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2 examples of how we currently live in a world of white supremacy

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1) Black children are still faced with psychological warfare as they are taught in their early years of schooling that the men who enslaved their ancestors were “great men” while there is still a continued neglect to teach “true” African history.

Example: If you were to ask middle school and high school educators the following question, they would look at you dumbfounded.

What important impact has the continent of Africa and black Africans had towards cultivating western civilization?

Are you in agreement to the idea of Early Ancient Egypt being a mostly black African civilization?

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What knowledge do you have regarding ancient African empires, and why do you think this knowledge is not known among many Americans?

Do you denounce the Pseudo analysis presented in the book “The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life” written by psychologist Richard J. Herrnstein and political scientist Charles Murray, in which the authors argue racial differences in intelligence based on the use of IQ scores?

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2) America and European nations continue to exploit and profit from post colonialism and current Imperialism. Many third world nations continued to be raped of their resources and workers are exploited for long hours of labor for low wages.

Example: The World Bulletin noted the following statement on Jan 14, 2015 – “As of January 2014, 14 African countries are obliged by France, through a colonial pact, to put 85% of their foreign reserve into France central bank under French minister of Finance control. They are effectively putting in 500 Billion dollars every year to the French treasury. African leaders who refuse are often killed or become victim to a coup. Those who obey are supported and rewarded by France with lavish lifestyle while their people endure extreme poverty, and desperation.”

France has been holding the national reserves of fourteen African countries since 1961: Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.  Sankofa

Many news publications globally have acknowledged Former French president Jacques Chirac stating “without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third world power. They also have stated that Chirac’s predecessor, “François Mitterand,” also prophesied in 1957 that “Without Africa, France will have no history in the 21st century.”

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American based, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, operates the largest rubber plantation in the world in Liberia West Africa, which opened in 1926. The following globally documented events can be found on Wiki regarding Firestone. “In May 2006, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) released a report: “Human Rights in Liberia’s Rubber Plantations: Tapping into the Future”. According to the report, Firestone managers in Liberia admitted that the company does not effectively monitor its own policy prohibiting child labor. UNMIL found that several factors contribute to the occurrence of child labor on Firestone plantations: pressure to meet company quotas, incentive to support the family financially, and lack of access to basic education. The report also noted that workers’ housing provided by Firestone has not been renovated since the houses were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s.

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The Money Game

The Money Game
Part 1 TVP Magazine by Tio

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To say that the act of trade began at one point in time is very unrealistic, as people have likely exchanged goods and services for millennia. You have sheep and I can take care of them, then you can give me some sheep meat, or fur, for my service. You have cows and I make clothes, so I get some milk and you get some shoes. You get the point. It’s important to mention though that the notion of property varied greatly from one cluster of people to the next. While we can’t exactly pinpoint any specific one, there were many tribes who never thought of the land or animals that they farmed as theirs, but more as them simply being there, and being farmed, and all tribes enjoyed the advantages. If you were to ask them who owns the sheep, for example, they would not be able to understand the question. When american settlers got ‘bossy’ with indigenous indians and were attempting to take their land, they were confused as to the borders of the indian land, because the indians just grew their vegetables in open spaces, or farmed in open spaces, not regarding the land as theirs or anyone else’s. There are also people who some call ‘nomads’, who travel all the time, never settling in one place. They view Earth as belonging to no one -it’s just thereand they take advantage of it to feed, clothe, and protect themselves. Even today, there are tribes where the notion of property is foreign to them, and trade (if it exist) is unrecognizable. So keep that in mind, as ‘trade’ is not a ‘naturally’ occurring thing that applies to all clusters of people (cultures).

