Sunday, January 21, 2007

T.I.A

This Is Africa

A Red Dawn Breaks over Africa... Blood has been shed, animal or human the difference is often a blur. Millions get up to start their day not knowing how they will end it or who will end it. Lying on a crude bed or in the dust covered in blood this day will end. Bands of Men displaced and impoverished arm themselves. Calling themselves Freedom fighters or rebel alliances trying to free the nation but they only cause more oppression. They free the nation by killing its people and hording it riches until another group of men arm themselves and the process begins a new. Death leads to more death.

Will the opression in Africa ever end in this land forgotten by the world. From its early beginings is has been enslaved by foreign powers only interested in raping the land for their own personal gain. The English, French, Belgian they all came to Africa with the sole purpose of strengthening there empires at the cost of the Black man at the cost of Africa. They came to this continent and described it as dark and considered Africans as sub human, not even homo sapien but a seperate branch of human. They took what they wanted and subjugated millions, teaching them to hate and fear and then left without a thought at what they had done.

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. Bishop Desmond Tutu


Indoctrinated into a warped ideology Africa's children are robbed of her innocence. Never given the opportunities of there western counterparts, what did they do to deserve this. Is the life of a white western child worth more than the life of an African child ? 300.000 child soldiers all locked and loaded ready to kill at a drop of a Hat when they should be learning about Dr Seuss and his Cat in a Hat. This is not meant to be. How can we stand by and allow the breeding of mass murders? How can we be so indifferent?

Civil Wars fueled by the weapons of the west rage on in every part of the continent, caused buy the void left by the colonial powers. Genocide, ethnic cleansing, mass rape, and the displacement of millions of people from their homes. Atrocities galore, but who will help a bunch of poor Africans with no oil and nothing to offer. The West stands by and talks whilst Africans die. Africa is alone and it will destroy itself alone. Refugees walking miles upon miles to escape the horror. The horror we have been desensitized to, the horror we think shedding a tear will help prevent, the horror we would not be able to endure or survive.

"A genocide in Africa has not received the same attention that genocide in Europe or genocide in Turkey or genocide in other part of the world. There is still this kind of basic discrimination against the African people and the African problems. " Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Africa's potential is undoutedly wasted. Limitless resources but without the knowledge of how to use it, its useless. The west buys the material and sells the finish product for double the price. If they cant afford it they are advised to take a loan from the world bank and then they are indebt forever. At the beck and call of the west, never independent never free. Still Slaves in a world free of slavery. The pope has apologised for the crusades but I personally have never heard anyone apologise for slavery.

People say that slaves were taken from Africa. This is not true: People were taken from Africa, among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves. Abdullah Ibrahim


Starving children everywhere you turn like a plague, an investation at the roots of this continent. Often homeless and orphaned who will take care of them. Who will tuck them in at night or read them a bed time story? Will they ever get the opportunity to learn about einstein or mozart let alone aspire to be like them. Come to think of it will they even reach the age of 11?

The red soil of Africa darkens each day with the blood of her children, fighting for causes that are not their own. Brothers killing brothers. Children killing the old. A generation wiped out by the barrel of a gun. Western bullets ripping through African flesh for buried treasure caked in blood. The colonialists still dictate the lives of Africans with their need for wealth. The Motherland was once a place of life the birthplace of all mankind but now it's an inescapable graveyard for its inhabitants. Thousands murdered in the prime of their life in the pursuit of "freedom" is it worth it? A new day a new war... This is Africa

This post was inspired by movies like "The Constant Garderner", "Hotel Rwanda" and "Blood diamond" All great movies which I highly recommend. We cannot stand by anymore, we must act. We need to make Africa a better place we need to bring back peace and educate its people so that we can finaly see its beauty with out the haze of gun fire and the stains of blood.

God bless Africa, Guard her people, Guide her leaders, And give her peace.
Trevor Huddleston

In the Pursuit of Freedom
The Lone Writer

9 comments:

queen_Lestat said...

well written. Good points, I must agree with you. For too long Africa has been the door mat of the world. Raped, pillaged and left for dead without any conscience.

Every man, woman and child is born into debt in Africa, owing the West(which steals from us)a few hundred US$ from the moment we're born until we die. Neo Colonialism must end.

Big up to Bono(amongst others. See http://www.jubileedebtcampaign.org.uk/ for more.

Civil war is encouraged in Africa for the sole reason of commercial gain. It's sickening.

Bilal said...

our priority is this. while i feel for people in palestine, kashmir, iraq and all over the world, i need to concentrate on fixing up my own backyard. we can do so much more to make africa a better place. all the best.

saaleha said...

really heartfelt.

ditto.

SafiUnlimited said...

its sad.. really what ppl up-continent go through... and some ppl just take advantage...

but what really amazes me is these high profile celebrity- they start a campaign and raise money- for who? africa?? why raise money, cant they donate thier millions- its not like it'll make a difference in their bank accounts...

The K-man said...

Queen: Thanks glad you thougjht it was well written. Neo colonialism must end and Africa must be freed.

Bilal:I agree with you man. We must fix up our backyard. I think as south africans we have a stable enough country to be a beacon of light that can help africa.

Saaleha: Glad you thought so. Was making a spicy chicken salad whilst i thought it up hehe :)

SafiUnlimited: It is sad. And you are 100% correct the celebrities have so much money but rarely donate their own. They prefer to raise the money. Its sad they do have enough, enough that can feed millions.

bibi-aisha said...

Brutal reality check post.but blamin the west only dsnt justify wots happenin,n def dsnt solve anythin.africas leaders r corrupt who feed off the pain and oppressn of others.africa did not hav2 go this route-its leaders chose to.call me cynical,but im tired of hearin the same excuses.i intervwd 2young somali men recently who say somalians themselves r to blame 4 wots hapnin.mak did a post on choic

bibi-aisha said...

Choice,n blamin environment 4 our conditns.the truth is the attitude of africans themselves(ourselvs?i am an african-wot makes 1african) pls dnt tink im racist,bcos im anythin but.lets jst accept the western mentality of superiority is inherent.but the non-white mentality of inferiority is learned.this is wot we need to change.throw away the beggin bowl africa-empower urself

The K-man said...

It is brutal post. Dont get me wrong im not saying that all africa's problems are related to the west but the west is the root of the problem. Thye never bothered to educate the people of Africa and ignorance leads to the dicators and mass murders we see in Africa. Choice Is what the people need to use but after years of oppresseion the choices are limitless. Generations were lost and will still be lost. Education and a stable family environment is the key in my opinion.

taqdeer said...

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, 'Let us pray.' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.” ~Bishop Desmond Tutu

Profound as it gets.

Wonderfull write :)