Why and How the AfricanChild is Miseducated in theWestern Educational System                                     An Intro ...
Why and how the African child is miseducated in thewestern educational systemBy Hort, September 2007As African children he...
is what they do. Our people often look at them and marvel at their unity and wonder whyin contrast our community seems so ...
behaviour and derogative lyrics of the rap generation is a striking example of childrenwho have not been taught to promote...
presence here in the West. None of them ever responded by saying that African peoplewere here to work as servants for whit...
economic system has existed for the last 500 years but sadly African people are totallyunaware of this fact because they a...
socialism, communism and now globalisation) is simply a strategy that the West uses tomake us, the ignorant masses believe...
sphere will have an impact on education. The educational system works like a bottleneckto control the flow of students ent...
an asset and are underachieving in school. Knowing the kind of social disruption that ablebodied, young men of working age...
Europeans entered Africa for the first time and saw the tremendous civilization ourancestors had methodically collected, s...
In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the end of western civilization and wehave all heard conservative and ...
materials necessary for them to accomplish this task and rake in the profits from theirdeaths, especially from the deaths ...
The education of the black child caused great fear among the Europeans because theyknew the genius of the people they had ...
is really of no value whatsoever, however, this behaviour is simply a self defencemechanism which they adopt in order to a...
Nok civilization of Nigeria, they were told that their homeland was a “dark” continent,where their primitive, savage, ance...
many black people mistakenly believe) but heavenly wealth after death if theyobeyed.(paradise)The real tragedy is that thi...
make every African child a Michael Jackson This is the strategic destruction of theAfrican psyche that the West has put in...
the pope? What information are they hiding in the Vatican? What have they done withthe information they took out of Africa...
‘negative confessions.’ Even the very cross that the church uses is African. It’s called the‘Ankh.’ We must study African ...
Jews that our community admires so much actually do and is the secret of their success.This is why they seem so unified an...
but we cannot heal if we continue to deny that we were intentionally made to behave inan abnormal manner by our enemy beca...
your bet; if the horse and the jockey don’t run (world wide African labour force refuses towork) there will be no race. (n...
became “war means wealth, peace means poverty.” They decided to wage war andenslave and exploit each other in order to acq...
lose. Professor Wilson warned us before he died that our days on this planet arenumbered if African people refuse to make ...
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  1. 1. Why and How the AfricanChild is Miseducated in theWestern Educational System An Intro to Black Child Companion Multi-media Tutorial: Development Under White Supremacy, Dr. Amos Wilson- Audio Lecture Dr. Wilson Lecture mp3 Downloads RBG Street Scholar
  2. 2. Why and how the African child is miseducated in thewestern educational systemBy Hort, September 2007As African children head back to school to face another school year I would like to makean attempt to explain to our community and particularly to young parents why and howthe African child has been systematically mis-educated in the western world during thelast 500 years, so that they can better understand the root causes of some of theaberrations and self destructive forms of behaviour they see in our community and to helpthem realize that if they want a brighter future for their children and for our community,then it is imperative that they no longer leave the education of their children solely in thehands of the western educational system, but rather to follow the advice of Malcolm Xwho told us years ago that “the black child’s education starts when the school bells ringsat 4 p.m in the afternoon.” (This may vary depending on what time school ends in yourcountry) We didn’t follow his advice then and today our youth are suffering theconsequences. The situation of African children around the planet has considerablydeteriorated since the days of Malcolm X, so that we are now forced to follow the adviceof Dr Asa Hilliard one of Africa’s great educators who died recently and left us theseparting words. "The education of African people is an urgent necessity. It is a matter oflife and death. We cannot abide another generation of children who have no identity andwho are ignorant about Africa."The late Professor Amos Wilson, another one of Africa’s foremost educators of the 20thcentury, posed a crucial question that all African parents and our community need to ask.What is the purpose of an education? He said that most black people have been ‘trained’to think it is ‘to get a job with one of the ‘fortune 500’ companies”. However, accordingto Dr. Wilson, they are seriously mistaken, because the purpose of an education is toimprove and further the interests of one’s own group and to ensure its survival.Obviously the Indians, the Chinese, the Jews and other groups understand this, since thatWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 1By Hort, September 2007
  3. 3. is what they do. Our people often look at them and marvel at their unity and wonder whyin contrast our community seems so fragmented and disorganized. Yet, when we studyAfrican civilization we can clearly see that it was well organised and group oriented andthere is even an African proverb which states “it takes a whole village to raise a child.” Ifit took a whole village to raise a child, it must have been because our ancestors worked asa group and understood that on reaching adulthood that child would in turn do everythingto promote the interests of their group. Our ancestors therefore never left the education oftheir children to chance because the cohesiveness of their society was of primeimportance.So, how have African people become such a fragmented and disorganised group ofpeople today? “Why can’t we be like the Indians and the Japanese?” the question one ofmy17 year old nephews asked me some years ago. The answer is quite simple. We cannotbe like them because we do not have the same historical experience.” We do ourselves agreat disservice when we compare ourselves to other people since we can only comparethat which is similar, not dissimilar. We are different because Africa was attacked byArabs and Europeans, and our people were forcefully taken to another land and enslaved.Neither the Indians nor the Japanese have had that experience and therefore it isabsolutely pointless to compare ourselves to them.When slavery and later colonization took place the vision that our ancestors had ofeducating and raising African children was taken out of their control and a new way wasimposed on African people. Worse, this new system of education ran counter to theinterests and needs of Africans. As a result, today, as Prof Wilson has again pointed out,African people have never had so many talented and educated economists, educators,sociologists, doctors, lawyers, artists, etc, yet we suffer the worst health, housing, andeducation on the planet because our education was never designed to promote ourinterests but rather the goals and the interests of our oppressors. The self destructiveWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 2By Hort, September 2007
