We are proud to be airing a digitally re-mastered lecture from a sister who is dedicated to the struggle and victory of Pan Afrikan liberation, unification and sovereignty, Affiong L. Affiong. In Weapons of Liberation, sister Affiong delves into:
- Mysticism posing as revolutionary practice
- The use of history as a form of escapism as opposed to conscientization
- Power as the ultimate goal of the colonized as opposed to acceptance/assimilation (i.e. “fighting against racism”)
- Importance of African identity
- Organizing from below instead of top down
- Language as a political weapon (i.e. using the word “slave” vs. “enslaved”), and much more!
In addition to sister Affiong’s lecture, we continue our discussion from our previous episode about a people’s conception of time. With the assistance of Jacob H. Carruthers’s Intellectual Warfare, and an epistemological curiosity, we denude the iniquitous notion that the imposition of the Gregorian calendar (Western time) should be coterminous to an African (or any other non-western people’s) weltanschauung, and much more!
This episode features music from:
- Conscientization 101 – “Decolonize This? Properly Defining Settlers – Part 1” (Instrumental) from our Musical Commentaries collection
- Big Frizzle – “How Media Portrays/Betrays Me” and “Ancestor Veneration” from his album FamilyFirst Africa 4 Africans Edition
- Cyclonious – “Powers Combined” featuring Apex Zero & Black Stax from his album The Revival