Monday, August 13, 2018

From the Archives [Invasion of de Body Snatcher: Hi-tech Barbarians by Del Jones]

Invasion of de Body Snatcher: Hi-tech Barbarians by Del Jones, The War Correspondent written in 1996 is a collection of essays that provide both a history lesson and a call to action. The book glosses over three topics that Jones deems essential to the progress and awareness for Africans in America.

In the first part of the book with a collection of about five essays he shares his theory on the so called New World Order (NWO) and the possibility of Caucasians fighting each other in a second civil war between the NWO , the elite super rich and the American White Nationalist that disagree with the political powers that be, stating that, "...the U.S. government has a real problem". Jones outlined how there would be a one world government by the year 2000 with everyone bio chipped for surveillance and population control. Well let's be glad that the "NWO" didn't make good on the bio chip thing, however in reality we are carrying a similar device everywhere we go that can be tracked and that's our cellular phone. I can be anywhere in the world and if I connect to the Internet, anyone that I am electronically linked to and the agencies and companies that provide this service can pinpoint exact location 24/7. Social media, apps and satellites are truly making this existence a One World Order for those who choose to be connected and the key word here is CHOICE. Fortunately, yes we still have a choice.

The second collection of essays ties the NWO into the medical industry. Jones gives an interesting historical summary of how the "NWO" developed the present day medical system to keep big investors and pharmaceutical companies rich at the expense of the health of the masses that are ignorant of their scheme to "slice and dope" everyone who finds themselves in the hands of the western medical establishment. The writer brings to light in summary the dangers and side effects of a few popular chemical medications like Prozac, Ritalin, and Norplant that have been prescribed to thousands of men, women and children and have had disastrous outcomes based on lawsuit information from thousands of plaintiffs. The author also says in spite of the harm that these prescription drugs have caused, THEY ARE STILL ON THE MARKET and are now distributed around the world.

Despite the tremendous amount of weariness in the reporting, the author does give a positive solution to avoid the prescription drug plague. He states: "Our approach to problem solving, in a medical sense, was natural. It made a big difference that we lived in a user friendly climate and had an understanding of nature." Jones then slips back into ringing the alarm with informing the reader that these "medical" chemicals are also being used to commit genocide on the poor people of the world through alcohol, vaccinations and biological warfare. He makes a very interesting statement about a virus that resurfaced in the 21st century and has caused quite a scare. "Jabulani Uhrobo, a journalist operating out of London, wrote in the Winter Edition (1995) ...about a deadly disease first known as the "Marburg Virus." It first struck in 1967 is Marburg, Germany. Don't sound familiar? That's because they renamed it the "Ebola Virus." "This virus was named Ebola by Europeans during an outbreak around the Ebola River on the Zaire Sudan borders in 1976."

The third section of essays outline the solutions that can be implemented for those who are interested in working towards educating themselves and those seeking progress in the wake of the "New World Order". His first recommendation is to form African Study Groups and political action groups that can begin and or increase development in local communities toward self-sufficiency, economics, control of food sources, clothing manufacturing, and provide affordable housing in safe communities. One very important point Jones made that is vital for change and working as a collective is, "Avoidance of the Cult of Personality is critical. Always demand collective leadership." In accordance with formulating solutions, the author also states, "Revolutionary Pan-Afrikanism fits snugly if we reject capitalism and look to build a social formation built on Afrikan Communalism. We must prepare our people to restructure the damaged Afrikan personality." Jones then gives a list of reading materials that would benefit those individuals and groups who are just starting the journey to Pan Africanism and community development.

Note: Jones can be very sharp tongued and offensives for those who don't care to be inundated with profanity and racial slurs, so be aware. Aside from that this 3 ankh book is still relevant in the 21st century and although the people of color in the world had many resurrections towards our former greatness, there is still along way to go. There is still another 300 more years of reversing the basic hurdles to world peace and that's getting beyond the color and economic divides. Jones also has some great quotes from the greatest Pan African think and master planner of our time, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey sprinkled throughout the book that are very good for provoking the positive thought processes for personal and community progress.

K. Akua Gray
August 13, 2018
Washington, DC

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