  4. 4. behaviour and derogative lyrics of the rap generation is a striking example of childrenwho have not been taught to promote their interests.Furthermore, our people hold advanced degrees from some of the most prestigious IvyLeague schools and universities and can solve any myriad of problems for other groupsbut since they have not received an African centred education when it comes to theirown, all their knowledge is null and void. Sometimes the more educated they become, themore alienated they are from African culture and more of a menace to our group, becausein their zeal to promote the interests of others they often end up doing harm to their ownpeople. So, Colin Powell, who sent African American soldiers to kill other Africanpeople in Grenada, should never be considered a good role model for our children, if wewant to liberate African people from oppression. If African leaders allow the West to taketheir wealth to feed Europeans and leave Africans to starve and face death, it is becausethey too have been taught to work against their own interests. For example, at the end ofapartheid instead of putting reparations and land redistribution as a top priority for SouthAfrica’s black victims, reconciliation with whites, the criminals, became the main goal.As a result, Nelson Mandela is feted all over the western world and the British evenunveiled a statue of him recently in London, yet the only thing that South African blackshave received to date is some propaganda about living happily in a mythical rainbowcoloured society. This is one of the reasons why African parents must be extremelycareful with the kind of role models they present to their children. Danny Glover is amuch better model for our children to emulate than Condoleezza Rice.This new manner of raising and educating black children however has always posed aproblem in the western world. Once again, Dr. Wilson gives us an explanation. It isproblematic he says, because African people were not brought to the West to be educated.They were brought to be the slaves and servants of the people who enslaved them, inother words, to work. I used to teach African culture in an after school program severalyears ago and the first question we asked the children was the reason for our people’sWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 3By Hort, September 2007
  5. 5. presence here in the West. None of them ever responded by saying that African peoplewere here to work as servants for white people. In fact, most black people will answerthis question by a vague “we were brought here as slaves.” Have you ever noticed thatanything meant for African people is often vague? For example, “Jesus is coming backsoon” or “we are going to reduce poverty in Africa” or “we want to help Africa” Whatdate specifically is Jesus coming back? By what date exactly are they going to reducepoverty and by how much? or what specific area of activity are they planning to focuson? We don’t know. The language is vague because it’s not meant to be taken seriouslyand they know that our people will not demand anything more specific. In return, we areasked to blindly believe, watch and pray and hope for a better day. Also very, very vague.Yet what black people actually do is very specific. We serve our white masters. In sportsand in music all the owners are white and the players and singers are black. Thisimbalance exists even in countries where the majority of the population is black. Forexample in the Caribbean most of the business and hotel owners as well as the tourists arewhite, while the workers are mostly black. In Africa, our people extract the diamonds andgold from the ground while Indians, Jews, Lebanese and Western businessmen sit in theiroffices all day and reap the benefits. This inability to understand the real reason for ourpresence in the West has led our community to the false assumption that we are here to‘live in peace and harmony with whites.’ How many times have we heard black peoplesay “they don’t see colour” yet when they move into a white neighbourhood, the whitesmove out, so obviously they do. If we are so mistaken about why we are here and ourrelationship with its inhabitants, is it any wonder that our children and our community areso confused and have so many problems in their daily lives?In 1888, Ernest Renan, a racist French philosopher described Europe’s economic visionof our world when he said, “Nature has given us a race of workers, they are Chinese, arace to till the soil, they are Africans and a race of rulers and soldiers, they areEuropeans”. This is exactly the world we live in today. Yet, this racially organizedWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 4By Hort, September 2007
  6. 6. economic system has existed for the last 500 years but sadly African people are totallyunaware of this fact because they are kept ignorant and uninformed the world over. It isalso this racially segmented economic system which is responsible for the persistentpoverty and underdevelopment in Africa and the other countries where our people reside,but because of our ignorance western propaganda has made us believe that it is becauseour leaders are incompetent and corrupt. We are meant to transfer our hatred to ourleaders rather than to the racist economic system that Europeans have wilfully put inplace to impoverish Africans. Luckily, the masses of poor people are passive if not therewould be thousands of revolts every day, everywhere on this planet. To keep Africanpeople impoverished the West intentionally bypasses Africa and the ghettos where manyof our people live and invest in the Asian countries. The reason Chinese investment inAfrica today terrifies the West is because they fear it may actually help lift Africans outof poverty and thus threaten their racially segmented economic system. To punish theChinese, the West has simply mounted a propaganda campaign accusing them of sellingtainted products and of ignoring human rights in Africa, but when and where in Africahas the West ever respected human rights? In fact, most of the anti democratic leaders inAfrica are still in power because of the West.Corruption in Africa therefore is not the cause of poverty but a consequence of it. Peoplein Africa are corrupt because they do not earn enough money to live decently andtherefore must resort to illegal methods to make ends meet. In fact, where ever you seecrime take a good look, you will usually find high unemployment and intolerable livingconditions because it is a consequence and not the cause. Improve the living conditionsand corruption and crime will quickly disappear. It’s a very simple equation but of courseno one is interested in this option because the capitalist system, which is really the oldRoman slave system under a different name, cannot survive without access to a largenumber of unpaid workers or people who are barely paid. Under globalization, its modernname, 80% of the world is still exploited by the 20% who still continue to own all thewealth. Changing the name periodically (feudalism, industrialisation, capitalism,Why and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 5By Hort, September 2007
