Dear British Peoples: Your Queen, Elizabeth II, Has Died. Bury her in peace. In the Ancestral World There Are No Nuclear Warheads.

By tradition: We don’t “mutilate” the dead, not even with insults, not even the dead bodies of our enemies. We know for certain that Our Ancestors will deal with her much more appropriately than we could ever do.

How do we know this? In the Ancestral World, there are no Nuclear Warheads, there are no nuclear powered submarines and there are certainly no such Barbarian tools of violence forged only for destruction and looting. The battlefield is squared.

And so like we do in Traditional Africa, we will say to the British: Bury your own dead in peace. You have that Right as long as you claim you belong to the Human race, despite your three centuries of unthinkable neaderthal violence, torture, rape and looting that you have visited upon us in our Motherland, Africa. For now, bury your own dead in peace.

Our Ancestors will do the rest. Tswa Omanye Aba!

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  1. Make not mistake about our anger. but we must still show some measure (according to our traditions). It is a sign of maturity. Well said my friend, Narmer.

  2. This is a powerful message to those who want to use colonial wrongdoing as their excuse to dance on the queen’s grave. We don’t mutilate the dead, we let them RIP.

  3. I haven’t seen anyone “mutilating” QEII but I have seen persons show evidence of the history of the royal family. I don’t see this as mutilation because the truth cannot be called mutilation.

  4. I agree. Guilden. Truth is not a mutilation.

    However, I belong to a certain African Warrior Tradition. I do not see the British (and their barbaric, imperial empire) as something to be even truthful about. I solely consider the British and their crown as Enemy Combatants. So long as they live through their imperial appetite, they remain an existential threat to my African Identity. That said, as combatants, my tradition also dictates that I remain disciplined in my training: If they claim they are Human, then I will allow for the British (the enemy) to bury their own dead. It is not really a time to tell the truth or not to tell it.

    These truths about the British have been told, and the fight to remove the existential threat of British-American Empire to Africa continues irrespective of this grant to bury their lead soldier. Warriors, especially real African Warriors, have certain codes. The same codes that we must also abide by long after the battle is won. Lest we become barbarians ourselves!

  5. Narmer Amenuti, I fear that we are in danger of becoming barbarians ourselves. So much angst will distort our perspective and remove clarity.

  6. Yes, Alan. I also fear that some of this anger is coming from a feeling of “betrayal” that some of us feel towards the British (queen) rather than the kind of anger one feels for an enemy.

  7. There isn’t one consistent belief about what happens in death across Africa, but the living certainly has the right to express how they feel. After all whether you are celebrating or dancing on the grave of the deceased it’s all for the living. Given what this empire has done globally, I for one can appreciate what the Irish and the Palestinians have to say and I can see why people want to hear those voices. Cecil Rhodes has been gone a long time, who from the ancestral plains is coming back to tell us how how that particular Brit was dealt with and why are we so sure he was properly handled? ?

      • Ayo Johnson that wasn’t the crux of my response. What I am saying is we don’t know how the dead is dealt with in the ancestral world, there is no consistent belief about what happens there across Africa. Which is why I added the tidbit about the other imperialistic genocidal Brit, how do we know how the ancestors handled him in their plains? ?

        • Cayenne Peppa Koroma Understood. Maybe *some of us do. Not everyone, certainly.
          My point is that, while I respect the grave dancers, I think Narmer Amenuti, who is always calling us home, has articulated a healthier response for us. Especially since it relies on faith in our ancestors. Faith is a kind of knowing too.


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