- Feb 16, 2015
AID IS IMPERIALISM DISGUISED.
NGO's LOANS and GRANTS UNDERMINED THE POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THEIR POLITICIANS.
Here is how I see after a while these leader wake up and realize they have been played for the fool.
The problem is if they confess and try to make amends, factions in their country will use the law to crucify them.
Those factions will easily have gain the support of the original puppet master...who will demand this action
Whilst promising power and continued support to their now to be new vassel or lackey....soon they too will be compromised.
Museveni of Uganda is currently in this position and so he must hang on to power for his dear life
Kagame of Rwanda is still lost but there is the possibility he will awake
Quattara of Ivory Coast seems to be hopelessly lost.
African intelligentsia in these Nations need to set up organizations and institutions to confront these issues so that leaders who are compromised can be safely extricated.
...I hear you, the Continental issues are super confounded by the remnants of Colonialism, corruption and the lack of united support among the masses. Africa was a feudal culture even before the Europeans came.
...It is no easy job steering the masses. Taking over after Colonialism is like almost a lost cause. Tribal issues are the same as ethnic Racial issues in Africa...in fact, the Tribe is the individual Ethnicity. There is so much to be done with government, services, education, employment and the African leaders have to mix in the Global community of Political leaders with their gifts and their shortcomings. The Global leadership have to support these African leaders who are failing by support, teaching and example and aid - all aid has attachments, that's a given. The International leadership are their peers in the world. So many long for the diplomatic life while their people suffer!
...I just try to concentrate here where we have to deal. Al Sharpton's issues are not much different than the African Political Leaders. It is no small job representing the poor and disadvantaged! We all have the same issues more or less and I see the good news as time and will. A lot of change has happened with the African Continent and America concerning our people - in just 50 years. We are only 150 years out of 250 "peak" years of African concentrated slavery. Post Colonialism in Africa is much younger. Evolution happens in both small steps and big strides.