So let’s go back to the people who were trading milk for shoes. They eventually invented a rule that we are very familiar with today, but it was “brand new” back then: currency. If I have a cow and want some shoes, it is impossible to quantify that cow for a pair of shoes, unless it is about milk (a cow by-product). If the guy who makes the shoes wants some cow meat in return, I can’t just cut him off a cow’s leg, give it to him, take my shoes and leave, because then the cow will die and I cannot value it anymore. I lost value. So, what if we invent a sort of agreed upon ‘thing’ that we can use to value these goods. If the cow has 4 legs, and other parts that are edible, then it may value as much as 8 pair of shoes. So if the shoes are then valued at one ‘thing’, then the cow would be valued at eight of those ‘things’. They used shells, grain, beads, and other such ‘things’ to equate for goods and services. A question is to be asked: was the tribe’s fisherman the one proposing that shells be used as currency? Think about that, because he might have had access to many more than anyone else. How in the world did these simple ‘things’ become currencies? Imagine someone coming to you and say: “Here, I have 17 shells. I want your boat.” You are likely to reply back with, “Hell no, crazy guy! I can’t do a thing with your shells… can’t eat them, can’t float on them to leave the island, can’t make fire with them… Useless!”. But hang on for a minute. Isn’t it the same thing with money today? We’ll come back to that later in this series, but let’s focus on history for now. So, learning who proposed the exchange currency may be a bit of a mystery, or perhaps it was something emergent from the culture: for instance, shells were used for other things like jewelry before that, so they may have adopted them for exchange because they were familiar with them. The employment of shells, beads, or whatever ‘things’ they used for exchange seem to have emerged many thousands of years ago, and it worked only because of the trust people had among each other.

You must be a bit nuts to give up your cow for just eight shells, right!? Well, this kind of trade initially worked because it started within groups of people who trusted each other, and it worked so well that it gradually expanded globally. It is interesting to know though that the way they valued goods and services was purely cultural-based. If you go back and try to sell your smartphone in those days, no one would give you a shell for it. People valued farming grains and livestock in those days, plus textiles (clothing mainly) and tools. Perhaps not in that order, but those were the important goods and services back then.
So a cow may have valued at eight shells and a pair of shoes at only one shell, but a smartphone or a piece of gold would be worth nothing to them. If there were more cows in an area and very little shoes, and people ‘were into shoes’ that time, then shoes would have become more valuable due to their scarcity and the fact that people wanted them. A person selling them could put a higher ‘price’ on it because the demand was greater, recognizing that people who owned cows could even afford to give two cows for one pair of shoes. It’s important to note that all of that could be reflected in a currency system that they had just invented. To make things more secure, the shells that were used for currency were shaped into beads through a laborious process (video), and making them was not so easy. So if you imagined going back into the past and just collecting some shells from the shores to buy yourself some pretty cows, a shiny pair of shoes and a boat, then you would be out of luck, as you would have to have some of those special shells in order to to do that. It’s similar to today, where you can’t just make paper money very easily, and even if you manage to, you could face harsh punishments for ‘faking’ the trading ‘things’ (counterfeiting money). From that moment on, it was just as simple as it is today: people would use these ‘things’ (the shell beads) without wondering where they came from or what their real value is. Of course, this entire trading system is what gave birth to the concept or rulers, and those who were ruled by them. Some would strive to control this ‘currency’, while others would end up controlled by it.

This kind of market system started with a few basic things that people needed and were able to trade: animals, vegetables, grains. As trade rules developed among tribe members, they were enforced by the tribal leaders and even more by their armies, and were eventually introduced to other surrounding tribes, whether by force (conquering and forcing other tribes to adopt this system) or by need (other tribes had to adapt to this new kind of market in order to exchange goods and services with them). This entire idea emerged around 12,000 years ago, but it took a while for it to become widely adopted. The more specialized trades became, and the more specialized the people became in offering services, the better this system became (by ‘better’, I don’t mean better for people, but more simply better for trading stuff). Shell beads were later replaced by a variety of other currencies, such as custom made ‘coins’ made out of metals. They eventually came to favor coins made out of gold, a somewhat rare material, because replicating gold currency is similar to trying to replicate those earlier ‘special shell beads’, but only using specific rare kinds of shells. Since people were unable to easily replicate these gold coins, it gave even more power to the rulers.

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So, imagine having an army of people, lots of gold, and a trading system that many accepted. You could now ‘pay’ people some gold coins to extract more gold for you (the ruler), and make far more coins out of those people’s work. You are now ‘in the business’ of making more coins out of coins (and other people’s labor). Having an army, you could also enforce rules (laws) upon people. So if you make it a ‘no-no’ (illegal) for people to replicate coins, you grow richer and richer, as you have control over the coins, the means to make them, the ability to buy whatever you need, including people, and with very little ‘work’, become more and more powerful, all on the labor of the people you are ruling over. One incredible but predictable thing about earlier tribes is that if you look at the places where they thrived, you’ll find it’s often near the line where two or more of the planet’s tectonic plates meet, where molecules of many shapes are most likely to rise to the surface by volcanic lava, and these molecules form materials that people need to build, feed, and otherwise survive. You would also find some near significant waters (rivers, lakes, along shorelines) for similar reasons, as well as easier opportunities for trading with other tribes. So, tribes clustered around places with significant resources and other advantages (like trade).

