“Bearings” is a lecture that geographically turns the world right side up. We have been looking at the world upside down for so long that we need the scholarly tools of our Ancestors to right it in our minds and eyes. This presentation by Mwalimu Baruti gives us those ancient tools and insight. Among others,
he uses the Continental Drift, Plate Tectonics and Universal Gravity theories to show how the politically calculated misinformation of eurocentric geopolitical science is embedded in our minds. Using these scientific tools as our guide, we become analytically better empowered to investigate
the directional and gravitational “truths” that have evolved about planet Earth in western thinking as a result of their eurocentric definitions. These same tools, readjusted through an Afrikan centered
lens, then give us the ability to visualize what this planet, the physical universe and geological change looks like when we look at them through the reasoning eyes of our Ancestors.