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Stop Female Genital Mutilation

female genital mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation on Wikipedia

Stop Female genital mutilation (FGM). It is a painful, barbaric, and unhealthy tradition that cannot and will never stop the impulse of men and women to fulfill their sexual desires in nefarious ways because FGM is based on unconscious religious philosophy.

Female genital mutilation is a traditional practice within many Muslim influenced cultures where the genitals of young girls are cut off to limit vaginal use. Such mutilations can range from the cutting off of the clitoris to the removal of the entire external genitalia. Once healed, this non-medical procedure dramatically reduces the vaginal opening leaving only a small opening for urinating. FGM is not only barbaric, it is an extremely painful practice that often results in death or life-long pain, discomfort, and infections for girls who undergo it.

Female genital mutilation has been outlawed by the world health organization for many decades however, it is still being practiced by many cultures in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The main reason for the persistence of FGM is that it is being used as a tool to reduce or eliminate Sexual Desire in women and girls. FGM developed in ancient times as religious philosophers across many faiths searched for ways to control human nature. But while some faiths stopped at shackling women in Chastity Belts, others went on to altering the genitals believing it would thwart a woman’s obvious susceptibility to being used by the Devil.

The superstitious belief that gods and devils manipulate human nature is the same reason why some faiths still demand that women cover themselves in public. They believe that if any part of a woman is seen by any man other than their husbands, unwanted desire would rise in the man (temptation) therefore all such temptations must be eliminated from society. If this is so, why are there still tribes of people in some regions of Africa, Asia, and South America walking around naked and there is no problem with sexual perversion?

Blinded by religious philosophy many cultures still believe that sexual promiscuity, such as adultery and prostitution is the result of women not being able to control their sexual desires. Husbands therefore, fear leaving their homes for extended periods of time because their wives will seek to fulfill their sexual desires with other men. Having circumcised wives makes men feel better knowing that their wives will not fall victim to this tool of the devil. There is also the added bonus of knowing that most other men will have little desire to seduce a circumcised woman.

Corrupt sexual desire is a problem that many societies worldwide have been struggling to manage ever since humans began to develop social morality. What people overlook or don’t know is that sexual desire is a natural instinct in humans. To control sexual desire by physical means betrays true understanding of human behavior. That is unless we persist in our power-loving tendencies to control others by force. The real truth is is that Sexual Desire can be controlled by nonphysical means and is the responsibility of both genders, not just women.

FGM is pervasive in many African cultures because it is ingrained in our traditions. Cultural tradition is a coalescing force that gives individuals within a society a sense of belonging. Humans are social creatures, meaning we generally hate to exist in isolation from other humans. We find comfort in family and friends and socialize with others who share common ways of life and spiritual beliefs. We learn by mimicking and gain acceptance through adaptation. Once adaptations are practiced over several generations, they become ingrained in the psychology of people and become traditions.

It is no wonder therefore, that FGM is most often executed by women; the same women who once kicked and screamed when it was being done to them. Women have become so brain washed by the tradition that they see FGM as a rite of passage that signals a young girl’s worthiness for marriage at only 9 and 10 years old. In essence, women in such societies have become no more than property of the men, like goats and donkeys. They see nothing wrong with it because they are thought that a woman’s place is to serve a man.

Stopping female genital mutilation is not an easy task. It requires changing cultural beliefs, which unfortunately are also interwoven with religious ideology. A better solution is to increase the awareness of people through education. Eventually people will learn that sexual desire is a natural human instinct that can be controlled by their minds. The key to developing a strong mind is to develop strong conscience and self-discipline by improving our connection to the Spiritual force of the universe.

Most religions are good self-discipline builders that can help people blow themselves up in crowds or encourage ideas of racial superiority that lead to racism and genocide but they are weak conscience builders because they rely on corrupt ideology to thrive. That is why you see pastors sexual abusing children and taking advantage of their followers financially and sexually. That is why you see men seeking to marry children or animals to have sex with. They don’t know how to use their conscience to build and regulate their morals so they make excuses saying a devil is responsible for temptation.

Unconscious people have traditionally attempted to control their sexual desires by putting the responsibility of sexual weakness on women. They have thwarted the development of female sexuality within their societies by mutilating the genitals of young girls. Black consciousness calls on all cultures that still practice female genital mutilation to listen to your conscience and the cries of every young girl that you “Cut” to stop this unconscious, unnatural, and unnecessary tradition because sexual desire can be controlled by developing strong consciences.

Nikki Giovanni: African-American poet who helped birth modern black consciousness


Today marks the birthday of one of the world’s most well-known African-American poets.

The writer, commentator, activist, and educator was born on June 7th 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

She studied history at Frisk University where she developed her interest in activism. She graduated in 1968, the height of the Civil Rights movements and the year of the assassinations of Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and started publishing poetry around this time. Her works quickly became a significant contribution to the Civil Rights movement.

From Black Feeling, Black Talk

Her first book, Black Feeling, Black Talk, came out in 1967, and her second Black Judgement, a year later. In 1970, she released her work Re: Creation. Together, these books made her one of the leading voices of black…

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Elgin ministers reflect on assassination that shook ‘the consciousness of our nation’


The Rev. Nathaniel L. Edmond of Elgin’s Second Baptist Church recalls April 1968 as a time when, as a Birmingham, Ala., high school student, he watched as his mother was rejected time and again as she tried to register to vote.

“My mother went to the courthouse seven times, on seven Mondays, before she was allowed to vote. I remember it very vividly,” Edmond said.

Before that, the Rev. Don Shank, a twice-retired Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren minister who is now a chaplain at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, said he joined members of his Elgin congregation for both the March on Washington in August 1963 and the march to Selma, Ala., in 1965.

