Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Earth Day Tunes and the Her Fullest Ecology
Ultraviolet Underground has some Earth Day tunes. Edumacate yourself on what Earthday is about.
I offer this essay that I wrote reflecting on the relationship between our planet and the Earth within our Nation. Also in light of current issues on environmental racism.
HER FULLEST ECOLOGY
Environmental racism, the Black woman and why by elevating one you elevate the other
By C’BS ALife Allah
New Heaven, C-Truth
Racism is the intentional or unintentional use of power to isolate, separate and exploit others..Racism is more than just a personal attitude; it is the institutionalized form of the attitude.”
“Environment is the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival.”
“Ecology is a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments.”
Utilizing the above definitions we can draw a definition for Environmental Racism that is inclusive of the important attributes. Thus, Environmental Racism can be defined as using the determined idea of racism to destroy the environment of Original People. This is important to us for various reasons:
-Original people are often rooted in their land (whether in an urban or country setting) and are not equipped to just “get up and move”.
-Original People historically have seen their selves as the stewards (owners) of their environment and hold a great amount of responsibility toward their aboriginal lands
-Original People are being targeted as the “dumping ground” for pollution and waste which interferes with the growth and development of our babies.
-Original People historically personify their environment as “Mother Earth.” This is important to us as Earth is what we have chosen to call the Black Woman. By showing a positive relationship between how we relate to our Black Woman we can show a similar analogy on how to relate to our immediate environment for the benefit of all peoples.
The main point that I want to concentrate on is the parallel of “Mother Earth” with the Black Woman in our paradigm ie. the Earth. By showing the similarity can now make a direct connection between the micro and macro universe. I will be using the principles of Environmental Justice as adopted at the the First People of Color (read Original People) Environmental Leadership Summit October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC as a guide line to show this analogy. They adopted 17 principles. Within the curriculum of the Nation of Gods and Earths the 17th coordinate in the Supreme Alphabet is Q for Queen. Thus we can draw up a connection between this principles and how we relate to the Earth as Queen. As a general guide line where you see “People of Color” in this document read “Original People”. Where you see “Mother Earth” we will be referring to the macro-Earth. When you see “Earth” we will be referring to the Black Woman. The principles given at the summit are the ecological principles. The commentary afterwards will be how the principle is related to the Earth mentally and physically in our paradigm.
The reason why this is of the utmost importance is because environmentalism is a topic that effects all of the human families of the planet Earth. It is not just a “white thing”. This is our planet mentally and physically. Becoming active in the activity of fighting against Environmental Racism is where we can make a positive impact in our community amongst all of the human families and preserve that which we own. By making the connection between “Mother Earth” and the Black Woman as Earth we offer insight into our ethics, morals, and how we look at the world. We also start to make taking care of the Black Woman as Earth synonymous with taking care of “Mother Earth”. Thus we offer others insight into how we think and provide practical skills to our youth such as recycling, conservation, and environmental awareness.
WE, THE PEOPLE OF COLOR, gathered together at this multinational People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, to begin to build a national and international movement of all peoples of color to fight the destruction and taking of our lands and communities, do hereby re-establish our spiritual interdependence to the sacredness of our Mother Earth; to respect and celebrate each of our cultures, languages and beliefs about the natural world and our roles in healing ourselves; to insure environmental justice; to promote economic alternatives which would contribute to the development of environmentally safe livelihoods; and, to secure our political, economic and cultural liberation that has been denied for over 500 years of colonization and oppression, resulting in the poisoning of our communities and land and the genocide of our peoples, do affirm and adopt these Principles of Environmental Justice:
1) Environmental Justice affirms the sacredness of Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, and the right to be free from ecological destruction.
We acknowledge that the Earth is necessary to manifest the Universal Flag of man, woman and child. She is sacred in that she bears life and becomes the connection between God’s thought and an organic physical manifestation. She is part of, and not separate from the Universal Family. It is through her that all of the human families of the planet Earth came into physical existence. She has the right to be free from physical and mental abuse.
2) Environmental Justice demands that public policy be based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free from any form of discrimination or bias.
Public Interaction with the Black woman is founded on mutual respect between God and Earth. By showing the positive interaction between the Black Man and Black Woman we offer a model for all of the human families to structure their relationships.
3) Environmental Justice mandates the right to ethical, balanced and responsible uses of land and renewable resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans and other living things.
We advocate that the Earth is the standard for womanhood. Once she learns about her physical and mental potential and cultivates it she is a reference point for all other women on the planet. She shows them proper conduct, proper care of self, and how to make sure Freedom, Justice, and Equality is shared by all.
4) Environmental Justice calls for universal protection from nuclear testing, extraction, production and disposal of toxic/hazardous wastes and poisons and nuclear testing that threaten the fundamental right to clean air, land, water, and food.
We don’t advocate threatening the physical environment of the Earth. Thus we do not advocate infecting her with STD’s and other types of communicable diseases. We don’t advocate poisoning her environment by making her dependent upon chemical dependencies (cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, etc…)
5) Environmental Justice affirms the fundamental right to political, economic, cultural and environmental self-determination of all peoples.
We teach that Earths can be fulcrums of change on the political, economic, cultural and environmental level. We teach the Earth to bring their issues to the forefront of society and to apply new and innovative methods to address them. We teach them that they are too be respected as an Earth of this Nation and need not to hide her identity in the public sphere as a woman of another Nation (Rasta, muslim, etc.)
6) Environmental Justice demands the cessation of the production of all toxins, hazardous wastes, and radioactive materials, and that all past and current producers be held strictly accountable to the people for detoxification and the containment at the point of production.
We stress to the Earth the importance of being cultured with refinement. This involves with how to keep the physical home. Inclusive of this, though not limited to, is diet, dress, harmful cosmetics, and chemically destroying her hair.
