I have been lenient enough with my diction. I have over-looked the misery of my society because of ignorance and narrowing my mind off topical issues that I could have created awareness via the articles I share on my blog. I plead to differ for the revolutionary writer has been unveiled.
A wise man ones said “Education is the movement from darkness to light”. Undoubtedly, education is the key to success that seeks to raise our consciousness on issues. Serving as an eye opener, one can say that, it enables people to investigate and analyze activities in the society and the world at large.
During my first year in university, the respect and integrity I had for Kwame Nkrumah led me to claim that I was a Marxist without applying the theories propounded by Karl Marx to ongoing situations in the society or blaming an external factor when I could apply simple logic. I claimed to be a Pan-Africanist without knowing the task ahead and that there was a need to fervently stress on unity among African countries that will bind us under socialism to be able to liberate ourselves from imperialism, capitalism and neo-colonialism.
I claimed all these, not because I fancied the words or it sounded appealing to my ear, but I have identified that I claimed all these because somewhere in my heart there was a seed of a fighter deep-rooted in me, deep-seated in you; to arise and aid in raising the awareness and continue from where the race partially ended.
Let’s take a minute to cast our minds back on the period our African leaders were fighting for liberation. In as much as we gained independence, that was not given to as holistically, we are faced with neo-colonialism. Indirectly our motherlands and fatherlands are still in turmoil from economic bondage. As Kwame Nkrumah said “we must recognize that our economic independence resides in our African union and requires the same concentration upon the political achievement”. Why blame the government entirely when some way somehow our minor daily activities had led to the underdevelopment of our continent, why do we allow history repeat itself not to our advantage.
On the other side, when some of the leaders in our continent gain wealth, they make investments in other continents. Why should that be so? Is our continent not worthy of their investments too. It’s without doubt that our continent has become a cemetery for some leaders.
For those that have held onto the baton and raced their hearts out, comrades I salute your efforts. Comrades I say that your efforts would not go in vain in as much as it looks like it. Africa unity under socialism alone can weld us into an effective force, capable of creating our own progress and making our valuable contribution to the world. That unity begins from our homes, workplace, school, hospitals or wherever we find ourselves in the act of human interaction. The efforts our fore fathers planted in the liberation of Africa was to heal our wound so why do we allow same situations that existed in the days of slavery, colonization, feudalism occur in the present day?
If all things being equal we are one step ahead and a step backwards.