The finale was deep and I’ve been waiting to make this post so peep this underlying theme. Korra is the main character, who is a woman with melanin meaning that in the real world she has a deeper connection to Africa. Because of the evident melanin she is the underdog, subject to being in a camp most of her life to hone her skills (the field negro who was forced to work with little interaction with the outside world) until she escapes thanks to the advice of Katara, another melinated woman from the same region as her. When she makes it to the city she is cast as the underdog from the beginning, with hate groups literally trying to kill her and anyone of her kind with ties to the Spirit World. She loses almost all connection to her powers due to the oppression (Chi-Blocking) of Amon (White Supremacy) before meeting her past lives and regaining her powers.
Then she meets her uncle who appears to want her to fix the world by reuniting the spirit portals. They reopen the portals but at the cost of both light and dark spirits (angels, aliens, demons and shadow beings), as well as her uncle gaining power from a dark force. Her uncle represents the Uncle Tom Sellout Moor (not a true Moor) who only wants power for them self and does not care for struggle of the people.
In the process this Moor causes her to lose her past lives and her connection to the avatar state (representing the world prior to the so called Transatlantic Slave Trade caused by the Moors initiating war with various nations). She then meditates in a tree with nothing, no Ravaa, no Aang, nobody but herself. She finds her higher self without the need of Ravaa (crystals and raw gemstones) and becomes all powerful, reaching her Astral Projection state becoming the original Asiatic woman, a being of the most high.
Her past lives representing the oppressed however, once she loses all ties and starts anew, she represents the black man/woman regaining power and knowledge of self.
She reunites the spirit world with the human world representing December 21st 2012 but by being tricked by other people (New Agers and sell out Moors) to do it, bringing back the powers of people thought to be dead (air benders representing the lack of self knowledge). Korra goes off and as a fully realized Asiatic goes to fight a woman who fights with her third eye, and a man who has the power of flight from opening all 7 energy centers and cutting off his earthly ties. She is poisoned from this man and is blocked from her ties. She goes to her roots, the water tribes (Africa) and is healed to an extent from the same woman who gave her freedom. Later she runs away from home (Africom, look it up) to go on a spiritual journey. She then fights a woman after removing all poison but still has internal stress (Civil Rights, Crack Era, Slavery, major corporations blocking us from having much big business or power or unity). She goes to meet Zaheer and he teaches her to accept her past sins and go on with life not to make the mistakes again (reopening/cleansing the root energy center).
She then fights off the people attempting to annex land from every nation, with her unstressed self and creates a new portal. This is where that Eddie Griffin 1+1=3 video comes in. The portal looks like the the DNA Double Helix structure, but because it’s the third portal it can also represent the assumed third strand scientist have been saying lowkey we have been getting since the 80’s.
Korra has become a picture of what some us have been saying for long. You must figure out who you truly are, whether you are a Hebrew Isrealite, a Moor, Elohim, Nuwaub, whatever you decide to be don’t just focus on the physical but the mental, and spiritual as well. Your melanin gives you power as the original people.
You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century.
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, about Russia’s response to the fascist coup in Ukraine, on NBC’s Meet the Press, March 2, 2014
JOKE OF THE WEEK from the mouthpiece of the the U.S. administration that invaded Libya, threatens to bomb Syria, regularly massacres civilians with drones, proclaims its right to assassinate anyone anywhere anytime, is re-colonizing Africa, continues to occupy Afghanistan, etc.
Thanks to Tanya Gilbert
I wonder if Kerry’s speechwriters realize that they just wrote his epitaph…
Over the last few days I feel I have been swimming furiously against the #Kony2012 tide. The campaign launched by Invisible Children encourages Americans to lobby American cultural icons and policy makers into putting pressure on the US government to send troops to Uganda to capture leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Joseph Kony. Without a doubt Kony deserves his place on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Most Wanted list. Under his leadership the LRA have terrorized Northern Uganda, maintaining a culture of institutionalized violence present in Uganda since its inception by the British Empire. Under the guise of spiritual conviction Joseph Kony and the LRA have waged a war that has resulted in the killing and physical mutilation of thousands and performed disgraceful acts of sexual violence including rape and recruiting young girls into sexual slavery. Abducting child soldiers into the LRA has played an important role in leveraging power in Northern Uganda and lawless border regions of the DRC, Central African Republic and South Sudan. So far all collaborative efforts from Ugandan, Congolese, Sudanese and Central African governments and pressure from the UN, ICC and other international bodies have failed to bring Kony to justice.
