Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Am An AFROFuturist

I am an AFROFuturist. And, I boldly state that I make my own definitions. I can define myself and the conditions that I thrive in.  It does not bother me if  other people describe the term differently or take offense at what I choose to believe and promote. In fact, I welcome and embrace the diversity of definitions.

I am an AFROFuturist.  Don't label me as a Moslem, Hindu, Jew, Christian or Atheist. Organized belief systems that are rigid and unable to adapt can be  dangerous and lead us to the path of extinction. Ask T-Rex. However, AFROFuturists can open our minds to new paths of survival and life satisfaction and the perpetuation of our kind. Therefore, the AFROFuturistic vision is wide and welcomes multiple interpretations and new pathways of thought. It is not imprisoned by words or canvas or song or movement.

As an AFROFuturist I believe that racism is insanity.  Social classes are a wicked illusion. We all are born penniless and at the end of our lives leave accumulated riches behind for others to fight over. Our true wealth are the contributions that we offered to society during our sojourn that will hopefully enrich the lives of others. We are all one race, one species, one culture, subject to the whims of a Universe that could eradicate us all in a bright moment. No one survives a Super Nova. It merely recreates us into new forms to start over again. But until that moment we must strive to be the best we can.

I am an AFROFuturist. This is what I believe:

1) We must mold a future that embraces all of us
2) Education and learning is "cradle to grave" and critical to our survival
3) Our greatest wealth resides in the people who have the least
4) We have the knowledge and the power to protect the planet and all the creatures that live on it
5) God is not above us, God grows within us, if we allow

I am an AFROFuturist. Join me!!