In our quest for truth and knowledge, we find that nation building among our ancestors are plentiful. We’ve been here before and the way forward lies in our spirit. All though this spirit has become dormant over the last 500 years ago.
If we look at the examples of Kemit, Nubia, Cush, Ashanti, Oya, Zulu, Malian, and Songhai Empires, we will see a common thread for their rise in human evolution. They not only knew the history of their people, they were guided by a belief in something greater than themselves. An educational socialization system that was based in spirituality. More importantly their fundamental spiritual basis and origins of their beliefs systems that permeated their entire cultures was Truth-Justice-Righteousness-Balance-Order-Harmony-Reciprocity. It mattered not that their beliefs systems differed slightly, the community of people within used these 7 virtues or Universal God laws as their purpose in life. Without these virtues there can be no unifying spirit because only through this can we find the collective spirit that moves us back to our true selves so that we can see our way forward. A Sankofa movement if you will.
Knowledge of ourselves without the connecting spirituality that binds us is just a futile attempt. This is why we can’t point to any sustaining nation building apparatus in the present day. Marcus Garvey being the largest organization of people of African descent in this hemisphere did in fact cultivate self sufficiency in our community. More African-American businesses, schools and institutions were born out of this movement than any other time in our history here. This movement was not based on religious dogma but on the collective plight of our people. The Nation is probably the closest nation building we have to use as an example, to study, to examine what is it that binds it and what is it that prevents it from spreading throughout our collective communities. Build upon it and do the works necessary to complete the mission.