  7. 7. socialism, communism and now globalisation) is simply a strategy that the West uses tomake us, the ignorant masses believe that there is genuine change taking place in society.Now you understand why every country you visit and in every area of activity the ownersand those who make money are always white or are close to white, while those whowork, serve and are exploited are always black or close to it. This is what African parentsmust begin to understand so that they can explain to their children why African peopleare consistently at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder.Now that we know that African people were brought to the West exclusively to work andserve whites, and not to “live in peace and harmony” with them, where did the rationalebehind the education of black children come from? After Europeans had succeeded inmaking our ancestors almost as ignorant as the animals they said they were after years ofchattel slavery, some of them began to realize that in order to further their commercialinterests, it was better for the ‘negroes’ to have at least a minimal amount of education. Afew continued to believe that “negroes should continue to be worked like beasts ofburden and be kept in total ignorance,” however they finally agreed that it was in theirbest interest to educate our ancestors. In their original plans Europeans had had nointentions of educating African people. The education of the black child in the westerneducational system therefore was never designed to develop the individual personality orthe intellect of African children and to help them reach their fullest potential. Thedecision to educate was strictly based on the economic requirements of the day whichneeded a number of educated Africans in order for the West to achieve its goals.We would still be uneducated today if Europeans had not deemed it a necessaryrequirement. In fact, one of the reasons that African children are doing so badly in theeducational system is precisely because their education continues to depend on the needsof the western economic system. If you listen to propaganda however you may easilybelieve it is because they are intellectually inferior and lazy. The stark reality is that thebusiness world is linked to education and therefore whatever happens in the economicWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 6By Hort, September 2007
  8. 8. sphere will have an impact on education. The educational system works like a bottleneckto control the flow of students entering the workforce. So, if the economy is experiencinga boom, more students will graduate from college and university in order to enter thework force and if there is a recession, it will do the complete opposite. i.e. fewer studentswill graduate and thus fewer will enter the workforce.The western economy has not been doing well for several years now because the newtechnology has not been able to provide the large numbers of jobs which the oldindustries like steel and coal did, years ago. This has led economists to conclude that longterm unemployment will now be a permanent fixture of the western economy. As a result,universities and colleges have been forced to reduce the number of people entering theworkforce. It is obvious that if the economy is suffering this will have an adverse effecton African people since our education since the days of slavery has been intricatelylinked to the state of the Western economy. This is the real reason why there is very littleinvestment in black education because there is an economic imperative to considerablyreduce the flow of African children graduating and entering the workforce, since there areno available jobs for them and thus it is pointless to waste money educating them. MightI remind you that 400 years ago, black unemployment was totally unheard of in the Westsince every African man, woman and child was fully employed from sunrise to sunset. Infact, Europeans couldn’t build ships fast enough to go to Africa to kidnap Africans andbring them to the West to work. Isn’t it ironic that curbing immigration from Africa is thebiggest issue in the West today where quotas and fluency in Western languages arerequirements for emigrating to the West? In France they are even planning to test theDNA of relatives who simply want to rejoin their families. How unfortunate thatEuropeans did not enforce these practices 500 years ago because they would have savedAfricans a tremendous amount of pain.If we accept that in the western system an individual’s importance depends on theirfinancial worth, then it is clear why African children have become a liability rather thanWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 7By Hort, September 2007
  9. 9. an asset and are underachieving in school. Knowing the kind of social disruption that ablebodied, young men of working age unable to find a job can create in society, the Westhas decided to channel them into prisons as a solution in order to prevent the kind ofrevolts that occurred in the French suburbs 2 years ago. This is why ‘tolerance zero’ wasintroduced and why a 15 year old African American youth who stole a simple chocolatebar would receive a 15 year jail sentence from a US court. To deaden the pain of thosewho have lost all hope of a better future, they inject drugs into our communities and prayfor a quick demise either by a drug overdose or a bullet to the brain as our young menpretend to be mafia bosses fighting over turf.After the Europeans had finally decided to educate African children, they had to dealwith the problem of the content of their education. What were they to teach these‘negroes?’ All of the aberrations and self destructive behavioural patterns that we see inour community can be traced right back to this moment when Europeans had to make adecision about the kind of information they were going to transmit to African people.When African children entered the western school system for the first time, there wasgreat fear among the slaveholders that if Africans were taught ‘the wrong’ information,(the truth) they would lose complete control over them especially since our ancestorsnumerically outnumbered whites in the new world at that time.( African people havesince become the minority.)To understand why Europeans were so afraid of the content of African education we mustgo further back into our past. Before they had even set foot in Africa, Europeans hadheard about its glory and its extraordinary civilization. Philip of Macedonia, like thetypical warmongering European megalomaniac, decided that as he was the most powerfulperson in the West he had to conquer Egypt, the most advanced African civilization at thetime and own it for himself. Fortunately, he was killed while waging another one of hisnumerous wars. Unfortunately, his son Alexander, who only a twisted mind could callgreat, decided to fulfil his father’s dream and did eventually conquer Egypt. WhenWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 8By Hort, September 2007
