Let us prepare for re-colonisation (1)

By Idang Alibi


If I were a man of some great consequence, I would have the audacity to say that Thursday the 20th of October, 2011 will go down in my diary as one of the saddest days in my life. For it was on that day that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, one of the most nationalistic, intelligent, caring, responsive and responsible leaders among leaders of the developing nations, was killed and humiliated by imperialists powers under the guise of freeing the people of Libya from his dictatorship. My sorrow was so immense not only because a great leader and humanist was killed by the forces of greed and injustice, but because some members of the human family, including, unfortunately, some brain-washed citizens of Libya, did not know the import of what had, some years ago, happened in Iraq and which had now come upon Libya.alt

And who can blame those who do not understand the significance of what happened on Thursday 20th October? Being victims of several years of Western media propaganda which demonises any uppity Third World leader that the West cannot easily manipulate for their own purposes, it is hardly surprising that some people, including Libyans, were wildly jubilating and celebrating what they foolishly thought was the fall of Gaddafi, the deserved end of a dictator, a tyrant, a corrupt man, etc. But the truth of the matter is that the Americans, French and Britons who killed Gaddafi had no noble thoughts on their mind at all: that they were out to take out a man who was giving pains to some Arabs. As far as they are concerned it will be better if some crazy folk can kill off all the Arabs in Libya and leave the place empty for them to get their crude oil which is what all the adventure in Libya is about.

What took place that day was not the fall of Gaddafi as is erroneously being thought. What happened is another signpost that the world is being led back to the era of colonisation of various peoples adjudged by some unjust and greedy people to be primitive but who have the strategic resources that the West need for their industries back home. This, in reality, is what happened and, as I said, first, in Iraq and now it has been accomplished in Libya. And instead of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, some people were rejoicing? Is this not a case of ignorance being bliss? We are experiencing the beginning (in Iraq) and the consolidation (in Libya) of a people being subjected to the loss of their country, their freedom and the resources which God is his infinite wisdom gave to them yet, some are so ignorant and so blissful of their impending bondage?

Western powers who feel entitled to all the resources of the earth, are about again to begin a second colonisation of Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the ÔÇś'primitive world''. Remember that in recent times the West has been referring to Africa as the last frontier of resources in the world. This is a Freudian slip which reveals their covetous desire for the crude oil, gold and other strategic resources of Africa.

With the type of simple minded attitude of taking in and believing everything that our predators tell us about our leaders and their offer to ÔÇśhelp' us do away with them, we should just begin to prepare for re-colonisation because that is one of the guises they will hide under to invade our countries to install puppets who will rule us on behalf of the imperialists. Let me tell my people one truth: there are dictators everywhere. Our own may not be worse than those of Europe. The difference between our own dictators and those of Europe and America is that while our own may kill their own citizens who disagree with them, those of America order the killing of thousands of peoples of other countries who have no quarrel whatsoever with America. Please, may I know something: How many ordinary Afghans who cannot locate the map of their own country or that of America's on the world map and who have no quarrel whatsoever with America have been killed on the orders of Dictator Obama and other dictators of America before him? What are American soldiers doing in Afghanistan? When was there a vote that they should go there? Is that their country? Did the people of Afghanistan ask ÔÇś'democrat'' Obama to come to their aid against an aggressor? If they did not, what legitimate right does America have to be in that country? If they went to Afghanistan uninvited, theAmerica leader who gave the order for his troops to occupy that country is he a democrat or a dictator? Let someone please tell the simple son of Alibi the answer, please.

I am trying in my small way to puncture some of the fraudulent and fallacious arguments these imperialists put up to justify some of their costly adventures but which some among us who call themselves democrats, human rights activists, non-state actors, feminists and the likes, choose to buy and swallow spoon, fork and knife.

