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This is Freedom Essay 8


How this liberated me from racism


From my own experience I can say with absolute certainty that, as the word gets out, FREEDOM will provide the key to healing poor or strained ‘race relations’ throughout the world. Basically, this understanding of the human condition will end all prejudices, like racism, forever.


During the WTM’s first Global Conference, which was held in Sydney in February 2017, Franklin Mukakanga, Zambian advertising director, radio host, and founder of the Zambian WTM Centre, described how Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the human condition brings the desperately needed reconciling understanding to the relationship between races.

The actual explanation of how this critically important reconciliation of the races is achieved is presented in F. Essay 28.

Watch Franklin’s presentation in the video player below:



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The Transcript of this video


The following transcript is an excerpt from Franklin’s presentation.
The full transcript can be read in Freedom Essay 16.



As a Bantu, or African, man born and living in a country once colonised by the British, like so many, I had no love for the Caucasian race.


Based on stories I had heard, things I had read; the historical accounts kept alive by so-called ‘Black consciousness’ or ‘Black empowerment’ movements; my own observations of the eroding indigenous culture and death of African languages on the heels of colonialism and the West’s ongoing exploitation of African resources, I had no kind thoughts for ‘bakuwa’ as white people are called in my mother tongue.

I did not hate them. I just hated what they had done and continue to do to my people in the process of bringing us ‘civilisation’.

This led to a deep resentment and to my treating Caucasians with a cool, guarded ambivalence. I was happy if they stayed out of my way and I stayed out of theirs; I never took the initiative to make Caucasian friends and totally lacked that desire or drive that many Africans have to visit Western lands.

I also considered it my sacred duty as an African man to remember and teach others to remember how the bakuwa had screwed us over and how ‘we’ couldn’t and shouldn’t ever trust ‘them.’ Sure, I got to know a few Caucasians who slipped under the radar over the years, but by and large I was not interested in making them my friends.

It was incredible then to read Jeremy’s compassionate, first-principle based explanation of the differences between the races. I learnt that these differences exist because each race has had a different level of exposure to humanity’s psychologically upsetting, but heroic search for self-understanding. And it’s these different degrees of exposure that have directed the ways in which different races behave, both amongst themselves and towards others. Well, when I learnt this, all the negative feelings I had harboured for many, many years about the more ‘upset’ races from more advanced civilisations (such as the Caucasians) immediately melted away.

Jeremy had so fully and accountably explained our racial differences that it healed my inner resentment of ‘colonising Brits’ and by extension, of the Caucasian race and others, cutting like a hot knife through butter. It even made me aware of my own race’s oppression of other races such as the !Kung Bushmen.

From my own experience I can thus say with absolute certainty that, as the word gets out, FREEDOM will provide the key to healing poor or strained ‘race relations’ throughout the world. Basically, this understanding of the human condition will end all prejudices, like racism, forever. It is so exciting to think about what the world is going to be like when this understanding becomes widely known and understood because it is going to bring about a world that is harmonious, healed and transformed, which is the glorious home our species deserves at the end of its journey to self-understanding.


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How racism is ended by the understanding of the human condition is explained in F. Essay 28, and in chapter 8:16E of FREEDOM.

Also, watch Jeremy Griffith present the breakthrough redeeming explanation of the human condition in Video/​F. Essay 3, or read chapter 1 of FREEDOM.


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  • Kevin Huckstep on March 25, 2017 at 12:46 am

    It was truly awe-inspiring to watch those three remarkable individuals share a little of their personal story. I wish them every success in setting up WTM centres in very different parts of the world. Different people, different world views, one common aim: to help people into the light of knowledge and understanding.

  • Frank B on March 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Franklin to me is living proof of the extraordinary explanatory power contained within ‘Freedom’. In a just a short space of time he has been able to understand away all the prejudice and all the distrust that has strained race relations for an extremely long time. He has essentially begun to reconcile it within himself!
    The last paragraph just says it all doesn’t it, what a momentous step forward for Humanity what a future to look forward to.

  • AliceW on March 27, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Testament to the healing effects of Griffith’s profound work. This leaves me deeply moved and motivated to help spread this knowledge.

  • Prue Wb on March 27, 2017 at 8:09 am

    It is a marvel to hear Franklin’s first-hand experience of how completely restoring, healing and far-reaching Jeremy’s explanation of the human condition is. In Freedom, Jeremy states in reference to this understanding that ‘it alone can heal the human race and save the world’ and you can see the power of this in Franklin’s amazing talk.

