Sunday, 1 May 2011
AFRICAN HISTORY LIBRARY PONDE NILE
This is the time for black man and women to make their distinct contribution to this civilization and let history record it truthfully. We are made to believe that there is no use in trying and nothing can be done through the teachings we receive. You can only impress this world by demonstrating to it the seriousness of your intention.
WILMORT EDWARD BLYDEN
The western civilization is the process of molding the world in her image. If you surrender your personality you have nothing left to give the world. Giving up your personality would be to give up the peculiar work and peculiar glory to which we are called. The European blunder is believing that the Negro is a European in the under-developed stages.
The continued distortion of African History (World History)
Issues at hand
Africa with a hidden history is demoralizing for Africans. History is a clock, map, and compass of human geography which helps us understand not the direction and digits of the hour, but what is behind the direction and digits of the hour. On the African continent, the west has excelled in demonizing African history, first in the minds of the westerners, then in the minds of our brothers and sisters. It is a sad fact that the professionalizing of this study is one of the windows through which the disastrous scheme is exercised. A lot of Africans go to school with the hope of finding knowledge of their past. However, it is an alien race which tells the story of the native, and the native’s life becomes a story told. Below is the holistic examination of mental slavery.
The professionals who have straddled through the walls and windows of the schism are looked overlooked with this knowledge passing it to an audience which does not deserve it. This kind of African history elite class has turned this revolutionary message into a one man’s show. The natural resources of the continent now have Christian names, after British Royals. Our traditional names become secondary names when we adopt a foreign religion, for example, Lake Kahembe, (Lake George), Lake Kakirakira (Lake Edward), Lake Mutanzige (Lake Albert), Lake Nalubale (Lake Victoria), etc. Without undermining the moral derives behind religion, it is very important in our course to understand the psychological dangers that foreign religions pose. First we have seen how they undermine our traditional names.
It is stated that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, however, which God should be feared to be wise, in Africa today if one stated that he did not believe in the holy books, the rebound questions is always, “So do you believe in God?”, “don’t you want to be wise?” the west having worked so hard to create such a shallow mindset.
Today many people in Africa are misled to think that before the holy books, every African was going to hell. This kind of mindset created the environment where history was replaced with religious education in primary schools and a little focus put on African civilization in secondary education and higher institutions, as more focus is placed on the European and Arab involvement in enslavement of the Africans. This creates the mindset, the Africans were uncivilized and waiting on the slave masters to come and enslave them, that the African will always have to wait for the white man to do something about her (Africa’s) situation, not knowing that if the hand that put her in that situation and being the hand that eternally feeds her, can never be the same hand that will get her out of the same situation. The slave masters have never gone to rest; they have never lost the urge to control the land of black people. This is what every African must realize if any Africa is to think of a better Africa for our children.
What does religious education do in distorting world history?
It destroys the divine spark and innovation skill in the Africans. Giving them false hope and redemption of a white savior, which they will have to wait upon as they keep crying about their woes. The evolution story of Adam and Eve so to say creates a shallow mindset and underpins the spark in African history. This has made the Africans believe that the world starts with Adam and Eve, and not venture much into their own history. Giving birth to beliefs that before the bible, every African was going to hell and a devil worshiper, the books also go ahead in demonizing the gods of Kemet (Land of Black people).
THE CURSE OF THE ELITE
Recently in Uganda, there was a debate seeking to remove religious education from the curriculum. However, the debate failed to pass simply because most of the Members of Parliament were either member of the religions in discussion (i.e. Christianity or Islam). It is good to remember that it was the colonialists who replaced history with religious education. Therefore in Uganda, religious education continues to take up the role of history in simple facts, blocking the divine will. Some traditional leaders find them selves born in Christian families and pursuing a foreign interest. It is our belief that majority of the people in Africa are not religious in the sense of foreign religions. The westerners call them pagans because they don’t understand how their faith is beyond the books. These people who we call the cornerstone because they have refused these foreign philosophies without even knowing what they are resisting, it is just imprinted in them that their ancestors were wise humans who civilized the world with the unifying philosophy of Ubuntu. That is why they try to seek for the history before the holy books. It is in the schools, cities, temples, mosques, churches and parliaments where distorted history is promoted on the continent. The majority remain loyal to their customs and historical beliefs. The only thing missing is a well organized movement with the cause of our ancestors, African Unity. It is with great joy to see his Excellency Cornell Muamar El Ghadafi, standing, not among religious leaders and presidents, but with a following of a King, thank you for being loyal to the cause. Government and non-government organizations have failed Africa. Instead of helping, they are the vehicle that has taken the role of change from the people. Investors have turned Africa into a continent of shopkeepers.
