Raising a sapling to a Baobab Tree


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To be a parent is to be or act as a mother or father to a child or children. One does not have to be a biological parent when taking on that task.  But when the person tasked with that particular duty, discharges that duty with the utmost effort in ensuring their charges are taken care of, this person is honored and recognized as a “good” parent. Parenting is definitely one of the hardest of works, because there is no set training or any one blue print that handles every and all situations. Parenting is a lifetime vocation, that even in your dotage, you as an involved parent still tend to be concerned enough about your children, themselves now parent, to not want to let go of the proverbial “apron strings”. Google good parenting and you would probably turn up several titles telling you how to be a good parent.
” warmth and attention are the hallmarks of good parenting”
 As a parent I have had to relearn how to d it, particularly between my first and the fourth child.  All anybody can do for you as a parent is to encourage you, maybe tap you out when you need a small break, share one or two relevant things that maybe of help. But the bulk of parenting is a learn on the fly experience for many, without a network or a specific blue print to raising these little people.
The modern black family has neither a network of support, or a specific blue print to assist us in our parenting duties. After more than 500 years of chattel enslavement, Jim Crow legislation, medical apart-hate and numerous other genocidal encroachment on our bodies, minds and spirit, the manufactured entity called the amurdikkklan kneegrow is left without a network of support.  No network of support that once claimed “it takes a village to raise a child”.  This is due to our fragmented state and disunity, long periods of imperialistic invasions and colonial settlement.  Subsequently, the level of savagery we have inoculated ourselves with under white pathology, where physical and sexual child abuse, as well as general neglect, tends to be ramped up over the last several decades. Is not just due to post slavery PTSD. Not just due to reLIEgion or political ideology. But due to loss of our cultural paradigm.
The modern Afrikan parent, on the continent as well as in the diaspora, have to deal with a plethora of situations that impinges on their parenting success or skills. The most egregious loss is of our various yet specific Afrikan cultures, which are our mores (the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community), our traditions and our spirituality. Because parenting to day for the Afrikans in the diaspora and even on the continent, is such as neglected and broken state, I have often said that I wouldn’t want to be a child growing up in these times. The shit that children have to deal with, while maybe not as immediately harsher than the direct imperialism or enslavement era, it is still way too much interference for any young personality to deal with. Sexual abuse, drug abuse, physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect, poisoning from shitty diets….and this is just from home.
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Whenever our parenting skills as Afrikans are called in to question, we more often than not fall back on the favorite boogie man…white pathology, colonialism, the Ma’afa. As sentient hue-man beings….. not hue-man becoming and not hue-man once was, but hue-man beings…every evolving, consistently and constantly blaming the boogie man for our failure to practice good parenting becomes a tired exercise in excuse making and lack of responsibility.  Narratives of sole support parents or impoverished families of a two parent household, succeeding despite harsh and seemingly impossible odds abound. Consequently households’ that appear well off materially, with parents appearing the epitome of success, still end up with broken children and indicates that it is not necessarily your condition, but your intent that is he deciding factor in ones success as a parent.
Everybody has intelligence. Despite your level of overstanding, dictum, reading comprehension, articulation and worldview. And while it is classic socialization, to insult others who may not be on our level of experience and education as being stupid, intelligence has nothing at all to do with intellect.

According to Yurugu’s dictionary, Intelligence is defined in many different ways including as one’s capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive information, and to retain it as knowledge to be applied towards adaptive behaviors within an environment or context. The same dictionary also says that Intellect is the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract or academic matters.

A ant has intelligence. A lizard has intelligence, based on the dictionary interpretation. Intelligence is not regulated to hue-mans or edumacated or YouTube scholars. Intellect on the other hand is the particular domain of us hue-man beings. Yet despite all of this, intelligence and intellect often takes a back seat to emotions and emotionalism.  Emotion or emotionalism is the arousing of or characterized by intense feeling….FEELINGS! The affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness. These feelings of joy, sorrow, fear, hate, love or any strong agitation of the feelings actuated by experiencing love, hate, fear, etc., usually accompanied by certain physiological changes, such as increased heartbeat or respiration, and often overt manifestation, as crying or shaking. The kinds of reactions that causes such a state is what supersede and even dominate intellect…. or on the surface….intelligence. 

Many of us have been in situations where we KNOW by process of elimination, arrived at by reasoning and overstanding, that we shouldn’t grab that last piece of chitlin, extra sugar donut or steal that hair weave. But our emotional involvement and emotional intoxication overrides our capacity for logic. We are aware of the consequences of doing morally compromised acts, but yet do them anyway, makes us no difference than the dog in heat every spring. Or the Salmon swimming upstream during spawning season. So emotions often interferes with intellect and or common sense. Another name for intelligence.