    • AlanT on September 1, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Yes I agree Prue, it’s incredible to witness the power of this understanding

  • Perry Sherrard on September 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

    None of us had a choice of our skin color or the language our mothers spoke. To be critical of another for ether reason only shows ignorance of the who is critical.

  • Professor Senior Lecturer Dr Steve Rogers on October 6, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I am an Australian, and I have good, positive and constructive relationships with my Indigenous brothers and sisters. My heritage is Anglo Saxon,but it does not matter, as my Aboriginal Brothers and Sisters accept me, and I accept them, both of us trying at all times to understand our cultural differences.
    Professor Senior Lecturer Dr Steve R Rogers.

  • Kizzie on November 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Whatever your race, if you are working class, you have historically been abused by your elite masters. We all need to understand that much of what has happened in this world has been as a result of the whims of a few. Freedom is and always will be relative

  • David Brittain on December 9, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    Self doubt and ignorance of why they exist have led Homo sapiens to compete against each other. Thus, on an individual, a national, and an international basis, Mankind competes instead of cooperates with itself. For the most part Mankind has allowed itself to be mind conditioned to adopt a jungle law approach to life instead of an approach of cooperation and trust. We only have to recall when great disasters such as earthquakes strike, how quickly selfish competitiveness is replaced by compassionate cooperation with fellow rescue workers to bring aid and relief for those afflicted by the disaster. A rescuer would admit that although the work was difficult and often traumatic, it left him or her with a feeling of satisfaction and well being. In turn, this suggests that cooperation is the natural approach to life for Mankind if individually he and she bursts free of the mind conditioning passed down the generations.
    Best wishes from David and Yvonne of the Ascension Support Team.

  • Sudasi on February 24, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Is there anyone near me who has connected to this movement? Denman Island, B.C, Canada

  • Nadya Hinson on March 10, 2018 at 12:31 am

    I would like to be involved in the columbus ohio area.

  • Andrew hookham on March 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I have just started to read and listen to transformation.
    The human condition, brilliant, carnt wait to read more..
    I will be spreading the word😊

  • Ricardo Javier Martinez Gonzalez on April 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Gotta love life and your surroundings because GOD our creator of human race was made for one purpose which it was to live in this world with harmony and make the best of it and not to behave like animals which we have been living in the past years and now we all are understanding this simple concept that if we live in a peaceful world we will have a better chance to give our future generations to live their lives as we did and so on and on…

    Thank you for your time and GOD Bless You All…


    • Tommy on April 15, 2018 at 11:43 am

      What I have found so incredibly significant about the ideas the WTM are putting forward Ricardo is that it makes sense of why we haven’t been able to live in harmony and peace in the first place. And I think it’s important to say that the WTM makes clear that we haven’t been behaving like instinctive-led animals while we’ve been suffering with the human condition which is addressed in the 2nd essay, ‘The false ‘savage instincts excuse’ ( Now that we can biologically understand why we are so divisively behaved when the ideals are to be cooperative, the horrific state of the human condition can end and we can all finally legitimately move forward into a peaceful and harmonious, happy, freedom-filled world together. As Franklin so beautifully says above ‘this understanding of the human condition will end all prejudices, like racism, forever. It is so exciting to think about what the world is going to be like when this understanding becomes widely known and understood because it is going to bring about a world that is harmonious, healed and transformed, which is the glorious home our species deserves at the end of its journey to self-understanding.’

  • Yoel on April 25, 2018 at 11:54 am

    the idea, Freedom The human condition have been in my radar and I stumbled on this site. I will still persue your information further and continue with own creation of idea/thought. From the start of the introduction of this idea as been presented, there stand out many limitations, global/human ego centric flaws. First the entire frame work is limited in the box of Euro centric idealogy. The limitations of the idea is based on this ego centric flaw.

    • Susy on April 28, 2018 at 10:09 am

      I’ve been studying this information for some time now and have found it to be endlessly selfless in it’s approach. The WTM’s information is based on a testable biological explanation of human nature which is applicable to all and is set out for all humanity, no matter creed nor colour. I agree with Professor Harry Prosen, the former president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association, who said: ‘I have no doubt this biological explanation of the human condition is the holy grail of insight we have sought for the psychological rehabilitation of the human race.’