The Americans and the Europeans are in trouble and only their leaders know it. Many of the leaders and ordinary peoples of those continents have sold their souls to Satan. We live in a moral world and whether we believe it or not, there are consequences of our actions. The people have squandered the resources most of which they stole from other people through outright theft, piracy, unfair trade policies and living a life of insatiable greed fuelled by smart advertising in which most of their citizens, especially women, buy what they do not need but which they have been led to believe they must possess if they want to live a good life and be like the Jones across the street. Payback time for a life of greed and living on credit has come.

The politicians of those countries have unsuccessfully tried so many things for their countries to remain afloat but no dice. Imperialism in which an imperial power extracts the resources of client states is not bringing as much money and wealth and with as much speed as the West would like because some leaders of ÔÇśprimitive' countries like Saddam and Gaddafi are not pliable. The West is at its wit's end: they do not know what trick in the rule books to employ any more. The new option is therefore recourse to old-fashioned re-colonisation: re-colonise the countries of Africa, Latin America and Asia.

What strategy to adopt? Start with those countries with huge strategic resources but which have wise, intelligent, nationalistic and assertive leaders such as Saddam and Gaddafi who could act as obstacles. The calculation is that by such a strategy they can shock, destabilise, intimidate and overawe the rest. To be concluded next week.


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Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Igwe posted on 11-12-2011, 02:38:31 AM
@ K_Station

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In getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons, Libyans with foreign help have started to build the foundation for a more equitable Libya where the rights of every citizen is respected, where they are not regarded as \"dogs\" to be hunted down by their own leader. I hope your ranting against the west is not a case of a poor man who's jealous and angry at his neighbour who has done well in life.


This shows that your understanding of your so called "global geopolitics" leaves a lot to be desired. I suggest decolonizing your mind first, then, may then, you could begin to understand what really happened and is happening in Libya, to start with. I leave it at that.

Ka Chineke mezie okwu!
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
126Soldier posted on 11-12-2011, 08:23:47 AM
If Gaddafi had died in office, he wouldn't have left a legacy different from that which the Saudi, Quattari, Omani, Brunei, Bahrain ruling families have been leaving. The only difference is that Gaddafi refused to pulled around with a rope round his neck. Yes he did go to extreems, he did alling with terrorism, he did rule with Iron fist but the motives of his removal and assassination are far beyond those because I know that same guys who killed him and destroyed Libya will always go to bed and romance worst dictators if the economic arrangement suits their greedy desires. For your Information, there is apartheid in Palestine and Bahrain worse than what we had in South Africa and yet your so called promoters of democracy are deeply on the side of the villians.If there were oil in Somalia, we all know who will be incharge today. The wheel of bankcruptcy rolling out against Europe and USA is driving them into other forms of seeking survival and heading back to overun Africa is rith there on the plan. But Sorry for them because whatever they do China has their balls. It is now a competetion between those who physically work very hard and those who prefer to have more of good lives and less of hardwork. The Capitalist block ignored the warnings of Karl Max but now the world is naturally metamorphosing into a socialist arrangement. Hence we are now having the Occupy Movements spreading across USA and Europe.If the capitalist cannot check their greed tenedencies, then no amount of clandestine crusade shrouded in the cover of democracy and protection of human rights will hold out long enough for them to bounce back. The law of kamar is here!
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Eire posted on 11-12-2011, 10:58:44 AM
126soldier,

all that rubbish you said is nonsense,
at no time did the west prevent africans from building sewage systems, farming to feed themselves, produce adequate amount of children.
STOP THE BLAME GAME AND LOOK INWARDS!

Gaddafi was a tyrant, he had 42 years to fix his country but he did not and the monster he created and nurtured came back to destroy him. The same gaddafi killed more nigerian and african citizens than many western countries ever did.
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Eire posted on 11-12-2011, 11:08:05 AM
@Igwe,

I suggest you take your own advice first before dishing it out...lest the educated-illiterate ends up educating anyone else.

