Unfortunately, the supposedly spiritual teacher I entrusted the domain and space to decided to go to a place of Gay frogs level of hate speech, and use the domain to promote it.
For obvious reasons, I could not let that continue. My hosting services do not allow racist or homophobic hate speech. I also find it morally abhorent to say the least.
For the record:
I never EVER asked him to promote homosexuality. I only asked him NOT to spread neo nazi propaganda and falsehoods. He could post about herbs. He could even say that he personally doesn’t like homosexuality or agree with it. It would put us at odds, but to say you personally don’t like something is not hate speech.
Calling people subhuman or less human, and repeating dehumanizing propaganda, and slandering people who did nothing wrong is hate speech.
I know where the lines are. I mind them.
Two great real African freedom advocates, Frantz Fanon and Jomo Kenyatta were homophobes. It’s ironic that some of their (futile and anti historic) arguments against it turned out to add to proof that it was very much either an okay thing or a non issue in Africa before colonialism. However, their contributions to the anti colonialist effort served to, as Kwame Ture (not a homophobe) would put it, help solve the root of the problem. One reason I’m supportive of the LGBTQIA+ diaspora even though I do not personally hold gendered ideas or ideals that would make these labels entirely distinct, is that I understand some of the roots of the problems in the west include fascism, capitalism, and authoritarianism. I understand that before we can even have free GRITS+ (my personal acronym, not a community thing) people within African cultures again, we have to deal with the neo colonialism and colonized mentality and economic exploitation and corruption in Africa. This is an issue that runs parallel and within, not somewhere on the side of our overall freedom. The African feminist/Africana womanist must be the LGBTQIA+ rights advocate must be the antifascist must be the anti fascist must be the anti authoritarian and must be the worker’s rights advocate and the promoter of communal entrepreneurship. It all goes together because none of us really has the luxury of division.
So when you see an African who feigns or mocks the luxury of division, and isn’t actually doing anything real for our people locally or globally, that’s a phony. That’s someone who would go to the Philippines, step over all the local Indigenous medicine and paths to awareness, to do “ayahuasca” with some cultural appropriating tourist trappers, and of course return with a messiah complex and hate in his heart. One reason you don’t do Indigenous plant medicine without Indigenous elders is because others might lead you down a bad path, or not have the community to help one to not interpret their experiences in a toxic way.
As an aside, slandering people also puts weight on one’s heart when meeting Ma’at. So now I have my doubts about his supposed Kemetic adherence. You notice even if most of them have a touch of new age in their practice, they will stop short of spreading falsehoods. The ones who do go to that length are invariably revealed as frauds who are going on a “pastor says” version of pseudo Kemeticism or took on that “white” supremacist “Khamit” stuff.
Also, from the Indigenous plant medicine aspect of this, if you did ayahuasca and came back with a haterist messiah complex and not the sense of Oneness, then you did it wrong. Your guides dropped the ball and were not trained by Indigenous elders.
Just rest assured, no global conspiracy shut Efe West down. He is still posting on YouTube, and still just as free as he was before he met me. I have sent him all of his posts and he is free to continue his “work” elsewhere, just not on my hosts’ servers.
Blessings and Ashe!