The other window that has let all this happen is the promotion of baby history. This plague affects the minds of the Africans as it only carries the days of slavery, the days of oppression, the days of colonialism, the days of massacres, the times of neo-colonialism. We agree that it is a part of our history we have to present. However, it is also important to explore the history of greatness. In the interest of the system, baby history is what has helped the foreigners for they stand brave in violence. This history is what they use to alter the dark ages of the winter people and refer them to the dark ages of the people of the sun, thus creating the thinking that Africans were born slaves. In the media, there are portraits of the picture that Africa can not stand on her own, that our doctors are useless without western drugs and the African diplomats are the passengers and the western diplomats are drivers of the UN bus. In the same arena the solution picture portrayed is that, Africa has to simulate the west to survive! In other words, the survival of Africa relies on teachings from the west. So to study their game and beat them at their game, this kind of thinking has affected the African elite, that he admires the westerners more than they admire themselves, he has turned himself to be the messenger of the western interests. He has simulated how to live without a history, and individualism is the order of the day in his way of life.
However, the majority who we call the cornerstone are great thinkers who thirst for a well documented history of their glorious past. They have live climbing a mountain before seeing one climb it. If the history shows them people who have reached the top, they will run to the top, for they know and share the views of our ancestors. They are resisting and their eyes show it all, that they are pleading for literary evidence to be the apostles of truism. We have been victims of this mythical poor quality slave education without a justified history in all the fields of its study. The cornerstone people are sick and tired of the alien ideas and want to be the vehicle heading to an African philosophy of one Africa.
THE PLAGUE OF BRAIN DRAIN (Kyeyo Factor)
Many youths in Africa fail to find the pride in labor. After their education they turn to being job seekers. Many who also fail to go to school find themselves not satisfied with the wages of labor in their mother countries. They, then turn to seeking for a place where they can find some pride in their labor. This leaves them seeking for ways of leaving Africa and go work in European countries, creating a new brand of slaves. Youths going through this kind of stress end up finding history boring simply because they are raised being taught the history of betrayal by the Kings and they later have distrust in their traditional leaders. They end up not trusting their elders since they led them to the situation they are in and also not trusting the westerners. With this kind of atmosphere, true stories are turned into folklores and jokes, while leaving the youth with no relevant topics of history to include in their discourse.
A new wave of neo-colonialism with its foundation in fear, creating an atmosphere, where difference in opinion which is making the Africans delay their own unity.
THE MEDIA PRODUCTION INDUSTRY IN AFRICA;
This is on the rampage with many televisions and radio stations on the continent. However, we must concur that these are big fields of mental slavery, if the people involved are not conscious of their own history. Through these fields, propaganda is spread, and with Africa, the enemies of progress have trained our own people to lead in the mission of brain washing of our own. This makes it important to understand that it is only through spreading the message of our past that our brethrens and sistrens will able to scrutinize news and only pick what they find morally right. Slack music and Hollywood have taken have taken the minds of the youths and the intermediates. Disappointments from the Pan African Headquarters in Uganda in that they lack any historical drive and their concerns are blind ones. Therefore, it is more of a political than a Pan-African organization and can play no significant role in our quest and purpose thus. Our stretching forth our hands to you, having endured the entire course of education from elementary to University in Africa, and have still failed to graduate after four years from an American University because of disagreements with the sacrifices of self knowledge that we are required to of to excel in the system. The call for education by politicians lacks the quality education relevant to the goals and aspirations of Africa. Realization that this education is and has always been the tool for spiritual and psychological enslavement of the people is important, yet it continues to be the slogan of the elites who have continued to solely benefit. This consequently drives the whole question away from having a better quality education that justifies truth and not myths.
