What is a Revolution

REVOLUTION: an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
“Revolutionaries do not cause revolution any more than a midwife causes a woman to become pregnant with child in her womb. Internally the conception, embryonic development, and labor pangs which characterize a baby’s birth and a society’s transition happen long before people assist in child/society birth.”
What must be done: KMT Press
Example
“There has never been a societal revolution in the United States. What is called the American Revolutionary War of 1776 was merely an Imperialist White national liberation movement (while the so called revolutionaries continued to exterminate the native peoples, steal their land, and enslave millions of Black people to work it). What was called the Revolutionary Civil War 1861 was merely an agricultural capitalist/slave economy fighting with a manufacturing capitalist industrial economy for political hegemony/power over the national capitalist economy/land.”
What must be done; Tdka Maat Kilimanjaro, Yahra Aaneb
What took place in the U.S. 1915 to 1930 was not a revolution, it was a reform movement. As well as the 1960’s. Each reform in the society never empowered Black people. It gave us rights under the control of the White Male ruling class. This is why our movements regress back to the same hopeless conditions within the cities that we are the majority in.
Conclusion
Tdka Maat Kilimanjaro articulates the conclusion far better than I can:
“A revolutionary political organization is the subjective expression of the objective process in a society’s natural process of development. It is the organized instrument of the people (class, race, culture, gender, generation) who need a revolution to get well-being, to survive, to stay alive, to prepare for a future with them in it, to seize a new opportunity to live again.”
Those who are sick need a physician, or should I say, those who acknowledge their sickness. If people think that they have reached the plateau of success within this system, they will try teach their steps to the masses. Not understanding that Black individuals have always achieved a certain amount of success within the United States of America. However, it is a problem when you factor in the collective of Black people. If we see ourselves as the collective whole, the concept of success becomes blurred.
We must understand that the environment plays an important role on when the change is about to occur or if the people are ready for any changes. Look at the current state of Black America. The environment is ready for change, however, the people are not prepared to make such life changing decisions. Under this circumstance, the people will rely on the system to make changes for them, this will result in the same slave and master relationship that is indicative of American society.
We have to prepare as a collective, we have to make changes as a people not only as individuals. Preparation is the key!
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University Professor Denies that he Agreed to Debate Young Pharaoh Pt.2

Following the recent article entitled “University Professor denies that he Agreed to Debate Pharoah”, more clues have been brought forth about the young man “Guakhenaten” who initially set up the Dec 3rd so called “debate”. According to the email below Professor Elliot Altman received an email from a man who introduced himself as an owner of a Aviation Business Group in Nashville, Tennessee. As detailed in the Email below Professor Elliot Altman was invited to join an intellectual discussion by Morris who seems to be the Moderator of this event. The event entailed having an intellectual discussion with other intellects from across the nation, which was to occur December 3rd, 2016 at Tennessee State University.


Upon receiving the above email, Professor Elliot Altman responded back by email to Morris Eguakun concerning the event. He agreed that this event would be a great opportunity to be apart of. And as we can clearly see in the email below, Professor Elliot Altman had no idea that he was suppose to have a one on one debate with Young Pharoah. His agreement to join this event was based upon the previous email sent to him by Morris Eguakun. Which was to have a intelletual discussion with other Intellects from across the nation. And then after this discussion, the students would be allowed to ask those on the panel questions.


When the editor of Voices of Fire received these emails from Professor Elliot Eltman, I did my own investigation and found out that Morris Eguakun does not own a Aviation Group Business in Nashville, Tennesee as he told Professor Elliot Altman in the first email. Morris Eguakun is actually a student at Tennessee State University and is none other than Pharoah’s friend Guakhenaten referenced in his video. Our sources points us to a facebook page which a student from Tenessee State University name Morris Eguakun is also called “Guakhenetan”. He is majoring in Finance and Entrenuership. Coincidence? Or the same person?


Now let’s review the Key points of the story in context.

Keypoints of the Story

■ Young Pharoah published a video claiming that he secured a debate with a “Director of biology” Dr. Elliot Altman of the Middle Tennessee University.

■ Professor Elliot confirmed he was not aware of this debate that was suppose to take place between Him and Young Pharoah on December 3rd.