Even further though, emotions can be impacted by your environment and is often sited as the very essence of an individuals emotional strength or weakness. Eggheads state that ones character is the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual, yet your character is also a result of your fertile emotional soil, which is farmed in an environment conducive to that harvest. A case in point is that opponents of the “original sin” or “born in sin” foolishness, points out that a child comes out of the earthly heaven as a blank slate to be written on. This is why we often hear suggestions that pregnant mothers be given the utmost aid in balancing her emotions, ensuring she is not around anything that may disturb her during this sacred period. We sing, talk or play classical music, which at around 432 hrz is vibratory level where healing the emotions and strengthening the nerves occurs.

The environment to prepare the child’s emotional state and thus forms his or her early characteristics starts in the womb of the parents mind, travels to the sperm and egg of the body and settles in the physical womb of the mother. Further preparation occurs during he nine month gestation period, solidifies the child’s emotional stability. The intelligence is evident  to any parent that watches a child discover their surroundings, through touch, taste, hearing and seeing. When we indoctrinate them into our world with rules and regulation….”don’t put that in your mouth, go use the potty, use your inside voice when talking, have patience”…. the child continues to form both an intellectual and emotional context and overstanding of themselves and the relations to their environment.

Our disconnect happens when we believe that he child grows a mind and characteristic of their own, despite our good intentions. It is a cognitive dissonance where mental stress or discomfort is experienced by a parent who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time. Raising their child as a sheep under the shepherding of deity that looks like their natural oppressor, while at the same time vilifying the deities and culture of people that deep down, they know is them, looks like them and was once them.  When an individual performs an action that is contradictory to their beliefs, ideas, or values; or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas , it is considered an illness. The cognitive dissonance occurs because the parents are emotionally invested in selfish and unreasonable pursuit at the expense of common sense and the state of their children’s happiness and success.

It is because we raise our children instead of rearing and conditioning them, why some people say they turn out “bad” despite our efforts. The least we have given them is food clothe and shelter, but the most we can do is to prepare them to navigate the pitfalls of white pathology, peer pressure and an increasingly hostile society and world. I am tired of hearing the excuse that they turn out “this way” and blame peer pressure or outside influence, when our rearing is not methodical or enlightening. I have yet to see an Afrikan parent who indoctrinate their child methodically, complain about them falling to the way side. One of the first things we must overcome is emotionalism. Indoctrination is not necessarily a bad thing, because your child will be indoctrinated any way. It’s a matter of who will do it. Between 0-12 we infuse them with the kind of methodical training that at the end of the 12th year, they should be tested and evaluated on their world view skills and applied knowledge. This is the rites of passage many of us in the west misuse and misunderstand.

Methodical training is more entrenched when the parent (s) is/are consistent with their practices and in a disciplined way of living, similar to how they want their children to grow.  Methodical training, indoctrination, conditioning, are all necessary in order to rear a well balanced child able to function in a world of dysfunctional peers and selfish individualism. Any black person is familiar with the bible passage, Proverbs 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. intellectually over-stand what it means, yet emotionally and experientially are confused as to what raising up the child entails.

Much too many youngsters are being conditioned to be lab experiment by socio-political imperialism of homosexuality, reLIEgion and integration, which is really an abandonment of common sense and cultural values. It is due to the immersion of our future treasures into the killing fields of the public fool shitstym, the synagogue of  Satan and the halls of intellectual masturbations, why our children are themselves separated from their body, minds and souls. They are thusly produced because the parent…the adults are themselves selfish and closed minded slaves, who if not living vicariously and materialistic through their offspring, are angry that they have them and vest their selfishness on to the children.

While we point to abuse as the number one factor in children being damaged at home, we ignore the real number one factor. Emotional and intellectual neglect. We refuse to , fail to or are ignorant to the value of lap time and rearing the child as if they will be the future leaders and trend setters. So we fix those issues by introducing examples of rearing indoctrinating the child in the way he should go, and where you want him to go, in order to bring in a brighter future:

  1. Teach them to love their black skin, their features and their hair as original and closer to nature.
  2. Teach them to respect and love themselves and teach them to extend that love and respect to others who look like them.
  3. Teach them to become creators and producers instead of workers. Encourage entrepreneurship from early and the value of generational wealth.
  4. Teach them the ideology of race first, race only and the economics of their culture.
  5. Teach them about their bodies. How to value it and how to preserve it.
  6. Teach them about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and recreational sex; and how these things contribute to ill health and emotional damage.
  7. Teach them that physical fitness should be a culture. And culture is what you do in very waking moment.
  8. Teach them about masculinity and femininity, how they compliment each other and how both energies are valuable for a balanced and productive nation.
  9. Teach them about the dangers of social media and trendiness, which is about destroying every single one of the values you have taught them up to this point
  10. Teach them about politics, the ideology of capitalism and socialism, the positives and the negatives and how best to take from each what is usable and discard what is not.
  11. Teach them the difference between reLIEgion and spirituality, the power of the mind and divine intent.
  12. Inculcate in them the love of reading. Engender in them the love of reading everything and then discuss with them what they have read.
  13. Teach them how to articulate their thoughts and how to do so in front of large crowds or a variety of people from different groups.
  14. Teach them military tactics and strategies.
  15. Teach them how to do CPR, to swim, to cook, survivalist techniques, how to kill if necessary in defense of themselves and each other.
  16. Teach them the value and power in patience, self discipline and being focused on a goal and a blue print to achieve that goal.
  17. Teach them about propaganda, how it is used against us and how ourstory is a continual propaganda attack by savages, who are not fit to be among us.
  18. Teach them ourstory and his story. All the glory and also the warts. We never want to sugar coat truth, for it is in knowing all things that a child reared to think for themselves, can make informed decisions for themselves.

