Greetings African scholars,academics, intellectuals etc.
What is education--education is translated in many aspects, such as African world centred views are education, through African perspective.European education is centered around Euro-American perspective.They is no mono defination of education, in your understanding, you refered to education meaning adopting western ways of thinking, that is institutionalised form of thinking based on Euro-American values, translated by an African convent.
So Euro-American module of education was/is based on traditions/values/custorms/cultures?
You as a native black African where is your heritage[imphi ivelephi yakho]Did you know how you survived all the eons before we where conqured and christianised,it is common sense, who are you, where did you come from as a person, do you mean to say god speaks to arabs and whites only.So if it the case who created Africans, if that god only appeares as either arab or white person.
Isn't part of the problem that we have so many intellectuals who are of but not for the Black race and that the people have found no way to identify and discount them? Some are liberal, some are Marxist, some are Christian, some are Muslim, some are Europeanist, some are Arabist, and seek to bring our people into these various folds, these various alien ways of seeing our problems. But they are not about solving our problems to our group benefit. In contrast, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin,Rosa Luxembourg, etc were white intellectuals who did their thinking for the White proletariat and its interest. Likewise Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Tagore etc were Indian intellectuals who did their their thinking for Indians to find solutions to India's problems; Likewise Mohammed and his intellectual heirs--ibn Khaldun, ibn Sinna etc-- did their thinking for the Arabs and the Arab interest. Likewise Mao and the Chinese Communist party were intellectuals who did their thinking for the liberation of China from feudalism and imperialism- - their thinking was focused on solving China's problems of their day. Likewise, Fidel Castro and his party were Cubans who did their thinking for Cuba; Likewise, Jefferson, Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Jay etc. were white Americans who did their thinking to advance and defend white America's interest. European intellectuals down the centuries, regardless of religious, philosophical or ideological faction, have always done their thinking for the Europeans and to advance the interests of Europe. In brief, the black race sorely needs a party of intellectuals who will, together, think through its problems and figure out ways to defend and advance its group interests. Until that happens, the black intellectuals, with their different individualistic, and mostly foreign-inspired, agendas will continue to mislead the Black people. We cannot afford to assume that just because a thinker is black he is for the black race. It was probably from that naive error that Nkrumah hearkened to the liberal economic prescriptions of Sir Arthur Lewis, assuming that as a black, Sir Arthur was also dedicated to solving the problems of blacks rather than implementing the Europe-serving liberal doctrines of his masters. We must devise tests for determining which black intellectuals are for the black race and therefore worthy of our attention and which are not.We must also learn to detect and discount the frivolous ones who merely indulge themselves in toying with our serious issues Chinweizu
Edited by abedabuko (12/20/08 05:10 PM)