  • Ben kelly on April 25, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve often wandered how these ideas would be taken up by other cultures around the world. Thank you Franklin for sharing how this has impacted you as a Bantu man ☀️

  • Rj on April 30, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    What I have realised over my journey with the WTM’s information is that no matter how idealistic what is being presented seems, this information defends our reality, it makes sense of our anger, egocentricity and alienation, our upset. It makes sense of why we can be all those things when the ideals are to be cooperative and loving. It finally makes sense of our human condition which is a hugely significant breakthrough. It is this supreme logic and rationale that does at last legitimately lead to a huge transformation of all our lives, on an individual level and global, including finally being able to reconcile all the poles of life, eg between different races and between the sexes. When you realise the significance of this information you see that if you really want to fix all the problems in the world what you need to do is support it in every way you can and it will achieve everything we have ever dreamt of. I think another very good and important essay about the difference between what most people are doing when they try to make the world a better place, which is really ‘pseudo idealism’ – and the real idealism being presented here in this essay is the 35th essay,’Left-wing politics leads to death of the human race’.

  • linda Smith on May 14, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    love ur. posts

  • Vivienne Gray on June 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Enlightening. It would be nice if the whole worlds leaders thought the same as above so below.

  • Layra on July 28, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Amazing what changes Jeremy Griffith has brought to Human CONSCIOUSNESS!

  • Mohammed Abdul Hameed on October 5, 2018 at 4:34 am

    “I am also do my part”
    More knowledge is essential for better understanding of human condition
    But more knowledge is dangerous for every individual,because every human has personal interpretation is different just because every individual thought, he is only right, they don’t want to accept others.

  • Osea Malamalanitabua on October 14, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Mind blowing indeed we need to transform us from Race or Races to People as Human Beings Globally.For generations we have classified us in three main categories:caucasian,mongoloid,negroid and Anthropologists harp upon the differences and similarities and also include the Cultural Differences.From early man to the present period what we need and want for survival is very much the same from Timbuktu,Fiji and Anchorage.Food is what we want most and Shelter to keep us warm others will come as the need arises.A New Guinean Highlander was once asked by a Journalist to describe “Culture”>Without hesitation he said FOOD..we as people need it and let us go hunt for ours in the jungle.The similarities from East to West,North to South are what we need to emphasise as of Now and once learnt and understood we will know there is Hope and TRANSFORMATION will begin to take place in all of us.Use LOVE as a Tool for Human Freedom.

  • Justice Moyo on November 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Hi ! I live in Olds,Alberta,Canada.I really need to network and discuss with the WTM.
    I find these essays extremely enlightening.The human race is heading for a complete disaster if nothing changes the current path.Is anyone aware of what is happening in USA ,the Congo and the Middle East?

  • Jean Harmel Fenton on December 31, 2018 at 3:18 am

    I’d like to become a subscriber. I like the material you publish, and and want to know how to improve Vic á vis race relations.
    Thank you.

  • david on January 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    i read what you wrote how this liberated me from racism but as a black man i have a question for you you said the west .is what the west did to africa not better than what our own african political leaders has done to africa under colonialism we had good hospitals good education good economic system good industry are we not worse now
    under new chinese colonialism and russians than under west colonialism and under black leadership is africa better or worse

    • Franklin Mukakanga on January 19, 2019 at 8:17 am

      Hi David, thanks for your thoughts and I agree it’s all been a terrible situation. That question really comes down to the deeper understanding that there are differences in where races are up to on the human journey, and as a result, some are more naïve, some are more disciplined, and some races are more cynical than others. You may be interested in reading Freedom Essay 28, ‘The End of Racism’ where it explains all this. For example, ‘And so, the simple and obvious fact is that some races are so relatively innocent and naive about life under the duress of the human condition that they lack the toughened self discipline and insecure egocentric drive to succeed of the more upset-adapted races and, as such, can’t legitimately compete with those people, so when they see an opportunity to obtain money and/or power and the material luxury both can bring they can’t resist taking it, whether it’s rightfully due or not.’
      This understanding of the human condition, as presented in Video/Freedom Essay 3 explains the biological reason why all humans are equally good and so we can finally bring compassionate understanding to the differences in upset between races and also genders, generations, countries, civilisations or cultures, which brings an end to all prejudices. Indeed the whole horror of the human condition and all the pain and suffering all across the planet now ends, all humans now enter a new, understanding-filled, liberated existence. I can’t encourage you more to keep reading David. I am the founder for the Zambian WTM Centre and you can always contact me there, and there is also the South African WTM Centre founded by James Moffett,

  • Stan Smokey Mirrors Chavez on January 25, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Humans create their own suffering. Considering our monetary system, corrupt government, country built from killing the original people, social engineered society that’s is fed fear,judged by what you consume. New World Order getting ready to take over, depopulation on the agenda. We need to listen to the ancestors advice, following it, and evolve as we should have long ago. The future is only in removing the system that is in control and implementing my ancestors spiritual ways. Healing Mother Earth and understand that we are only one strand in the web of life, we must change or be wiped out again. Thank you for your time.

