The WHY of the Prisoner Subscription Fund

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In the spirit of our Afrikan Ankhcestors

by M’ketu M. M’wele

Imhotep! In the spirit of our Afrikan Ankhcestors, I was inspired to write. The prefix ankh before ancestors symbolizes they are one in the same. The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat to nourish our bodies is filled with the spirit of our Afrikan Ankhcestors. The omnipotent presence of our Ankhcestors is undeniable.

A Brother, fellow prisoner and loyal subscriber introduced me to the San Francisco Bay View. I thank the Brother virtually every day for sharing your indispensable information and pertinent global news. Information, organization and solidarity are insurmountable forces.

At present, I’m a lifer who is currently serving time for armed robbery and felony murder. In 1979, I was sentenced to life plus 55 years. For the record, you have permission to share my story with the SF Bay View family, readers and faithful subscribers.

To say the least, it’s very cathartic to share the inhumane experience of surviving in the neo-slave plantations of the 21st century. The prison industrial neo-plantations are mirror images of the slave plantations that existed hundreds of years ago. The more plantations change the more plantations remain the same.

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The ankh represents the union of man and woman and symbolizes the creation of life through this union. It was believed that the union of Osiris and Isis flooded the Nile every year and gave Egypt life by providing fertility. That is why the symbol is also known as “the Key of the Nile” and this is also the reason it is considered to represent the union of heaven and earth.

Take it from a prisoner who has spent five different decades in prison. During which time I became a grandfather and great-grandfather. There are absolutely no words to describe how it feels to meet your grandchildren and great-grandchildren in prison for the very first time. There was a simultaneous feeling of joy and sorrow, the horrific inhumanity of neo-plantation suffering is beyond incredulous.

In closing, please allow me to share more of my story at another time. I will look forward to writing as much as you permit. Shemhotep

Revolution and solidarity!

Nation-building for all eternity!

Brother M’ketu 

Send our brother some love and light: M’ketu M. M’wele, 64123-838202A, SWSP, 215 South Burlington Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302.