#REPOST I get this all the time…<br><br>”THEM: “So what are you doing? All of this intellectualizing but when do we move forward with some action?”<br><br>Whenever people ask these types of questions they are inferring and assuming that intellectualism isn’t work. It reveals however their ignorance of historical and political movements and their understanding of revolution.<br><br>So here’s my reply to questions like these:<br><br>I am a revolutionary. This means I look to find the root of a problem and once doing so, instead of trying to reform it, I seek to uproot and destroy it; then I replace it with something new.<br><br>I am also an intellectual, a writer and a teacher. These are my talents. You ask “what I’m doing?” Well, it entails, in part the mastering of these activities.<br><br>The formulation of social theories requires a very real historical understanding of the problem so as to find very clear adequate solutions to those problems; solutions that moves and guides us closer to the creation and maintenance of social institutions. This requires time. Where there is no revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary action. Thought precedes action. A lot of us think we know exactly what the problems are and what the solutions are but we don’t because we refuse to study.<br><br>This is why groups meet, the reason for organization; it’s how we can ensure that we are moving in the right direction. Otherwise, we’re just doing a bunch of stuff under the belief we are being active and consequently we never go anywhere. So I’m all for doing but let’s be strategic in our doing.<br><br>Furthermore, you try and read 6 to 8 hrs a day and then let me know how much that requires. That’s work in and of itself. And then to share that information can awaken the minds of individuals who may have never heard before potentially prompting them into action.<br><br>There’s more to it but I hope this small piece made some sense…” – Irik Omowale

#REPOST I get this all the time...

"THEM: "So what are you doing? All of this intellectualizing but when do we move forward with some action?"

Whenever people ask these types of questions they are inferring and assuming that intellectualism isn't work. It reveals however their ignorance of historical and political movements and their understanding of revolution.

So here's my reply to questions like these:

I am a revolutionary. This means I look to find the root of a problem and once doing so, instead of trying to reform it, I seek to uproot and destroy it; then I replace it with something new.

I am also an intellectual, a writer and a teacher. These are my talents. You ask "what I'm doing?" Well, it entails, in part the mastering of these activities.

The formulation of social theories requires a very real historical understanding of the problem so as to find very clear adequate solutions to those problems; solutions that moves and guides us closer to the creation and maintenance of social institutions. This requires time. Where there is no revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary action. Thought precedes action. A lot of us think we know exactly what the problems are and what the solutions are but we don't because we refuse to study.

This is why groups meet, the reason for organization; it's how we can ensure that we are moving in the right direction. Otherwise, we're just doing a bunch of stuff under the belief we are being active and consequently we never go anywhere. So I'm all for doing but let's be strategic in our doing.

Furthermore, you try and read 6 to 8 hrs a day and then let me know how much that requires. That's work in and of itself. And then to share that information can awaken the minds of individuals who may have never heard before potentially prompting them into action.

There's more to it but I hope this small piece made some sense..." - Irik Omowale

Nyota

#REPOST I get this all the time...

"THEM: "So what are you doing? All of this intellectualizing but when do we move forward with some action?"

Whenever people ask these types of questions they are inferring and assuming that intellectualism isn't work. It reveals however their ignorance of historical and political movements and their understanding of revolution.

So here's my reply to questions like these:

I am a revolutionary. This means I look to find the root of a problem and once doing so, instead of trying to reform it, I seek to uproot and destroy it; then I replace it with something new.

I am also an intellectual, a writer and a teacher. These are my talents. You ask "what I'm doing?" Well, it entails, in part the mastering of these activities.

The formulation of social theories requires a very real historical understanding of the problem so as to find very clear adequate solutions to those problems; solutions that moves and guides us closer to the creation and maintenance of social institutions. This requires time. Where there is no revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary action. Thought precedes action. A lot of us think we know exactly what the problems are and what the solutions are but we don't because we refuse to study.

This is why groups meet, the reason for organization; it's how we can ensure that we are moving in the right direction. Otherwise, we're just doing a bunch of stuff under the belief we are being active and consequently we never go anywhere. So I'm all for doing but let's be strategic in our doing.

Furthermore, you try and read 6 to 8 hrs a day and then let me know how much that requires. That's work in and of itself. And then to share that information can awaken the minds of individuals who may have never heard before potentially prompting them into action.

There's more to it but I hope this small piece made some sense..." - Irik Omowale
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