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“One thing that can’t be proven wrong is mathematics.”
My uncle used to tell me adamantly. He was a part of the ‘Five Percent Nation’ which was founded off of pieces of the teachings of Islam. Once these teachings were memorized one was said to have knowledge of himself. With ‘Knowledge of Self’ one was able to add the title ‘God Allah’ to his attribute and was now an actual part of the ‘God body’ evolution. The Gods movement was to ‘civilize’ the ‘un- civilized’. The un- civilized were those with no known knowledge of self and were to be disdained and labeled ‘savages’, or the ignorant ‘eighty- five percenter’. These deaf, dumb, and blind people were to be ‘enlightened’ with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that can only be passed along by someone with knowledge of himself.
After being released from slavery, yet still faced with racism, many black men sought an identity for the first time in their lives. The only models they had to mimic were the white man and whatever religion or history they were able to come across in the limited avenues of knowledge available to them, at that time. All that knowledge pointed to ‘Dominance’ being the rule of intelligent men.
With the white man maintaining his position with an iron fist the black man had no one to ‘dominate’ except his women, children, and other black men. The new colonialism was born in Pimping ,Religion ,and the Drug Market. Black women even raised their children into these professions once taught ‘the game’ by black men. In turn children were being born into corrupt philosophies and a hell bound culture, in development.
These children were taught to believe in money, the celebrity life, and that prison was a must- see experience. Violence was the best teacher and authority was determined by the level of hipness’ and degree of dominance exerted. Therefore a God’ was judged by his powers of persuasion and popularity with other authority figures, or gods. I came to call this condition the:
The Kaniggula Complex is when a man feels the over- bearing need to dominate those closest to himself in an effort to prove his own importance to himself or others. The result is usually the practices of genocide or exploitation / abuse of ones’ own people.
I, like most black men, have been possessed by this mental/ spiritual taint. Enter the madness.