Part 3, Dawn: "We are the ones we have been waiting for."
A people taught to hate self, systematically for centuries and treated with Hatred will struggle to realise the Truth of Love, starting with Self Love as a vital cornerstone in our route towards Uhuru.
It is not a mistake that even as he carried arms, Che Guevara proclaimed true feelings of Love to be what GUIDES a Revolutionary. No truer words have been spoken. Anyone who is a true revolutionary in any way or manner, will know this.
Love is an important part of the answer. A crucial part of the answer and in fact leads us to the next level and I would argue the cornerstone of our centuries' old Revolution in a bid for True Liberation for All.
In the context of Black Feminists in particular, to whom I'm speaking… Self Love is indeed a radical and revolutionary act and practice in a world that has shown and continue to show by its violent deeds upon our bodies that it hates us!
Let's be tired of playing "the second sex" and Deputies to Black men and "the second race" to White women! Let's put ourselves and insist on self Love and Self care as necessary for our Survival. Let's not compromise on this one. When the Black Radical Hoteps and the White Liberal Feminists belittle our agency to prioritize Love in our own Lives let's not be surprised. Men and Whites have been and continue to be those who visit the most violence upon our bodies. they benefit the most from our oppression! People like that will oppose a call for those they have violated and continue to Oppress to finally CHOOSE SELF! Let's choose self and just like our mothers and grandmothers and their mothers and grandmothers were carried by their fervent Spirituality... and able to constantly reproduce Jesus Christ's miracle of multiplying Fish and Bread to feed multitudes, as they somehow managed to survive and birth us and grow us and we are Surviving …let's look to Spirituality, in our own terms and definitions, as a possible Guide and Light in our Journey towards our own complete Emancipation.
This 3 Part Black Feminist Symphony ends with a call to Black Feminists, especially in South Africa, to think seriously about the formation of an organized Movement that will centre our Struggles as priorities, and find ways of continuing to use new weapons more impactfully to make a real and lasting change not only in our own Lives but for those who will come after.
Let us be the generation that stands on millions of other shoulders that have brought us thus far. Let us be the straw that break the back of the White Heteronormative Supremacist System! With Radical Self Love, anything is possible.
~As the sun rises and upon the horizon a new Dawn breaks A Voice of a Poet recites these words…
"Children Of The Light/ Lighten up your souls so that you can fly/
Realise the miracle of breath/ Its source is Divinity it never dies... Throughout Infinity/
In worlds and spaces beyond our conception/
The breath remains the source of all Creation/
It is in aligning with this Life force that we know what it is to be one with creation beyond our conception/
Such is the... Blessing that we call Lifefe/ not bound by time/
We are children of sun the sustainer of life/ children of the moon the balancer of life/ Father by day and Mother by night/
And so with the gentleness of a dove we shall have to fly/
With the force of the phoenix we shall have to rise/
Children of the light, RISE!/ Awake from your sleep and seek for ye shall find/
SEEK! Not only in churches and synagogues and temples and mosques but SEEK!...
Also in the corners of your hearts/
For just as men of wisdom and women of strength have left us sacred messages/
Like... rock art paintings and hieroglyphs on pyramid walls or... text in sacred scrolls,
These words are but Igniters/ keys to the mind of God whose Love reigns supreme within us/
They are shadows cast by the light that is Eternal Life/ I pray you'll see the shadows for what they are/ And I pray that in this Lifetime/You'll be able to turn around and towards the Light/ RISE!!!