■ According to Young Pharaoh he does not know Professor Altman nor did he talk with him concerning the debate. Instead the debate was set up by a student of Tennessee State University who goes by the name “Guakhenaten”.

■ Professor Elliot Altman received an email from a man named Morris Eguakun who claim to be the Owner of a Aviation Business Group in Nashville, Tennessee about attending a intellectual discussion that he set up with other intellects from around the world, which was the opposite of what young pharoah claims

■Neither Morris nor Eguakun Altman discussed a debate in the emails, that Pharoah speaks of in his video.

■ Turns out Morris Eguakun is not even who he claimed to be in the email but is a student at Tennesse State University, and is none other than Guakhenaten.

In conclusion, when viewing young pharoah’s video, he claims that the donations for the event will given for Guakhenaten for setting up the debate. But from viewing all the information presented, it can be one out of two of these conclusions; Guakhenaten used pharoah to Solicit donations from the Conscious community by telling him that he set up a debate with the Professor which is not true or Guakhenaten and Pharoah both attempted to scam the community for donations. Either way, the Conscious Community seems to be a breeding ground for people like Pharaoh and Guakhenaten who’s questionable Methodology leave a trail of lies and deceit!

Written By

Addae Akousa

Voices of Fire

Editor Nyah Amara 

Applied Pan Africanism

The Study of Applied Pan Africanism

A phrase I stole from Tdka Kilimanjaro, Applied Pan Africanism is action over rhetoric. It is the work displayed by our Pan African family.

The Pan African movement has evolved into many different Ideologies, However, because of the bold action of African Women and Men on the continent and throughout the world, we can study their footsteps. We can analyze each organization within the movement, and we can break down each detail until we fully understand its quantitative and qualitative properties. Next, we can extract the information, synthesize it and use it to help develop new techniques, technology and solve modern day issues.

We should approach the study of Applied Pan Africanism as a discipline of African centered education that applies current scientific knowledge, to understand the social, economic and material phenomenon, by examining the historical trends of the Pan African movement.

CAPTURING HISTORY

“SEBA, A Researcher’s First Handbook, by KMT Press states;

“Objective realities unfold in history. Everything is in motion. Research must capture these processes in their entirety and thus become a reflection of this objective reality. If this is accomplished successfully, the essence of the subject matter will be mentally modeled and therefore reproduced as in a mirror.”

If we can properly capture each development within the Pan African movement, we can diagnose the problems that plague the movement and solve each issue efficiently.

If you study the history of the electron theory, you will see that many men and women participated in this theory. It did not originate as a perfect theory, there were many mistakes made along the way. However, through consistent efforts, the study of the electron evolved into some of the greatest discoveries in human history. We have to approach the Pan African movement in like manner, from its humble beginnings, its peaks and valleys and the triumphs and failures have to be studied until we can use all the information to accomplish our goals.

THE PROBLEM STATEMENT

One of the major problems within the Pan African movement is our dependency on European and Asian science and technology. In order for us to build a modern Civilization, we have to be in control of our means of production. We have to control the development of our resources, and not rely on our oppressors to provide for us.

One such example is the Akosombo Hydro-Electric project. This was a hydro-electric dam located on the Volta river in Ghana.  The project was conceived by an Australian geologist Albert Kitson. It was financed by the American Corporation Volte Aluminum. It was also financed by The U.K, The World Bank and The United States of America. The construction of the dam was done by an Italian firm called Impregilo.

This is a prime example of Neo-Colonialism. Ghana gained Independence politically from the U.K. in 1956, however, they had to utilize the Colonizers money and Technology to help empower their Nation. A recipe for disaster. Insufficient planning resulted in the relocation of the communities into lands that were not capable of providing for their farming lively hood and traditions. The people of the area suffered a great loss, while the Neo-colonial forces benefitted substantially. The dam was completed in 1965 and Nkrumah was thrown out of office in 1957 by a coup de tat orchestrated by the C.I.A.

Although the dam moved the region into the industrial age, it did not empower African people enough to overcome Neo-Colonial forces.

BRIEF SUMMARY ON HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM

The solution to this issue is to make sure the people are just as important as the project itself. Also, make sure the people are scientifically and technologically educated enough to play major roles in the growth and development of our Civilizations.

