~ The aim of RCT is to provide people a process for changing how they've been taught to think and behave matriarchy which fosters equity vs patriarchy which fosters inequality, i.e., classism, sexism, and racism. The 12 step process, if followed, has been proven to begin to change how one thinks and behaves in 90 days. To promote permanent change, this 12 step program includes New Way of Thinking (NWT) classes to correct the lies patriarchy has spread around the world. The 12-18 month classes include 1) Understanding the two primary global cultures, matriarchy and patriarchy, 2) Understanding the system of racism/white supremacy, and 3) Pre-Columbus-colonial African History.
Cold Wind From the North is a groundbreaking treatise on the origin of racism. In a sweeping analysis that departs sharply from standard explanations, the book takes the reader on an eye opening, six-phase, historical journey that begins in ice-age Europe, where environmental factors created the white race, proto-racism (xenophobia, fear of strangers) and possible racial conflict. The journey continues through the post ice-age, nomadic era that includes Indian, Semitic, Greco-Roman and northern European phases and ends in modern times wherein racism assumes pervasive global forms. A penetrating analysis lays bare the identical character of racist social structures in ancient and modern times. The book features a new theory on the racial differentiation, the definition and character of racism, and the five century global African revolt against racism and colonialism. The journey ends with discussions of racism in post modern society and the dehumanizing effects of modern technology which are hurling humanity towards brave new world and a race-caste social structure. The book concludes with a call to counteract the cold wind from the north with global African development and highlights how historical continuity can serve as foundation for this quest.
Because Our Indigenous Cultural Lifestyle Is ‘the boom’ I Don’t
Have Another Word To Describe It ? We Just Don’t Know It Is…
So, Read What Colin Turnbull Has To Say About Us…Believe Me, The European Would Not Keep Our History From Us And Claim It For Themselves If It Wasn’t Great…Don’t Be Afraid Of African History
The anthropologist Colin Turnbull (1924-1994) was born into an upper class family in England. His mother did not breast feed him because of the “health risks.” He was raised by a long string of nannies. His father was distant and rarely spoke to him. His brother lived in a separate nursery, and had other nannies. Colin really wanted to get to know him, but never did. He was forbidden to visit portions of the house where his parents, brother, and the servants lived. When Colin was twelve, his last nanny was fired, and he finally got to spend some time with his parents.
Following school, he graduated from Oxford University, attended Banaras Hindu University in India, became an anthropologist, spent several years living with the Mbuti Pygmies, wrote books, and became a Buddhist monk before dying of AIDS. He had a life of prosperity and privilege, but his journey from infancy to adulthood was painful and left permanent emotional scars.
The Pygmies blew his mind, because their social system was far better, in many ways, than the Western way of life. Observing them, it was easy to comprehend what a dysfunctional upbringing he had received from his dysfunctional society and family. Near the end of his life, Turnbull wrote a powerful book, The Human Cycle. It examined the ways that people in different societies progressed through the phases of life — childhood, adolescence, youth, adulthood, and old age.
Pygmy culture relied on their ancient traditions for guiding people through life in an optimal way, with generous servings of self-confidence, integrity, happiness, and fall-down-laughing gaiety. Western societies were skilled at producing damaged people. We tend to regard our childhood as a golden age of innocence and joy — before we’re shipped off to dreary schools, jobs, and nursing homes. The Pygmies did not idolize childhood, “because, for them, the world has remained a place of wonder, and the older they get the greater the wonder.” Imagine that.
The Pygmies taught their children everything they needed in order to thrive in their sacred forest, especially a strong sense of social consciousness — “we” not “I.” Sharing, cooperation, and conflict avoidance were core skills. But Western education was more like a factory where heads were filled with knowledge. Students spent years faithfully absorbing facts and dogmas without questioning them. The goal was to produce aggressive, competitive, self-absorbed individualists. “It would have been good training for a life in prison.”
The Pygmies performed rituals of initiation, which ceremonially transformed adolescents into adults. A vital component of this process was reintegration, when the new adults were returned to their community, where they would remain for life. Each young man built a new hut. When Western youths graduated, they bypassed reintegration, and were shot from a cannon into the outer world. They often left behind their family and friends, and spent their lives in urban isolation, with little connection to their neighbors. Because their initiation was unfinished, it was common for them to suffer from terminal adolescence.
