Real Life Wakanda | Black Panther

So with all the hype surrounding the new film by Marvel Studios The Black Panther I wanted to delve into three countries within Africa that are just as grand as the fictional country of Wakanda. In the comic book the Black Panther, the fictional country of Wakanda is depicted as a hidden African country that is far superior to the western world and has a number of advantageous features within it, first and fore-most is their technological advancement, such as Kimoyo Beads, which monitors citizens health and is used for communication like the smartphones of today’s world. Second is their progressiveness and advancement, and ability to hold each citizen with respect and dignity. And lastly their amazing history, and the lineage of how The Black Panther King reigns over Wakanda (The King T’challa’s blood line lead him to become the Black Panther and King of Wakanda). Wakanda in the comics is the wealthiest country within the Marvel Universe, and when you delve deep into its vastness, it is easy to see why it’s so wealthy as the country has a massive amount of one of the most powerful fictional elements in the Marvel Universe called Vibranium, which is a super-conductive element that has the power to be used in a variety of different ways such as teleportation, hovercraft technology and even makes up the power behind the Black Panther’s suit. If you want more information on the country of Wakanda you should look up marvel.com/universe/Wakanda . But now that we have a small window of how powerful Wakanda is we will now look at three African countries that hold the same miraculous feats that Wakanda has but in the real world.

Libya.

Take for example Libya under Muammar Gaddafi’s rule. Libya had the largest irrigation project ever constructed called The Great Man-Made River Project, as Libya is 90 percent desert and lies within the eastern part of the Sahara it is easy to understand how grand this project was. Libya had absolutely no national debt and had over 150 billion dollars in reserves. But what was one of Libya’s greatest
achievements was their progressiveness. Gaddafi although a dictator was extremely progressive towards women and all of his citizens, education and health care were completely free to all citizens, having a home was considered a human right as he stated, “The house is a basic need of both the individual and the family, therefore it should not be owned by others.” Considering that most of the Arab world was oppressive to women, Libya under Gaddafi allowed women to work freely anywhere and dress as they liked, only subject to family constraints. And right before he was murdered, on the 21 st of February 2011 Gaddafi launched a program to privatize all Libyan oil to every citizen of Libya, providing $21,000 to every citizen from a total of $32 billion.

Rwanda.

Just like the fictional mineral Vibranium within the Marvel universe, the real-life mineral coltan is a metallic ore from which the elements niobium and tantalum are extracted from. Tantalum from coltan is used to manufacture tantalum capacitors, used in almost every electronic product from your Xbox to your smartphone to your tablet. And in 2013, Rwanda was the world’s single largest exporter of coltan, exporting 2.4 million tons of it according to The East African. Now Rwanda’s economy sits at a booming 8.4% GDP annual growth and is now being called the “Singapore of Africa”, which is extremely grand considering the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame took office in 2000 right after the devastating Rwandan Genocide which crippled the economy to a standstill.

 

Ethiopia.

But when we talk about the great continent of Africa one cannot just pass or undermine one of the greatest countries to exist, the great country of Ethiopia or the Kingdom of Axum, the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant and the home of the Queen of Sheba. The only territory in Africa to defeat European colonial powers (debatable that there were other territories that defeated European colonization but nonetheless still great) and one of the oldest people to ever exist with skeletal remains of some of the earliest humans to ever inhabit earth, a civilization that dates far before the 2nd millennium, a language with one of the oldest alphabets still in use, and the first place that the coffee bean was ever cultivated by humans. Ethiopia is a mega-star for human history and in the fictional country of Wakanda they often talk about their history and lineage that births the great Black Panther king T’challa being called the “King of Kings”, but in Ethiopia there is also a lineage that dates back to King Solomon’s dynasty, His imperial majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I. His other titles were the Lion of Judah, Ras Tafari, and King of Kings. Yes, that’s right there is an actual African leader who was called the King of Kings just like the fictional Wakandan king. Through his inspiration, the independence of Ethiopia was seen as a beacon of light, an example of true black political integrity, by defeating a fully equipped modern European army and the Roman Catholic Church crusader alliance (the pope would bow to him) on African soil with no more than words of righteousness. And then prevented Africa from becoming a European territory by establishing a united Africa with 40 other African leaders to accept the capital of Ethiopia Addis Ababa as their capital. Emperor Haile Selassie I was the real life equivalent to T’challa of Wakanda, and his miraculous feats mirror the fictional super-hero. Though the black community is hyped about seeing an African country on the big screen that is extremely affluent and powerful, we cannot forget that the cradle of civilization has already done this for millenniums. Though Wakanda does not actually exist, Africa has and will continue to develop great and prosperous countries with beautiful, powerful and intelligent people.