Resource Based Economy, Not Perfect, But A Better Alternative

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In “The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey,” it reads:

“Divine Apportionment of Earth God Almighty created all men equal, whether they be white, yellow or black, and for any race to admit that it cannot do what others have done, is to hurl an insult at the Almighty who created all races equal, in the beginning. The white man has no right of way to this green earth, neither the yellow man. All of us were created lords of the creation, and whether we be white, yellow, brown or black nature intended a place for each and everyone.”

http://www.jpanafrican.com/ebooks/eBook%20Phil%20and%20Opinions.pdf

I happen to agree with the honorable Marcus Garvey …

With that being said, I think that the best alternative to the current capitalist monetary economic system which we live, is for all in the fight for Liberation to embrace the Idea and notion of a RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY …It is not a perfect alternative, but it is a much better solution than what we currently endure.  I know a lot of you will be against it at first, but I will explain it any way.  This is not my original idea.  It is a concept from a Project called “The Venus Project.”  I happen to agree with majority of its principals.

The term and meaning of a Resource Based Economy is a holistic socio-economic system in which all goods and services are available without the use of money, credits, barter or any other system of debt or servitude. All resources become the common heritage of all of the inhabitants, not just a select few. The premise upon which this system is based is that the Earth is abundant with plentiful resource; our practice of rationing resources through monetary methods is irrelevant and counter productive to our survival.

Modern society has access to highly advanced technology and can make available food, clothing, housing and medical care; update our educational system; and develop a limitless supply of renewable, non-contaminating energy. By supplying an efficiently designed economy, everyone can enjoy a very high standard of living with all of the amenities of a high technological society.

A resource-based economy would utilize existing resources from the land and sea, physical equipment, industrial plants, etc. to enhance the lives of the total population. In an economy based on resources rather than money, we could easily produce all of the necessities of life and provide a high standard of living for all.

In a resource-based economy all of the world’s resources are held as the common heritage of all of Earth’s people, thus eventually outgrowing the need for the artificial boundaries that separate people. This is the unifying imperative.

We must emphasize that this approach to global governance has nothing whatever in common with the present aims of an elite to form a world government with themselves and large corporations at the helm, and the vast majority of the world’s population subservient to them. Our vision of globalization empowers each and every person on the planet to be the best they can be, not to live in abject subjugation to a corporate governing body.
The measure of success would be based on the fulfilment of one’s individual pursuits rather than the acquisition of wealth, property and power.

At present, we have enough material resources to provide a very high standard of living for all of Earth’s inhabitants. Only when population exceeds the carrying capacity of the land do many problems such as greed, crime and violence emerge. By overcoming scarcity, most of the crimes and even the prisons of today’s society would no longer be necessary.

A resource-based economy would make it possible to use technology to overcome scarce resources by applying renewable sources of energy, computerizing and automating manufacturing and inventory, designing safe energy-efficient cities and advanced transportation systems, providing universal health care and more relevant education, and most of all by generating a new incentive system based on human and environmental concern.

Many people believe that there is too much technology in the world today, and that technology is the major cause of our environmental pollution. This is not the case. It is the abuse and misuse of technology that should be our major concern. In a more humane civilization, instead of machines displacing people they would shorten the workday, increase the availability of goods and services, and lengthen vacation time. If we utilize new technology to raise the standard of living for all people, then the infusion of machine technology would no longer be a threat.

A resource-based world economy would also involve all-out efforts to develop new, clean, and renewable sources of energy: geothermal; controlled fusion; solar; photovoltaic; wind, wave, and tidal power; and even fuel from the oceans. We would eventually be able to have energy in unlimited quantity that could propel civilization for thousands of years. A resource-based economy must also be committed to the redesign of our cities, transportation systems, and industrial plants, allowing them to be energy efficient, clean, and conveniently serve the needs of all people.