By examining this event, we can learn lessons in Nation building. Only if we use the principles found in the Scientific Method. What is the problem? What books, articles, who can we interview  to assist in the research? How can we apply the lessons? Once we have formulated a hypothesis from the information, we can test the hypothesis. Once tested, we apply the information and start the process over again.

We should use history as a tool, by understanding the evidence of our historical past, we can uncover trends that can become predictable and make the proper adjustments.

Pseudoscience and Ethnocentrism in Service of European Capitalist Imperialism: A Brief Look at the Cultural Ideas of Dr. Philip Njemanze

So, we have an Igbo ethnocentric neuroscientist employing pseudo science to ease the cognitive dissonance inherent in the forced marriage of Igbos to Christianity. This predicament is to be found throughout Afrika and the Scattering and is very dangerous especially coming from a scientist trained in the “west.”

The written cultural works of Dr. Philip Njemanze outside his professional specialty of neuroscience are an outstanding example of dangerous pseudoscience motivated by religious and ethnocentric blind spots. Dr. Njemanze is a globally respected neuroscientist and has done groundbreaking research in the areas of Brain Control Systems (Neurocybernetics), Hemispheric Lateralization and Brain-Cardiac Control Systems.

Dr. Njemanze has written a book, “IGBO MEDIATORS OF YAHWEH CULTURE OF LIFE,” in which he asserts that Igbos built the pyramids, invented helicopters, airplanes and light bulbs, were the original jews and that Igbo glyphs hold the key to deciphering the Mdw Ntr. He is not a trained linguist yet he takes Hebrew words and force-fits them into Igbo culture by finding similar words with convenient meanings.

In one of the bios read by this writer, Dr. Njemanze states that he is from a “royal” family. Perhaps, this indicates that he is Nri or ascendant from local leaders loyal to Nri cultural authority. If so, this helps to explain his ethnocentrism. The Nri were the cultural and spiritual soul of Igbo land. They were arbiters of the culture and sciences developed from ancient times to ensure the survival and prosperity of the people. The remarkable thing is that the Nri’s authority was enforced not by violence but by cultural authority. They had traveling ambassadors called mbùríchi whose mission was to maintain ties between the Nri and other Igbo ‘nations’ and serve as authorities on Igbo culture. Also, Nri leaders, called Eze, were not autocrats and had to answer to a council composed of highly trained and respected community members called Ndi Nri.

So, perhaps Dr. Njemanze sees the need for someone to mediate the culture clash between Igbo culture, that is, Ọmenala Ndị Igbo, and the Abrahamic religions, especially Judaism and Christianity? Today, most Igbos, like many west Afrikans, are Christian with a small minority claiming to be the original jews. The capitalist European, specifically English, introduced Christianity into Igbo land in the mid- 19th century to massive indifference on the part of the people. It failed until the invading English imperialists extended their military and political authority over Igbo land via a series of wars beginning towards the end of the 19th century and extending into the early 20th century. It’s clear that had English capitalists not been successful in conquering Igbo land, Christianity and Judaism would not dominate in Igbo land today.

With the foregoing in mind, it is difficult to overstand why Dr. Njemanze would employ mental gymnastics and outright pseudoscience to further cement the unhealthy relationship between Christianity, a clearly imperialist project by English capitalists to control the cultural narrative in Igbo land, on the one hand and Omenali Ndi Igbo, on the other. Perhaps he IS answering the ancestral call of his ancestors that reside in his DNA and seeks to, at least, make the continued practice of Christianity by Igbos less of a contradiction? Or, perhaps he is merely an ethnocentric Igbo who has been conquered by religion, and is thus compelled to further the imperialist project of English capitalists.

So, we have an Igbo ethnocentric neuroscientist employing pseudo science to ease the cognitive dissonance inherent in the forced marriage of Igbos to Christianity. This predicament is to be found throughout Afrika and the Scattering and is very dangerous especially coming from a scientist trained in the “west.” Imagine the tremendous contribution Dr. Njemanze would make towards Afrikan Self-Determination if he were to advocate that Igbos should abandon Christianity and Judaism in favor of Ọmenala Ndị Igbo? We will NEVER achieve self-determination as long as we maintain these “forced marriages” whose soul objective is to control our cultural narrative.

