands to include the health of the whole community. Therefore, the purpose of my life is to help and protect the whole. None of this “survival of the fittest” individualistic stuff that is leaving most people depressed, lonely, and unwanted because they are either born at a disadvantage or they would rather not compete at all.

I am IntegRAl, a student of Dohgon Spirituality.

Beware of the Sex Dolls

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Beware of the Sex Dolls; they are unconscious tools of the mechanisms of Life.

Weak minded men all over the world are going crazy over the release of a new breed of ultra-realistic Sex Dolls. They see the use of Sex Dolls as a harmless way of satisfying their desires while relieving sexual stress. What they don’t know is that by giving in to their desires in such an unnatural way, they are compromising the strength of their minds to become tools of the mechanisms of Life.  

Sex Dolls are not a new phenomenon. They have been around in various forms for decades. New manufacturing technology has now enabled the creation of Sex Dolls that are more life like in look and feel. Some even go beyond life-like to exaggerate the sexual attractiveness of the female form such as bigger Breasts and Butts. The goal of these new Sex Dolls is to increase and transform a person’s sexual desires into sexual addiction.

Aside from their repulsive nature, Sex Dolls appear to be no more than a harmless preoccupation of unethical men and women. However, if you understand Life like we do then you will know that Life will take you in any direction you want to go until death exhausts you. That is because Life is a single conscious entity which consists of the collective awareness of all the lifeforms on Earth. It uses mechanisms, primarily Desire, to drive the consciousness of its creations.

Unfortunately, without Spiritual guidance, your consciousness will always become corrupted by your Desires. In essence, people who will fulfil their sexual desires using Sex Dolls are Spiritually weak. They do not possess enough will-power to seek intimacy through the development of real human relationships. It is also indicative of the break down of society on a whole. An over-dependency on Desire has corrupted people to the point of selfishness.

Most people in society today say they no longer have time for relationships. Some people don’t want a relationship for fear of getting hurt emotionally. Some people cannot see beyond the desires of physical beauty so they reject ugly people though they may possess rich inner beauty. Then there are the youth who mostly lack the morals and self-discipline to control one iota of their hormone-soaked brains. They are the ones going crazy over Sex Dolls.

If you hate the idea of Sex Dolls I feel sorry for you because their prevalence and popularity is only going to increase. The desire for sex is only rivaled by the desire for money therefore, opportunity seekers will always seek to exploit the weaknesses in human nature. The only way to resist the mechanisms of Life is to build your moral fortitude through your conscience as directed by the Spirit of the universe.        

Common Misconceptions About Black Consciousness

black consciousness misconceptions

I see many people on social media who after exhibiting some level of participation in various discussions on the problems facing Black people, get frustrated and lash out against Black Consciousness. They begin to classify all “so-called conscious” people under the same category as if all Black Conscious people are the same. All it does is expose their own level of consciousness to reveal that they never started becoming conscious from the inside first.

First of all, Black Consciousness is not an organization or something to join. Black Consciousness is all about self-improvement by acquiring knowledge about all things including yourself, your history and the way the world works. By increasing your knowledge, you will be able to understand and work to conquer the problems that hinder your personal happiness and the happiness of the people you have a bond with, which are your fellow Black people. All Black people who are seeking to raise their level of consciousness should understand what Black Consciousness is not.

Black Consciousness was started by Ghetto Scholars on Social Media. No, Black Consciousness is not a “Johnny come lately” concept started by Ghetto Scholars. The modern incarnation of Black Consciousness is only a continuation of a movement that began post-slavery with people like Frederick Douglas, Booker T Washington, Marcus Garvey, WEB Du Bois and many others. In the mid to late 19th century there was Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Farrakhan, Steve Biko, Kwame Nkrumah, Nelson Mandela and many lesser known scholars who served to inspire the current generation of people a lot of us look to for leadership.

The term Black Consciousness was actually coined by Steve Biko of South Africa in the early 1970s. Biko and other politically active students formed a Black student organization in their university to address the extreme brutality of Apartheid. Through his writings Steve Biko proved that the Pen is mightier than the Sword and that conscious thought is more powerful than violent confrontation. Biko was a very intelligent man who used his pen to metaphorically stab at the conscience of white South Africans. Unfortunately, in 1977 he was killed by the wicked Apartheid security forces. Although Apartheid ended in South Africa Biko is still a Martyr of inspiration for South Africans.

Personally, I first became familiar with the term “Consciousness” from Reggae music in my native country of Jamaica and later in the Hip-hop music of the 1980s. In Reggae music there are numerous sub-genres, one of which is still very powerful and that is Conscious Reggae. In this genre there is Bob Marley all the way up to Chronixx. Conscious Reggae is all about addressing corruption in society by providing inspiration through the music. In Hip-Hop Conscious Rap music addressed common injustices like poverty and police brutality. The message of Consciousness has always been there throughout our history of oppression, its up to us as individuals to take heed.

Black Consciousness is non-religious. Consciousness occurs when energy passing between nerves cells in the Brain generates a Mind field. Black Consciousness occurs when a Black person begins to rationalize about his or her condition and embarks on a mission to change it for the better. One of the most successful vehicles for self improvement is religion. I call religion a paradox tool because you cannot use it to help you if you know the truth about it and it helps you best when it induces you into having blind faith.