  • Cas on January 26, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you Franklin, your words speak to me and I am quite overcome with your message, from where you have come and what this book has allowed you to understand. I think we’ve come to a time on this earth where we need much more than advice from our ancestors as Stan says below, or even spiritualism, but I agree we must change. I’ve had a long history with the new age and I know the answer does not lie there. I love what I have been reading that we must understand our way to freedom, that rings true to me.

  • Jonathan Noe on February 13, 2019 at 11:36 am

    We are all 1 every one of us is the same person all extensions of God of the source whatever you want to call it there’s only one dreamer dreaming all the different experiences that are happening right now

  • Gert Kroucamp on March 18, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Excellent compelation. I’ve started working through the book of FREEDOM earlier this month March 2019, using my life in reference to reading. Could not help it because while reading I remember past patches of my life since childhood.
    Past few years I focus on individualism rather than groups. Provides me connecting with personalities / souls of people. Group tends to change individual personalities, therefore you will not realise a true personality of individuals in a group.
    My believe is thus, individuals can be motivated towards good and in due time you can have same thinking good communities countries and continents.
    We need get this Life Manual and WTM around fast and wide.

  • John tembo on July 29, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Hi, thank you my brother Frank mkakanga for your good explanation it’s true knowledge is power and now less forget about past this British people we a ano let’s understand ano another to diveroper our world

  • Albert Heim on August 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    All is one, and it is connected through love.
    Wishing love and peace for us all, whole world and universe.

  • Agnes on October 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    I hapen to be Caucasian coming from a European nation that was colonized by Habsburgs and now living in another European country that never colonized any other nation still I feel marked Caucasian meaning a part of mass of colonizers whether this crime is forgiven or not by some. Most of European countries – the small ones – have no history of dirty colonization and suppression except for UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Russia, Turkey and have not one single drop in their blood or in their mindset or on their concience.
    My best friend my “sister” is a wonderful strong black woman from West Africa but I never think of the shade of the skin but her being.
    Therefore iI am happy over the relief you feel about forgiving but your way of thinking of Caucasian is still disturbing and generalizing.

    • Franklin Mukakanga on October 25, 2019 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you for your comment Agnes and I empathise with your sentiments as I have said in this Essay- -the significance of this understanding of the human condition cannot be underestimated. It does make sense of all of human behaviour including the endless racial divide, and it will finally and thankfully end all prejudices like racism forever. The suffering the human condition has caused for and between the different races of the world is truly unbearable but despite the exploitive repercussions of colonialism, in paragraphs 1043-1044 of Chapter 8:16E of ‘FREEDOM’ Jeremy writes that there was ‘significant sense’ in it, and I would urge you to read that to gain a better understanding of this issue with its explanation of where the real differences between races lie. It’s extraordinarily accountable and compassionate to all. Our future truly is one that is harmonious, healed and transformed.

  • JO van DEIJZEN on December 24, 2019 at 12:55 am

    This was absolutely beautiful. Listening to this made me feel more human then ever. So yes there is hope for humanity. We have to convince the politicians who keep us world wide divided.

  • marian on January 4, 2020 at 3:42 am

    This guy really speaks well. No rambling about various theories etc. He just says it all!

  • elisa swagemakers on January 22, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    “Freedom, The end of the human conditioning” has a great impact on me. What is being said, is going directly to my heart neurones, remembering what was stocked there and opening up. Since my heart has always been part of my listening, for the moment no ‘deaf effects’.

  • Tama Maki on January 24, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Am enjoying listening to these podcast, Jeremy is a very articulate man who explained his story very well. Good luck Jeremy in your wonderful future.
    Kind Regards Tama Maki

  • Glo Goedhart on February 29, 2020 at 1:03 am

    Would like to read the information. I believe that by understanding other cultures leads to greater empathy with each other

  • Kathleen Morris on March 8, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Looking forward to reading and listening to the conversation for Freedom. As a participant in the conversation for Transformation for 47 years … having graduated from the est Training snd many courses following it.., including the Landmark Curriculum for Living…being a human being being human has been the greatest gift I’ve received and given myself in this lifetime. When I look … it is fear that has human beings stop being willing to be connected , in relationship with each other . This work of Transformation has dissolved fear of others for me.

