The first parrot to sing in English.
The first monkey to learn the alphabet
The first cat to dance flamenco
The first black to behave like a white award.
I’m always sad when I see posts like ‘first black to…’ behave or did something white had been doing, but never heard about ‘the first white’ to eat Jollof, to write in Yoruba awards, etc.
Most Africans are awarded prizes for acting like whites, and they are happy.
The French went further to have award for ‘monkeys writing in French language’ and next to it an award for ‘black people writing in French’.
I heard the British had monkeys literature prizes for Africans writing well in English.
What about the first african to clean his ass with toilet paper?
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Poverty is political. It’s not a technical problem, nor a mental disease to be cured.
The poor don’t lack electricity because electricity technology does not exist, and the know-how to bring it to them unavailable.
The poor don’t lack clean water because clean water technologies do not exist, and ways to bring water to them are unsolvable challenges.
The poor don’t lack access to hospital and good nursery because the world lack knowledge about how to build hospitals and good nurseries.
The poor don’t lack access to good education because the world don’t have enough teachers and lack the knowledge in building good schools.
The poor don’t live in indecent ‘houses’ because the world don’t have knowledge in how to build decent houses.
The poor lack access to all above and more because someone had decided to deny them access, or a system in place made sure the poor are not provided for.
Poverty is a resource allocation problem. Poverty is more an injustice issue, not a technical or mental problem.
70% of African population live in villages, and are farmers, but less than 15% of our States budget goes to rural areas needs.
63 people in the world have more wealth than the rest of the humanity.… Read more
This post is for African parents who believe Africa need great rulers to free our continent and go on to conquer the world with our humanist values
Dear African parents,
You don’t know me, and I don’t know you. We however have something in common. We are Africans, and we have children to raise.
As Africans, we look around and we can’t fail to notice how our status in the world is low, very low. Our continent is occupied by foreigners who dictate our conducts, exploit our people and resources, humiliate us. We have very bad leaders with little ambition to lift us from that shithole.
It’s possible the change we wish for would not happen during our lifetime, and as many before us, you and me would die bitter, frustrated as conquered men living in vassal states.
Is that a reason to turn pessimistic and give up on the dream of our fathers and mothers to see Africa roaring back, powerful and respected, feared and loved, independent and forceful?
NO. Repeat after me. We won’t give up.
We have the responsibility to keep the light of our freedom alive. We have the duty to keep the spirit of our coming back alive.… Read more
During slavery, there were lot of people protesting. Regardless of their protests, slavery of Africans lasted over 300 years.
During colonisation, there were lot of people protesting it. Regardless of their protests, African direct colonisation lasted 200 years, and still is going.
Why did those protests fail?
Powerless people making moral noises and calling to ethical values had never stopped people in power to do what they have to do in their interests.
Power respects only power.
Get a life, and stop itching people ears with your powerless declaration. Pity seeking, victim porn, and fist in the air are for noise makers.
Seek power by all means possible then you’d be listened to, preferably feared in the first place.
We Africans are currently a protected class. We have been victim to so much and to everyone that we now have a worldwide monopoly on victimhood.
We are so weak and so easy to abuse, to the point that without that protected class status, we would be done with easily. We currently need that status.
If you touch an African, regardless of the reason why, our protected class status makes everyone see instantly the African as the victim.
That status allows us to behave in ways that would not normally be tolerated but we could get away with that, because every one knows that dealing directly with us might trigger condemnation and accusation for abusing poor Africans!… Read more
Entrepreneurship means organizing to access wealth and power.
In a peaceful society, the best entrepreneurship for anyone is marriage.
Developing character, attitude, know-how, manners to marry a person from an already wealthy and powerful family is the best entrepreneurship.
For a man, being genetically lucky, being good looking coupled with humility to let women from wealthy families to choose you, is the best entrepreneurship.
For women, being genetically well endowed, knowing the difference between a weed seller with flashy lifestyle and a man from a wealthy family, and not being mindless and a loud speaker, is the best entrepreneurship.
Second to marriage, joining a political party is the best entrepreneurship decision. The shortest path to wealth in less than a generation is joining modern gangs groups called political parties.
Being bold, ambitious, good tactician inside a well established political party opens you to a lot of opportunities to become wealthy and connected.
Third is joining the managerial class. The managerial class is the economical gang group or mercenaries used by the wealthy families to organize the precariat workforce to extract profit, while enjoying themselves bonuses.
To join the managerial class you might be endowed with a functional sociopathy, and the skills to get people to work hard for your wealth accumulation.… Read more
I’m from Togo.
Togo is a beautiful country with the most humble, the most hardworking, and the most liberal people in west Africa. They are also the most honest in west Africa, just behind the people of Burkina Faso.
Unfortunately, the country has being taken hostage by an internal colonial regime since half a century and years after years the regime has succeeded to break any attempt to overthrow it.
Recently, I met a high ranking member of the TOGO colonial regime, and at a point of our exchange, he disdainfully joked that the people of Togo are ‘flee-ards’, meaning it’s enough for the regime soldiers to boo the protesters that they would run away in panic leaving the streets empty.
In the years 1990s, I was among the students who protested the colonial regime unsuccessfully. Hearing that Officer statement got films of how we were dispersed back to my mind.
We were cowards. We ran away once the soldiers would boo at us. And I think most of the protesters were killed and wounded running away, making themselves easier prey.
Recently, the TOGO regime developed a more sinister tactic to break protests. According to their theory, once their soldiers would kill one or two children during a protest, even if the kids are not related to the protests, the protest movement loses momentum and breaks down, because parents instinctively would exert pressure on their kids not to go out.… Read more