The destruction of the LRA in Northern Uganda has led the region to be ostracized from relatively growing socio-economic prosperity in the South of Uganda. According to the World Health Organisation (2007) there are still an estimated 900,000 internally displaced Northern Ugandan’s with limited access to food, healthcare, water and sanitation. My maternal family is from Northern Uganda and although we are largely based in Kampala I decided to take a trip to Gulu in 2008 and I remember being taken aback by the sheer number of NGO’s operating in the region. You have NGO’s on every corner scrambling for the space in a similar manner to the way you have a Starbucks and McDonald’s on every corner in London. Behind the veneer of charity, you have real people and real communities who after a generation of civil war are in the process of rehabilitation. Kony and the LRA have not been active in Northern Uganda since 2006 and today the focus in the region is now on resettlement and reconstruction by providing access to education, psychological rehabilitation, training for young adults who were captured by the LRA as children, community reconciliation and emotional and spiritual empowerment. #Kony2012 is not a campaign that supports any of these objectives.
As a piece of neo-colonialist marketing #Kony2012 is brilliant. However, if you are concerned with accuracy and content it is disturbing. Taking Joseph Kony and the LRA outside of a national, geo-political and historical context and excluding Ugandans from the advocacy process will not end the violence of the LRA or prevent future conflicts in Uganda. What the campaign does is simultaneously appeal to the ego and the heart of the international community and gives the impression that lobbying for US military presence in Uganda (despite Kony having fled) will dismantle the LRA – just like that, magic! A Twitter user captured the campaign perfectly when he said he never thought you could blend together the Heart of Darkness and Glee. Yet, traditional responses to the war in Northern Uganda have been military action from Museveni’s government and traditionally this has failed. For example, Museveni’s Operation Iron Fist in March 2002 where he attacked LRA bases in Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan failed, leading to devastating attacks on civilians by the LRA. Recent peace in the region is considered a blessing and according to Professor Samuel Tindifa of Makerere University, requires a regionally specific solution that includes building a politically and ideologically mutually beneficial relationship between the government and the political leadership of the Acholi and Langi communities. A growing US military presence in Uganda is not on the list of needs to make the country a safer and better place. If money should be spent lobbying any government it should be on lobbying the governments of Uganda, South Sudan, DRC and Central African Republic to utilize their intelligence to capture Kony. The leadership of these governments must be held to account instead of sovereignty being outsourced to twitter and facebook enthusiasts who cannot point to Uganda on a map let alone engage with sustainable conflict resolution. The video itself does not mention Museveni which makes me question its viability as an awareness and advocacy tool.
Niger has given permission for U.S. surveillance drones to be stationed on its territory to improve intelligence on al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters in northern Mali and the wider Sahara, a senior government source said.
The U.S. ambassador to Niger, Bisa Williams, made the request at a meeting on Monday with President Mahamadou Issoufou, who immediately accepted it, the source said.
“Niger has given the green light to accepting American surveillance drones on its soil to improve the collection of intelligence on Islamist movements,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.
The drones could be stationed in Niger’s northern desert region of Agadez, which borders Mali, Algeria and Libya, the source said.
A spokesperson for the United States’ African Command (AFRICOM) declined to comment.
how do you reconcile and feel about obama, as a black woman?
“reconcile as a black woman” Do you realize how fucking patronizing and underhanded of a question is this? Are black people not capable of recognizing and opposing oppressive standards that too oppresses their people and community, because a black token now represents them?
First of all, feel free to look through my extensive “Obama” tag if you’re lost on where I stand with the man and the violence he enacts on societies all over the globe, not excluding in Africa and the Caribbean.
