Born son of Rameses I a 19th dynasty King and Pharoah who served between 1290-1279 BC he was a great leader with a great mind whose reign in Ancient Kmt was overlooked because his name wasn’t written in a Shenew (Cartouche) like previous kings, but according to author Armana instead written with what is called a sacred knot similar to Isis with the sound of “tit” or “set”. His birth name was Seti Mery-En-Ptah meaning ‘He of the god Seth, beloved of Ptah”. To the Greeks, he was Sethos I and his throne name was Men-maat-re meaning Eternal is the Justice of Re. He ruled Egypt for 13 years (though some Egyptologists differ on this matter giving him a reign of between 15 and 20 years) from 1291 through 1278 BC..
If you study each of his campaigns carefully, his leadership stands out among the other rulers of Ancient Kmt. Seti I possessed every quality found in a good leader. Unlike the previous Kings and Pharaohs, he set out to rebuild the greatness of Kmt. A strategist, a builder, a restorer, and the father of one of the most remembered Pharaohs of Ancient Kmt. Seti was well known for his military brilliance leading many different campaigns early in his tenure. On the walls of Karnak you will find him defeating his enemy in Palestine and Syria. Despite his many military campaigns, he still found time to establish some of the greatest artwork and buildings structures in Kmt. Seti I was all about promoting prosperity in Kmt, and although he was not the most recognized Pharaoh, he established a solid foundation in his character and his deeds. His name has always been associated with the king who restored Kmt; so revered in the black African community that he is often looked at as a model warrior and his name given to those that have the qualities of a soldier ready for war.
Fast forward to present day a young warrior name Sara Suten Siti who stood on the work of the ancestors Dr. Ben and Seti I, banging on racism, and white supremacy. Reaching the youth while introducing Kmt to the community. Although it is unclear who named S Sara (meaning the Sun of Ra or Sun the light a name given to those who have completed the last stage of Craft-Black Pantha) what was evident in his lectures was his passion in debates, blog talk shows, and YouTube videos. For years he battled the Abrahamic cults using research and encouraging African history. He seemed to have both the energy and the motivation needed to reach the youth as well as the “Young G’z” of the community. Like Seti I of Ancient Kmt, he was young and most of his battles were fought early in his career taken on the Moors, Israelites, Christian,and Islamics As of late, however,Sara Suten Seti behaviors are more aligned with Akhenaten known for his religious dogma than that of the great Seti known as the restorer of Kmt. Seti seems comfortable enabling YP madness, teaching everything from “man was modeled to the wheel of Khnum” to the “Mdw Ntr was not translated.” Despite his claims of being spiritually connected to Seti, he has already abandoned Maat and replaced his truth wrapped in greed and hatred. What happened to the General, Why did he change is position, and Why is our brother dishonoring the teachings of Askwa Kwesi and the ancestor Dr. Ben?
Some other reasons we should question Seti’s ability to lead has to do with his pattern of leaving his friends and students alone in the midst of battles. witnessed when he left his less than experienced student Young Pharaoh to present his case against the translation of the Mdw-Ntr. Of course, this wasn’t the first time he abandoned a friend previously leaving “The God Killer” on 125th against a slew of Hebrews. When the stove got too hot, he exited the kitchen. We again witnessed bad character days after the debate when he chose to divert the argument away from YP scholarship to his youth when most of the attacks against YP was due to his spaceship-scholarship, and not his age. In a post on Facebook yesterday, Seti continued to diminish his own character by referring to his opponents as “Bitches,” “Niggas,” and “Whores” disrespecting the community and forgetting the teachings of the great ancestors who never used such words. During the 30 minute video, he continued to display the opposite of the what his spiritual father stood for or what Seti I fought for in Ancient Kmt.
It’s no coincidence he is easily offended by fundamental questions given he is no longer standing on the shoulders of the Ancestors but standing on his fragile ego. As a teacher of Ancient Kmt, he has yet to display Maat on any level. Instead, his message is the opposite of Maat, and he comes across harsh, disrespectful, and out of control. It seems that Seti is upset because he was challenged and asked to show how everyone else was wrong, and he’s right. Since the debate on Saneter, he has made three videos contradicting his original claim that the mdw- ntr had not been translated, but failed to provide any proof to support his claim. Instead, he attempted to clean it up by doing a complete 360 changing his original claim to”We are the living Medu Neter, our Afrika spirit birthed the grammar that produced the Medu Neter a so-called dead language but with the divine spirit of our Ancestors the Medu Neter lives within us.”
The General we once respected his information has shifted from scholarship to divisive and dangerous rhetoric. He has abandoned the teachings of the elders and replaced it with poor scholarship. Seti is nothing like the person we all came respect and love and had failed to live up to the spirit of Seti I. In a video labeled, “The Warrior Kings Of Ancient Kmt (Egypt) 2008” he speaks to the character of the great warrior Kings of Kmt, but today seemed to have lost his spirit and forgotten the legacy of Seti I the King who was a fearless warrior. A man who didn’t run from his enemies but faced his enemy head to head. The great story of Seti I is one we should teach our children to ensure when individuals come along boasting, yelling, and proclaiming their greatest, they can measure and evaluate their actions against their rhetoric. The tale of two Seti’s is needed because warriors should not be associated yelling, screaming, and proclaiming greatness but associated with men of respect and honor. If war is the answer, then we need to know if Seti will stand up like a “Warrior King” that he claims to be or run and hide like a coward in the midst of a battle?
Amen Ra Squad Up
Written by: Ini-Herit Khalfani
Editor Nyah Amara
Voices of Fire
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