Time to rid ourselves of these imperialistic “religions” once and for all.

Afrika for the Afrikans…those at home and abroad! – Marcus Garvey

Here’s a link to a video of Dr. Njemanze explaining his book, “IGBO MEDIATORS OF YAHWEH CULTURE OF LIFE.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIT9Hx7UFw

References:

Colonialism and Christianity in West Africa: The Igbo Case, 1900-1915, F. K. Ekechi

Igbo Mediators of Yahweh Culture of Life: Volume 1:Learn to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs and UFO Writings, Dr. Philip Njemanze

University Professor Denies Debate with Young Pharaoh! 

After watching Young Pharaoh Video entitled “Debate December 3rd With Caucasian Biology Director” I sent a media request to Dr. Elliot Altman  requesting confirmation of the date, time, and the location of the event. I introduced myself and provided Dr. Altman with a brief discription of the purpose of my request. I informed Dr. Altman that I was the Editor of Voices of Fire Blog and asked the professor to provide a brief explanation into his decision to debate Young Pharaoh.

Good Morning Dr. Altman,

My name is Nyah Amara and I work with a group of men and women dedicated teaching science and technology in the African American community. My primary focus is blogging on primary issues that impact our social, emotional, and psychological well being. We are an online community specifically on Facebook, YouTube, and twitter with goal of expanding to the greater African community. It has come to our attention that you accepted an debate with a social media personality by the name of Young Pharaoh scheduled on December 3, 2016 at Middle Tennessee University. So in preparation, I wanted to do my due diligence by requesting confirmation that you actually a) accepted debate, and b) to obtain more specific details on the Who, what, when, and why allowing me to present the most accurate information to my supporters. 

My deadline for publishing the November 10,2016. Therefore the purpose of this request is to obtain a general overview of the topic of discussion including the research question, and clarification on what specific facts went into your decision to debate a social media YouTube personality? Thank you for time and energy. I look forward to your response. 

Best Wishes,

Nyah Amara 

Voices of Fire Blog

After about three hours the university professor responded “This is new to me. I have not been contacted by anyone other than yourself regarding this”.Elliot Altman-. Although many of the details of this story are still emerging and many unanswered questions still remain, I decided to write a blog because I felt it is imperative that the community explore the ramifications of trusting an individual who routinely fails to fact check his information before presenting that information to the community as fact? 


Based on my email communications with Dr. Altman, it’s clear that he did not agree to a debate on Evolution like Young Pharoah claimed, however what’s unclear is why would YP advertise an event, publish a video, and then ask his supporters for donations for an event he did not confirm? What is known, is he compared this accomplishment to the work of the great ancestors and then thanked his friend “Guakhenaten” for “setting up the debate”even after admitting he had not talked to Dr. Altman directly. This and many other events brings into question YP methodology and the validity of his claims and more importantly his ability to engage information on a level worthy of being compared to the late great ancestors Malcom  X and Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad! 

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Nyah Amara

The Response of Greater Asia to NATO Aggression

There’s no question that nations act in their own interests and seldom from sentiment. While it is agreed that no one has clean hands, the Russians and Chinese quite rightfully see the capitalist assault on western Asia as a direct threat.

Let’s begin by looking at the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which was formed in 1997 and “dissolved” in 2006. It’s leadership included capitalist knuckle draggers like William Kristol, Robert Kagan, Devon Cross, Bruce Jackson and John Bolton. Their stated goal was “to promote American global leadership.” They asserted that, “American leadership is good both for America and the world.” It is important to note that 10 of the 25 people who signed the PNAC’s founding document served in the administration of George W. Bush, including, brace yourself, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. We all know the role they played in prosecuting the invasion of Iraq.

In September 2000, the PNAC released a document entitled, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for A New Century”. One of the major themes in this document is that America must be preventive in its approach to maintaining the preeminent position on the global stage. They asserted that, “At present the United States faces no global rival. America’s grand strategy should aim to preserve and extend this advantageous position as far into the future as possible. There are, however, POTENTIALLY powerful states dissatisfied with the current situation and eager to change it, if they can, in directions that endanger the relatively peaceful, prosperous and free condition the world enjoys today (emphasis mine).”