What else would a resource-based economy mean? Technology intelligently and efficiently applied, conserves energy, reduces waste, and provides more leisure time. With automated inventory on a global scale, we can maintain a balance between production and distribution. Only nutritious and healthy food would be available and planned obsolescence would be unnecessary and non-existent in a resource-based economy.

As we outgrow the need for professions based on the monetary system, for instance lawyers, bankers, insurance agents, marketing and advertising personnel, salespersons, and stockbrokers, a considerable amount of waste will be eliminated. Considerable amounts of energy would also be saved by eliminating the duplication of competitive products such as tools, eating utensils, pots, pans and vacuum cleaners. Choice is good. But instead of hundreds of different manufacturing plants and all the paperwork and personnel required to turn out similar products, only a few of the highest quality would be needed to serve the entire population. Our only shortage is the lack of creative thought and intelligence in ourselves and our elected leaders to solve these problems. The most valuable, untapped resource today is human ingenuity.

With the elimination of debt, the fear of losing one’s job will no longer be a threat. This assurance, combined with education on how to relate to one another in a much more meaningful way, could considerably reduce both mental and physical stress and leave us free to explore and develop our abilities.

If the thought of eliminating money troubles you, consider this: If a group of people with gold, diamonds and money were stranded on an island that had no resources such as food, clean air and water, their wealth would be irrelevant to their survival. It is only when resources are scarce that money can be used to control their distribution. One could not, for example, sell the air we breathe or water abundantly flowing down from a mountain stream. Although air and water are valuable, in abundance they cannot be sold.

Money is only important in a society when certain resources for survival must be rationed and the people accept money as an exchange medium for the scarce resources. Money is a social convention, an agreement if you will. It is neither a natural resource nor does it represent one. It is not necessary for survival unless we have been conditioned to accept it as such.

Contradictions we should stop ignoring

Contradictions we should stop ignoring

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People posting slogans on social media, advocating for their race and community, never once going out to befriend and bond with the people living in the communities they speak of. People never supporting local small businesses and local entrepreneurs, and never getting their hands dirty to physically help clean their community.

People who love to talk about the negative stereotypes being portrayed of them, while they continue to LOVE to be entertained by vulgar music, violent images on social media, movies and tv shows promoting dysfunctional lifestyles, lustful sex driven men and women, violent money hungry capitalists, and so on.

People, claiming they have respect for the ancestors, but behaving lazily, never taking time to actually read and study the knowledge provided and handed down by the ancestors – Example: Never having read important books written by the ancestors.

(Example)

“Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” by Martin Luther King Jr.

“Southern Horrors and Other Writings: The Anti-Lynching Campaign of Ida B. Wells, 1892-1900” by Ida B. Wells

“The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey: Africa for the Africans”

“Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy” by George G. M. James

I could go on and on, but let’s be more mindful of the contradictions we display.

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10 Reasons to Purchase “Overstanding With A 1up Vision: The Critical Thinking Approach to Liberation “

1) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” is a righteous book.

2) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” has compiled a list of self-help questions that can be utilized to help individuals gain “knowledge of self.”

3) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” introduces its readers to the bylaws, mission statements, and code of conduct of several organizations which were initially created to represent oppressed people (mainly people of African descendants) living in America.

4) Every person who reads “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” at some point will come across information in the book, in which they did not know, or have never explored.

5) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” promotes that we re-evaluate and examine everything in which we have accepted as our values, and as “truth,” from our educational training to our traditions.

6) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” advocates the introduction of critical thinking education and social entrepreneur concepts to our young. It also introduces the concept of vacating the current monetary economic system and embracing a more resource based economic system moving into the next generation.

7) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” is a well written book, and an easy read.

8) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” pinpoints specific tactics used in mainstream media, to keep our children engaged in buffoonery and unrighteous behavior. It provides positive alternatives and solutions to combat these tactics. It also suggests positive ways for young people to deal with negative forms of peer pressure.

9) You are supporting two black businesses that promote positive concepts and alternatives to our youth, when you purchase “Overstanding With A 1up Vision.” [1up Entertainment and Kiiton Press]

10) “Overstanding With A 1up Vision” provides a list of literary books that can be utilized to educate our people for ages to come.

