4th Birthday Quiz on Black First Land First

4th Birthday Quiz on Black First Land First

Black First Land First (BLF) turns 4 today. Here’s some general knowledge questions and answers about the organization:

Questions

1. What is BLF’s Philosophy of Liberation?

2. What is BLF’s vision?

3. What is BLF’s minimum program?

4. What is BLF’s desired end goal?

5. What is the objective of BLF?

6. Who is the enemy of Black people?

7. What about gender relations?

8. Why does BLF want to go to parliament? Is parliament not a bourgeois institution?

9. Once in parliament, will BLF not be fat cats?

10. What will BLF do for Black unity?

Answers

1. BLF’s philosophy of liberation is Black Consciousness as principally developed by Steve Bantu Biko, Pan-Africanism as principally developed by Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe and the leadership ethos as elaborated by Thomas Sankara.

2. Black people must come first in all areas of life. White people, if at all, will benefit as a byproduct of blacks being served first.

3. Radical Economic Transformation (RET), which puts land first and has the best possibility to unite all black people irrespective of party political affiliation.

4. To usher in a Black socialist society where exploitation and oppression cease to exist. The wealth of the nation shall be equitably shared.

5. BLF is a Black Consciousness organization. It’s objective is accordingly to struggle for the emancipation of black people.

6. White Monopoly Capital (WMC) which is a system of power which benefits all white people and disadvantages all Blacks.

7. South Africa is a racist, capitalist and patriarchal society shaped by white supremacy. The question of women’s liberation is central to the emancipatory process, but there can be no ending patriarchy outside of ending white supremacy itself.

8. Yes, parliament is a bourgeois institution, but it can be used to assist the revolutionary process in two main respects:

i) To provide a platform to agitate for radical proposals and educating the masses.

ii) To provide much needed resources to fund the revolutionary movement outside parliament. In approach, BLF holds that we must be “anti-politics politically engaged”, meaning we must use politics to end politics.

9. BLF Members of Parliament (MPs) will not be paid a salary which is much higher than the Marikana workers minimum wage of R12 500. BLF will use the rest of the salaries to build the movement outside parliament.

10. BLF will work to unite all black political parties on the basis of Radical Economic Transformation (RET). We shall strive to set up a non-partisan parliamentary caucus for all pro-RET MPs.

Know your BLF.

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

14 May 2020

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BLF turns two today

BLF turns two today

On this second anniversary of our revolutionary movement we commit ourselves to deepening the fight against land thieves and white supremacy. Black First Land First (BLF) will not celebrate any achievement until the land is in the hands of its rightful owners. Today we renew our commitment to defend and advance the Radical Economic Transformation (RET) agenda as was conceived by President Zuma.

Black people need a minimum program to unite them all, irrespective of political party affiliation. That program is RET. Amongst the key pillars of RET, which must be supported by all, are the following:

1. Land expropriation without compensation
2. Nationalisation of the South African Reserve Bank
3. Setting up a State Bank
4. The revised Mining Charter
5. Free quality decolonized education
7. Reparations for Marikana
8. Living minimum wage of R12 500

BLF, following Steve Biko, has learned in its short existance that “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”. It is for this reason that BLF has in the past two years spent a lot of time making visible the invisible hand of white monopoly capital (WMC). BLF has laboured to expose the state capture narrative that seeks to absolve WMC as the primary capturer of the state.

BLF has consistently emphasized the liberation perspective which clarifies that the central contradiction in South Africa (SA) is really between black people and land thieves. The differences amongst blacks are secondary. Hence the slogan “peace amongst blacks – war to the enemy”.

BLF enters its third year of life under heavy intensification of imperialist aggression, both here and abroad. In SA imperialism is fermenting every type of vendetta against the RET forces including sponsoring protests which seem protected by the police such as the burning down of Mahikeng. For the first time we have witnessed an attack on a mosque a few days ago. In this context we note the United States of America (USA) military invasion of SA – war aircraft of the USA are on our shores since early this month. This follows a 2 week long tour of SA by Lord Robin Renwick – chief handler of the puppets of regime change in the country.

Abroad we see the intense imperialist war developing in countries like Venezuela, Nicaraguan, Ecuador, Brazil and even in the Caribbean.

BLF has committed itself to exposing WMC corruption and schemes. We will, moving forward, defend and advance the original RET program.

There are urgent tasks that must be done including intensifying the counter WMC narrative; organizing land occupations; opposing evictions from land and homes; defending the Ingonyama Trust; defending President Zuma; and defending the North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo.

BLF wishes to thank all those who have helped the movement. All your assistance – from financial, to ideas, to advice – are well appreciated.

#Happy2BLF

Issued by Black First Land First, National Coordinating Committee of (BLF NCC)

14 May 2018

Black First Land First Email:[email protected]
Facebook: Black First Land First
Twitter: @black1stland1st
Website: www.blf.org.za

Zanele Lwana
(Deputy President)
Cell: +27799867225

Lindsay Maasdorp
(National Spokesperson)
Cell: +27 79 915 2957

Brian Tloubatla
(Head of Media & Communications)
Cell: +27 82 216 7664