Today, if you decide to go to any community of Black people and shout –“Black Man You are a God!”, trust me, you will receive huge criticism and opposition. If you decide again to move to next community of Black people and shout –“Black Man You are a Devil!”, in this case, you will receive huge support and followers.
The self-hate is so evident in our black communities today to the extent that if you give a black ink and a white ink to a black man and ask him to draw a devil and an angel, he will have no hesitation in using the black in to drawing the devil while happily using the white ink to drawing the angel.
In my sad moments when I am thinking about this sorrowful situation every day, I ask myself how, how has this become possible? Because, teaching a man to accept to hate himself and his kinds is not an easy task. It even looks impossible from the surface, but foreign religions do this to the African and the black race with ease and also maintain this dangerous condition for so long in our community!
How do they manage to achieve this feat?
First, they tell us to hate evil and we gladly accept that without a second thought or a question!
Next, they tell us that the Evil is in our family, our culture, our race, our countries, our continent, and everything that is made up to be who we are!
We suddenly begin to hate ourselves and all our kinds with passion without consciously knowing what exactly we are doing! Sadly, we begin to lose every self-pride and confidence we have in ourselves and consider ourselves as hopeless objects who need salvation from our oppressors.
But what are religions? Are they coming from any divine sources to save mankind? Who controls religions and for what purposes are they used?
Religion is a technique designed and used by an oppressor to dominate and exploit his target group. Throughout history, scholars and philosophers (Including the famous Niccolo Machiavelli) have recommended religions as the most effective tool for control and exploitation.
Religion is heavily structured with cultural superiority and inferiority concepts which are used to turn a group of people against their own culture and traditions, hence, tricking the oppressed to consider the culture of their oppressor as the superior way of life.
On the other hand, spirituality is a practice at the individual level and it makes no effort to lure-in others and turns it into a mass movement of enslavement.
In a true practice of spirituality, no one will come to you to convince you that leave your deity and come and join me to warship mine because mine is superior! For example, a person who has spiritual connectivity with Ogun deity in Nigeria will not travel to Ghana to tell observers of Nogokpo deity to leave their spirituality and follow Ogun because it is superior! However, this is very common with religion. Today, you may not be aware that ‘God Almighty’ is a cultural superiority concept created by your oppressor to tricking you into seeing spirituality in the image of a man who does not look like you, hence, making you become a slave to that man forever.
At this point, I want to point out to you that, our ancestors were not given religions by choice; they were forced to accept it against their own lives. There were instances in which an entire family lynched, burnt, or hanged in an open just because one member of that family refused to accept these religions from the oppressors in order to terrify other members of these communities.
It is these kinds of terrifying horrors underpinning the beginnings of religions in Africa which have kept many Africans and people of African descent in religious fear. As a result, such people accept everything in religion without subjecting them to critical thinking. Do not blame such person, they genuinely need help; offer them support if you can and never call them stupid.
Let me continue by saying: When someone changes your name; that is not spirituality but a cultural superiority!
When someone changes your believes and traditions; that is not spirituality but a total dominance!
When someone strategically targets your children and feed them with alien information; that is not spirituality but a deceit!
When European and Arabic missionaries sailed to Africa with the God Almighty Concept, they were not on a spirituality mission, but on a mission of Economic, Political, and Cultural enslavement and dominance.
After all, those missionaries did not come to Africa on the back of God’s budgets but at the expense of state-funded missions with specific goals outlined for them to accomplish in the African Society so as to prepare the grounds for continuous enslavement and dominance over Africa.
Open your mind and you will know the power in you. Africa will rise again, we will build more and greater empires than we did in Ethiopia, Egypt, Mali, and in the Great Zimbabwe!
But before then, we have to prepare the minds of our people towards self-love and self-esteem!
It is time to teach ourselves ‘self-love’, it is time to develop love for ourselves and our own kinds, it is time to be conscious of the self-hate we unconsciously have in us, and it is time to move forward together holding each other’s hand in love, unity, and in support for each other!
It is time to love what is our own!
To be continued.
My name is Kwadwo Agyei Yeboa, I was born into a religion, I practised religion, I believed in religion until I decided to go a bit further beyond just ‘believing’ to ‘knowing’
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