7) Environmental Justice demands the right to participate as equal partners at every level of decision-making, including needs assessment, planning, implementation, enforcement and evaluation.
Working within the framework of Equality we advocate that man and woman have different yet complementary roles in the Black family. Allah is Masculine, Initiator, Impregnator and Source. Earth is Feminine, Receptor, Bearer and Substrate
8) Environmental Justice affirms the right of all workers to a safe and healthy work environment without being forced to choose between an unsafe livelihood and unemployment. It also affirms the right of those who work at home to be free from environmental hazards.
We advocate that God provides a healthy home for his Earth in that she is able to grow and expand, reaching her greatest potential. We advocate that the Blackman is the proactive element in his house hold that constantly challenges and encourages the Black woman to be the best that she can. In creating this environment he ensures that her mental emotional health is sustained so that she can be a positive influence on the children.
9) Environmental Justice protects the right of victims of environmental injustice to receive full compensation and reparations for damages as well as quality health care.
We stress that the Earth whom has been the victim of damages upon her physical due to medical malpractice or experimentation be fully compensated by those responsible for the crime. We also advocate that the criminals be brought fully into the light of day so as to spare any other original woman from suffering the same damage. We also teach that the Black woman should regain responsibility for knowing her physical self in terms of her biology, health, needs for child birth, etc. We support and advocate mid-wives, cooks, doulas, etc.
10) Environmental Justice considers governmental acts of environmental injustice a violation of international law, the Universal Declaration On Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on Genocide.
We rally around the cause of original women being oppressed world wide. Women whom are placed in the position where their physical/mental is under constant danger, who cannot fulfill their potential, whose house hold environment leads to a condition where they are not able to successfully raise theirs seeds are being denied the basic blessing that is the birthright of every Black woman. This is in violation of Universal Law.
11) Environmental Justice must recognize a special legal and natural relationship of Native Peoples to the U.S. government through treaties, agreements, compacts, and covenants affirming sovereignty and self-determination.
The Earth and her attributes are the template for womanhood. She manifests her sovereignty and self determination through her bond with the Original Blackman who is God. Thus she has no need for Feminism to redress her needs to the U.S. Government. Any needs that she has with the current governmental policies that effect her are dealt with amongst other original women, her God, and her Nation.
12) Environmental Justice affirms the need for urban and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our cities and rural areas in balance with nature, honoring the cultural integrity of all our communities, and provided fair access for all to the full range of resources.
The Black woman is in need of the Knowledge of herself just as well as the Black man. We advocate that the curriculum of the Nation of Gods an Earths is the best method by which to illustrate to her the significance of her true nature. This curriculum stresses her needs at home (urban) and abroad (rural). We respect all original women no matter what their cultural lineage. We illustrate the resources that are available in their own cultural lineage that is in tune with renewal as the Earth
13) Environmental Justice calls for the strict enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical procedures and vaccinations on people of color.
The above is self explanatory. Original women world wide have been the test subject for various experiments involving reproduction from testing the pill in Puerto Rico, to the shipping of faulty condoms to Africa, to the current birth control Norplant. Ironically a lot of the 'birth control' gave the foundation to the Feminist movement which at it heart doesn't have the interests of original women within it.
14) Environmental Justice opposes the destructive operations of multi-national corporations.
Various concepts are international in their oppression of the Earth. These concepts are usually transplanted and planted in other communities abroad by corporations whom are the modern day missionaries of colonialism. These concepts include, yet aren't limited to, racism, misogyny, feminist ideals, unalike eating practices, etc. We teach the Earth what was imported onto her planet/person and what is natural on her person.
15) Environmental Justice opposes military occupation, repression and exploitation of lands, peoples and cultures, and other life forms.
We reject the use of physical force to compel a Black woman to obey the Blackman. The bond between God and Earth is based on mutual respect, communication and admiration as well as attraction, bonding, and elevation. Thus we do not advocate domestic violence, physical or mental abuse, or rape.
16) Environmental Justice calls for the education of present and future generations which emphasizes social and environmental issues, based on our experience and an appreciation of our diverse cultural perspectives.
We emphasize that the original woman, black, brown, yellow is one woman despite ethnic background or nationality. We teach this in our circumference to the adults and children. Asiatic refers to original people being one intercontinental Black people. We bring all of our experience to the table of our different lineages that is in tune with what we teach and what we will achieve.
17) Environmental Justice requires that we, as individuals, make personal and consumer choices to consume as little of Mother Earth's resources and to produce as little waste as possible; and make the conscious decision to challenge and re prioritize our lifestyles to insure the health of the natural world for present and future generations.
We teach that the Blackman is God and draws up his Earth to her fullest Equality through the manifestation of his attributes of as the Sun of Man that includes shinning light (knowledge), emitting gravity (support), and radiation (warmth). We teach that the Blackman is the foundation of the family. It is his responsibility to give structure and form to his family. We do not advocate that the Blackman depends on his Black woman for support in terms of him being unemployed, lazy, unproductive, etc. Though the specific responsibilities of man and woman in the household are left to the family to construct we do not advocate that the Earth is to shoulder the weight of the family.
Ecology is a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments. When the Blackman raises the Earth to her fullest Equality that is an act of Ecology. He is showing her the relationship between her and her twin in nature. The same care that goes into raising the Earth to her fullest Equality is also the duty of God in reference to 'Mother Earth'. He is the maker and owner of 'Mother Earth'. As maker and owner he is the MOST responsible to make sure that the planet remains a home for all of the human families of the planet Earth. The Earth, when she is raised to her fullest Equality will want to make sure that her twin in nature is respected and cared for also. When all of the above is fulfilled we are dealing with her highest Ecology