Both longtime Elgin ministers and activists are reflecting this week on the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. Martin…

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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.

4 US Troops Killed Helping Afraka Heighten its Security Consciousness

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Recently, it was revealed that Islamic militants in Niger, West Africa, had killed 4 elite US soldiers. US troops are killed in action all over the world on a regular basis, mostly by friendly fire and in covert operations that go wrong. While news of military casualties is often mentioned in the news, they are so common that most people barley notice.

This incident is different because it is getting major buzz due to controversies involving the president. I won’t dwell on the controversies here because that is not the purpose of this blog. The purpose of this blog is to point out the deficiency of Afrakans to manage security threats on the continent due to a lack of knowledge and unity.

Details about the incident revealed that the US soldiers were part of an intelligence force that had been operating in the region for years. Their work involves training local armies while gathering intel on the growing problem of Islamic extremism in the region. It was also revealed that private US military contractors were involved in recovering the body of one of the dead soldiers.

Do most people know what a “Private Contractor” is? They are former US soldiers who work for paramilitary corporations, some directly for military purposes in place of formal troops and some for private corporations who want to protect their financial interests. They have no accountability therefore thay operate with impunity.

Private Contractors have the ability to dictate the political and economic policies of countries by disrupting populations and creating fear and distrust among individuals within those societies. Using divide and conquer tactics to stoke tribal conflicts, they create conditions where the people cannot rise above a fight for survival to focus on profiting from the enormous value of the resource around them.

On a higher level foreign governments manipulate elections in Afraka using systems that ensure that Dictators stay in place. They know Dictators are easy to corrupt and will sell out their country’s resources to make themselves rich while the people suffer.

While US military expertise is useful, Afrakan countries must not let the US scare them into believing that they are the only solution to Islamic Terrorism. It’s time to step up and build a system that is better than the current world system. As is evident, the US is the “Police force” of the United Nations, whom they once manipulated into pursuing a “new world order”.

The US once embraced the title of world police because it covertly helped them to spread their economic empire. However, the US is currently locked in an internal struggle for identity. I call it “Pinky’s Betrayal”. It is a situation where low and working class America, who feel the big corporations have left them behind, has rebelled under the influence of a narcissistic leader.

So while the US is struggling with its conscience, Afrakans must work harder to build their self-awareness. Consciousness is a dynamic force that grows with knowledge to improve self-awareness. Afrakans must rise collectively to a level of self-awareness where we recognize the things that are beneficial as well as the things that are detrimental to the continent.

Such issues include managing Religious, Economics, Cultural, and Tribal disputes. All these things can easily digress into terrorism in the absence of knowledge, awareness, and conscience. Afraka must step up to fight terrorism or remain undignified pawns of world powers.

Beware Of Humanism

Beware of Humanism

Beware of Humanism; it is an unconscious corrupter of Life.

This is not about condemning any one person or group of people. Instead, it is a commentary on the state of humanity. It may seem inhumane to some but I have lived long enough and experienced enough of life to comment on that which I am a pert of, which is humanity. I am a Free Thinker who once believed in the ideals of humanism. However, I have come to the realization that Life must beware of Humanism.

Humanists typically do not believe in a creative force other than “chance” therefore they believe that they only exist by the chance of nature over Time. Humanism is an ideology that forces the mind to focus on the wants and needs of Humans and Humanity, often at the expense of the rest of Life. Invariably, Humanists believe that they are now the creative force that will shape the planet and the universe.    

Humanism has hijacked the original premise of “Human Rights”. Once an effective tool in fighting Racism, Colonialism, and the exploitative tendencies of Capitalism, Human Rights has become a shield for the unconscious. Now you have Gay Rights activists comparing themselves to the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s, in which brave Afrakan Americans stood up to racism, discrimination, and police brutality.

Humanism gives Humans an arrogant sense of entitlement. For instance, Humanism makes people more willing to kill their brains with drugs because it is their individual right. Then when they become addicted and dysfunctional in society they are defended by other Humanist sympathizers who help them by petitioning the government to provide food, shelter, and safe places for them to get high. They don’t know that Addiction is unconscious love.

Humanists will also defend the rights of people to explore their unnatural sexual desires such as pedophilia, homosexuality, incest, and bestiality. They do not believe that these things are unnatural therefore they focus on the “Right” of the individual to live according to their natural inclinations.

Who should decide whether sexual perversion is wrong or right? No one!

It’s not about what is wrong or right, it’s about a pursuit of “knowledge”, which no one is doing. We must explore the fact that things are going wrong in the genetic blueprint of human life. Unfortunately, no one wants to focus on the possibility that unnatural substances are affecting human DNA in adverse ways. That is why blind Humanism will turn humans into a race of hormone-confused mutants.

Do you have sexual desires toward children or animals? Do you believe that your desires are natural or unnatural? Do not let anyone tell you that you don’t have the right to life because just like you, they don’t know how and why you are the way you are. Just like you they refuse to seek real understanding. On their part, it’s easier to hate and on your part, it’s easier to rebel and sink into the shadows of society.  

Recognize that Life is a single conscious entity. The prerogative of Life is to survive and thrive at all costs. It uses mechanisms such as Risk Reward and Desire Fulfillment. Life is conscious but not fully aware therefore it learns as it goes. Due to lack of awareness, Life will take you in any direction you want to go till death exhausts you. At which point it simply recycles and starts over.

While life is self-destructive it’s also self correcting with the help of the Spiritual essence of the universe. So listen to your conscience and help Life to correct the corruption being fuelled by unconscious humanism.