MAAT Guide to Life
We all seek guidance in one way or another from others on how to handle various situations and make decisions. When questions of morality are involved-right and wrong, good and bad---African people are often directed to sources outside of themselves. Whites (including Jews), and Arabs---the very people who enslaved hundreds of millions of innocent Africans are now the teachers of morality, ethics, and justice through their Bibles, Torahs, and Korans.
Over 6,000 years ago KMT recognized that most of what we need to get through life with purpose and meaning already exists within our hearts; we simply have to learn basic moral principles and how to honestly listen to ourselves, humble ourselves, admit our wrongs to ourselves, correct ourselves, and live each day understanding that we are judged in this life and the next based on what we do in this world.
We confessed our innocence, admitted our guilt, showed remorse and restitution when we harmed others, we paid reparations to those deserving/demanding it, we showed reciprocity to those who helped us, and we devoted each day to perfection. Look at ancient African Kmt. This is the indigenous African moral system that Africans should model, not those of slave makers, invaders, and destroyers of African civilization. Those with integrity will face this moment with self renewal in mind.
While there are so many things that are out of our hands, there is a lot that we control; namely who we choose to become and how we respond to situations. We can be honest and change or continue to lie to ourselves and stay in the camp with the enslavers.
You are so much more than you know; you are more than they have made you out to be; a mighty people wakes up, gets up, stands up and with the heart of Harriet Tubman you face every fear imaginable and over come every hurdle, every roadblock, every setback until you finish what must be done. Maat means balance, justice, rightness, matching force with force. The force of 600,000,000 martyred souls energize those Black bodies listening to their hearts today. We will not rest until justice has been secured and the great wrongs have been made right. We are a force of ages unleashed from those who sought to make little of our value. Billions of years went into our making; we were meant to be long before we lost to the enslaver. Live life as a mirror of what we were created to be not what they have have tried to lower us to.
How many seasons have flowed from our beginnings? We are twenty-one billion years in the making-from this universe, galaxy, solar system, and planet; from inorganic to organic to single cells to multiple cells to tissues to organisms to invertebrates to vertebrates to reptiles to amphibians to mammals to primates to hominids to homo sapien sapien to modern humans to human societies-communalism, slavery, feudalism, capitalism, socialism, and communism.
Twenty-one billion years of this majestic forward flow of history, unfolding in Africa with the earliest civilizations emerging along the Nile, struggling for life, generating surpluses, giving birth to classes, private property and a state apparatus to manage indigenous African class, gender, ethnic, and cultural relations.
Settlements became villages, towns, cities, regional chiefdoms, kingdoms, then confederations, federated nations and empires in KMT, each eventually undergoing its natural internal birth-death-rebirth cycles. For thousands of seasons the Black African race developed life, culture, language, education, science, morality, government, and a system of justice reflective of the best of who we were over time.
KMT, an indigenous African civilization covered the longest time span of any civilization known to history. Its monuments are the most massive and longest lasting. Its records, chiefly in stone, were carved into mountains and buried in great underground temple structures.
Extensive in time and massive in the volume of their architecture are the remains of KMTian civilization. The earliest of these fragments date back more than seven thousand years.
The place of settlement of Kmtian civilization was the Nile river system that poured from the interior of the African continent to a delta region, 4,144 miles in length. Annual floods left their rich black silt deposits to nurture the soil along the lower reaches of the river. Massive outpourings of river water irrigated sometimes rainless desert countryside. Skillful engineering drained the swamps, adding to the cultivable area of a narrow valley cut by the river through jagged barren hills. Deserts on both sides of the Nile and a massive mountain area on the eastern flank for centuries protected this indigenous African civilization/nation against foreign agressors. Within this natural sanctuary the KMTians built a civilization that lasted with minor break, over 4,200 years.
Mistakes and hardship will not define us; vice and wrong will not hold us down. Face every fear. Gain strength from those who fought the good fight before us. They did not fight and die alone. Their spirit rages within us today, throbbing, growing, becoming. No universe can hold injustice of the kind we faced without balancing it with justice. Matter and anti-matter find their reciprocity in equality. We have, too long, crawled around while other walked on us. The time is ripe to get up with dignity, self reliance, independence, respect, and above all justice. match injustice with justice. Match cowardice with bravery; match heartlessness with heart. Match losing with winning.
All civilizations have a life cycle that includes a period of birth, rise and expansion, maturity and stability, and a final period of decline, dissolution, and disintegration. Africa's highest civilization collapsed under the weight of internal decay and external invasion and conquest, becoming a conquered, occupied, provincial and colonial territory.
These centuries and waves of planned military invasions resulted in the conquest and occupation of KMT; the subjugation of the indigenous African citizenry; esablishment of alien governments in conquered African territories; the reduction of native Africans to the status of second class citizens in their own homelands; exploitation of food, fiber and natural resources; levying of tribute; imposition of taxes and expropriation of gold, silver, precious stone, fine works of art, bullion and other treasures by the invaders.
In sum, the disintegration and collapse of KMTian civilization occupied only a small fraction of the time devoted to its up building and supremacy but it was devastating for the whole of the African continent, sending much of it into a 2,700 year period of regression and disintegration.
The key to progress and reintegration is rooted in African people's willingness to overcome the forces that promote regression and disintegration. Beginning with our inner and moving to the outer self, we can rebuild ourselves and ultimately the world in such a way that the lives and humanity of African people are valued. The process of rebuilding the inner begins with establishing a strong, moral foundation on which to stand. With feet rooted firmly in morality and ethics, we may then more deeply understand who we are and what our purpose is, as well as soberly chart the path toward fulfillment of that life's purpose.
"If we forget the means, for the moment, and consider only the quantitative goal for Negro population policy, there is no doubt that the overwhelming majority of white Americans desire that there be as few Negroes as possible in America. If the Negroes could be eliminated from America or greatly decreased in numbers, this would meet the whites' approval -- provided that it could be accomplished by means which are also approved". Gunnar Myrdal -An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy vol. 1 p.167