  10. 10. Europeans entered Africa for the first time and saw the tremendous civilization ourancestors had methodically collected, stored and preserved from millennia they weremesmerized. They were overwhelmed by its organisation, its opulence, its style, itsarchitecture, its creativity, its intelligence, in short, everything but most particularly, itstremendous wealth.Today in the western media we are inundated with propaganda of “a poverty strickenAfrica” but Europeans knew then and still know now how tremendously wealthy Africais. In fact, it is precisely because of Africa’s genius and its tremendous wealth whyAfrican people were enslaved in the first place. Europeans were envious and wanted tohave Africa all for themselves but they also felt ashamed and it was at this moment thatthe crime which they would carry out later in the 15th century when they discovered theNew World, began to take shape in their minds. One of the things that struck me as Istudied Ancient Egyptian civilization was the number of times the word ‘shame’appeared in the writings of many of the European travellers to Egypt. It’s a leitmotiv intheir writings. Even Jean Francois Champoleon who deciphered the hieroglyphs on theRosetta Stone felt shame when he visited the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley ofKings and saw the different races depicted there. This is what he said.“We also found Egyptians and other Africans depicted in the same way, which could notbe otherwise: but there were some important and strange differences between the namou (the Asians) and the tamhou ( the Europeans) ….. Finally (and I am ashamed to say thisbecause our race was the last and most savage of all in those ancient times) but we mustbe honest and admit that we did not paint a very pretty figure in those days. Here I amreferring to all the people with blonde hair and white skin, living not only in Europe, butin Asia, their place of origin. " (Asia here means people from the Middle East and notfrom China ) This forces us to ask the following question, “Why did Europeans feelshame when they came into contact with Africa? Where did their shame stem from? It isthis shame which is behind our enslavement and oppression.Why and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 9By Hort, September 2007
  11. 11. In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the end of western civilization and wehave all heard conservative and right wing politicians in the West lamenting the loss ofwestern values. But what is Western civilization? What exactly are Western values? Ifyou have travelled across Europe as I have, you will see walled cities, military forts,canons, pistols, guns, all manner of swords and statues of war heroes. In short, you willsee an arsenal of weaponry and materials for waging war. In my opinion, war is not whatmost people imagine when they think about civilization. This may surprise many peoplebut the West has never had a civilisation if you exclude war from that definition. Sowhere did the West get all its architecture, laws, religion, human rights ideas, its so calledvalues, etc? .They got them from Africa. Before they visited Africa they had none ofthese things.In fact, Europeans had spent their time on the planet developing more and more lethalweapons to wage war and kill each other. Africans in contrast, had spent their time onthis planet mapping the stars, studying the changing seasons, inventing literature, the arts,architecture, mathematics, writing, inventing the calendar, medicine, worshiping theirgods, mummifying their dead, preparing for the afterlife, even inventing the very wig thatso many black women can no longer do without today, in short, trying to build the thingsthat we consider today as civilization. As a result, when they came into contact withAfrica’s splendour, Europeans felt inadequate, ashamed, inferior, because they had builtnothing similar in Europe, only weapons of war, and so they were envious and startedplotting to take Africa for themselves and enslave African people and that is exactly whatthey have done. So what has been promoted as Western civilization during the last 500years is none other than the civilization of African people which they have simplyconfiscated and claimed as their very own. Today, the West has reached the peak of itspower and it is still in the warmongering business, and still sowing death and destructionin its path. Iraq is a recent example and perhaps Iran will be next in line, however, it nowprefers to let the other races kill each other while it concentrates on supplying all theWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 10By Hort, September 2007
  12. 12. materials necessary for them to accomplish this task and rake in the profits from theirdeaths, especially from the deaths of African people who unfortunately have becomeinfected with the western warmongering virus after centuries of close contact, to the pointwhere Rwandans exterminated 4 million of their own people in the short space of only 3months.As many people are unaware that the West has claimed African civilization as its own,they are often confused by the contradictions they see in Western society. So they can’tunderstand for example how slavery and human rights can co-exist side by side but if youunderstand that one comes from Europe (slavery) and the other comes from Africa(human rights), then there is absolutely no contradiction whatsoever. Furthermore, asthey do not genuinely believe in such concepts they often end up only paying lip serviceto them. Do you remember that Europeans were holding a book in their hands whichclearly stated ‘thou shalt not kill’ while they were raping and killing our ancestors?Worse, the ships our ancestors travelled across the Atlantic ocean on had biblical namessuch as ‘the good ship Jesus” or “John the Baptist.” Today, Mr Bush talks about god anddrops cluster bombs which kill women and children in the same breath. This is exactlywhat his ancestors, the founding fathers, did when they exterminated the Amerindians,the original inhabitants of the USA. This dichotomy can be observed in many areas inwestern society because they have simply juxtaposed their warmongering culture toAfrican civilization and promoted it as their own.. Now you can understand why there isso much injustice, poverty and exploitation on one hand and false philanthropy on theother in our world. If you have ever wondered why there are so many humanitarian andChristian organisations all over Africa apparently working to help lift Africans out ofpoverty, yet Africans still do not have access to clean drinking water now you know why.Next time the G8 countries get together and begin to wax lyrical about how they intend tolift Africans out of poverty, please do yourself a favour and turn off your television..Why and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 11By Hort, September 2007