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Notes on the baobab tree:

The baobab tree is a remarkable tree, so much so that it’s had a legendary status for centuries in the scorching, arid landscapes of Africa, Madagascar and Australia that it inhabits. It’s not called the ‘Tree of Life’ for nothing! Here are some fascinating baobab tree facts:

It grows to epic proportions: It’s not unusual for these trees to live for 2,000 years and have trunks of 15 metres in circumference. In fact, there’s one living in the Limpopo Province of South Africa that’s said to be over 6,000 years old and have a trunk that measures 47 metres all the way around. The baobab tree doesn’t grow to form rings in its trunk like other trees, so can only be roughly dated using carbon dating.
Baobab trees empower women: The baobab tree is ubiquitous in the dry, hot Savannah’s of Africa.
The baobab tree provides safety: It’s not just the trunk, or stem, of the baobab tree that’s enormous, it’s root-like branches reach far and wide, providing much-needed shelter and safety for the people and wildlife that share the sun-scorched plains it lives on.
Every single part of the baobab tree is useful:

baobab tree uses

The obvious use is in the timber industry, but as each baobab tree grows, it’s stem hollows out, allowing it to store thousands of gallons of water for it to use to survive when the drought season approaches, just like cacti do. It’s the spare hollows the tree isn’t using that ingenious farmers use to safely store grain and farming tools, reducing the need for extra buildings, freeing up precious space for extra farming. And that’s not all, the leaves of the tree are cooked and eaten as a spinach-like vegetable, the fibrous pulp that comes from the bark is used to make paper, clothing, grain sacks and fishing nets and the sap is used to make glue, rubber and soap. The true superhero from the baobab tree, however, is the fruit. It’s little wonder this tree is so honored.
 A baobab tree can regenerate itself: Fire, drought, termite attack, it can recover from it all. Even if it’s bark is stripped it will grow back. There are baobab trees in Africa that have spears lodged in their trunks from battles long since over. The tree simply grows more bark over the ‘wound’ and carries on sharing its wares with its people.
The baobab fruit is a vitamin C powerhouse:

pandavita baobab powder

The fruit from the baobab tree contains more vitamin C than oranges and kiwis. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it helps protect against free radicals, nasty toxins that build up and cause disease, but it doesn’t just help our immune systems. Vitamin C is essential for the production of collagen and elastin, which help keep our skin plump and younger looking and speed up wound healing. And it’s not just it’s superiority in vitamin C, baobab fruit contains more potassium than bananas, more calcium than cow’s milk, more fibre than apples and more magnesium than avocados.

Rear your child to be like the baobab tree. Strong, resourceful, healthy, adaptable and the stuff of legends. Such a tree, will bear great fruits that will in turn nourish and protect future generations, by their characteristics and their efforts.

4 thoughts on “Raising a sapling to a Baobab Tree

  1. Wonderful post! One of your best this year so far! I had to share this one.
    Teach them to love their black skin, their features and their hair as original and closer to nature.
    Teach them to respect and love themselves and teach them to extend that love and respect to others who look like them.
    Teach them to become creators and producers instead of workers. Encourage entrepreneurship from early and the value of generational wealth.
    Teach them the ideology of race first, race only and the economics of their culture.
    Teach them about their bodies. How to value it and how to preserve it.
    Teach them about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and recreational sex; and how these things contribute to ill health and emotional damage.
    Teach them that physical fitness should be a culture. And culture is what you do in very waking moment.
    Teach them about masculinity and femininity, how they compliment each other and how both energies are valuable for a balanced and productive nation.
    Teach them about the dangers of social media and trendiness, which is about destroying every single one of the values you have taught them up to this point
    Teach them about politics, the ideology of capitalism and socialism, the positives and the negatives and how best to take from each what is usable and discard what is not.
    Teach them the difference between reLIEgion and spirituality, the power of the mind and divine intent.
    Inculcate in them the love of reading. Engender in them the love of reading everything and then discuss with them what they have read.
    Teach them how to articulate their thoughts and how to do so in front of large crowds or a variety of people from different groups.
    Teach them military tactics and strategies.
    Teach them how to do CPR, to swim, to cook, survivalist techniques, how to kill if necessary in defense of themselves and each other.
    Teach them the value and power in patience, self discipline and being focused on a goal and a blue print to achieve that goal.
    Teach them about propaganda, how it is used against us and how ourstory is a continual propaganda attack by savages, who are not fit to be among us.
    Teach them ourstory and his story. All the glory and also the warts. We never want to sugar coat truth, for it is in knowing all things that a child reared to think for themselves, can make informed decisions for themselves.
    I love this! I may have to steal this!lol

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