Saturday, May 25, 2013

Africa: Africa Day - 25 of May

Africa Day: 25 of May
Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

It even rhymes... how cool. I do not remember when I last wrote an Opinion piece about Africa Day to appear on Africa Day, May 25 because it is easy for the international community to use Africa as a vehicle for self-aggrandizement, patting an African on the head, jumping on the Africa bandwagon. I prefer to write about Africa on May 24 or 26...

Yet this year, let us get back to basics and let us yet again address the issue. And the main issue is, ladies and gentlemen, the old adage common to all societies everywhere on our planet, namely when you are big, you kick as* and when you are small, you get you're a*s kicked. It is as simple as that.

For this reason it makes no sense at all that Africa should join together as a Continent, to be strong and have a single voice as the European Union is trying to have; for this reason the one person who was financing an African Union de facto, and not just celebrating the idea in hot-air chat sessions, Muammar al-Qathafi, was removed.

Colonel Gaddafi was financing the African satellite system, which provided telemedicine programmes and e-learning programmes to everyone on the Continent. Muammar al-Qathafi was also planning to give the African continent its own financial and banking system which would have denied billions to the western banking lobbies. And what happened to Muammar al-Qathafi? And what did the rest of Africa do for him?

So we see the one person who was trying to help Africa was removed; we see the rest of Africa preferred to turn a blind eye, cower and look the other way as their champion was whipped by western bullies, and basically did nothing, like cowards, like yellow-bellied sycophants, whores who prefer to receive money opening their legs rather than take a position. What a sickening comment on the collective leadership of Africa when Muammar al-Qathafi was abandoned.

Any African with a modicum of verve, of spunk, would study the Libya case, identify those who committed crimes, insulted Africa and Islam and then got off scot-free because of cowardice and ignorance. And do something about it.

And so we celebrate another Africa Day with pats on the back and celebrations in which the enemies of Africa gain points by patting some kid on the head, and Africans themselves gain points by selling their own to their enemies. It happened in the times of slavery, and today in certain African states, things are exactly the same as they were.

Don't worry. The African people, in some countries, will continue to be held down by a corrupted disgusting and sickening clique of sold-out western-oriented lackeys. So next year do not expect me to be writing an Africa Day piece on May 25. Believe me, I know what I am talking about...