  13. 13. The education of the black child caused great fear among the Europeans because theyknew the genius of the people they had enslaved. What could they therefore teachAfrican children whose birthright they had stolen? For a start, they certainly couldn’tallow black and white children to compete equally because the white children would havebeen humiliated by the brilliance of the Africans. The problem was only solved when theminority white population realized they were the sole decision makers in terms of whatinformation was to be taught or withheld from their black students and furthermore, theyhad the monopoly in the writing and in the publication of the books, manuals and othermaterials that black people would read. So, they simply decided to give our children aninferior quality of education instead. Professor Wilson says that the education of theblack child has never been and can never be the same as that of the white child becausethe white child must be taught how to rule and dominate others, while the black childmust be taught how to serve and obey, hence the dual role of the western educationalsystem. In spite of all the talk about equality, desegregation and. Mr Bush’s famous ‘nochild left behind policy,” the educational system in the West has not changed one iotasince the days of slavery and continues to ensure that African children receive an inferiorquality of education in comparison to their white counterparts. In order to maintain thistwo tiered system they have invented all kinds of covert strategies such as intelligencetests, special education classes, hierarchy between schools, etcetera, In short, theycontinue to teach our children how to serve and obey which of course our young malestotally reject. In fact, it is the information they teach in the school system which destroysthe self esteem and the will to succeed in our children and that is exactly what it isintended for. As a result, they lose interest in school, begin to experience difficulty andeventually they drop out and become delinquents.This fear of being humiliated by African people is still very strong today and is onereason why many whites abandon certain professions and sports that black people enterand why they are so hesitant to allow black people into certain professions. When blackpeople dominate an area of activity or profession, whites often give the impression that itWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 12By Hort, September 2007
  14. 14. is really of no value whatsoever, however, this behaviour is simply a self defencemechanism which they adopt in order to avoid feelings of inadequacy, inferiority and thepain of being outperformed by African people, in other words, the same feelings theirancestors experienced so many centuries ago when they first encountered Africans.Teaching African children about their glorious past would have been counterproductivebecause of their fear of being humiliated by Africans, so instead theydecided to distort both African and world history by teaching falsehood. For example,many people today are unaware that Egyptian civilization predates that of Rome bythousands of years because they have erroneously been presented as contemporaneous,yet Roman civilization had not even begun when Pyramid building stopped inEgypt around the 14th Dynasty. Worse, most people still do not know that there are morepyramids in Sudan than in Egypt, or that this is where this style of architectureoriginated. In fact, the civilization of Nubia (Sudan) predates that of Egypt.. Since mostof our people are unaware of the importance Sudan in our history the impendingcatastrophe which the proposed Kajbar Dam represents leaves them totally indifferent.This dam, just like in Egypt with the building of the Aswan Dam will erase forever all ofAfricas ancient history in the Sudan, thus making this knowledge inaccessible to futuregenerations of African people.Today, because of these distortions most black people are totally ignorant about their truehistory. Instead of teaching African children that their ancestors, the ancient Egyptians,were the true builders of civilization, ( the pyramids, obelisks and temples still stand asproof today), they were taught that it was the Greeks and Romans. Instead of being toldthat Imhotep the Egyptian was the father of medicine, they were taught that it wasHippocrates. Instead of being taught about the first universities founded by theirancestors in Timbuktu and Djenne in Mali, they were taught that Africans were an oralpeople who knew nothing about writing. Instead of being taught about the great Shonacivilization of Zimbabwe that built a city bigger than London or the artistic genius of theWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 13By Hort, September 2007
  15. 15. Nok civilization of Nigeria, they were told that their homeland was a “dark” continent,where their primitive, savage, ancestors roamed the wild jungles from morn till nightpracticing cannibalism and that luckily, God sent kind-hearted and charitable EuropeanChristians (Tarzan) to civilize them and to teach them his word in order to save themfrom themselves. To add insult to injury, they invented a racial hierarchy with themselvesat the top, and Africans at the bottom and justified it by saying they were “god’s chosenpeople” and therefore superior and that God had given them ‘a land overflowing withmilk and honey’, (Africa) while our ancestors were heathen, devil worshipers who Godhimself had cursed and therefore we deserved to be their slaves. These vicious liescontinue to be believed by millions of people, both black and white and is one of thereasons for the rampant and chronic racism in our societies today. Today whites continueto promote African genius as their own. For example, African people invented rock andrap but it is Elvis Presley who is known as the king of rock and roll while Eminembecame the first rapper to win an Oscar. Likewise, Bill Gates has become a householdname and a millionaire but without the genius of Dr. Mark Dean and Dr.Philip Emeagali,two African scientists, the computer would not have become accessible to the masses ofpeople on the planet today.This was how the theft of African civilization, the brainwashing and the miseducation ofAfrican children and African people took place. If their plan has been so successful it isbecause they knew that in order to succeed they would have to target African children ata very early age. They, like our ancestors, understood that if you ‘train up a child in theway that you want it to go, when it is old it will not depart from it’ and that is why fromthe beginning of slavery, African children were divested of their names and theirlanguages. Furthermore, to submit Africans to their authority, they used religion to terrifyAfrican children by teaching them the fictitious story of the bible, plagiarized from theEgyptian Osirian myth, as fact. This story promised African children a life of suffering(hell) if they were disobedient to their master, (the slave master, not a supreme being asWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 14By Hort, September 2007
