Scramble for Africa: What Should Africa Do?

Published on 25th February 2020

Marcus Garvey taught us that throughout history, weaker species have been rendered extinct by stronger species. He also said the worst thing that ever happened to Africa was the arrival of Europeans on the African continent. Isn't Garvey's warning enjoining us to remain circumspect about the Chinese, Europeans and Euro-Americans?

Fellow Africans, let me tell you what is not difficult to fathom. Africa is the least populated continent in the world almost the same as the American continent. Europe is overpopulated if one looks at population density. China  is overpopulated. The population of China is 1.3 billion more than the population of the entire continent of Africa which is 1.2 billion.

No single/individual country is bigger than the entire continent of Africa. Even the biggest countries such as Russia, Canada, USA, and China would individually be able to fit into the continent of Africa with space to spare. Do you think the Chinese are thinking anything about their situation vis' a vis Africa's enviable situation? Moreover, Africa is endowed with natural resources everybody covets and exploits

Those of you who are not aware of the West's history of paranoia about Africa's population growth should know about policies like the Global 2000 Report compiled by the Carter administration in the US which called for the reduction of the world's population by 2 billion people, especially in the developing world. It was not for the first time that population control became a concern of the West's elite. The Malthusian doctrine that held that people would increase more than the production of food ignored the fact that it was not population growth that was a problem but the concentration of the world's resources in fewer hands. That is, skewed distribution of resources.

Perhaps some of you know about the Eugenics movement led by people like Nobel Laureate Bertrand Russel. Imagine what kind of a person was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. There shouldn't be any wonder why Jean Paul Sarte declined it in 1964. Sarte wrote the foreword in Frantz Fanon' 1961 book The Wretched of the Earth. As you might know the Eugenics movement aimed at producing a "pure race," whatever that means. The Eugenics move movement inspired people like Adolf Hitler. Now that pure race excluded Africans and others which means they must be exterminated.

The Chinese have developed militarily while Africa has remains stagnant. What will happen when there is real population explosion in China and other parts of the world? When the population of China increases, where do you think they are going to dump that excess population? If it's true that they have taken over Zambia's state electricity company, the airport and that country's broadcasting corporation then that should portend more bad things to come.There is evidence before our eyes that Europeans usurped America, Australia, New Zealand and Tazmania. European Jews usurped Palestine. It is not a secret that Asians, Europeans and Euro-Americans are coveting the African continent.If I were a head of state of any African country, I would not accept a loan from China, the West or Russia.  

Africa is defenseless. It has no nuclear weapons that can act as a deterrent. No satellite technology. No powerful radar systems. No continental army. Nothing. Africa is a playground for all the powers in the world. African lawmakers are supposed to discuss issues of national importance but they are engrossed in mudslinging matches and self enrichment. There is no sense of urgency to create a formidable continental army. 

Recently I posted a video of about three to four youngsters robbing passengers at gun point on M1 North in Johannesburg in broad daylight. As this happened, drivers of other cars were driving past as if nothing was happening. That robbery was captured on CCTV cameras.

Instead of expending their energies robbing people, those robbers could have used their time fighting against corrupt systems that turn them into criminals. Even immigrants engage in these criminal activities as some sort of a business. They wake up in the morning like people who are going to work, arm themselves with unlicensed firearms and go to rob people using stolen vehicles. That is the job they are doing the whole day. They target people who come from the airport. The police know this but do nothing about it because some of them are part of these criminal gangs and syndicates.

We have bitter experiences of usurpation of our countries, slavery, oppression and exploitation as proof that it can be done again perhaps in a benign way. Africa is going to end up being at the mercy of the East and Western Powers. America and China will be battling it out for a takeover and control of Africa while we watch helplessly. The African people will be sitting ducks because of a leadership that has its priorities wrong. It is against this background that the installation of the ANC in office in 1994 by the imperialists and white elite should be understood because they knew the ANC would conform unlike the PAC and BCM. It is was because of that reason the PAC and BCM were excluded from those imperialist brokered secret talks between apartheid government officials and the ANC.

We should never ever entertain the notion that the ANC can be dislodged from office through elections. When their leaders say they will rule until Jesus comes, they understand exactly what that means. It is like saying the ANC will rule until the horses grow horns. They are confirming as that elections are a fuss. They are bogus. There is no organisation that will win elections as long as the West and white elites in South Africa hates it such as the PAC and BCM. Forget it.

Think about it fellow Africans. We need to do something very fast. The antics that we witness in parliament are diverting our attention from the objectives of our struggle for liberation. Those who are involved in those shenanigans have been created by the powers that be to play that role of dragging a red herring in our path.

By Sam Ditshego

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