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The Guilt of Dreaming

In America the black body has been subject to countless struggles, on one hand the black body struggled with being the subject of ridicule and despise, and on the other hand the black body has been an essential part of the American economy since the institution of slavery. In Ta-Nehisi Coates book Between the World and Me he talks about the black body as never being able to experience the ‘American dream’ because the dream is flawed, but this flawed dream taught us to survive and is now destroying its only Dreamers.

What does it mean to be a Dreamer? According to Coates he describes “Dreamers” in Between the World and Me, as the White Americans who would rather stay in a fantasy world instead of waking up to the reality that they have forced black people to struggle for hundreds of years. Their reality is veiled, and they constantly cover up that they have been the enforcers of an unjust system, only now using the idea of the ‘American dream’ as the basis that all men are created equal and anything is possible. But the ‘American dream’ has been a nightmare for African Americans in this country, Ta-Nehisi Coates states that “The Dream thrives on generalization, on limiting the number of possible questions, on privileging immediate answers.” This is true as America was founded on the destruction of other people and their culture. When the first Europeans stepped foot on this land they murdered 50 million native inhabitants of the Americas, they enslaved 11 million Africans and established a country that only allows Europeans and their descendants to prosper as long as the ‘dream’ he describes exists. When Coates outlines solutions for the dreamers he paints a bleak image for black people by stating that “the dreamers will have to struggle themselves, to understand that the field for their Dream, the stage where they have painted themselves white, is the deathbed of us all.” Coates is wrong in this implication because the day the Dreamers gave civil rights to minorities, was the day they sealed their own fate not black peoples. They destroyed themselves because of “white guilt” and the guilt they had for the destruction of so many people and their cultures. If the country is based upon the destruction of people, how can it survive by empowering people? Coates talks about how much the black population was worth during the Civil War, saying that “our stolen black bodies were worth four billion dollars, more than all of the American industry, all of American railroads, workshops, and factories combined…”, the country has been accumulating wealth ever since and now how can these Dreamers survive if they no longer have free labor, and the value of these “stolen black bodies” are now equal to that of white. They never had the intention of giving black people control and equal power, instead their guilt only allowed them to give the illusion that America was now fare, and everyone is equal. It’s almost as if their guilt would not allow them to outright say that they hated us anymore, but the hate that they have for the darker peoples of the world never vacated, and now we see this with the election of Donald Trump.

The Dreamers are dying off and they are calling for a savior, so they vote for Trump their “great white hope”, and some even outright say that they want a race war (Atomwaffen a neo-nazi hate group founded in 2015 based out of Florida has a mantra calling for “Race war now,) because they feel that the war they have waged upon not only the black bodies in America, but every other indigenous people is becoming a lost cause. In an article by the Washington Post titled “Death predicts whether people vote for Donald Trump”, there is a direct correlation between the increase of the white population’s mortality rates and whether they voted for Donald Trump. This correlation began to happen right after the crack era and the privatization of prisons, so while they tried to take our black bodies from ever seeing the outside world, they were destroying their own world from the inside. They have in a sense tried everything imaginable to destroy black and indigenous people, from slavery to genocide to population control to lynching’s to mass incarceration. And this is where I find error in Coates’s solution, he has it correct in the sense that the Dreamers must learn how to struggle to understand ours, but what he has failed to realize is that it no longer matters because as black people have endured, the Dreamers have sped up their own demise. Coates talks about us like we are hopeless, and that the destruction of our race will go on forever, he says “Plunder has matured into habit and addiction; the people who could author the mechanized death of our ghettos, the mass rape of private prisons, then engineer their own forgetting must inevitably plunder more”. This may be true as long as the powers that be remain in power, but the destruction of the white race by the white race correlates directly with their failure in destroying us. He says that there is nothing we can do and that it is hopeless, this may be absolutely true, but all black people had to do was survive and reproduce. Media constantly creates the narrative that black people are violent and that we are killing ourselves in droves. Although this is correct in some instances, the vast majority of the black populations mortality rate has been plummeting while our dreaming counterparts have been increasing significantly since the 90’s. These Dreamers are killing themselves faster than they can reproduce while black people prosper. So how in the world through all the things black people have witnessed and experienced have we prospered? It almost doesn’t make logical sense, but it may be that our struggles made our bodies resilient, and we now know that our bodies are worth more than we were told previously by our slave masters, such as the rise of black power and love with words like “Love yourself and your kind. Let us refrain from doing evil to each other, and let us love each other as brothers, as we are the same flesh and blood… Your black skin is the best, and never try changing its color”, coming from Message to the Blackman in America in 1965 by Elijah Muhammad. The act of loving thyself was not always something we understood, after being taught that because of our skin color we are lesser than, we are ugly, we are different, we are abnormal, constantly reminded us of our past and what this country has done to us and our ancestors. So, what does it mean to live in the greatest nation on Earth just to know that it doesn’t appreciate what you’ve done for it? When someone does something for you for free don’t you look out for them? Don’t you help them, say thank you and maybe return the favor? America has done the complete opposite for its most loyal workforce, they spat in our faces and destroyed our bodies (literally). And instead of picking up arms against the country, black people have picked up arms for the country in every war since its founding. The Dreamers must understand this, they have to understand that without black people this country would cease to exist. So partly they must understand our struggle, and more importantly they must understand that loving us and what we’ve done for this country is more necessary than fabricating a race war. If they understand this then we can help wake them up from the fake dream they have been living in for so long.

