- Thou shalt not assume your experience or your feelings about your experience is equal or greater than the experience of those most affected by racism.
- Thou shalt not shame or publicly deride “people of color” for speaking out against racism, enlarging your awareness or history and identifying your privilege.
- Thou shalt not (mis)appropriate the material, intellectual or spiritual culture of others.
- Thou shalt not ask stupid questions.
- Thou shalt not arrogantly assume you can touch the bodies, hair, clothing or personal effects of people who you deem as “Other” or “exotic”.
- Thou shalt not NOT listen actively and reflect inwardly about what you heard from people not of your culture.
- Thou shalt not assume that your particular cultural content is the best in the world or that it is the best way to see the world
- Thou shalt not be required to like the sins (or colonies or nations or political systems) of your fathers (and mothers)….nor is anyone else.
- Thou shalt not assume that your god can beat other peoples’ goddesses/gods or spiritual entities nor should that god eclipse the presence of others or be used as a battering ram to support your privilege.
- Thou shalt not knowingly (or unknowingly) participate in, aid or abet the structural and systemic elements of racism.
- Thou shalt not assume that ten commandments is enough to deal with racism and European/white privilege...let alone everything else pathological or out of balance in the world.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
We melodramatically applaud women and men with guns pointed at "foreign brown people" daily, telling stories of patriotic fantasies of freedom and democracy in places that would rather not see our faces...or our bullets. And along comes a young man, from a population of people of an age that most of the country stereotypes into apathy, indolence, ignorance and criminality.
From an interview, he revealed being there because he saw his friends and loved ones around him being targeted, brutalized, harassed and killed. That was his motivation. THAT was his motivation. So now he gets dragged along, showing great respect and deference to his loving mother, to be the mediated white-privilege-anti-cultural whipping boy for being some kind of unruly punk unthinking thug kid who clearly deserved to be popped upside his head by a mother who was understandably afraid for his life and safety.
Let's, for a moment, make believe we remember that youth have led (or followed in sharp principled
Think, just for a moment, that this one young man's impulse was maybe about 75 feet (maybe the height of a slave ship mast) above that of those aforementioned others, that his impulse to take to the street was driven by love, by familial and communal protection and by the real understanding of the value of human life..and that for him, Black Lives actually Matter...as opposed to the adherence to a genocidal imperative or complicity with colonial imperialism. And armed with what? His heart, his body and maybe some rocks....knowing full well the weight of the commitment to facing down the militarized presence of the same authoritative political police/military apparatus that walks with impunity into cities and nations that will then resist often with the same weaponry he carried that day and with a much deeper ethical footing than their invading enemy.
His name is Michael Singleton.
(FYI, in about a day or so, a bunch of us will be training our attentions on the sanctioned battle between two men of color in a boxing ring...a sanctioned fight, a gladiatorial spectacle, because someone is due to make a...killing...(sorry)..from it.)
ABC's "The View" interview of Michael and his mother:
Sunday, September 14, 2014
History is personal. It's not particularly about you or me, but it affects US...all of US, all our relations, the family of All That Is. History is to be taken personally. We are part of the making of it right now...right now. It is the history of the Earth.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Emergetics is a context (container, repository) of multidimensional temporoexpansive awhereness.
It is the unlimted scope given rise by the naturo-spiritual dynamic inherent in the juncture between and within humanity and the Other World (of Spirit) and all tje systems and processes engendered by it.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
A person subjected to trauma, like physical violence, emotional abuse or rape, by another person will never seek or find empowerment and liberation from that trauma by staying in the ideological or even the physical context of that other person. Likewise, one would think that Africans would not look to or provide sustenance to the colonial system, European conceptions of divinity or exploitative, but normalized relationships with nature.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Core thoughts relating to my concepts of Disintegrated Indigeny and Devolutionary Energetics.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
One of the key premises of this work is the principled dissollution of "otherness" of indigenous peoples in the minds and actions of "disintegrated", digitized, industrialized, mechanized modern citizens while holding the delicate balance of respect, validation and allyship without the domination ethics of (mis)appropriation and cultural theft. It is the firm belief and experience of this writer that every disintegrated  human has a direct path back and forward to their own indigeny, true sense of identity and profound sense of purpose as a spiritual energetic embodied in human form. This innerstanding also gives rise to a fundamental and profound awareness that inherent in this premise, this meta-cultural context is a key to conceptualizing and manifesting a (possibly) new conception of global unity and harmonious life based upon the work and sense of unity and real solidarity within the worldwide organization and organizations and organizing of indigenous peoples and nations, work that it is strongly suggested represents a basic and necessary model for universal human and cultural interelationship, sustained working relationships with Mother/Father Earth and Her/His profound gifts (natural resources) to Her/His children (human and otherwise) and the path back and forward to a global cultural production that is based on a fundamental and informed understanding and embrace of the material and energetic realities that have come into human awareness over the last 3 to 6 million years (no small thing).
 Disintegrated is one of the terms used to describe privileged modern, industrial people generally living in cities (but not limited to that environment) in colonial or settler-colonial countries (I.e., USAmerica, Canada, England). This term refers to the dangerous level to which these people have been dis-integrated from their Ancestral cultural roots and their historical indigenous heritage which generally for most peoples included a close and functional integration with nature and Spirit.
Friday, September 6, 2013
If we are living in balance with nature, then we are simply as successful as the worm, the vulture, the fish or the tree. We deserve no more accolade than that...and that is enough.
(Excerpted from a reply to post in ANU HERITAGE ZIMBABWE group on facebook, 9/6/13)
Saturday, February 23, 2013
...in the context of African liberation, cultural revitalization, spiritual redemption and the necessary redemption of the indigenous soul.