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Doumafis Lafontan

It is generally agreed, "The Africans that were coerced (my italic) to settle in the new World did not travel alone. They brought with them traits of their high culture society (my italic) that by their will to act they did not forget" (Gates, 1988). It is from the remembrance of thier intrinsic values they have recreated Ayiti and then bequeathed her to us. In a sort strange "Agasou-do-miwa" a metaphor that, without doubt, illustrates the interesting remark from one of the Greek philosophers: "Truth is the broken mirror strewn to pieces; whosoever holds a piece thinks s/he possesses the whole truth." Moreover, Agasou-do-miwa appears to be a fable of change in the New World that went unnoticed.

The merit of these Africans is to be found by their attempts to remake that which had been broken, using the law of thought they sewed history that had been ripped, and assigned a place to every living organism in a sort like nature harmonized. The logic though correct also shows in their grandiose achievement, i.e., the first black republic, they relied on "The memory that had been the knowledge of all learned people in antiquity the Golden Calf" (Delhomme) also known as Voodoo or misspelled in French Vaudou (my italic).

Is it not pertinent today to ask: Should this historic legacy and tradition be improved or changed?

While we will not seek to answer this question, we will simply point out the proponents of the former, primarily HIM Haile Selassie I has argued:

"We ought not to try to change our historic legacy and tradition rather we should use education to make continuous quality improvement."

Moreover, for the impertinent among us, we would suggest, before brushing HIM aside, the onus is to prove that which s/he will seek to ascertain as change should be in accordance to the natural law and divine manifestation.

Nonetheless, quest, discovery, search and so on must somehow be viewed as innate to humankind; for we find such attempts for the new, the fresh in the history and story of all humans be they considered primitive or civilized. For example, the inhabitants of the Nile Valley must have been obsessed with the search of eternity because their monuments bear the haunt of elaborate schemes to eternal life.

Interestingly, many years ago, Buddha wrote:

"With your mind you make the world."

Without doubt this was the secret of Buddha’s prosperity and he was the cause of it. Evidently, "Thought takes duration; that is, by the time a person has idealized an event it has already occurred. Therefore, the programme that ensues from that reflection is even less correct than the thought itself. The mind is like the dance of the bees, and in this dance the next moment need not be in thought. Therefore, we must always see anew, see afresh; and, any moment in history we come upon an unknown it is an opportunity to learn a new meaning" (Bohm, 1985). 

In the days ahead, the universe, you & I will only relate meaningfully. This is known among Afrikans as Ubuntu. For example, if you should seek to manipulate nature it will manipulate you; if you should seek to control anyone s/he will control you; if you should seek to dominate anyone s/he will dominate you; if you should seek to exploit anyone s/he will exploit you. Moving beyond rugged individualism, "My family, my honor I must defend; my country right or wrong, wither away ego to let the real self appear. It is these rigid ideas that an individual has to defend that make his/her thought contradict itself leading to fragmentation," (Bohm, 1985) the tribal and world wars (my italic).

At this point, we will point out the positive knowledge of the world, or the universe, the beyond with no beginning and no end, is within our grasp. What are we saying? "Change cannot be programmed rather one must join the movement or if you will the process." It is absolutely true the cycle without answer "cercle quadrature." We are telling kont, stories, rather “kont literè” with the recurrent theme of: "That which I went to see I have returned to tell."

Lest it not be clear, we have not attempted to make our own way, or articulate our own voice rather it is the divine messenger that has opened the gateway for us. What is life isn’t a question worth asking, you simply must live life Ubuntu.

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