We see consciousness as a necessary aspect of Keyamsha: The Awakening. In this video Kwame Touré explains our role in converting those who are unconscious into conscious, thereby, in our opinion, bringing about Keyamsha the Awakening. Those of us who are awakened realize that the unconscious are just as much a part of us as we are a part of them. Their unconsciousness affects us as though it were our own.
Here Toure distinguishes between mobilization and organization in order that we will know scientifically how to bring about an awakening amongst the unconscious for the benefit of us all.
The conscious must understand precisely what their task is and we said this here two years ago and we will repeat it.. Our task is not to teach the unconscious to be conscious but to make them conscious of their unconscious behavior. Our task is not to teach the unconscious to be conscious but to make them conscious of their unconscious behavior. Because unconsciously, instinctively, they seek freedom.
What we must do is make them conscious: Well look you want freedom anyway. Let’s be serious. Let’s sit down, let’s plan it, let’s tear down the system and walk on to liberation. It’s as simple as that.
This aspect of the unconscious becoming conscious s linked to mobilization and organization. Something we mentioned last year. We must make clear distinctions between mobilizers and organizers.
To be an organizer you must be a mobilizer. But being a mobilizer does not make you an organizer. Much confusion is to be found here. Malcolm X was a great mobilizer. He was a great organizer. Martin Luther King was a great mobilizer. He was not a great organizer. These facts can be easily seen from King and Malcolm. When Malcolm went to a place he left the mosque. When King went to demonstrations he broke down segregation and he moved on. As a matter of fact, King was not concerned with organization to the point that even though he was the most popular Baptist preacher in America, without a shadow of a doubt, and probably too beyond a shadow of a doubt the most loved, he could not become president of the National Baptist Convention. As a matter of fact, if my memory serves me correctly now, it was Muhammad speaks that carried the article on the front page in 1964 when King tried to become president of the National Baptist Convention, there was so much confusion there that a minister was actually pushed off the stage and died in the struggle. And of course King lost. The man who won was a reactionary man by the name of Jackson. He never did nothing for the people, never cared about the people. He was just a pork chop minister who used their money to put gas in his big Cadillac.
But he was organized. But he was organized.
We say that we must come to know the difference between mobilization and organization because the enemy will use mobilization to demobilize us. Mobilization is very easy. Very very easy. Of course. since we are people who are instinctively ready to respond against acts of injustice, any time there’s one little act of injustice we can find people who can come and will blow it up and make some mass demonstration around it. Miss Sally lost her job let’s rally so she can get her job back. People will come and rally. So and so got kicked out of school because, the teacher’s unjust. People will come and rally.
They will come to rally at issues. This is what mobilization does, it mobilizes people around issues. Those of us who are revolutionary are not concerned with issues we are concerned with the system. The difference must be properly understood. The difference must be properly understood.
Mobilization usually leads to reform action. Not to revolutionary action. If we would look, scientifically, at the October 16th Million and More March, we would see that this is a mobilized event not an organized event.
We must know clearly the difference between mobilization and organization.
One of the characteristics of mobilization is that it is temporary. Organization is permanent and eternal. Clear differences must be made because the unconscious can usually be captured easily around one issue items around mobilization items. It is hard to organize them around mobilization. But these unconscious must be brought to organization. We must transform mobilization to organization. We say the enemy will use mobilization to demobilize us.
Many brothers and sisters who have been to the Million More March say: ”I was there.” “Well what are you doing today my sister?” “I was there. When a million brothers were getting together I had to be there. I was there.”
And you have brothers too, “I was there. I was there.” Well what are you doing today, brother? If we are not careful we will allow mobilization to become events. The struggle is never an event. It is a process, a continual eternal process. We say that it is our job to use mobilization to drive us to organization. You know our theme is organization. We want power. We don’t want money. We don’t want fame. We don’t want fortune. We don’t want popularity. We want Power!!! POWER! And power comes only from the organized masses. Power comes only from the organized masses.