TEN TOOLS OF ANALYSISWEB 2.0 EDUCATION| Dedicated to Implementing the Teachings of Our Elders and Ancestors.WHERE LEARNING IS A LIFE LONG PROCESSDEDICATED TO THE 3 C’S OFNEW AFRIKAN LIBERATION=CONSCIOUSNESS, COMMITMENT AND CONDUCTTEN TOOLS OF ANALYSIS
TEN TOOLS OF ANALYSIS1. Nation-Class Perspective: We must analyze everything from theinterests of our New Afrikan Nation (and our homeland Afrika and ourpeople, Afrikans) and also in the interests of the oppressed, exploitedAfrikan masses. We must always try to analyze the nation/classinterests involved in everything; historical present day, and future. Thusit is clear that anywhere you find racism (national oppression) and classexploitation, they must be fought against.2. There is positive and negative in everything: We must always try toidentify opposing forces in everything. We must look for the positiveforces and the negative forces in all social processes; at all levels, and inall aspects. When we say positive, we mean those forces which are inline with our goal (Pan Afrikanism, one unified socialist Afrika) and ourideology (Nkrumahism Toureism). When we say negative, we meananything that is opposed to our goal and ideology.3. Change is constant4. Everything changes: It is the struggle between the positive andnegative forces in everything that produces change. We must look forthe movement and direction of movement in all things becauseeverything is in motion, although at different rates and speed. Changethat occurs slow and gradual without violent or sudden jumps is calledevolutionary; while change that occurs rapidly, violently, or with asudden leap is called revolutionary change (if the change is total andTOOLS OF ANALYSISOur method of analysis is a dialectical one. Dialectics is defined as the practice of arriving atthe truth by the exchange of logical arguments. The following 10 points represent the caveatswe subscribe to and apply in all our arguments, debates and analysis.
TEN TOOLS OF ANALYSISsome new quality or state of being occurs). From this wecan see then that revolution is a way for man toconsciously speed up his positive development. Conflictthat causes change is antagonistic, (violent, principled, intense) or non-antagonistic (nonviolent, tactical, less intense and hostile).5. Always look for the new in the old.6. Always look for the old in the new.7. Always remember that the masses are the makers of history. Thiswill help us properly understand the role of heroes and individuals asonly catalysts in the historical development of mankind. We know thathistory is only changed and moved forward through the collectiveactivity of the working, struggling masses of the people.8. Matter is primary: We know that both matter and mind (spirit) exist,but that matter is primary, and all that is "spiritual" (i.e., not matter)arises from matter. Ideas, attitudes, etc. always arise from specificconcrete conditions which must be looked at and understood toproperly understand the impact of the ideas, attitudes, ideologies, etc.on the concrete material world.9. Remember that history is a process, not a series of unconnectedevents. Look for the interconnection between all social/historicalforces. History is also subjective. In other words, while we understandthat what has happened and what is happening is objective (factual,independent of mans will), the interpretation or emphasis given tohistory always reflects the outlook or interests of a particular nationand a particular class, at a particular time in history.
TEN TOOLS OF ANALYSIS10. The basis or cause for change is internal; i.e., theinternal qualities of a thing determine the kind of changeit can or does go through. The conditions for change areexternal; i.e., the changes that a thing goes through are greatly affectedby the environment or conditions around it and outside of it.Adapted from All-African Peoples Revolutionary PartyLearn more about our Communiversity