Listen to me, because apparently this is lost on you. Obama is a not a president for Black people. He’s the current heir to a genocidal, imperial, warmongering empire that is fundamentally, foundationally and perpetually antiblack.
He cozies up with investors of privatized prison stock, which overwhelmingly targets and has a vested stake in decimating black livelihood and families. He just signed over a ten year deal with the president of Djibouti to keep military and drone presence alive and thriving in the Horn of Africa for the next decade. Speaking of the Horn of Africa, might I remind you that Somalis have been under drone siege for the past several years and Eritrea (my country) is under debilitating sanctions based on frivolous claims of supporting militant groups?
Do you wanna go ask exploited Haitians who were prevented a wage increase by personal request of Obama how they reconcile him and being Black? Or perhaps the Somalis who were trapped for years on end languishing in Guantanamo Bay right alongside Afghan and Yemeni prisoners? How about the scores of Africans whose nations have been subject to American military presence thanks to the extension of AFRICOM? Maybe Assata Shakur who remains exiled with a bounty on her body (dead or alive) for challenging white supremacist and imperial standards. Possibly the vast black communities in Palestine, Pakistan and Iran who live under military occupation/apartheid, drone warfare and economic sanctions respectively, at personal doing of Obama?
The sad truth is that you’ve given into the liberal myth of a post racial and Black friendly society because the president is Black, when the truth remains the standards and conditions of black life (both within and outside the US) haven’t improved in any considerable standard. The world is viciously antiblack and so was this question.
During the past 150 years Africa has been thrust into conflict, divided, enslaved and pillaged for its natural resources Today we see the West and its allies use the guise of ‘humanitarian’ need in Africa in order successfully secure oil contracts as well as other precious rare earth minerals Through the AFRICOM mission the military has and will be used to provide the muscle for land and resource control throughout the continent we are witnessing an accelerated takeover through proxy wars and corrupt business deals this is - Neo-Colonialism
Libya has ceased to be an African country, it has become part of the Arab Emirate
Prof. Aijaz Ahmad…“One of the things that is also happening in Libya, again after Afghanistan and Iraq, is really a sort of restoration of the ancien régime. That is to say, the very people in Afghanistan who were toppled by the Khalq Revolution of 1978 became the backbone of the American intervention there, and they were the people who were ultimately toppled by the Taliban, and so on. In Iraq, the same thing, it is the ancien régime. Every prominent leader of Iraq today is part of the old Iraqi elite that was overthrown by the Ba'athists. Now, again in Libya, the Senussi tribe and their leaders, old monarchical elements, and all of them are being brought back, so that is one part of what is going on… ”
Africom will destroy Africa Africom will undermine the United Nations and the African Union It will deeply divide Africa into moderates and militants Africom is a handy imperialist tool for regime change It will be used to install puppet governments on the African people to serve the interests of imperialism
A fantastic short documentary on AFRICOM, which is the expansion of US military interests on African soil. A Military fist, covered up by a velvet glove of humanitarianism and development.
At a time when Africa really needs development, housing, healthcare, education those core building blocks of healthy societies. The us responds with arms, military training, equipment. This however, is not necessarily new
1) Controlling Oil - Africa surpassed middle east as a source for US oil (remeber Iraq? where there is oil there is military might)
2) Blocking China - US sees the emerging virgin power and wants to contain it
Understandable. I don’t know, I donated & now I’m reading about the madness. And I’m concerned… But I don’t want to miss out on the “right” thing thinking it’s wrong. You know?
i totally understand your concern.
i guess my problem with organizations like Invisible Children and the Kony campaign is that its deeply disingenuous activism to shift the ongoing dialogue about a social issue from the people living that specific geo-political reality and their cultivated methods of response/healing/resolution to the people who has designated themselves the “helpers” to a cause.