We believe, (The Bayikuuzi), that a history library can be the source and center for correcting all these mistakes in the social and professional discourses. It is through the library that justified history shall manifest. There shall be no wrong time for feeding the hungry. Our course is to evoke African history in the minds of the youth, elders, and children of this century. For without a proper understanding of our past glory and misery we remain slaves though this time without chains, if we do not know our history, we remain the victims today. The truth is a human and God given right. History is the food for the brain as manure is the food for the soil. African history is the hidden factor that will create solidarity among the human race.
HOTEP BROTHERS AND SISTERS
LOVE AND LIGHT
Posted by African Truth Movement at 23:59
Accra (Ghanaian Chronicle, May 22, 2000) – The May 13 – 19 issue of the Economist, the influential London news magazine has Africa on the cover. The magazine also has a sketch of Africa on an inside page. It depicts Africa lying prostrate while a bloodied black hand drills a knife into her very heart: Africa’s problems are self inflicted! It used to be fashionable to blame the ills of Africa on others: Colonialism; Neo-colonialism; Imperialists; the CIA (never the KGB!), etc.
Political scientists describe this phenomenon of the blame game as Dependency Theory, a symptom of symbiotic relationship between the rich and the poor where the poor is dealt the weak hand, deliberately. The late Walter Rodney, the Guyanan historian wrote a book titled, “How Europe Under-Developed Africa.” This is no longer absolutely tenable. The reality of the matter is that the major culprits of the destruction of Africa today, are AFRICANS themselves, with our corrupt leaders and their bands of sycophant, president does-no-wrong minions.
Major corruption in African officialdom continues to cause degenerative under-development on the continent, African countries have become personal estates of official criminal gangs avowed aim is not the development of their countries, but rather siphoning of the national resources into foreign banks. Officials in the tiny European principality of Luxembourg have just frozen eight bank accounts totaling 600 million U.S dollars, belonging to the late super corrupt Sani Abacha of Nigeria. This is one example of how our African leaders contribute to the under-development of Africa!
Official corruption siphons off money intended for the development of Africa. Apart from making a lot of profits on the interest on investments accruing from Africa’s stolen money, Europeans turn around and loan such money to Africa at exorbitant rates. Thus, in nearly all African countries today, we spend more money to pay the interest on such loans (not the debt itself) than we do on health and education! In effect the African countries are played like a football. Whoever has the ball kicks it until it is near deflation! It is then pumped up by some foreign loans, and the process continues. Such has been our lot since independence. Africa suffers from chronic intermittent growth, and perpetual deflation.
Another method where by our African leaders contribute to the under-development of Africa is the pursuit of wrong-headed policies that result in rampant and continuing wars in Africa. At his very manner, African leaders spend a lot of money buying various types of armaments and ammunition from Europe, America and elsewhere. In this manner, money intended for development projects, is spent on the project of war-making. Meanwhile the money we spend on the arms purchases, provides jobs and income for people in other continents.
In the early 1990s, it was hoped that corrupt policies that contributed to the under-development of Africa would stop. In fact, President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa was infatuated with this notion of a new wind of leadership blowing across Africa. He described it as the “African Renaissance”. There was a rebirth in the air. Notably, new leaders in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda and Uganda, not to mention President Mbeki, were seen as the purveyors of accountability, good governance, and mature decision making.
When he visited Africa, President Clinton described these men as the “New Breed of African Leadership” who were going to set worthy examples to be followed by the leaders yet unborn. Alas, it was a harvest expected too soon. As you read this column, Uganda and Rwanda are close to war, unless cooler heads prevail. Ethiopia and Eritrea have just resumed into their tow year old senseless war after a short cease fire which lasted long enough for their combatants to catch their breath, it now appears. These are four countries whose leaders exude the appearance of “renaissance.”
