As the first Black president exits office, rather than America being “post-racial,” Black people must walk around like the 1960s with signs blaring: “Black Lives Matter.” In addition, the late Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, advised Black students to attend “slower track” universities. And a Princeton University study concluded that a 20-year effort like the Manhattan Project (building the A-bomb to nuke Japan), is required to close today’s educational/racial inequalities.
Ezrah Aharone’s latest book, The Sovereign Psyche: The Systems of Chattel Freedom Vs. Self-Authentic Freedom, asserts that Black America has been unknowingly thrusted into an “intellectual and institutional war” where second-place finishers experience varying degrees of “chattel freedom,” which is when the value of a people is predicated upon the extent to which they serve the interests of others.
Regardless of the issue, genuine solutions entail what we as Black people intellectually and institutionally do for ourselves. If “Black Lives Matter” we must channel the end-uses of our intellect and the resources of our institutions to not only prove and enforce it, but also leverage powers to penalize and/or repudiate violators.
The Sovereign Psyche comprises the necessary intellect and willpower that materializes what Aharone defines as the “3 Dimensions of Sovereignty,” which are: Self-Authentic Freedom, Government, and Development… All of which must operate inter-connectedly, since failures or disruptions in one will render shortfalls in the others.
Although this work centers upon Black/African people, the sovereign functions and frameworks herein are universal in application. In this context, the concepts and criteria presented are far more rational than radical.
On this episode of Conscientization 101 podcast, we welcome back brother Ezrah Aharone and play excerpts from our dialogue with him about his latest book the Sovereign Psyche: The Systems of Chattel Freedom Vs. Self-Authentic Freedom. We discuss in detail about the concept of liberation struggles waged in the United States by Africans based on two diametrically opposed concepts; “Freedom to become American Vs. Freedom from Americanization”, we define sovereignty, and we discuss the unprincipled relationship that America has with African people in America as it stems from Jeffersonian democracy.
Ezrah Aharone is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Delaware State University and a business and political consultant on African affairs. He is the author of Pawned Sovereignty: Sharpened Black Perspectives on Americanization, Africa, War, and Reparations and Sovereign Evolution: Manifest Destiny From “Civil Rights” to “Sovereign Rights”. We would like to thank brother Aharone for taking the time for dialoguing with us and for producing such invaluable libratory/sovereign texts.
This episode features music from the following artists:
- Logic & Last Resort – “Call 4 Revolution (Instrumental)” from their album True Talk (The Instrumentals)
- Wise Intelligent – “Clearly” from his album Wise Intelligent iz…Stevie Bonneville Wallace (Back 2 School 4th Period)