I’m happy more and more Africans are awakening to accept the truth about our own responsibilities in slavery in Africa and colonisation of Africa.
Acknowledging our ancestors weaknesses and crimes would be a huge step in healing the African trauma, the pervasive sense of irresponsibility, but more importantly to create space to teach future generation values we wish for.
Every time I’d post anything about the Ashanti and other African tribes proactive role in the transatlantic slave trade, the Akan people from current day Ghana would come to attack me with hate messages.
I’d like to share in the image below an excerpt from the book ‘Work of a woman, by former First Lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, who acknowledges the historical facts.
The Ashanti most of the time would captured too many people through their never ending wars to sell to the white, but have to wait for months for the white ship to come back.
Fact is, it was not only the Ashanti. The Fon, the Igbo and many many tribes were willing and proactive participants in the slave trade.
With the Arabs, the Bambara, the Mossi, the Fulani, Haussa were huge Islamic slave traders.
Many nations have acknowledged their past crimes to upstart a healing process for the future.… Read more
Few centuries ago, when European terrorists capture people in Africa to sell into slavery in Europe or America, they mark their skin with hot iron, either to claim ownership or distinguish them from others.
Later on the way, the process evolved to making ID cards for the slaves and their families with the name of the owners. From that moment, the slaves carry the European terrorists names.
When slavery was transferred to African soil with a nicer name ‘colonisation’, the European terrorists introduced the same rite of naming conquered and colonised Africans with European names.
Suddenly Africans now have very awkward, ugly and bad sounding names like Victor, Étienne, James, Jennifer, Humphrey, etc. It was very funny to hear an African president presented himself as ‘Jonathan Goodluck’
Some Africans continue to carry their slave marks or colonized status when they have such names.
The Catholic church went further to force all converts to colonial religion Christianity to take a slave master name, called Christian names.
The new hot iron on your skin is your slave or colonial name.
Tough Africans fought hard to end physical slavery and Colonisation, they still have to wish to end the mental slavery and colonisation.
I visited a cemetery this morning, even in the graves some Africans are still marked with their slavery names.… 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
You missed the point.
Do you know why white countries are attacking China for her African deals?
Most of you think it’s because of Africa rising debt levels or Chinese growing political influence.
Nan. Those are minor points in the big picture. African total debt is less than the money white countries spend to feed their dogs and cats. And when it comes to political and cultural influence, white countries completely dominate the African scene. Not much to worry about.
The real worry comes from the parallel financial instruments China is putting in place, to circumvent the white financial systems.
China is doing bartering with Africa. China will build roads, railways, airports, etc in Africa in exchange of natural resources like bauxite, iron, phosphate, etc.
If you’d take the most recent deal of 60 billions dollars, if that money would have gone through the white financial banks and instruments which currently trap the continent, China and Africa would have paid over 5 billions dollars in transactions and settlement to Europeans banks and middle men.
Beyond what is fairly a small amount of money, the new ledger instruments China is putting in place are very interesting to observe like the Medici ledger system of Florence in the 16th century grew up to become the financial tool of the emerging Europe from dark age.… Read more