BEST OF FRIENDS
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Paul kagame of Rwanda were the best of friends. In fact, they were comrades-in Arms. When Museveni was a rebel in the Ugandan bush fighting to overthrow Milton Obote, he employed Kagame, a Rwandan Tusi exiled living in Uganda as his Chief of Staff. General Paul Kagame was an integral part of the rebel forces who helped General Yoweri Museveni to attain power n Kampala by defeating the Ugandan army and causing the flight from power of Presiden Milton Obote.
Once in power, and no longer a rebel, President Museveni turned to assist Kagame who had formed his own rebel group to fight and overthrow the Rwanda Hutu Government. They were successful, and today General Paul Kagame is the President of Rwanda. But, Kagame and his Tutsi government in Kigali had a problem. The Hutus whom he overthrew had fled to Zaire and they posed an infinite danger to him.
The late President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire was supportive of the Hutus. In fact, Mbutu kept the body of Rwandan Hutu President whom Kagame forces had shot down, in a fridge in one of estates in Zaire for future burial in Rwanda! If only a rebel would surface in Zaire; and behold, one did emerge in Zaire, sworn to overthrow Mobutu! Thus Kagame and Museveni again united to support Laurent Kabila who eventually caused Mobutu to flee in 1997 and eventual death in Morocco in 1997. Once in power, Kabila did not prove amenable to either the interests of either Museveni or Kagame.
Meanwhile, Kagame and Museveni clashed over the spoils of the huge Congo natural resources. Hence, the two leaders are now supporting rival rebel groups aimed at overthrowing Laurent Kabila. It is this latter issue that is driving Uganda and Rwanda to war, unless diplomatic efforts succeed.
Both countries spend huge amounts of money to beef up their arsenal, thereby diverting funds that ought to be used in the development of their poor countries. A top Ugandan army official, Brig. Gen. James Kazini, remained in a fighting mood, saying Uganda was ready to fight if provoked. He told the monitor, a Ugandan Newspaper, “This time we’re ready for them…., we’re beginning to realize these people (Rwandans) may be real enemies.”
The other two men touted as “renaissance” leaders have actually drifted to war. Ethiopia and Eritrea have been at war since 1998, when Eitrea occupied Ethiopian “territory”. The causes of the war resist rational explication. It is ostensibly a border dispute, with both sides claiming sovereignty over a remote frontier that was never clearly delineated when Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993.
President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea and President Meles Zewani of Ethiopia are indeed brothers. They belong to the same Tigrean ethnic group. Like Museveni and Kagame, President Isaias and President Meles were also comrades-in-arms as rebels fighting to overthrow Ethiopia’s Marxist dictatorship under Mengistu Haile Mariam. With the over throw of Mengistu, Isaias Afwerki became the president of a independent Eritra, and Meles Zewani assumed power in Addis Ababa.
Relations were cordial until Eritrea started to behave like a real independent state by adopting policies such as introducing its own currency. That and other policies angered Ethiopia. Eritrea though a small country, has proven quite belligerent. Since 1993, it has gone to war with Sudan, Yemen, and Ethiopia and also threatened its smaller neighbor, Djibouti. Both Ethiopia and Eritrea, also find time to support rival rebel groups in the country that used to be called Somalia. As a result, funds that could be spent on the development of these countries are diverted to arms purchases. The current war between Eritrea and Ethiopia coincides with the acute famine brought on by drought in both counties. Millions of people are thought to be in danger.
DROUGHT AND CONFLICT
President Meles had defiantly deflected ay questions about the priority of fighting the nidst of a natural disaster that affects millions. He has this in response, according to a newspaper report: “In Ethiopia we do not wait for a full tummy to protect our sovereignty…, we resist the link between the drought and the conflict.”
President Isaias on his part has suggested that the current conflict has an advantage in showing the reality of independence struggle to a younger generation growing up without full realization of past efforts and sacrifices.
Africa indeed, has enormous resources to attack some of our myriad problems. Sadly, such resources are depleted by official corruption, and genuflected to wrong policies of our leaders. The so called “new breed” of African leaders is merely like old wines in new bottles. It seems the expectation of “African Renaissance”, to borrow some words from Bob Marley, is a dream to be pursued but never attained.
Posted by African Truth Movement at 12:02