A Good Definition Of History:a) The sum total of all that has happened in the past.
b) An account of the “past.”
c) It is a discipline that gives people an understanding of themselves and others in relation to the world, both past and present.(1) Unfortunately, several branches of the African Family Tree, have followed the lead of the branch that emerged between 10,000 B.C.E. - 4,000 B.C.E. In addition to this group situated in the northwest of the Asian continent, groups all over Asia and in other parts of the world have also concocted foundations and frameworks of cultures, civilizations, histories and creation stories with no origination point in Alkebu-lan (Africa) and no credit given to their ancestors in Alkebu-lan for anything these later societies have accomplished and are currently held in esteem for. This is akin to taking credit for the father and mother while standing on the shoulders of sisters and brothers. According to history, the majority of the lands outside of Alkebu-lan were first inhabited by their dark-skinned ancestors and many of the societies were started by or benefited from these indigenous people. These indigenous people migrated from Alkebu-lan directly to these lands or indirectly from other migrants who had left Alkebu-lan many years before. These are the prodigal countries and places foolishly refusing to follow the path that retraces to the Holy Land of saving graces. Instead, choosing to trust their buts instead of their guts. Regardless, the roots of these societies reach deep into Alkebu-lan. (2) Societies the world over, flow with civilization and culture that Alkebu-lan circulated from her very first heartbeat. It is the accumulation of knowledge and the transfer of that knowledge outside of Alkebu-lan that has given today's societies the ability to get off the ground and hit the ground running. This is historical, therefore fact.
Coming From Alkebu-lan to America & Other PlacesCivilization and culture left Alkebu-lan and first went to southwestern Asia and Spain. See - Expanded Definitions: Prehistory & Prehistoric Context And So Continues The Meaning Of Life & Existence (Part 3). Alkebu-laners took civilization and culture with them and kept going all over the world. Also, because those who remained in Alkebu-lan continued to have contact with those who had migrated outside of Alkebu-lan, there was a continuing exchange. “They intermarried and developed close relationships with a variety of other ethnic groups.” Because many Alkebu-lan communities exchanged goods with ethnic groups both outside the continent and within, there was a reciprocal sharing of culture. As in many ethnically diverse communities, this cultural sharing produced distinct artifacts, foods, and music particular to” those areas. “Many Alkebu-lan peoples had prosperous and flourishing civilizations long before the arrival of Europeans"(3) and other groups who consider themselves different. Also, Alkebu-laners (now going by new names) returned to Alkebu-lan to study in the mystery and wisdom schools of Kemet. Kemet “was supreme in the leadership of civilization.” (4) Obviously, they took this knowledge back to their societies and built upon it.
Some Related Thoughts1. Whenever history is shared that meets the definition of the first two sections above, many people will have a mind jerk reaction. “Don't Get Historical!” they seem to say and run away from the historical context of the world.
2. An emotional mind jerk reaction can keep your truth from gaining meaningful traction.
3. The historical is nothing to get hysterical about.
4. I'm amazed at how many people, when given the choice: You can be a fool if you want to, will choose that option.
Impact Of Incorrect History and Historical Context
First Impact:As stated on February 27, 2013, “if it were possible to remove every trace of Alkebu-lan History, all humans and their footprints would also disappear. As it stands, the degree to which we have attempted such removal is the degree to which we wander aimlessly from a well-marked path and the degree to which children, following in our footsteps, suffer.” We cannot escape the above fact no matter how far-fetched it initially seems. It is so. Neither can we escape the following historical facts: 1. The first man and woman of modern humans, all of us living today, were born in Alkebu-lan.
2. All civilizations and cultures today use and benefit from the extensive advanced civilizations and cultures of Alkebu-lan.
3. All of the “major” religions are either based on or borrow heavily from Alkebu-lan traditional spiritual practices. More on this later.
4. Our fatal flaw and missteps today are related to the loss of this historical context, awareness and acknowledgment.
Second Impact:The negative impact on everybody's children is better understood by re-reading the third part in this series, ”Expanded Definitions: Prehistory & Prehistoric Context And So Continues The Meaning Of Life & Existence (Part 3).
Third Impact:“The first lesson in the humanities is to make a people aware of their contribution to civilization; and the second lesson is to teach them about other civilizations.”(5) To me, this means, it is a human right to know history. When we intentionally misrepresent history, we commit a human rights violation each and every time it is repeated and allowed to stand uncorrected. Teaching the truth is a significant part of what education is supposed to be. Without it, all students are cheated and their societies fail to live up to their potential greatness. This is the society I live in but it is changing. Having the correct historical context is critical to our perspective and understanding of nearly everything. According to one reader, “history is always present.” History, accurate or not, impacts our thoughts, behaviors, circumstances and lives everyday, all day. Without an accurate historical context, the meaning of life & existence will remain elusive. Related:
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History: Fact, Context & Impact Read Part 5 - Study Perspectives: Later Stone Age, Upper Paleolithic & Hate Crime Context And So Continues The Meaning Of Life & Existence (Part 5) Notes: (1) PowerPoint Presentation titled, “Events observed but not remembered have been lost to history” from Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, SC. (2) Ben-Jochannan, Yosef, Dr., “Africa: Mother of Western Civilization (African-American Heritage Series),” (1997), p. 156. (3) Asante, Molefi Kete and Mazama, Ama Editors, “Encyclopedia Of African Religion,” (2009) p. 640. (4) James, George G. M., “Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy,”The Journal of Pan African Studies, (2009) eBook, p. 33, (originally published in New York by Philosophical Library in 1954). http://www.jpanafrican.com/ebooks/eBook%20Stolen%20Legacy.pdf . (5) James, George G. M., p. 11.