There is evidence that what the PNAC advocated was nothing less than a ‘global counter intelligence program.’ For example, in their founding document, they say, “The Defense Policy Guidance (DPG) drafted in the early months of 1992 provided a blueprint for maintaining U.S. preeminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests.” How does a nation go about, “precluding the rise of a great power rival?” Well, the purpose of the FBI’s counter intelligence program (COINTELPRO) was, “…to expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize the activities of Black Nationalist, hate-type organizations and groupings, their leadership, spokesmen, membership, and supporters and to counter their propensity for violence and civil disorder.” The FBI went on to identify Dr. King as, “…the most dangerous Negro in the future of this Nation from the standpoint of communism, the Negro, and national security…IT MAY BE UNREALISTIC TO LIMIT TO LEGALISTIC PROOFS THAT WOULD STAND UP IN COURT OR BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES (emphasis mine).” Clearly, the FBI was condoning illegal activities against all organizations, even “nonviolent” ones, in it’s effort to derail the just and righteous struggle of Afrikans in America and “prevent the rise of a Black Messiah.” The members of the PNAC were determined to push America to conduct a similar program against, “…potentially powerful states dissatisfied with the current situation.”

We must also keep in mind that America is the most warlike nation the planet has ever seen, having spent 222 out of 240 years since 1776 at war. That’s 93% of its existence as a “nation.” As we know, America was founded on war and slavery and most of the wars fought have been colonial and/or imperialist.

The current conflagration in western Asia is also an imperialist assault with multiple aims but the central impetus is, as stated by the PNAC, to prevent any challenge to American supremacy through aggressive, militant actions and hybrid warfare. Hybrid warfare is a military strategy that combines conventional warfare, irregular warfare and cyber warfare. This tactic is currently being used by America against Venezuela, Ukraine, Brazil, Palestine, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Niger, Mali, South Afrika, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Indigenous Americans, China, Russia, North Korea and other nations viewed as a threat to its hegemony. Needless to say, this tactic is also currently being used against Afrikans in America in our struggle against police terror.

There is also an economic component to America’s aggressive militancy on the global stage. America is desperate to derail the economic integration of Eurasia. Let’s focus on China’s “Silk Road Economic Belt” (SREB). The aim of this program is, “…the integration of the region (east, central and west asia, and Europe) into a cohesive economic area through BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE, INCREASING CULTURAL EXCHANGES AND BROADENING TRADE.” Russia is a very willing and important partner to China’s infrastructure building initiative. This is an economic initiative that clearly features heavy investment and diplomacy rather than the rank militarism of American and European capitalists (AECs).

China and Russia have forged strategic and economic ties in such organizations as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in response to the aggressive posture and activities of AECs under the guise of NATO. China and Russia view the ongoing destructive wars prosecuted by America in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia as direct threats to their sovereignty and stability. All of these wars are ILLEGAL under international law, as was the FBI’s COINTELPRO activities against Black Nationalist and other organizations cited above.

Keep in mind also that America unilaterally withdrew from the landmark 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in 2002. In his remarks on December 13, 2001 about the decision, George W. Bush said, “Today, I have given formal notice to Russia, in accordance with the treaty, that the United States of America is withdrawing from this almost 30-year-old treaty. I have concluded the ABM Treaty hinders our government’s ability to develop ways to protect our people from future terrorist or rogue-state missile attacks.” America invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003.

It is clear that America has been very consistent in terms of how it has engaged other nations since it’s founding. It has sought to impose its hegemony, and has enthusiastically used any and all means, legal and illegal, to achieve its goals. Yes, it’s true that no nation or individual has clean hands, however, America stands head and shoulders above other nations when it comes to illegal wars and imperial wars of conquest.

Comparing America to Greater Asia, that is, China and Russia, is like comparing Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. Hillary’s (America’s) eagerness to use military force, well-documented corruption, questionable character, neoliberal and neoconservative ties and heavy support from ruthless capitalists make her much more of a threat than Donald Trump (China and Russia).