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Chart: African vs Western Values

Michael Tellinger, author of Ubuntu Contributionism, was a guest in Season 3: Episode 3 and Episode 9. He is from South Africa and Ubuntu is an African concept based on cooperation rather than competition. See Ubuntu Movement for a recap of the discussions. Corey Goode said that the Secret Space Program is excited about the concept of Ubuntu as an alternative to the current economic system.  However, to fully understand Ubuntu, it must be seen in the context of African culture, values, mindset, and psychology from which it originates.

If, in trying to implement Ubuntu, the only shift attempted is from competition to cooperation, the project will fail. 


What is required is a radical shift in Western values. As Iroquois Chief Oren Lyons pointed out in his presentation at the United Nations, a meeting of world spiritual leaders summarized their conclusions in 4 words: "Values Change For Survival". The chart below provides some insight into the differences in African and Western values. The chart is from The African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology by Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum, page 90. It was developed by Linda James Myers, Ph.D. in Understanding An Afrocentric World View. The chart shows many, although not all, of the conceptual and paradigmatic differences between present-day “Wesern” philosophical assumptions and those of traditional and ancient African conceptual systems.

Ubuntu is a sub-set of the ancient Egyptian Principles of Maat. Dr. Bynum's goal is to apply the wisdom of ancient Egypt to the modern world. He and Dr. Muata Ashby provide a deep understanding of the context for Ubuntu that will help make the concept successful in the Western world. The end of the 500+ years of colonialism and neo-colonialism is fundamental to this shift in values. The best means of achieving that is a UN Year of Reconciliation 2024.


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