Over the past thirty-seven years I have had a vision, of a star peace, no more war, poverty and famine. When I learned about chattel slavery of Africans and the extermination of the American Indian it had a profound impact on my world view. As I grew older it has become clear to me that our current political, socio-economic system is devoid of love, full of hate and demonstrates a loss of freedom.
Our American economy reflects an out of control military/industrial complex that reinforces and perpetuates a dying economic system. The maintenance of this societal octopus requires a military structure to protect every corporate business interest no matter where the tentacles feed. The system represents a dis-organization of confusion constructed to dis-organize and disempower the masses of people.
Starpeace - to reach a star, you need peace. By gathering together all of the world's positive energy, through universal education and love, this positive force can power us beyond this narrow and limited destructive, chaotic and greedy world.
Industrial Maintaining Organization is simply the design to build a new world, governed by love, justice, where everyone participates in valuable work matched with their inherent, God-given talents and abilities, where we can live as one, in peace, harmony and justice. This is my hope, my belief and my dream.
Nommo Kofi Diop aka Carl Anthony Barnes was born and raised in San Francisco, California. While studying art at San Jose State, I became interested in learning about the continent of Africa, my ancestral homeland. During my childhood, I always drew sketches of my surroundings. Since my youth, my interests have included the observation of my world. As a young man I found Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and American society very inspiring, for different reasons. MLK had a dream that influenced me to mirror his activism in social justice and civil rights for people of African descent in America. Malcolm X had the vision to see himself as a man who could change himself and could change the world. The American society in which I grew up has always appeared to me as criminal for enslaving African people, exterminating the American Indian to appropriate his land and for acting as if these atrocities were permissible under God's commandments.
My sympathies lie with the downtrodden of the world, because I feel as I am one of them. My fondest desire is to help people especially in ways to raise positive consciousness through improvements in non-profit organizations that can benefit the community.