MAAT: SOCIAL REORGANIZATION & RADICALIZATION
[WROTE THIS FOR A SHORT LIVED STUDENT JOURNAL FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION WHILE A GRADUATE STUDENT GRAMBLING IN 1996-1997]
When viewing the Kemetic word 'Maat', it will, undoubtedly, enter into the mind of the individual reader as to what exactly is 'Maat' and what is the reason for maintaining the need for incorporating the philosophy that the word embodies into the actions of Afrikan and world peoples. In answering that question, the need will arise for an explanation as to the purpose for reorganizing and 'radicalizing' all sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and socio-religious administrations and bureaucracies. Each of these pressing questions will be answered in turn.
The Kemiu (Egyptian) term Maat is derived from the written pictorgraphical symbolic script of ancient Kemiu writing system that is known as the Medw Netcher. Maat was chosen as the title of the newsletter as it signifies the essence of the principles, which must be at the heart of all of the tasks, which are to be carried out by any true public administrator. These principles are truth, justice, righteousness, order, harmony, balance and reciprocity. Without these principles, which of themselves establish a superior form of equality upon which God laid the foundation of creation, all administrative procedures and functions will miss their true purpose, and that purpose is service to the people represented. Within the principle of Maat complementarity is established between man, woman, and various ethnic groups. With this high ideal of complementation in mind the need of having a total reorganization of all sociopolitical, socioeconomic and socio-religious institutions of society arises.
What is meant by reorganization is simply the expression and implementation of policies and procedures that are born from a holistic (holy, whole, complete) world-view, i.e., mind set. When considering the negative and elitist connotations associated with the titles of so-called leadership in social institutions and by having understood the ideal of the nominal leaders being, in reality, nothing more than spokespersons of the individuals they represent, it was deemed necessary to refer to reinterpret leadership from the perspective of Maat. Thus, incorporating an air of social responsibility into the associations, which represent human interaction. Also, this reorganization could best be expressed through a diversified and expanded understanding of human relationships, that would give voice to the concerns of those who are currently oppressed by existing social relations. That is all that are apart of the current human social organizations. The reinterpretation will also engage in providing an expanded or holistic understanding of all of the interrelatedness of the unlimited information that abounds in all human interactions.
The final concern to be addressed deals with the 'radicalization' of all sociopolitical, socioeconomic and socio-religious institutions. This may be more simply stated as the bringing of a sense of ancestral, cultural and spiritual awareness into a stagnant, stifled situation. It is the result of the realization of the existence of the need to reawaken and revitalize an underachieving, mediocre and shamelessly conservative society. The lack of vision, self-sacrifice, group help and purpose of true service coupled with a type of self-hatred that borders on the worst form of subservience provided the incentive and the possession of a desire to engage about the business of establishing some theoretical 'Realness' through the active utilization of hypothetical thought provided the spark. This can only be accomplished by a world-view that shuns the 'Conservative House Negroisms' of the past and charts a new course along an ancient path founded on study, research, analysis and adaptation. The sole goal being the reawakening of a dormant genius within the social whole and the creation, or rather, re-creation of Afrikan and world peoples who are innovative, self-aware, self-loving and true servants of all of the people.