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Mwalimu Baruti on the importance of Family

“Along with the depth of our spiritual connectedness, Afrikans are the most
family/child-centered people on the planet. We place nothing above our
children, except that which will bring them into existence and allow us to rear
them in the way of our Ancestors. This does not happen without complementary
coupling and commitment. Generally speaking, the two most important variables
in this effort to produce and rear warriors are national sovereignty and family.
However, families cannot exist as whole, sane, progressive, empowered forces
capable of maintaining a sovereign reality without the complementary coming
together of men and women. And, to have the possibility of success, these
individuals must have committed themselves to each other as lifelong couples
sworn to build children powerful enough to sustain their society. If we are
truly nationbuilders, we have to honestly ask ourselves what is the best model
of who we want to be that we can/should pass on to our children? But, not
really, because we already know the answer. Nationbuilding begins and ends with
complementarity. It can only sustain itself and create a viable future through
the balanced pairing of women and men into married couples whose priority is
family/children first. To do what is right for the children is to build a whole
future. In this respect, those who are setting the revolutionary standard need
to ask themselves if their priorities are truly being set in accord with the
will of our Ancestors.”

Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti