A lot of African leaders are going to the west countries in order to plea to the western countries and get help from these countries about their own problems that are back in Africa.
Remember, most of African countries have been independent for several decades now.
The problem is that our leaders always are running and taking our countries back to colonial era.
This is happening through wanting each and every little problem that Africa has to get fixed by the outsiders who are already licking their lips to get a chance to get back to Africa where they want to exploit our resources.
The recently concluded elections in Kenya have seen Mr. Raila Odinga running around the world giving speeches and claiming that the elections that had been rigged. He is appealing the west for help in settling this election dispute.
Well, I respect Raila Odinga.
He is the father of democracy.
He has fought for this country even before I was born.
But there is something that I would like to remind him.
There is nothing good that can come from the west.
I want to remind you all of a very great Libyan leader who the west managed to label as a terrorist and also murder and also overthrow his government.
Maybe his story will make you realize that nothing good can come from the west.
MEET MUAMMAR GADDAFI
I remember the first day that I received the news that Muammar Gaddafi was being hunted by the NATO forces I was in high school. I remember going home and turning on my vernacular radio station and listening to the news in the evening as I pretended to revise and do my homework so that I would not have to do more hard work. Being a boy Africa born in the rural areas always comes with advantages like owning your own man cave. This is where I always hid to avoid doing hard work.
The radios were painting Muammar Gaddafi as the worst dictator that Africa had ever seen in many years.
I remember going to school the next day and then listening to my history teacher who was teaching us about the history of Africa talking about how Africa had always been oppressed by the west.
He talked about the slave trade that took place in west Africa. He mentioned something about triangle trade with African slaves being taken from west Africa, down to south America where they were forced to work as salves in the European plantations before the products were taken by the ship to North America and Europe where the major market was located.
Of course, I did not listen intently to what my teacher was saying because I was too busy flirting with my crush (a lie, I never had the balls to talk to my crush in a high school a thing I regret to this day. Damn, all those missed opportunities) but I got enough to realize that Africa has been exploited from very early in the days by the western countries for their gains.
My history teacher who appeared kind of pissed off eventually ended the lesson by talking about what was happening in Libya specifically to its leader Muammar Gaddafi.
“It’s such a pity that we Africans have to listen and believe in the lies that the west has to tell us about everything that is happening in Libya right now. They are spreading lies through all the major media houses indicating that Gaddafi is the worst leader in Africa. But they are after a bigger thing. Muammar is just on their way,” he said.
I didn’t have the nerves to ask about this bigger thing that he was talking about.
But years of research, have led me to get to know what transpired in Libya when I was still in high school.
MUAMMAR GADDAFI WAS NOT KILLED BECAUSE HE WAS A TERRORIST
No, Muammar Gaddafi was not a terrorist.
Muammar Gaddafi was in fact a really wise man.
He had this vision of a united Africa that did not have to depend on the outside western countries and which did not have to be controlled by the external currencies such as it is controlled right now by the American dollar.
Muammar Gaddafi wanted to introduce a united Africa that would have a single currency backed by gold. Implementing the vision would have changed the world power equation and this would have threatened the western hegemony.
“If they kill Brother Gaddafi, I submit to you that American interests in Africa will come under severe strain. That man has invested in Africa more than any other leader in the recent history of Africa’s coming into political independence,” said minister Louis Farrakhan on WPFW FMS’s “spectrum today”
Louis Farrakhan continued to say that America needs access to mineral and resources in Africa to be viable power in the 21st century.
“How’s American wealth today? How is she doing financially? What is the deficit? Some say it’s about $56 trillion counting social security and Medicare. That’s a big number. She is printing money, but there is nothing to back it,” Louis Farrakhan said in 2011.
So, you see, it is not that Muammar Gaddafi was a terrorist. It’s just that he had the best interests for Africa at heart.
“The idea, according to Gaddafi, was that African and Muslim nations would join together to create this new currency and would use it to purchase oil and other resources in exclusion of dollar and other currencies,” a political analyst by the name Anthony Wile said in an editorial for the daily bell online.
If col. Gaddafi ever managed to change the purchasing terms of his oil and other Libyan commodities sold on the world market and only accepted gold as payment, a policy like that would have been beneficial to Africa but on the other hand, this would have not been accepted by the power elites who control the world’s central bank.
“Why all of a sudden, this rush to destroy Gaddafi?” asked Louis Farrakhan, “I know why you are angry with him; because he never agreed with your policies when it came to sucking the resources of the third world people, and putting in place the dictators that would be amenable to American policies.”
“The US, the other G-8 countries, the world bank, IMF, BIS (Bank for International settlements), and multinational corporations do not look kindly on leaders who threaten their dominance over world currency markets,” wrote John Perkins.
With the hopes of breaking col. Gaddafi, foreign government froze nearly $70 billion of Libyan assets belonging to the Libyan investment authority. This money was to be used in installing independent satellite communication across Africa, cutting off an expensive dependency on Europe for the same services.
As a matter of fact, all that Muammar Gaddafi wanted was an Africa that did not have to depend on what the outside world provides to Africa and in turn use that opportunity to take everything useful that Africa has.
No, he was not killed for Humanitarian reasons as the BBC and CNN often led Africans to think.
No, he was not killed because he was a threat to people in his country.
No, he was not killed because he was a dictator.
They killed him because he wanted to unite Africa and that would have made sure that Africa was self-sufficient. Something that would have denied the western world a chance to steal everything from Africa that is variable.
At the time of murder of Gaddafi, Libya’s gold estimated to about 150 tones which was an equivalent of US $ 7 billion at the time. Today, nobody has any idea as to where all that Gold went.
WHAT AM I TRYING TO SAY?
The west doesn’t need to be involved with our political situation.
We can do better than this.
Why not solve our internal problems?
I was amazed by the peaceful way through which Zimbabwe went through their power transition.
In Zimbabwe, there was no NATO involved.
No American Army involved.
No foreigners involved.
Think about this African leaders.
Think about this Africa
Mr. Raila Odinga, think about this.