  16. 16. many black people mistakenly believe) but heavenly wealth after death if theyobeyed.(paradise)The real tragedy is that this distorted African story that generations of black childrenwere forced to memorize, continue to be taken literally by millions of African peoplearound the globe, who have spent their entire lives waiting for this ancient Supermannamed Jesus Christ to burst through the clouds and deliver them from evildoers. Thetragic irony is that today it is African people, the victims, who are keeping this religionwhich was forcefully imposed upon our children during slavery, alive.They are its mostfanatical adherents in contrast to their oppressors own people who have long sincestopped believing in this myth. Reparations can never ever compensate for theincalculable damage this myth has caused to millions of African people who haveliterally put their lives on hold in our world because they sincerely believe that only afterdeath will they truly begin to live.The Western educational system therefore will always produce dysfunctional Africanchildren because having committed the most horrendous crime on this planet and liedabout it they are forced to continue. Their propaganda machine must continue to makeAfrican people believe in the fantasy of the bible, believe that whites are superior, thatwestern civilization is better than their own, believe they must fight in the illegal warswaged by the West all around the planet, believe that Africa is a continent without afuture, believe Africa is poor, believe that poverty, injustice and exploitation has alwaysexisted in our world, believe that Africa is facing a demographic explosion(overpopulation) and dying from Aids (depopulation) at the same time (an illogicalequation), believe they must work hard to promote Western interests and all the otherfantasies which our people accept as fact which are too numerous to mention here. This isthe reason their media feed our children negative information 24 hours a day that isdesigned to sap their energy, destroy their confidence, intensify their feelings ofworthlessness and self hatred and increase their admiration for the West. The goal is toWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 15By Hort, September 2007
  17. 17. make every African child a Michael Jackson This is the strategic destruction of theAfrican psyche that the West has put into place and why it is important that Africanparents and the African community understand these negative forces which are workingto destroy our children in order to delay the liberation of African people.This is also the reason they treat us in the most despicable manner. We suffer the worsthealth, live in the most horrible conditions imaginable, are the most disrespected andabused people and do not live life as it should be lived. That is why black churchgoersoften say ‘we are only passing through’ in this world. What else can they say consideringthe lives that most of our people lead? On the other hand, Westerners live comfortably,eat properly, enjoy good health and live long and happy lives. In short, they are alivewhile we are dead because they have killed us. But we can be resurrected by erasing themfrom our minds in the same way that they erased African history from ours. This is what Ibelieve Dr Kamau Kambon was trying to get across when he said 2 years ago that “thesolution to the black man’s problem was the white man’s extermination”. Many people intheir ignorance thought he meant the physical extermination of white people. It isludicrous to think he was talking about their physical elimination since the West hasweapons which can annihilate every single African person on the planet. What heobviously meant was that in order for African people to come out of their comatose,zombied state and lead happy and fulfilling lives, they must kill the white manmetaphorically, mentally by replacing his lies with the truth.The West will never willingly admit the truth because they have too much to lose. Theywould have to admit the theft of African civilization, the mass murder of African peopleand the perpetuation of lies. Furthermore it would raise too many questions. For example,if the Bible is fiction, then who are its real authors? Is it true that Shakespeare was one ofits writers and that is why he is known as the most famous writer ever? If there are nochosen people, then who are the people in Israel parading as Jews? Why have they beenplaced there? Why does the USA defend them so stubbornly? What is the real purpose ofWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 16By Hort, September 2007
  18. 18. the pope? What information are they hiding in the Vatican? What have they done withthe information they took out of Africa ?. What really happened during the Second WorldWar? Who was Hitler? Why did the church protect neo-Nazis? That would raise morequestions about the recent past such as, Who really destroyed the world trade centrebuilding on September 11th? Why was it destroyed? Who is Ben Laden? Why have theybeen unable to find him, although seriously ill? Does he really exist? Why did the Westlie about the war in Kuwait? Why was the world made to believe that Saddam Husseinhad weapons of mass destruction when he didn’t? Why was he killed? What is the realreason behind the so called war on terrorism? Why are they now picking on Iran? Whatare they hiding? Who can tell us the truth? These questions and a million more is whatthe Western world would rather not have to answer African people and the rest of theworld after 500 years of telling them nothing but lies.On the internet under the bible story about the stolen birthright this is the warning thatyou will read “It never pays to tell a lie. Once you tell a lie you must tell another, andanother to cover up the first lie. Not only will all these lies catch up with you, but theycan cause you many troubles, just like it did for Jacob and Rebecca”. That is what theWest has done but their lies are catching up with them and they will have to pay theconsequences. We must no longer allow the West to claim African civilization as theirown because our ancestors spent millions of years painstakingly observing, collecting,recording, creating and preserving it for us, their heirs, to allow Western bullies whorefused to do the same for their people to simply come along, steal it and claim it as theirown simply because they had more advanced weapons than our ancestors. .More andmore African people are only just beginning to realize this. We must tell the truth. Wemust reclaim our pyramids, our obelisks, our medicine, mathematics, astronomy, physics,writing, our administration, our laws and our concepts. We must reclaim the famous 10commandments which we have been taught god gave to a man named Moses. They comefrom Africa and there are 42 of them which our ancestors called the MAAT (the divineprinciples of peace, harmony, balance and justice) while the West calls them theWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 17By Hort, September 2007
