The road to revolution: Why I joined the African People’s Socialist Party

What is the Matrix? That is the question. It is colonialism.

Why did I join the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP)? Because I wanted to take the red pill. I wanted to wake up. I wanted to FIGHT.

2020 was a year that shook the world, but no one has or ever will be more significantly impacted than us Africans. We have been subjected to colonial violence and terror for centuries, but in 2020, with the onset of the colonial pandemic and the US colonial elections, one thing became certain: colonialism is failing.

I am ready for colonialism and parasitic capitalism to crash and burn. Amidst the ramped-up terror attacks against Africans in 2020, I saw a bright light of opportunity for Africans to organize and take our lives into our own hands as colonialism declines.

But what could I do? Join Black Lives Matter? Argue with colonizers and colonized Africans on the Gram? Support black businesses propped up by colonial corporations?

Propaganda and other forms of mind control that allow colonialism and capitalism to thrive are now digitally fueled by social media; it is all a distraction—another arm of the system. I became mentally and physically drained by all the colonial static, and dropped off social media platforms to do some reading and introspection.

In November 2020, I was largely absent from social media except for YouTube. I searched for all things

African and I discovered The Burning Spear TV. For five months, I tuned in to the #OmaliTaughtMe Sunday studies and the midweek afternoon Address to the African Nation. It was here that I learned about the theory of African Internationalism. It was here that I freed my mind.

Of course, I know what colonialism is. I know that the white man is the colonizer. But there is a difference between knowing and understanding colonialism, and how multifaceted this parasitic system truly is. As I listened to the Chairman’s words and further researched the APSP, I realized the true meaning of being colonized. For the first time in my African life, I heard a true solution to our freedom in the theory of African Internationalism.

There is power in knowing your enemy and all the tools that they will use to destroy you. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is Black Power. This is the revolution right here, and I chose to be a part of it.

As a working class African, joining the APSP has been the most significant decision and achievement of my life.

We are fighting back. We are winning.


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