The key benefit of religion is self-discipline therefore, to maintain blind faith in the promise of eternal life after death is the ultimate exercise in self discipline. You begin to believe that even the evil things that are happening to you are simply tests of your faith so you persevere in your illusions. At some point however, you begin to see that its either too much to bear or its actually the Devil that’s oppressing you so you begin to fight back. Such were the cases of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

Isn’t it ironic that the two biggest examples of Black people fighting back against the unjust system of America were religion based? Both men used the self discipline that they gained from religion, one Islam, the other a Christian, to build such huge followings that they even emboldened other Black people to stand up and fight back against oppression. All religions are based on illusions but as was evident, they build self discipline which is a key characteristic required in Black Consciousness. Religious consciousness begins when Black religious leaders begin to use their influence to address social problems.

Black Consciousness is militant and violent. Some of us have the misconception that Black consciousness is about overthrowing “the system” by violent means. There’s nothing wrong with that if that’s the way you feel but be prepared to go all out. Violent revolutions have historically been the best way to bring about change in a corrupt society. You will need thousands of like minded people who are willing to die for the cause but don’t get frustrated when a majority of Black people will not join you.

It has little to do with being scared. Our problems are; we do not trust one another and we fear the consequences of acting due to a lack of knowledge and organization. The best solution to our dis-unity and confusion is a strong leader or a strong Spiritual inspiration. Unfortunately, there are no real Black leaders within the Black Conscious community and Black people are too Spiritually fragmented to fight for the ideals of a single god. Farrakhan came close but as is evident, his influence is on the decline.

When you overthrow the System what will you replace it with? All systems are not Black and White. You may find inspiration in hating the White man but consider that there are many other corrupt systems in the world. Even in predominantly Black countries there is hate for authority which means that what you are really fighting for is personal Liberty. Just know that without a strong Conscience, personal Liberty will eventually lead to personal corruption and the corruption of others within the same society as your personal liberties collide with the liberties of others.

Everyone who claims to be conscious are really conscious. There are some people who use the concept of Black Consciousness for profit or fame. Beware of these people; they are not conscious, they are opportunists. A Conscious person is able to use his or her Mind to override the desires of his or her Brain. Read about Desire Dependency for a detailed explanation of this character trait. Truly conscious people are not hung up on Desire manipulating things such as Beauty, Sex, Drugs, Money, Fame, and Power.

Black Consciousness speaks for all Black people. Conscious individuals and organizations do not speak for all Black conscious people like the term Black Community does not indicate racial solidarity. To each his own so if you do not like the message that someone who professes to be Conscious is dispensing then move on. One of the ultimate goals of consciousness movement is to inspire every individual to become a leader in their own right. That way the movement doesn’t die with the death of a leader.

Black Consciousness is Leftist, Socialist, and Communist. There is a common misconception among many Black people that to be conscious means that you have to become a Socialist or a Communist. Furthermore, you have to give up your pursuit of wealth, higher education, family values, and the sanctity of Life itself to focus on the needs of the Black community. The problem with Socialism and Communism is that they are incompatible with the flaws of human nature therefore, they must be legislated or imposed on a society by a dictator in order to work.

Common sense dictates that you cannot force goodwill; it has to be Altruistic. Altruism is the concept of practicing kindness in all your interactions with others. Helping others has to come from your own Conscience and not someone forcing you to do it. The difference between Altruism and Socialism is that Altruism is a conscience builder that also extends to protect all aspects of Life, not just humanity. With Altruism a rich man will find it easier to help and support those in need out of the goodness of his heart.

What Is Black Consciousness?

Black Consciousness

What is Black Consciousness?

Black Consciousness is an active process by which Black people are endeavoring to achieve liberty in equilibrium with other races as we simultaneously increase our self awareness to keep pace with the collective awareness of humanity itself. In other words, Black Consciousness is either personal or universal psychological improvement according to our level and willingness to engage with the life process.

Consciousness is the mental state of being self aware and cognitive. Consciousness has also been appropriated by Black people to represent a person who has taken control of his/her life and choices for self improvement and to fight back against the man-made inequities in life. Black people have suffered greatly in this life, mostly due to our own inability to adapt to change in order to master adversity. Black consciousness is a classification of the process of our awakening.  

Personal consciousness involves recognizing the obstacles that hinder our pursuit of liberty and happiness in life. Those obstacles may either be personal or external. Personal obstacles may include lack of confidence and self discipline while external obstacles may include racism and discrimination. External obstacles are out of our control and can only be dealt with by first addressing our internal obstacles.

Self-discipline and self-confidence are two of the most important characteristics that a Black person can possess. Self-discipline is the ability to use ones Mind to control ones Brain. Self-confidence is the ability to use ones Mind to conquer ones Fears. As is evident, both traits depend on the Mind therefore the development of a strong Mind is key to the development of one’s individual consciousness.  

Universal Black consciousness involves unifying like-minded Black conscious people in an endeavor to achieve a condition of liberty and happiness for the Black race. Unfortunately, that has not been a very successful task to achieve due to the religious, political, cultural, and ideological divisions that exist within the Black race. Although our differences tend to keep us apart, they are very important to us as individuals. In fact, they are often what helped us to develop our self-discipline and self-confidence to a certain extent.

The key to developing universal Black consciousness therefore, is to find commonality between all the religious, political, cultural, and ideological factions within the Black race. All people want to be free and happy no matter where in the world they live. Those are our commonalities and until we as Black people learn to see beyond our differences our pursuit of consciousness will remain personal and non-universal.