  19. 19. ‘negative confessions.’ Even the very cross that the church uses is African. It’s called the‘Ankh.’ We must study African history to find out what our ancestors left for us andevery single concept or object that they invented we must take back. Our ancestorsdemand that we reclaim our birthright that was stolen from us.We will know that our people have reclaimed their birthright when African people wantto study and receive diplomas from African schools and universities rather than those inthe West, when African people want to work for African companies rather than westernmultinationals, when our young men and women especially our famous people want tomarry African people rather than European men and women, when African parents preferto give their children African looking dolls rather than European ones, when Africanpeople stop bleaching their skin because they prefer their own, when they prefer to givetheir children African names rather than European ones, when they prefer to pray to anAfrican god rather than a European one, when Africans reject the warmongering religionsof their enemies and return to the religions of their ancestors, when they feel empathy andcompassion for African people first before they feel them for Europeans, when they loveAfricans first before loving Europeans, when Africans want to use their resources todevelop and improve the lives of their people first before the lives of Europeans, whenAfricans set up their own economic system, their own political system, their own lawsand their own currency rather than continue to use those of the West, when they removethe artificial borders created by the west and return to Africa’s natural borders, when theywant African languages to be the official languages of Africa and teach them to theirchildren rather than those of the West, when African men stop Europeans and Arabs fromsexually abusing and enslaving African women and children, when Africans stop saying‘they don’t see colour’ and are proud to be Africans, when African people want to defendAfrica before they defend the West, and finally, when they want to study African historybefore they study the history of the west. This is what our ancestors did because this ishow normal human beings behave. This is also what the Japanese, the Indians and theWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 18By Hort, September 2007
  20. 20. Jews that our community admires so much actually do and is the secret of their success.This is why they seem so unified and organized as a people.We don’t behave like them because Europeans did not tamper with their normalbehaviour patterns in order to subjugate them and use them to further Western interests.How do you think they were able to conquer Africa and bring us to the West to be theirservants so that most of us today only want ‘to live in peace and harmony with ourenemies?’ Do you think it was by whispering sweet words in our ears? It was byexterminating 600 million Africans and turning us into abnormal human beings. That isthe price that our ancestors paid and our people continue to pay for the theft of our land,our wealth and our subjugation. Their propaganda has made us believe that the worstholocaust on this planet was in Nazi Germany where 8 million died. In fact, we need tofind out the real reason why they have poked that down our throats. The Iranian presidentAhmadinejad has said that “the Jewish holocaust is a myth” and other people who haveraised questions about this are immediately sent to prison or accused of antisemetism,however, considering that we have been taught nothing but lies during the last 500 years,we should be very suspicious of every single thing that we have been told. Why do theywant to start a war in Iran today and remove Ahmadinejad? Does he know too much?What exactly do they not want the world to know? Why did they kill Saddam Hussein soquickly? I’m sure it has nothing to do with the death of the Kurds. We should want toknow the answers to these questions. That is why each person of African descent mustbecome a modern day sleuth to find out exactly what happened on this planet.All the aberrations that we see in our community and which makes us so fragmented anddisorganised is a result of this horrendous crime. It is this “slave mentality” which hasbeen passed down from generation to generation which makes us behave in such selfdestructive ways although slavery was abolished years ago. The only way for Africanpeople to stop to behaving unnaturally is to learn how that process took place, to talkabout it and then to make a conscious effort to practice the above mentioned behaviour,Why and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 19By Hort, September 2007
  21. 21. but we cannot heal if we continue to deny that we were intentionally made to behave inan abnormal manner by our enemy because it was the only way to subjugate us and tosteal our land and our wealth.. In a war, you do whatever is necessary to destroy youradversary and that is what Europe did.Finally, when we become Africans again most of us will want to live in Africa rather thanin the West. This is the nightmare of the western world as it means they will lose theirentire low paid labour force which they have depended on for the last 500 years. Can youimagine the economic catastrophe that will take place in the West when African peoplewake up from their anaesthesia and decide to return home to Africa? Who will cook theirfood, look after their children, clean their homes and their streets, and provide theirentertainment? Who will provide jobs for their police, their judges, their sociologists,their teachers, etcetera? Who will buy their products? Who will they abuse, brutalize,murder and rape with impunity when we leave? How many Jenna 6’s do you think theywill have when we go back to Africa? Who will fill up their prisons? Who will do all thejobs that African people have done for them during the last 500 years? In short, who willbecome their new slaves when we decide to return home to Africa? The Asians? TheArabs? I doubt it. That is why the return to Africa must be handled with extreme cautionbecause African people are in grave danger of being re-enslaved when they finally comeout of their daze and decide to return home.This is what the end of Western civilization means. It’s not about some Supermancoming out of the skies, that’s what their propaganda would like you to continuebelieving. In spite of all the propaganda about the laziness of African people, it is ourlabour and our ignorance that has kept the West strong for so long and it is only Africanpeople who can destroy what is erroneously known as western civilization? If Africansaround the globe decide tomorrow not to work, the western economy will collapseovernight, but propaganda has made us believe that without the West nothing canfunction on this planet. Wall Street and the City are only betting shops where you placeWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 20By Hort, September 2007
