For All Points-Of-The-View.
At this very moment several Western powers and their Arabs lackeys have started an attack on one of the most progressive minded governments in Africa. We must be clear that the attack on Libya is an attack on Africa. One of the reasons that the French, the United States, and Britain could not get an agreement from the Africans Union to bomb Libya is because the political intelligence of African leaders has grown tremendously since the crises in Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia, and Egypt.
Afrocentricity International has one permanent objective until it is achieved and that is the United States of Africa. Muammar al-Qathafi, leader of Libya, has been the most prominent voice in support of this goal. He has minced no words about his support for and belief in this mission. Indeed, Muammar al-Qathafi knows that if Africa is divided between Northern states and Southern states or if Africa keeps existing as 54 independent states the Western nations and the North American nations of Canada and United States will eat each part of Africa alive. They will not be able to swallow a continent that is united, firm in its convictions, and dedicated to the liberty of its territory.
No one has shouted any louder than Muammar al-Qathafi that Africa must be for the Africans. In this he reminds us of the clarion voice of Marcus Garvey. With the fall of Tunisia, Libya, and possibly Morocco and Algeria, France will have succeeded in its major plan to bring those states, and especially the oil-producing Libya, into a grand Mediterranean Basin clique. In such a scenario the northern part of Africa will be declared the southern ridge of the European nation to the north. Muammar al-Qathafi has been one of the major opponents of this neo-hegemony over African territory.
Afrocentricity International believes in the United States of Africa as the necessary condition to deal with the never-ending problems in Africa. Such a union would be a step toward overcoming diseases, transportation problems, famine, and land disputes. In our judgment one should not be so fast to criticize Muammar al-Qathafi just because Western governments call for such an action. If they say that al-Qathafi is punishing his people, denying this free speech, and keeping them from education, then this must be proven. Furthermore, why hasn’t the Western world rolled into Israel or the West Bank and saved the Palestinian people who suffer true slaughter and discrimination at the hands of Israel? What is Gaza if it is not the pit of hell? When shall we hear high-sounding words from the leaders of the Western world in support of those Arabs? Africans must beware of the gifts of Europe. Their interests are not the same interests as the African continent.
Since Kwame Nkrumah Africa has rarely had a visionary as broad in thinking and as dedicated in commitment as Gaddafi. Perhaps in his desire to strengthen the continent and to make Africa powerful he went too far with his donations to the governments of Senegal, Chad, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe and did not do enough for the Libyan people. However, I have not seen any substantial argument in support of the thesis that Gaddafi was not good for his country. No African nation was among those who came out to attack Libya on March 19, 2011. President Sarkozy of France reported that some Arab nations supported the campaign against Libya, but even if that proves to be so, one must not read too much into this without some appreciation of the Arabs distress with Gaddafi pro-African stance. Transformations are produced by those who are focused on long term goals, not by those who make convenient alliances with the enemies of their people. As Nkrumah was fond of saying, “We face neither East nor West; we face forward.”
It has been Muammar al-Qathafi who has made Nkrumah’s mantra his own, “Africa must unite or perish.” Why would this language threaten the West? The Libyan leader has encountered and continues to encounter attempted setbacks and hurdles. The work of the Brother Leader, as Muammar al-Qathafi is sometimes called, has been to raise African consciousness to the point where some of the nations on the continent of Africa reject the loyalty they hold for their colonial masters. Some African leaders seem to fear other Africans. Muammar al-Qathafi has proposed that Africa do away with travel restrictions, create a common currency, and ease trading tariffs and barriers. The Brother Leader is in a fight for his life and for the life of his nation at this very moment.
Afrocentricity International believes that it is important for us to support Libya and seek a genuine settlement between the people of the country and their government. With the proper safeguards and cooperation of the African world the Libyan people can sort out their own internal squabbles. The great danger in the attacks on Libya is that the United States is trying out the effectiveness of AFRICOM, the African Command, and this adventure will open the door to direct military intervention in Africa. We already know that the United States, and the former colonial powers France and England, are re-inventing cold war policies to enlarge and protect their economic interests on the continent. The attack on Libya is also a challenge to Brazil, Venezuela, China, Iran, and Russia for influence on the continent. However, beyond the economic argument is the moral argument for African people. Why should a small group of dissidents be able to challenge their state, and cause international hegemonic forces to invade their land? Who is to blame for this political folly? We do not see the collapse of the Libyan government and we support the masses of Libyan people from the tyranny of a minority. When Africa needed Muammar al-Qathafi he was always present, now that Libya needs Africa, let it be said that Africa will be present on the side of the legitimate government of the people of Libya.
Ama Mazama, Per-aa, Afrocentricity International
Molefi Kete Asante, International Representative
African Diaspora Emergency Meeting
The U.S., European & Arab League Invasion of Africa
Slavery, Neo-colonialism & the New Scramble for African resources
Sunday, March 20, 2011/3:00 p.m.
Silver Delight Restaurant 2879 East Point Street 30344
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Key community leaders will meet to strategize on ways to effectively respond to the European Union/NATO led invasion of Africa and its implications for the continued setback on the U.S. Black Civil Rights, Human Rights & Pan African empowerment in the 21st century.
Pan Africanists, Civil Rights Leaders & Human Rights Activists
“Pan Africanism or Perish”
Preamble of the WADU Constitution Articles of Union
Principle #3 states:
3. To oppose and eradicate racism, imperialism and neo-colonialism and its vestiges in all forms, everywhere…