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Saye Menlekeh Taryor

http://1upentertainment.synthasite.com/store.php

Dissecting Rap Lyrics to Children

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People who enjoy watching destructive images, and enjoy listening to violent music about and by their own people have been brainwashed to find pleasure in self destruction. They bob their heads and do the latest dances, while artists call their black women bitches and threaten to kill their black brothers, while raping their children. They think its hip and cool when the artists brag about “murdering another NIGGER.” Just like the KKK, they find it entertaining, funny, and some kids even use it to increase their swag. When Biggies says he will tie a nigger up and have his home boy rape someone kids, they think its dope. They say, “Biggie is the best emcee, I just love the music, but I am smart enough not to go out and do that.” How many people love watching movies about children being raped and molested? How many straight men enjoy watching movies about gay men making love? So why would a black man enjoy listening to music about blacks killing each other and abusing their women and killing their children, and flooding drugs in their community? That is backwards and ignorant. How does one enjoy foolishness, and find it entertaining, unless they have been brainwashed.

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Illuminating article about this issue
http://www.examiner.com/article/glorification-vs-just-telling-you-like-it-is-dissecting-rap-lyrics-to-children

The Choice is Ours (Parts I & II of a 3-part series)

This film series explores many aspects of our society. To rethink what is possible in our world, we need to consider what kind of world we want to live in. Although we refer to it as civilization, it is anything but civilized. Visions of global unity & fellowship have long inspired humanity, yet the social arrangements up to the present have largely failed to produce a peaceful and productive world. While we appear to be technically advanced, our values and behaviors are not. The possibility of an optimistic future is in stark contrast to our current social, economic, and environmental dilemmas. The Choice Is Ours includes interviews with notable scientists, media professionals, authors, and other thinkers exploring the difficulties we face.

Part I provides an introduction & overview of cultural & environmental conditions that are untenable for a sustainable world civilization. It explores the determinants of behavior to dispel the myth of “human nature”, while demonstrating how environment shapes behavior. The science of behavior is an important -yet largely missing- ingredient in our culture.

Part II questions the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. Critical consideration of the banking, media, and criminal justice systems reveals these institutions for what they really are: tools of social control managed by the established political and economic elite. If we stay the present course, the familiar cycles of crime, economic booms & busts, war, and further environmental destruction are inevitable.

Part III (to be released later this year) will explain the methods and potential of science. It will propose solutions that we can apply at present to eliminate the use of non-renewable sources of energy. It will depict the vision of The Venus Project to build an entirely new world from the ground up: a “redesign of the culture”, where all enjoy a high standard of living, free of servitude and debt, while also protecting the environment. Our problems are mostly of our own making, but we can still turn things around before the point of no return. It’s not too late for an optimistic outlook on the fantastic possibilities that lie before

Help The Homeless Challenge

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I don’t have a bucket challenge, but I have a challenge to every single individual and Church in the United States. You all collect a lot of money every Sunday, so I challenge you to do the following with some of those earnings. It will be much better than building another wing to expand the church.

Go downtown and greet homeless people all around the city

Take them to a local salon or barbershop, and pay for them to get their hair washed and cut.

Take them shopping for at least 3 pairs of wardrobe, including shoes and undergarments

Pay for a day in a hotel, and allow them to shower and clean up

Talk to them and find out their talents and their work history. Help them write a resume, take a picture of them, and create a Linkedin account for them.

Set them up with an email account and get them a library card. Purchase a phone for them which allows’ them to connect to internet access. You don’t have to connect the phone service, but connect them to google hangouts, so that they can contact members of the church when they are in an area that provides free internet access. It will also allow them to read their emails and to send emails to members of the church, or to potential job

Get them a rail card or a Bus card that is pre-paid for at least 1 month

Visit the shelter in which they reside and make sure that the shelter is kept clean, and that the shelter has enough volunteers.

If they are not living in a shelter, help them find a good shelter, or let the members of the church take turns boarding these individuals

Build a Shelter in your church to help home the Homeless, and to help them with job skills etc.

After talking to a homeless person, you should know their names, the shelter they reside, their age, where they are from, and how to keep in touch with them moving forward, then pray and ask God to help them.

Who’s all in?

Make sure to contact 1upentertainment@gmx.com if you live in the metro Atlanta Area
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Resource Based Economy 2