Friday, January 11, 2019

Financing Our Own Destruction

Taskeinc consistently post on social media: African Americans in the United States and people of color across the globe... this is not our time... not our space... not our dimension... not our era... We will continue to be denied, harassed, cajoled, and treated collectively as second class citizens as long as we continue to finance our own oppression via tithes and offerings, via supporting organized religion.. specifically Christianity.

War, Religion, and Politics, are all birds of the same sinister feather. I've been saying this for the last few years and no one listens. However, this is why black folks are perpetually disregarded because we are financing our own destruction; our own demise.

Here is a short list of dominant Black Nations from the 6th to the 19th Centuries. If you research these kingdoms independently, one thing you will notice, you will not see the word Christianity if you study these empires.

As octogenarian explorer Barbara Hillary stated, “Christianity is the greater shackle, the greater rape of the black mind than slavery ever was.”

For centuries now, American Blacks have swallowed Christianity, hook, line, and sinker. The colossal ruse that is organized religion has served as an anchor that severely limits the African race. It was not a part of our culture and we thrived, we ruled. When the protagonist of a Roman story came along - Jesus - this apocryphal character's sole purpose was to usurp the power bestowed on us by our ancestors, by our lineage. Today, in the 21st Century, we still believe that this pious figure will "come with the clouds" and "save us."

SMH... Wake up my brothers and sisters!

  • Kingdom of Aksum (Northern Ethiopia) - Black Military Power and Trading Nation: 100 to 940 CE (Common Era).

  • Kingdom of Ghana - Ghana was a kingdom in Africa (dominated West Africa between 750 and 1078 CE) that lasted from the 6th to the 13th century CE, located south of the Sahara desert and northwest of the Niger River in modern day Mauritania and Mali.

    They called their kingdom Wagadu, but we know it as Ghana, the name the Arabs gave it. The kingdom’s golden age began around 800 CE and lasted for nearly three centuries.

  • Mali Empire - from 1078 (after the fall of the Kingdom of Ghana) to reaching its peak in the 1350s, the Mali Empire dominated West Africa. Mali was one of the largest empires in West African History, and at its height, it spanned from the Atlantic Coast to central parts of the Sahara desert. The Empire was founded in 1235 CE by the legendary King Sundiata and lasted until the early 1600s CE. The Empire’s most famous ruler was named Mansa Musa, and chroniclers of the times wrote that when he travelled to Mecca on a pilgrimage he distributed so much gold that he caused great inflation lasting a decade.

  • Songhai (or Songhay) Empire - largest state in African history and most powerful of medieval West African states. In the 1430s Songhai gained independence under the Sonni Dynasty. 30 years later, Sonni Dama attacked Mema - Mali province west of Timbuktu, paving the way for his successor, Sonni Ali, to turn his country into one of the greatest empires sub-Saharan Africa has ever seen.

  • Ethiopian Empire - also known as Abyssinia (present-day Northern half of Ethiopia) - existed from 1137 (beginning of Zagwe Dynasty) to 1975 when the monarchy was overthrown in a coup d'é·tat (pronounced coo-dey-taw).

    The Habesha reigned with onlyh a few interruptions from 1270 until the late 20th century.

  • Mossi Kingdoms - The Mossi Kingdoms (c.1050-1896) were four major states which for many years dominated the upper Volta region of West Africa. They are famous for fighting the great Mali and Songhai Empires.

    Increasing power of the Mossi kingdoms resulted in larger conflicts with regional powers. The Kingdom of Yatenga became a key power attacking the Songhai Empire between 1328 and 1477, takin ov er Timbuktu and sacked the important trading of Macina.

  • Benin Empire - once a powerful city-state, Benin exists today as a modern African city in what is now south-central Nigeria. The Binin Empire was a pre-colonial Edo state. Until the late 19th century, it was one of the major powers in West Africa.

    The King of Nenin could in a single day make 20,000 men ready for war, and if need be, 180,000, and because of this he has great influence amond all the surrounding peoples.

    When European merchant ships began to visit West Africa from the 15th century onwards, Benin came to control the trade between the inland peoples and the Europeans on the coast. When the British tried to expand thewir own trade in the 19th century, the Benin warriors killed their envoys.