Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Obama Kwanzaa Series Day 5 of 7 2009

In the Obama Kwanzaa Series we have been comparing Obama's principles and performance, especially his first year as President, to each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. The question today is, will Obama be good for our Nation and our ethnic group’s purpose.

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5. NIA (Purpose) [NEE-ah]
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Today there are more than two billion people in the global Black community. To understand this ethnic group and its purpose we must go back, way back, back to the beginning of human kind in history. Our scientists tell us that the oldest people known to exist on the planet are found in Africa. Kemetologists, some archaeologist and our cosmological leaders tell us that Classical African Civilization, Kemet, (Ancient Egypt) was among the first if not the first civilizations in recorded history.

Black Africans Built and Ruled Ancient Kemet, we have their pictures and words as factual evidence.

Speaking of “building”, it is in Kemet that we find the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World still standing the African Pyramids. The holiday season in America is full of Cultural Poisoning on TV. Most Americans have seen movies like
The Ten Commandments or Cleopatra where Hollywood misrepresents the ethnicity of the people of Classical African Civilization in Kemet and Canaan. We must be sure to give our children and those of good will the antidote reminding them of NIA, and of the great monuments our ancestors erected in their communities as tools that still instruct our purpose to this day.

The Obama Vocation, “
Community Organizer”/ builder is an honorable profession. The effective humanist do not just talk good, but do good everyday for the least among us. I think his track record as a community man qualifies him on this principle of NIA.

But let us now turn to his and our future as Africans in America. Kemet had
Golden ages and Intermediate periods (times of Chaos). So it is the case in all civilizations including here in America. Obama has taken office in a time of American Chaos. In this Darkness there is an opportunity for us to join with him and all Americans to build democratic physical and intellectual monuments that will shine in history like the African Pyramids. Yes, NIA can bring us to a new American Golden Age.

Culturally, in the United States there have been two golden ages from an African American perspective, The Civil War, mainly the period right after the war and the positive results of the 1960's. In his first year the President has gone a long way to creating a third American Golden Age by getting Health Care Reform passed both houses of congress.

"To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community..."
Without physical health, Cultural Health is not as valuable as it can be.

It is my judgment that Obama is a man of purpose.

What is your judgment.

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