The Dream Coates details in Between the World and Me is only experienced by those who want to remain asleep, black people cannot dream because we have long ago been awoken by the same system that allows others to remain asleep instead of awakening to the reality of the world. But the dream is to be free and empowered and if the paradigm of power is being shifted in black people’s favor, then the shackles that have been placed upon us for generations will be unlocked.

Written by Sulayman A. Abdul-Khaaliq
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CDC Scientist Admits Vaccines Cause Brain Damage In African American Male Babies!

By the time your child starts school, he or she will have received more than 36 injections, including four doses each of vaccines for Haemophilus influenzae type b infections, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis — all of them given during the first 12 months of life.

And by then, it may be too late for the CDC to make up their mind about whether or not vaccines are dangerous.

In 1976, children received 10 vaccines before attending school, and in the early 1980s, the incidence of autism was 1 in 10,000 births. Today, it is 1 in 150 births and still climbing.

A significant number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder suffer a loss of previously-acquired skills, suggesting neurodegeneration or a type of progressive encephalopathy with an etiological basis occurring after birth.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the age at which children got their first Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine on autism incidence. This is a reanalysis of the data set, obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), used for the Destefano et al. 2004 publication on the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism diagnoses.

Brian S Hooker embarked on a study to evaluate whether a relationship exists between child age when the first MMR vaccine was administered among cases diagnosed with autism and controls born between 1986 through 1993 among school children in metropolitan Atlanta. The Pearson’s chi-squared method was used to assess relative risks of receiving an autism diagnosis within the total cohort as well as among different race and gender categories.

When comparing cases and controls receiving their first MMR vaccine before and after 36 months of age, there was a statistically significant increase in autism cases specifically among African American males who received the first MMR prior to 36 months of age. Relative risks for males in general and African American males were 1.69 (p=0.0138) and 3.36 (p=0.0019), respectively. Additionally, African American males showed an odds ratio of 1.73 (p=0.0200) for autism cases in children receiving their first MMR vaccine prior to 24 months of age versus 24 months of age and thereafter.

The present study provides new epidemiologic evidence showing that African American males receiving the MMR vaccine prior to 24 months of age or 36 months of age are more likely to receive an autism diagnosis.

There a connection between autism and vaccines and we urge you to keep your child and yourself away from all vaccines. – Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

Sr. Government Scientist, Dr. William W. Thompson, breaks 13 years of silence on CDC’s Vaccine-Autism FRAUD

Donna Brazile’s Mistake in Helping Clinton Cheat Was No Mistake At All

Former interim Democrat National Committee head and CNN contributor Donna Brazile admitted on national television this week that she purposefully used her position at the cable network last year to undermine the Democrat primary debates between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

As reported by ABC News, last October WikiLeaks published emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Included in the release was one email that showed Brazile passing along questions to Clinton’s staff in advance of a primary debate.

Brazile has since reportedly claimed what she did was “a mistake I will forever regret,” but judging by what she told host Trevor Noah during an appearance this week on “The Daily Show,” she is another political conspirator.


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