  22. 22. your bet; if the horse and the jockey don’t run (world wide African labour force refuses towork) there will be no race. (no profits for Western investors) It was our capacity for hardwork why Europeans exterminated the Amerindians of the new world and brought us tobe their servants. They were familiar with our workmanship. They admired our temples,our obelisks, our pyramids, etc, while they were unfamiliar with the workmanship of thepeople of the new world. That is why our lives have been spared. It’s not because theywant to live in ‘peace and harmony with us.’ It’s because we are their workhorses.What will the West replace African civilization and African people with when our peoplefinally decide to bring their oppressive system to an end? What will be the reaction of themasses of white people when they find out that what they have believed to be theircivilization for the last 500 years is nothing more than the civilization of African peoplewhich their ancestors stole, since they too have been kept in total ignorance of the truth?What will their reaction be when their shame is exposed to the entire planet? Theirancestors wrote down in their guidebook, the bible, what the consequences will be whenthe truth is finally revealed and their crime exposed to the whole world. “There will beweeping and gnashing of teeth”. It will be painful, as the truth always is.Do you now understand why the miseducation of the black child is so important and whythe West has spent so many centuries ensuring that black children believe westernpropaganda. How were African people to know that somewhere in their development theAryan (white) race became lazy and decided to adopt a “get rich quick” mentality withouthaving to “lift a straw” This is a criticism which is often directed at young people in oursociety today, however, isn’t this the essence of western society? Isn’t this how the Westgot rich? Once again propaganda has made us believe that it is due to hard work that theWest is wealthy today, when in reality it is because African people have been workingand are still working to enrich them. This also demonstrates the absolute power ofpropaganda which is to ‘make people believe that which is not true.’ In fact, westernsociety is nothing more than a vast propaganda machine. The motto of the EuropeansWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 21By Hort, September 2007
  23. 23. became “war means wealth, peace means poverty.” They decided to wage war andenslave and exploit each other in order to acquire this wealth, and eventually when theycame into contact with the peaceful peoples of the New World, Africa and the PacificIslands it was very easy for them to accomplish their goal.Before the racist government in South Africa bludgeoned Steve Biko to death, he statedthat “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”That is exactly why the West from the very beginning of slavery and colonialism targetedAfrican children and never left their education in the hands of African people? It isthrough the educational system they have been able to organise our children’s educationaround their interests and goals in detriment to our own in order to maintain their control.The time has come for our community to educate African children according to the goalsand aspirations of African people. African parents must teach their children the truehistory of Africa because only when they do, will they want to promote our interests andnot the interests of others. Promoting the interests of African people is one of the greatestfears of the western world because they know that when people feel confident and goodabout themselves it is very difficult to manipulate and control them, and that is the reasonthey have always ensured that African children receive an inferior quality of educationwhich denigrate their motherland and the achievements of their people.In conclusion, there is a macabre ritual which takes place after every general election inthe industrialized countries which have nuclear weapons. The outgoing and the incomingpresident are left alone for 15 minutes as they share a secret code which only thepresident has access to. According to the theory, when there are no other options left, thepresident will simply type in the secret code, press a button and release nuclear weaponswhich can obliterate almost the entire planet. In their bible, the West has already told uswhat their solution will be when the end comes, and their world falls apart .This ritual is awarning to African people that if we do not want this planet obliterated by people whohave never had any respect whatsoever for human life, we do not have another instant toWhy and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 22By Hort, September 2007
  24. 24. lose. Professor Wilson warned us before he died that our days on this planet arenumbered if African people refuse to make the strategic decisions and the right choicesrequired today.That is why there must be a complete paradigm shift in the way of thinking in the Africancommunities around the world. And that paradigm shift will only come when our peoplehave the right information. It is my hope that this article will contribute in some smallway to helping African people and especially African parents get the right information inorder to save our children and hasten the end of the unfair western capitalist system.Black parents must understand that an African centred education is an absolute necessityfor African children if we are to offset the damage from the slave school which we nowknow was never intended to educate African children to become wholesome, functioningmembers of society in the first place.We should already be preparing to restore the African system that our ancestors left us inits untainted form after the coming tsunami has passed since it is undoubtedly one of thebest that humans have ever invented. In other words, the New World Order. It wasAfrica’s genius which attracted her oppressors to her shores, it was her tremendouswealth and the genius of her people why they were enslaved, and it will be the genius ofAfrican people again that will liberate them from Western tyranny and bring peace backto this planet. That is why it is no accident that Africans were the first inhabitants of thisplanet.This article is dedicated to the memory of George G.M James author of Stolen Legacywho paid the ultimate price because he dared to tell African people the truth and to mynieces and nephews generation, who are soon to be or are already parents, so that theirchildren do not grow up as ignorant as my generation and their generation wereconcerning the history of African people and of the world.Why and how the African child is miseducated in the western educational system 23By Hort, September 2007

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