Some of the main points revealed in last night’s sparring match between Amen Ra Squad vs. Young Pharaoh (YP), and Seti live on Sa Neter TV was the lack of critical thinking and proper research methodology apparent in the conscious community. From the beginning, Pharaoh came out swinging setting the stage for his arguments backed by Chancellor Williams the Destruction of The Black Civilization and Raymond Faulkner’s pyramid and coffin text. And although Pharoah misused many words out of context, he was able to formulate the following claims: A) The Medew Netcher was not deciphered, B) 45-50 percent of the text was inaccurate C) The time-frame between the last Egyptian dynasty and the translation of the text served as a barrier to accurately interpreting the glyphs. Seti doubled downed on YP claims despite the opposition to Dr. Ben work failing to communicate his point accurately using “doe boy” language to describe the Rosetta Stone and how it was so-called “Cut up”, as if he was discussing a drug transaction speaking to his ability to articulate the very difficult aspects of language and its precepts. Seti went on to claim that names of some Kings and Cleopatra were the only parts of the Medew Netcher translated then left the debate leaving YP dazed and confused.
Dr. Oya Maat followed YP by explaining the foundations of proper research methodology. She asked detailed questions on how YP arrived at his conclusion regarding the text and suggested ways he could improve his presentation to ensure accountability, transparency, and visibility given the severe consequences of his claims. Dr. Maat who earned a Doctor of Engineering from Morgan State University provided bullet points on how to proper approach a research problem, and although she was interrupted more than once, and her time limited, she was able to detail the importance of sound research methodology. Ankh the “God Killer” followed Dr. Maat delivering a powerful knockout punch to YP premise by detailing line by line, bar after bar, dagger after dagger, and checkmate after checkmate how the medical papyrus proved the glyphs was translated evidenced by it being the foundation of modern medicine. Sonjedi followed Ankh by providing information on critically thinking skills pointing out that remembering(which YP does well) was only the first step in the process. Wudjau followed and provided an overview of the basic writing system, but due to time constraints was unable to complete his presentations. The last Amen Ra Squad member Asar served a major blow to YP argument by detailing the connection between Ancient Egyptian language and breathing African Languages with similar cognates present today, debunking the claims that the Medew Netcher had not been transliterated. Reggie then followed up providing blow after blow pointing out the connection between the Medew Netcher and the English language; further dismantling claims that the Medew Netcher was somehow inaccurate.
As time progressed, YP lost his cool after being called out on his questionable methodology. One thing we can agree on is that the truth is not always sexy nor does it feel good, but it always provides clarity in the face of confusion. Claims need to be absorbed understood and researched over and over until there’s a clear understanding on how one arrives at his/her conclusions. As soon Aliens were introduced into the debate, we got a glimpse into YP Methodology, and although he seemed confident his story began to unravel evidenced by the personal attacks aimed at Dr. Maat credibility. Like most people ill prepared, YP claimed that his questions were not answered. Despite receiving detailed explanations from Ankh, Asar, and Reggie along with examples to support those claim, YP went from confident to disrespectful. In my estimates, this was no debate, but a test of character, the importance of information, references, and proper methodology.
The magnitude of errors in YP argument was staggering. The claim that the Medew Netcher could only be read diagonal, back and forth up, down and criss-cross are untrue. The truth is that there are four ways to read the signs, which are horizontal, vertical, left to right or right to left not criss-cross or diagonal as was stated. In Wudjau’s book “Sesh Medew Neter A Beginner’s Introduction To Medew Netcher,” he addresses how the Medew Netcher can be read On page 38 and 39 he discussed the correct direction to read the glyphs. And then on chapter 3 he provided definitions on pictograms, ideograms, logograms, and phonograms. Wudjau also addressed the difference between Hieratic and Hieroglyphs in his book, but again was not able to present due to time constraints. For those who are knowledgeable of the Medew Netcher, It was difficult to hear YP butcher the information, but could easily point his mistakes. One mistake was timeframes and their relationship to the text. Sonjedi pointed out this discrepancy when he pulled out his notepad and wrote down some signs and showed the different periods of the writings, which immediately debunked YP argument. It’s hard to glorify YP skill set when debunked his own claim by stating that the glyphs were not deciphered using deciphered text to support the claim. The debate went from a discussion regarding ancient writing systems to extraterrestrial beings. The longer he stayed on the build, the worse it got for him. Ankh challenged YP by stating that if he proves that aliens were on the glyphs, and he would stop teaching in the community. Bad move for YP to use a well know pseudo web instead of the glyphs as proof of the existence of extraterrestrial beings in the Medew Netcher.
At the end of the day, the community needs to understand how to choose method over madness, science over stupidity, research over rhetoric, and scholarship or foolership. We need to determine the real from the fake, the truth from the lies, the preacher from the teacher, and the liberators from the instigators. We can’t afford to have hustlers invading our community robbing, raping, and polluting the minds of the youth/community using the same techniques as the enemy. This conversation was very necessary and it needs to be had once more, because there’s a lot of unanswered questions still on the table. Can we decipher the glyphs? The answer is yes, if you disagree subscribe to the Seshew Maa Ny Medew Neter youtube channel and watch every Wednesday and Fridays as a group of like-minded individuals let the ancestors speak by showing the work, or sign up for Wudjau (www.mdw-ntr.com), Sonjedi, or Asar’s class to learn how to read the language.
Black African Power!!!!!!!!
Written: Shawn Phillips
References: Men-Ib, Iry Maat Wudjau. A Beginner’s Introduction to Medew Netcher: The Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic System. Atlanta: Heka Multimedia, 2015. Print.
Neter, BLACKNEWS102 Sa. “BLACKNEWS102.”. YouTube, 5 Sept. 2016. Web. 06 Sept. 2016.
“Amen-Ra Squad.”. The Real Black Atheist, 1 Jan. 2015. Web. 06 Sept. 2016. http://amenrasquad.org;.
Editor: Nyah Amara, Voices oF Fire