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The Guantanamo Debate

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Facility in Cuba

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Facility in Cuba

By Rezib Tutsanaii

Debate between the republican and democratic political machines took another turn last week when former Vice President Dick Cheney and President Barak Obama exchanged opinions in speeches on the same day. The President insists that it is important to keep his promise of closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. This will be a sign that the US has reformed from the bad acts of the previous administration. By presenting these reforms, the US will no longer be vilified by those same terrorists that have used the behavior of the previous administration to justify their actions. Republicans, and particularly Dick Cheney, insist that closing the facility will make the people of the US less safe.

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The Frontiers of Time & Space

by Neb Naba Lamoussa Morodenibig

WE KNOW ALREADY that, despite the propaganda of the so-called “developed” countries, the life expectancy of the individual did not progress one inch, and actually, it is ironically regressing in these same countries that claim their population lives longer.

The trick behind the calculations of life expectancy, resides in the selection of the causes of death and the percentage of the people that the hospital system denaturalizes. But despite all the efforts, the frontier of time that is reserved for the human species, stays the same whether we are from a metropolitan city of America, a Chinese village, or an African village. As long as mankind will take two years to learn how to walk and nineteen years to get to adult life, our lives will not pass the borderline of a century and a half. The human being will live this brief moment as he has lived the nine months inside the womb. We have not yet seen a society that is working to make a pregnancy last longer with the hope that this will give a long life to the child that will be born. The frontier of time is there and is clearly marked by a sea of death.

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Lessons From Pan Gu Mystical Qi Gong

By: Ibsahu Maakmaha

Pan Gu

After speaking with Herpw Bikdeni about his interest in other indigenous and non-western philosophies, particularly the Law of Five Elements from the Taoist Tradition, I decided to focus my efforts on exposing some of the commonalities between Qi Gong (Energy Work) and Ka’at Ibi (Assessing the Heart and Mind), hoping to bridge the gap between Kemetic Spirituality and Taoist Wisdom. I have been formally studying Ka’at Ibi since January 2007. I am now in a process of learning to teach Ka’at Ibi. I have been studying Qi Gong since 1999 and received my teaching certifications in July of 2006. Personally I have found there are many similarities between the physical movements and exercises conducted in each system. To gain additional perspective I researched the history of Qi Gong and below is a passage that is fairly representative of the consensus of the history of Qi Gong:

“Five thousand years ago, a tribal people settled along the shores of the Yellow River in Northern China. … But they would also talk about how their chiefs pursued the wild animals and fought back the floods. These chieftains possessed unusual power: they had mastery over the elements, the rivers bent to their will, plants and animals yielded their secrets to them, they talked with invisible powers, and traveled across the sky and beneath the earth to gather knowledge that would help the tribe.” (Wong, pg. 11)

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Civilizational Mobsters

Religious extremists have terrorized humanity for over 2500 years

I can’t think of any time or place where I’ve heard the word “mob”, and it’s notorious connotation, used in anyway positive or praiseworthy. Yet in the world of human interaction and societal interrelation, the battlefield of ideas, make this type of group the commonplace structure within which human beings are forced to exist. If you’re asking how, let me elaborate. A mob, as far as we can observe, has always been a large group of individuals usually brought together based on an emotional reaction to a circumstance of some nature. This reactionary stimulus is responsible for setting the conditions in which mobs are formed and is where we can trace the hidden hand controlling the battlefield of ideas at play. islam-will-dominate-the-world_1

What could be a more fitting example than the recent emergence of the so called ISIS insurgency and its antithesis in Western opposition?

The history of ISIS, whose official motto is, “Remaining and Expanding”, can be traced back to conflicts that began as far back as  2,500 B.C. when certain groups of humanity departed from the civilizing values of humanity’s original culture, known as Kemetic culture. Kemet was the founding civilization of the highest cultural, spiritual and intellectual achievements, whose capital straddled the banks of the river Nile even long after the times of this fateful rebellion. So, the ongoing pendulum swing of political ambition expresses itself through the ages up to this very day.  As with most other groups of its ilk, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has taken up the banner or baton of its many predecessors whose histories seem inextricably linked. That link is particular to this part of the world, the so-called “Middle East”, that appears forever mired in the chaos born from the fissure that occurred between the original culture and its rebellious offspring. Since that time, the so called Eastern and Western worlds have been locked in an infernal struggle between factions of these original rebels.

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Humanity’s Freedom

The Nile Valley Civilization provided humanity’s original value system, enabling it to accomplish amazing feats unmatched by modern technology

What makes knowledge valuable is when it is applied to the consciousness of the individual in order to achieve enlightenment– to become a good person. According to humanity’s Ancestral forefathers, being good requires that our quality rise higher today than it did yesterday. To achieve such a feat, we need a reason as well as a guide to do so. When we seek the fundamental knowledge of human societies and behaviors, we find ourselves in Africa (Meritah) looking for the clues to human history.

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