    • Tommy on March 9, 2020 at 9:42 am

      It’s great that you are looking into the WTM Kathleen and sounds like you’ve done a lot of work on healing your life, good on you! Gotta say though the WTM’s work is completely different from anything else you would have come across before, including Landmark, this is not a new age feel good movement or a personal development course which, from what I know of Landmark is what it is. They are all great tools to help live with the pain of the human condition, help relieve it and transcend it, but the WTM gets to the heart of it and provides the actual biological solution to the human condition. It ends our fear forever! I really love this FAQ and find it so helpful to forward on to people, it explains the difference between the WTM and the new age movement, and has this para at the end ‘To responsibly and profoundly deal with the human condition you have to confront, explain, understand and by so doing be able to heal and end our destructive nature—there is no short cut. Humans have to be able to understand their way to freedom, and it is that all-clarifying, redeeming and rehabilitating understanding that Jeremy provides.’

  • Anthony Hunt on March 9, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    Where can I purchase the book. Cheers Tony.

    • WTM Admin on March 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      Great to have your interest Anthony! Jeremy Griffith’s definitive book FREEDOM: The End of The Human Condition and the short booklet Transform Your Life and Save The World (TYL) which is a summary of FREEDOM are both freely available to download from our homepage or you can purchase them on Amazon or any good bookstore. (If you are purchasing TYL from Amazon or another book store please make sure you purchase the 2nd edition with the ISBN 9781741290486).

  • Marina J Liebmann on April 11, 2020 at 3:42 am

    True!.. Freedom.. is the key.. to Freedom…. Bravo: i like the way you’ve spoken.. love and blessings..

  • Nontsikelelo Kafundo on April 18, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    There has been so much injustice against humanit that still exists and continues,So much Viruses beating all and more proving to that Human society can not Solve these problems despite the advancemental intelligence of this Generation. So what is different from this Freedom movement? Thank you for sharing this information.

    • Susan on April 19, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you for your interest in the WTM Nontsikelelo. Humanity has certainly been on a horrific journey that is for certain. To fix the world’s problems and bring an end to all the pain and suffering, we maintain that it’s the underlying issue of our destructively behaved, so-called human condition that really has to be addressed. Only the psychosis-addressing-and-solving, real explanation of the human condition can stop the destruction of our world and the disintegration of society that is happening everywhere we look. And it is precisely this real psychologically redeeming, relieving and transforming explanation that biologist Jeremy Griffith has delivered in his first principle-based biological understanding of the human condition, which you can see a brief summary of in Video/Freedom Essay 3. And yes although viruses exist in the world independent of the human condition, as part of the natural process of evolution, often their spread does come back to human mismanagement and such indifferent and exploitative practices are symptomatic of our human condition.

  • Zyg on April 27, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    “This understanding of the human condition will end all prejudices, like racism, forever.”
    – Who said the “prejudice” was the problem in the first place ?
    Why do you propose “solution”, since there was no problem in the beginning ?

  • Deepak Bhatt on May 17, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    There is quote “In race between Lion & Deer,many time Deer wins. Because Lions run for food & Deer for life. Purpose is more important than need.” Nature has not created any difference between any lives. Exploitation is existing everywhere because of greed. FREEDOM is our birth right. Thanks to Jeremy Griffith & Team.

  • Mark Grove on June 19, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Hi, I am struggling a little to understand what an individual needs to change within oneself to help Transform the human race. The book tells us that our moral,loving instinctive self /conscience is good but has held us back from seeking understanding of the human condition. But our intellect/Conscious self has given us the desire to deviate from the direction of our moral compass and become upset,egocentric ,arrogant ,argumentative etc. in our quest for knowledge and understanding. So how do we maintain our quest for understanding but maintain our good loving selves ,without fighting and without pseudo idealistic/feel good false actions?

    • Susan on June 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm

      It’s wonderful to have your interest Mark. Jeremy explains that the search for knowledge will of course continue, but not from a basis of dishonest denial, and the key piece of knowledge we needed and were searching for was the explanation of the human condition, how humans are good when we appear to be bad.
      With this understanding the dark side of our nature is finally truthfully explained and defended and our fundamental goodness established, so we no longer have to behave insecurely and selfishly, we no longer have to prove our worth, which is the mental state we took up when we resigned to living in denial of the human condition. We can now legitimately return to a selfless way of living and this is the rapidly transforming effect of being able to understand the human condition.
      To help your ongoing digestion I highly recommend watching THE Interview and I also think you may find our FAQ section helpful. There is a brief overview of Jeremy’s explanation of the human condition here in FAQ 1.3, FAQ 1.4 explains how can everyone’s lives be immediately transformed with further material referenced, and FAQ 1.5 explains why understanding the human condition is important to my life. The significance of the explanation of the human condition takes some time to absorb Mark, but the more you do absorb it, the more you realise just how all-redeeming, all-reconciling, all-liberating it is.