People like have only 2 groups to blame for your troubles, the west and your leaders...you cannot muster the mental courage to look inside you and see how dated and stale the mindset has become.

If anyone is colonizing anyone it is the Africans themselves, and of course with a "victim mindset" many who think like you don't stand a chance. they will always ben stuck in that time warp of conspiracy theories and innuendos.

How else will you ever move on when you are still in bed with with monsters like Gaddafi?
Re: Let us prepare for re-colonisation
Igwe posted on 11-12-2011, 21:20:43 PM
QUOTE:
@Igwe,

I suggest you take your own advice first before dishing it out...lest the educated-illiterate ends up educating anyone else.

People like have only 2 groups to blame for your troubles, the west and your leaders...you cannot muster the mental courage to look inside you and see how dated and stale the mindset has become.

If anyone is colonizing anyone it is the Africans themselves, and of course with a \"victim mindset\" many who think like you don't stand a chance. they will always ben stuck in that time warp of conspiracy theories and innuendos.

How else will you ever move on when you are still in bed with with monsters like Gaddafi?


You call Gaddafi a monster, but OBJ killed more Nigerians than any non Nigerian ever did. Remember Odi and Zaki Biam? Indeed, the so called Libyan rebels were the ones who killed Nigerians and other black Africans and, yes, even black Libyans. Get your facts correct before you open your mouth to insult yourself.

Some people have no sense of history. Very soon you'll tell me that colonialism ended 50 yrs ago, thus exposing your ignorance even more. A few months ago in Côte d'Ivoire more than 3000 people were killed because France has an interest in who runs the country, that is, in who would protect their interest, so they used the UN and their powerful media to get rid of Gbagbo, and in the process killed thousands of people. I'm sure that was caused by us, wasn't it? Gbagbo should've surrendered to France without a fight! The elections in Nigeria were not in any way better than what happened in CI, but because there was no danger to the Western interests in Nigeria it was hailed as free and fair. Imagine for one second that it was Buhari as president who ILLEGALLY sacked Salami who was handling a petition against him? The West would have descended on him with all their might and people like you will be cheering them on. Buhari is an undeclared enemy of the West because he refused IMF and WB loans and such other imperialists institutions and meddling in the internal affairs of Nigeria.

People like you who think that everything the West does in Africa and around the world is wonderful are suffering from mental colonisation. Your colonized minds are the most potent weapon of the colonizers as Steve Biko rightly said.

More than 20,000 Libyans were killed by NATO bombs and all you're doing here is calling Gaddafi a monster. Omar Bongo stayed in power for longer and was a friend of France and West. His son who took over from him was recently received in the WH by Obama. Compared to some European Countries and the USA, Libya under Gaddafi was doing much better. Don't take my word for it, just look at the available data even from the UN itself. Compared to Nigeria, Libya under Gaddafi was light years ahead!!!!! You should condemn yourself first before condemning Gaddafi, going by your own argument. The undertakers known as IMF and the WB are now descending on Libya! In Nigeria your so-called govt is doing whatever they tell them to do, and even more! They routinely send in their agents to become your ministers, and top adivsers. So you have a president gloating about Obama commending him. When they say 'devalue your currency' the puppets will say 'yes sir;' when they say 'remove oil subsidies,' the puppets will say 'yes sir.'

And you who are an expert in Western benevolence in Africa, do you know that there was an election in Cameroun two weeks ago where the incumbent, Biya, 78 and in power since 30 yrs, just won another 7-yr term in an election that even France itself condemned as not free and fair? So why didn't they send their bombs to kill Camerounians? Because Biya is protecting their interests in Cameroun. Same is true of Burkina Faso and other places in Africa. Same is true of Nigeria under Jona boy, under IBB, under OBJ...

Decolonize your mind my dear, and then may be your criticism could make more sense and be more balanced. For now you're just singing your masters' song. A master who doesn't want your own good.
Nonsens and ingredients!

Ka Chineke mezie okwu!
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