Westerners formally practiced religion once a week, which focused on beliefs and rituals. The Pygmies lived every minute of their lives in a shimmering world of spiritual power. They were at one with the forest, the source of their existence, and they regarded it with complete adoration. The forest was heaven. Humans were sacred members of the family of life, not masters, managers, or stewards. They enjoyed a complete lack of religious freedom — everyone was on the same channel, unified by the same belief system — zero conflicts. Turnbull once said that the Pygmies were without evil and infinitely wise.
Western society teaches us that sex is naughty, shameful, dirty, sinful, and disgustingly bad. At a school for the upper class, Turnbull watched in horror as a boy was gang raped by other students. The Pygmy initiation process taught boys and girls about the joys of sacred sex. Premarital sexual relationships were normal, healthy, and not promiscuous. Curiosity about sex was “encouraged to flower into exuberance.”
In the Western world, adulthood usually majored in work, and minored in play — and work was often miserable, soul-killing drudgery required for survival. In the Pygmy world, it’s hard to see a clear boundary between work and play. The vital task of maintaining social harmony required generous amounts of singing and dancing, followed by gathering ripe fruit, or hunting, or fireside chats, or teaching the children.
Westerners sent their old folks off to retirement homes when they became a drag on the independence of their children — away from regular contact with family, friends, and other age groups — away to a place where they had nothing to do, “a pre-death limbo.” Retirement denied the elderly of the joys of old age. The Pygmies had tremendous respect for their old folks, who remained tightly integrated in society, and never retired. The elderly provided valuable services like arbitration, babysitting, teaching, counseling, and guarding the camp.
As they lived, Pygmies moved from joyful childhood to joyful youth to joyful adulthood to joyful old age. “They discover that each stage of life is rich, but that the next stage is even richer; nothing is lost.” Turnbull learned huge lessons from them. It’s gratifying to see how he learned, healed, and grew in the second half of his life. Turnbull gave us a precious gift — the awareness of other modes of living that are far healthier than our own, rooted in social responsibility, functional communities, and spiritual connection to the family of life.
Richard Adrian Reese Author of What Is Sustainable
2. Volunteer at a Shelter. We are needing two teams of 8 to help serve breakfast at Thrive DC, a local shelter.
• Tuesday, October 6 or Thursday, October 8 – 8 AM – 11 AM
• Help prepare & serve AM meals to 150+ community members
Work directly with Prog staff – facilitate laundry & shower services • Distribute daily needed hygiene supplies to clients
3. Volunteer to help us house homeless women in our community for the week of February 14-21. We need people to bring food, coordinate logistics, and stay overnight in one of our ministry Houses. Email the church office to indicate how you’d like to help.
1. Volunteer at Thrive DC. The emergency support that Thrive DC provides offers hope to their clients when they need it most. They serve over 250 men and women each day, and couldn’t do it without volunteers who make time for the most vulnerable members of our city. Opportunities include:
1. Help Refugees. The escalating refugee crisis in Europe is seeing hundreds of thousands of people fleeing violence in war-torn Syria and other countries. Travel for these refugees is treacherous, conditions are desperate, and cold weather is fast approaching. Throughout Europe, you can help us reach refugees at every step – in their home countries, along travel routes, and in cities where they are passing through or settling down. REFUGEES NEED URGENT ASSISTANCE. HELP ADRA RESPOND.
2. Protect a Street Child. Provided by ADRA. A center that provides shelter, food, medical care, tutoring, and even sports and music can take children off the streets and show them a brighter side of life. Without education and engagement, a street child is vulnerable to drug addiction, criminal activity, and sexual exploitation.
3. Clothe a Refugee Child for Winter. Warm clothing, cozy bedding, and other weather-appropriate resources mean so much to a shivering refugee child braving winter with no comforts from home. Many times temporary housing isn’t enough to keep out the chill, and the walk to school or chores is brutal without suitable protection from the elements. Provided by ADRA.
4. Educate an Orphan. Education is a gift that lasts forever. Providing the necessities, such as books, a uniform, and supplies, means that an orphan can go to school and be ready for the future just like the other kids. For an orphan who may face neglect or discrimination, it’s a chance at a future that would otherwise not be an option. Provided by ADRA.
1. Clothe a Refugee Child for Winter Warm clothing, cozy bedding, and other weather-appropriate resources mean so much to a shivering refugee child braving winter with no comforts from home. Many times temporary housing isn’t enough to keep out the chill, and the walk to school or chores is brutal without suitable protection from the elements. Provided by ADRA.
2. Partnering with TOMS and their One for One program, ADRA distributed more than 84,000 pairs of the brand’s shoes throughout Rwanda in 2013. Read Placidia’s story and buy a pair of shoes from TOMS.
