How the West fooled you into thinking #Africa was poor and corrupt after they spent the past 400 years looting its natural resources and shipping people across the Atlantic.
Some say that Gadaffi was toppled as he had plans to collude with every other African leader to setup an independent bank based upon natural resources and trade oil in the new African currency rather than the dollar. When the west got wind of it the newspeak and propaganda began, not even half a decade after he slept in a pop up Bedouin tent in the garden of 10 Downing Street as a guest of Tony Blair was he lynched in the streets of Tripoli.
Politicians and corporations do us dirty on a daily, the history books reveal everything you need to know. Now looking at this illustration of where all natural resources are on the most biggest and populated place on the planet -forget the European borders imposed by greedy heads of state, aristocrats and royals who carved the place up like meat and caused plenty of atrocities, do you really believe it’s as poor and poverty stricken as people make out or do you think we’ve been swindled?
Fast forward to the modern day and you’ll find that Africa has become the ‘new’ frontier. China have been getting in and doing a lot of deals to build infrastructure for a hefty price of resources and influence, America are carving out military bases and supply lines throughout the continent as if they’re getting ready to annex them into surrender, private medical companies use the continent as a laboratory for bio weapons, whilst France continue to impose their ‘benefits of colonisation tax‘ on former colonies.
Really? Benefits of colonisation?! Seriously!? How obnoxious can you get!?
Has Africa not learnt the lessons of its great leaders in the 20th century of independence and self sustenance. The more I dig deeper into current and historical affairs makes me realise how much of a responsibility the black man has when it comes to rebuilding Africa. It is not enough to simply identify to being from or being an African, ones actions must be for the empowerment and independence of Africa. To speak out when Africa is being exploited, to speak in favour of Africa being the entity of the continent rather than somewhere of separation between lines of old European colonial borders. I feel as though as a black man, as an African descendant it is my duty to air out the injustice and make other Africans and peoples aware of what is going on and what has happened to make a change in the world. Without reading the works of Marcus Garvey, H.I.M Haile Selassie I, Malcolm X and many others, I almost feel like the philosophy of the Rasta’s of my father’s generation and black empowerment movements truly make sense now.
As per usual this was supposed to a line or two with a reshared photo but by sewing the seeds together, I became more enlightened.
Until next time…
Peace and Love