Stop looking West: Part One


THE homeland of black people is the continent that is now known as Africa.
It was also known to Hebrew and Arabian people as Eden and Al-kebulan, respectively.
The name Africa was not coined by the indigenous people of this land.
The same goes with the title African or black, which are both terms that are used to describe us but were never coined by us.
So-called blacks or Africans in sub-Sahara simply called themselves munhu or umuntu meaning human.
They lived for millennia exclusively as blacks and the name munhu sufficed to describe them.
With the emergence of non-black races in our region came terms like black man (mutema) or whiteman (muchena).
The name munhu was not attributed to any and everyone, but those who possessed hunhu (humanness).
From this logic came phrases like ‘munhu munhu nehunhu’, meaning ‘one is a human only if he has humanness’.
One who was inhumane was accused of not coming from humans (haabvi kuvanhu) and the opposite was true for the contrary in which case the individual would be complimented as one who comes from humans (anobva kuvanhu).
This shows that our indigenous perception of self was highly developed and of great depth.
Africa, to us, was simply called bazi (earth) and our countries nyika (land).
To the Africans who lived in the interior, there was no reason to cross the oceans for they were wholly dependent on the provision of their land.
Many groups were nomadic and the land had no political borders.
In times of famine and other trouble, Africans simply moved to neighbouring lands in search for greener pastures.
Neither curiosity nor circumstance demanded for Africans to leave their homeland because prosperity dwindled as one moved further away from sub-Sahara.
The ancient blacks were therefore symbolised by the lion because it can only be found living in its wild state on the continent of Africa.
This is because lions live in prides and require herds of beasts for their daily provision of food without upsetting the ecosystem.
These numerous herds of wildebeest, antelope, buffalo and zebra, among many animals, and so on are concentrated in spacious Africa which is full of grasslands and forests that sustain them.
For this reason, the lion will not leave Africa for another land and such was the case with the ancient African.
Nowadays, Africans are ever so eager to leave their land for resource-impoverished lands like Europe and this is an anomaly that has been made possible only through deception.
Africa meant the world to the ancient Africans and even more to non-Africans who were dazzled by our continent’s natural resources.
For example, Alexander the so-called ‘Great’ who led Greece to become the first non-black world power went to Egypt to be crowned king because he valued that crown more than that of Greece.
He even upheld the legendary figures of Egypt more than Greek figures like Zeus and Hercules and for this, many Greeks opposed him while he lived.
After his death, the territory of Egypt was the most treasured.
His companion Ptolemy won it over after which other Greeks like the Selucids often made war with the descendants of Ptolemy in attempt to win over the prosperous region.
When Rome took over, it also went after Egypt and made war with mighty blacks such as Hannibal, who was militarily defending North Africa all the way to Spain from invasion by the whites.
During the period of the blacks from Arabia, called Moors, Egypt was freed from European rule and became the main source of natural resources for blacks like Salahdin who were fighting the Crusader whites who were trying to invade Jerusalem.
This shows us that Africa has always been a wanted region by people from different parts of the world.
All Western empires that ruled the earth after the blacks have looked east to Africa and to a lesser extent Asia for the sustenance of their economies.
They only began looking west to the Americas after the advent of Christopher Columbus 500 years ago.
Even then, the white-skinned Turks maintained a great interest in Africa and because of their presence, North Africa and Arabia now comprise non-blacks.
Has the situation, in terms of resources, changed for Africans to now despise their homeland?
Rather, it is only deception that has caused Africa’s children to leave her for lands with inferior natural resources.
The West sells us worthless and intangible things such as lifestyle and First World status which sees Africans going to European countries in order to be called civilised or fortunate.
Even if their quality of life decreases, many blacks would rather stay in Europe than be called inhabitants of backward, underdeveloped, uncivilised and Third World Africa.
These intangible things the West sells to Africans are called ‘soft power’.
Soft power causes people to be disloyal to their country and even try to change their citizenships and become American or European.
Brain drain and treason are bound to fester under such conditions and this causes underdevelopment because the children of the land abandon it and this leaves a labour deficit.
That labour develops the West instead and leaves us in a vicious cycle of imbalance that furthers our underdevelopment.
This worsens the blow of slavery that saw millions upon millions of Africans being stolen away and sent to the West by ship in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Ironically, now Africans are willing to leave the same land that they would have fought to stay on a few centuries ago.
Many of those who remain in the land become potential sell-outs trying to find a way to benefit from Westerners whom they deem superior and more prosperous to them.
Productive families accept Western aid and do not question why that aid is given to them.
In exchange, they become members or beneficiaries of non-governmental organisations that have regime change agendas.
If these recipients of foreign aid only knew how Westerners, particularly blacks like African Americans, are suffering as victims of abject poverty, they would probably redirect that aid to the West were it is much needed.
Every nation has its problems and it is up to the citizens of each nation to make sure they produce enough to supply their domestic market.
Invading another nation for resources to sustain one’s own is parasitic behaviour that has no place in the 21st Century.
In the case of Africa, many nations would rather sell or give away resources to outsiders before making an effort to make sure their citizens have benefitted from them.
Each man is concerned about his own pocket and this has also been promoted by the West which rewards African leaders who are loyal to them and disloyal to their own people with favourable propaganda and financial benefits.
This divide and conquer scheme is effective because, while Africans are working against each other and migrating to the West, the whites unite against us by way of organisations like the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) with a common agenda of acquiring our resources and, if possible, permanently settling in our lands.


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