1. Bring a bag of non-perishable food to church on Sabbath, October 3. All food donated will be given to Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC) to assist families locally.
2. Choose to either fast from all food (or a portion of) on one specific day or fast from something specific (like all forms of sugar) all week long. Then, post a something on facebook or twitter to raise awareness for those without food. Be sure to tag Beltsville Church Facebook Page or Pastor Tim Madding’s Twitter. #sevendayswithout
1. Visit BACC and see what they do and what we have to offer people in our community. Consider serving. They will be hosting an open house on Sunday, October 18, from 3 to 5pm.
2. Donate money to BACC food pantry which provides food to those in our local community who need it.
3. Find other area community service centers that are making a difference and suppor them.
1. Improve Mealtimes With Cookstoves A gift of a new cookstove can transform mealtimes for an impoverished family. Economical and energy-saving, each cookstove is safe for use indoors and doesn’t require an open flame, which cuts down on risks such as burns or respiratory infections from inadequate ventilation. Provided by ADRA.
2. Save a Starving Child Regular, nourishing meals for a child who is at high risk of malnutrition can turn a life around. Severe hunger is an overwhelming experience for children, and they are especially vulnerable to its terrible effects. Balanced meals, high in protein, calcium, and crucial vitamins and minerals, help a child meet physical growth milestones, focus on learning, and have the energy to just be a kid. Provided by ADRA.
There are so many opportunites to partner with and assist others in the mission of service. We must do all that we can to make an impact in our communities, but it is just as vital to team up with others to make a difference locally and globally.
Listed below are ministries, programs and initiartive that are seeking to help those that are unable to help themselves. Look them over, go to their websites, consider making donations and then pray about driving across town or buying a plane ticket and traveling there personally to assist them.
We are proud supporters of ADRA for our global Initiatives.
Kenya Says: Don’t Bring That Gay Talk Here…”our beliefs and culture–keep off!”
US Guilty of Cultural Genocide, Cultural Racism, Sexual Racism…Still a Colonialist, Telling Africa What To Do…Instead Of Getting It’s Own House In Order
With nothing new or better to offer, the US can only destroy what’s working in the culture of Africa and other people of color which are about family and community not things and money.
So, Kenya told the president, our focus is health, women’s rights, infrastructure, education, entrepreneurship, empowering our people.
“We do not want him to come and talk on homosexuality in Kenya or push us to accepting that which is against our faith and culture,” Kariuki said.
Kariuki welcomes the president’s visit but says leave “the gay talk” in America.
“The family is the strength of a nation. If the family is destroyed, then the nation is destroyed,” he said. “So we don’t want to open doors for our nation to be destroyed!”
“Let him talk about development; let him talk about cooperation; let him talk about the long-time relationship Kenya has had with America,” he said. “But about our beliefs and culture– keep off!”
IF OBAMA PREACHES ‘GAY AGENDA, WE WILL TELL HIM TO SHUT UP AND GO HOME’
As they should, the US, being the younger country with a high divorce rate, the largest number on incarcerated people, with the most gun-related deaths of any other industrialized nation, mental health problems, consumerism, etc., etc., etc., and nothing better to offer, need stop being arrogant and stop telling countries what to do.
Africa’s, African Americans, Native Americans, Hawaiians, and all other people of color are in the mess they’re in now because of the US altering with their culture.
Black and White Culture…See Below…Which Are You Most Familiar With…
A bit of history: Cheikh Anta Diop’s “Two Cradle Theory”… challenged white culture. Until Diop’s work in the 1950’s, whites were the authority on culture…Johann Jakob Bachofen, Robert Briffault, Bronislaw Malinowski, Lewis Morgan, Malinowski, Frederick Engles, etc. … and they said their culture was superior to others and, especially, to African culture.
…but Diop proved there was a cultural difference by disproving the whites …in his thesis, The Cultural Unity Of Black Africa.
Read over them…which one is more familiar to you and why? I’m willing to bet if you’re over 50, you recognize the Southern Model and if you’re under 50, you are more familiar with the Northern Model. Let me know…
Southern Cradle-Egyptian Model
Abundance of vital resources.
Gentle, idealistic, peaceful nature with a spirit of justice.
Emancipation of women in domestic life.
Material solidarity of right for individual which makes moral or material misery unknown.
Idea of peace, justice, goodness and optimism.
Literature emphasizes novel tales, fables and comedy.
Northern Cradle-Greek Model
Bareness of resources.
Ferocious, warlike nature with spirit of survival.