Support needed for Black Panther Party's Elder Freeman in fight vs.cancer
- Please forward widely:
by ServantOf ThePeople on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:44am ·
"YOU WANT TO STOP BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE, YOU GOT TO START CHANGING THE
CONDITIONS THAT BLACK PEOPLE LIVE IN THAT CAUSES THAT VIOLENCE" -ELDER FREEMAN
THE BAY AREA COMMUNITY HAS DONE A BEAUTIFUL JOB TO RALLY AROUND COMRADE JABARI
OF THE BRLP DURING HIS FAMILIES EMERGENCY MOVE TO A SAFER HOME. WE RALLIED MANY
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTIST AND ORGANIZERS TO COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT OUR
COMRADE'S TIRELESS WORK. WE NEED THAT SAME ENERGY AND FIRE FROM NOT JUST THE
BAY, LA AND CALIFORNIA BUT THE WORLD TO SUPPORT OUR COMRADE ELDER FREEMAN IN
HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER! WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT RACE, IDEOLOGY
OR BACKGROUND TO SUPPORT ELDER FREEMAN BUT THIS NOTE IS A CALL OUT TO THE BLACK
COMMUNITY TO PICK UP THE TORCH AND OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO OUR ELDERS!
"A PRIEST, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. HIS
ORGANIZATIONAL MEMERSHIP INCLUDE: BLACK PANTHER PARTY FOR SELF DEFENSE, AFRICAN
(ETHIOPIAN) ORTHODOX CHURCH, UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (UNIA),
AFRICAN COMMUNITIES LEAGUE AND ALL OF US OR NONE (FORMERLY-INCARCERATED AND
CONVICTED PEOPLE'S CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT)." --TURNING THE TIDE
"Most elders have either given up on our youth or have begun to side with our
white racist historical enemy against us, through consent, by helping to vote
in racist laws or openly snitching to and calling pigs to hunt and shoot us
down as if we are not even human beings deserving human rights and due process.
It is as if the grey on their heads has made them catch a sick dose of
brainwashing, or the clubs that busted open their heads during the unsuccessful
civil; rights and Black power Movements gave them collective amnesia to the
plight of our community: We must stop Black on Black violence with preventative
education. The police don’t do anything but issue out savage justice with a
bloodlust. They act as if they are the judge, jury and
"The Afrikan philosophy that accorded so much respect to elders was based upon
the assumption that all other things being equal, those who were living in the
world and experiencing life before others were born should know more than
others. This qualification is important because it was later applied in the
election of chiefs and kings from amongst the elders. Being heir to the throne
was simply not enough. One had to meet other qualifications or be passed over.
Therefore, being older or the oldest in ones group did not command the usual
respect if one was lazy, a troublemaker or a fool. Intelligence and wisdom were
supposed to match ones age."
- General Taco African Inter-Communalism II
ELDER FREEMAN HAS BEEN A PILLAR OF WISDOM AND GUIDANCE TO THE BRLP AND THE
BLACK COMMUNITY FOR MANY YEARS NOW. HE CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OUR GROWTH AND
EVOLUTION AS FREEDOM FIGHTERS BY REFUSING TO COMMIT LIBERALISM AND CRITIQUING
AND TEACHING US IN OUR TACTICS, METHODS AND EXECUTION OF SERVING THE PEOPLE. UN
LIKE SOME "USE TA WAS A ROOSTA; ELDERS" (SARCASTIC QUOTES) HE DOES NOT SIMPLY
WAG HIS FINGER AND TALK ABOUT WHAT THE BRLP AND YOUTH ORGANIZERS ARE NOT DOING.
HE SEEKS US OUT SHOWS US THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM HE HAS GAINED FROM THE PAST
SO THAT WE MIGHT BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN PICKING UP THE TORCH TODAY!
"The training of the youth was everybody’s responsibility, especially the
correction of bad behavior and activity. Child rearing was a serious communal
duty: thus the Afrikan saying, “it takes a whole village to raise a child!”
Afrikan youth had to be groomed to be men and women. Manhood and Womanhood was
not a naturally occurring condition by age but must be carefully created by the
experienced elders of the whole community! After this positive rearing of the
youth was successfully accomplished, the youth had three obligatory duties to
be carried out for their parents and elders: 1. They must procreate and have
children to continue the bloodline for the community, 2. Support their parents
and elders in every way possible once they reached an extremely old age (there
was no sending elders or parents to convalescent homes!) 3. Remember their
great contributions for all time by performing ancestral rituals to them after
"Black elders must understand that the youth must be sought out and rescued
from Afrikan cultural neglect. A young brain, not yet equipped with the
psychological tools to filter or disseminate information, accepts any and all
information it is programmed with as the truth. There are no easy answers or
quick solutions to tribalism. Misinformation can become deeply rooted in the
psyche and will override true information from another source. Brainwashed
Black people must be claimed, cleaned up, and returned to their proper state of
Afrikan existence as a civilized people!"
- General T.A.C.O., "African Inter-Communalism II"
MANY OF US SPECIFICALLY AND ALL OF US IN GENERAL OWE A GREAT DEAL TO COMRADES
LIKE ELDER FREEMAN WHO CONTINUE THE WORK AS THEY GET OLDER IN SPITE OF HIS LIFE
THREATENING HEALTH CONDITION. IT IS MY PERSONAL BELIEF THAT A REFUSAL OR
LACKADAISICAL EFFORT TO ACT (IN WHATEVER MEANS YOU ARE ABLE) IS NOT ONLY
DISGRACEFUL TO THE PEOPLE BUT TREASON TO THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE.
THIS IS A CALL OUT TO ALL BLACK ORGANIZERS (ESPECIALLY YOUTH) WHO CARE ABOUT
THE LIBERATION OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE TO PUT OUR TIME AND ENERGY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS
AND THEORY INTO PRACTICE! IT IS OUR POLITICAL AND SACRED RESPONSIBILITY TO HOLD
UP AND SUPPORT OUR ELDERS WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH FOR US TO BE HERE AND CARRY ON
THE LEGACY OF RESISTANCE AND LIBERATION! IF WE DO NOT STAND WITH ELDER FREEMAN
WE ARE PHONIES AND A DISHONOR TO THE THE CONTINENT OF AFRIKA. OUR ELDERS ARE
TREES OF WISDOM THAT NEVER RUN OT OF FRUIT. WE MUST PROTECT AND RE NURTURE THE
ROOTS THAT HELPED US GROW IN THE FIRST PLACE. IF YOU ARE PART OF AN
ORGANIZATION, COLLECTIVE AND/OR AUTONOMOUS CELL CAPABLE OF WORKING TO GET
RESOURCES FOR ELDER FREEMANS MEDICAL CONDITION YOU MUST SEIZE THE TIME! IF YOU
ARE NOT BUT WOULD LIKE TO HELP ORGANIZE SUPPORT FOR ELDER FREEMAN YOU CAN
CONTACT THE BLACK RIDERS LIBERATION PARTY, THE INTER-COMMUNAL SOLIDARITY
COMMITTEE OR ANYONE WORKING WITH ELDER FREEMAN TO FIND HOW TO BEST SUPPORT IN
HIS TIME OF NEED!
THE ANCESTORS ARE WATCHING US AND THEY KNOW WHETHER OR NOT WE DID OUR BEST
EFFORT TO APPRECIATE THE GIFT THEY HAVE GIVEN US (ELDERS).
ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE! BLACK POWER TO BLACK PEOPLE!