Western power is predicated on wantonly exploiting the human and mineral resources of weaker nations. As for mineral resources, Afrika lists as the richest continent on the planet. Keeping the nations of Afrika destabilized and underdeveloped remains advantageous for western powers. This simply facilitates Afrika’s pillaging. The West maintains an unspoken foreign policy toward Afrika — Destabilization. John Perkins in his Confessions of an Economic Hit Man illustrates this policy. Although his ideas focus on United States policy, the attitude and behavior are indicative of the historical relationship between the West and the rest of us. Perkins explains that the U.S. has three lines of offense. First, the U.S. sends in economic hit men. These individuals attempt to bribe foreign governments and leadership by seducing them financially to obtain business concessions. The usual entrapment consists of huge loans that due to severe interest repayment rates the nation defaults upon, at which point concessions are forced. If this method fails, the CIA then uses what Perkins calls “jackals” who concoct and orchestrate coups or assassination plots.5 If the jackals are unsuccessful, the United States (or its western allies) creates a pretense for military intervention. In truth, after a careful review of Western historical behavior toward Afrika (and her people), one would have to conclude that destabilization has always been the only foreign policy the West has had toward Afrika.
In DT, I also asked: “Is there any Afrikan nation that can provide the leadership that will help transform the continent into a united “modern” nation-state? Can Nigeria, Ghana, South Afrika, or Senegal oblige? Whether any of the above nations (or others unmentioned), or economic, political, or spiritual organizations arise to meet the challenge, that entity must be rooted in the Afrikan worldview. We have presented and examined this worldview and by now hope the reader perceives the intrinsic spiritual, cultural, and even historical perspective it provides for contemporary Afrikan unity; one that must serve as the basis for a Pan-Afrikanist objective aimed to restore our world power and historical greatness.
I have also stated that the way Nigeria goes is the way Afrika goes.
Today's talk is simply a prelude to a series of blogs I will post for the next four days starting tomorrow.