in my mind invisible children is really a reflection of a larger problem: specifically the way in which the united states and dare i say it the ‘first nations’ of the western world engage in global issues by means of controlling the production, the historical perpetuation of those narratives and more importantly our place within those narratives. the united states has a nasty habit of getting involved in global issues for the purpose of wanting to be the shining historical example. we not only want to be the standard of democracy for which we feel other developing nation states should model themselves off, but we want to show our strength as a nation by our ability to “help those less fortunate that us” and still maintain our status as the superpower of the world. we not only want the copyrights to a story but we want the ability to say we saw a problem in need of a solution, we came in and “fixed it”, whereby fixing it becomes a deeply elusive concept within itself because the question becomes are we actually “fixing” something or are we doing enough so that there is a dramatic noticeable difference in the before and after photos.
there are several problems with this as i see them 1. nations with social problems are perfectly capable of speaking for themselves and dictating the level of involvement from foreign nations. the fact that the united states creates organizations to raise awareness around issues on behalf of people and doesn’t actually allow the organizations existing in those countries to have their light in the sun is deeply problematic. we continually act as if people are incapable of speaking for themselves when in fact they are speaking for themselves and have been for a long time. 2. the notion of invisible versus visible is highly predicated on what the west can and can’t see, which is really a colorful way of saying what we chose to pay attention to and what we subsequently ignore. issues shouldn’t be labeled off our ignorance. child soldiers are no less visible just because americans are not watching them on the 11pm news. to frame the realities of other people based on what we can and can’t see is extremely problematic and a very U.S centric way of thinking. the sun and moon don’t rise and fall based on the united states, so why should methods of awareness have to curtail the truth of messages in order to reach a wider audience of people. 3. when we put the emphasis on organizations like invisible children, the narrative of effectively becomes about us: the dangers and sacrifices we have made entering an unfamiliar geo-political reality in the hopes of “helping” other people. but then what happens to the people on the ground? what happens to the organizations who were cultivated by people already living there before americans came along. they are overshadowed because the focuses is shifted away from those people who have lived that reality, who have cultivated their own methods of response, healing, and resolution and the emphasis becomes about the “heroes” who have come in to save the day. 4. the historical conversation also effectively shifts. the historical conversation to “solve these problems” becomes less about contextualizing the history of oppression these countries have experienced/continue to experience the long term effects of colonization, imperialism, slavery and more about how an organization went in to “make things better” and “solve a problem”.
history repeats itself. it will keep repeating itself until people are honest about the histories of oppression that have played out globally. history will repeat itself until the first nations hold themselves accountable for why the are capable of calling themselves “first nations”, the means in which they have built wealth and empire off exploitation past and present. issues will not simply be solved simply because the west continually insists it has the best and brightest method of solving problems. and issues will not simply be solved because an american NGO managed to pop in some duracell batteries to a flashlight and shine light on something previously unseen.
Protecting “the free flow of natural resources from Africa to the global market” is one of AFRICOM’s “guiding principles”… “Oil disruption,” “terrorism,” and the “growing influence” of China are the major “challenges” to U.S. interests in Africa.
US Vice Admiral Robert T Moeller, AFRICOM conference held at Fort McNair, Washington DC, USA (February 18, 2008).
Wait, you are actually really ignorant and obviously have done next to zero research into the KONY 2012 campaign and Invisible Children. Next time before stating your opinion in an obnoxious way, you should get your facts straight before completely embarrassing yourself...
What am I waiting for? Anyway, I would hardly call a few words on a blog an obnoxious way to do anything. Also, since I still agree with everything I’ve said on this blog since the beginning of this blog, I am in no way embarrassed. Thank you for your concern.
By associating yourself with this campaign and Invisible Children, you are advocating the expansion of United States military presence in central Africa. You are begging for another endless war, i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, and the 130 other countries that the US military is in. You are supporting the Ugandan government, which has killed roughly 7 million people, as opposed to the LRA which has killed liberally 100,000. If you really support imperialism and the pillaging of Africa’s resources by your country, then just say so. Don’t go around calling good people ignorant. If you had done any research on the KONY 2012 campaign and Invisible Children you would have found that the video was supported and funded by the Pentagon’s AFRICOM (Africa Command) and USAID. But you don’t care to look into anything. You probably probably cared just enough to litter your town with imperialistic propaganda and post a few statuses on Facebook. Here’s a picture of your heroes posing with guns alongside members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in 2008, an organization widely accused of rape and looting.