01-02-2007, 02:09 PM
Re: Zimbabwe, Dual Citizenship, and Solutions
Posted by: "Kenneth King" email@example.com nnamdi79
Mon Jan 1, 2007 9:04 am (PST)
"Once again, democracy only means that the rulers govern with the consent of the people. If that is so in Zimbabwe then whether its 26 years or 126 years it's really no body's business their own. So, it's 26 long years if you consider President Mugabe's policies a failure. And, it's 26 short years if you count them a success. Umasia"
Umasia is 100% correct! Chancellor Williams, a great Pan-Africanist historian, warned African people against the warped European view of "democracy", as it relates to time limits. Too much of a good thing only seems to be too much if one over eats (smile). Well, we'd best start figuring out prooven and suggested solutions to our governing problems.
Concerning dual citizenship in Africa, I know that there is no mass plan yet, but what about individual dual citizenship. It's too many "foreigners" in this country and others for me to believe that there is no legal loop-hole for just a handful of conscious sisters and brothers to take advantage of. Speaking of citizenship, whether dual, or renouncing the U.S. citizenship for Africa, time is running out for Africans if we refuse to contribute the time, money and "from the ground up" patience and resources it will take for us to get free from our oppressors. As of late, we have segment of Africans who are still ignorant of their true potential and their true identity, but a segment also exist which has the knowledge, but dwells so much on the problem, or the Euro-centric solution to the problem, that no real, workable solutions are implemented en mass.
I recently returned from visiting my parents in Newton, Texas, where I was raised. I spent just as much time helping them with their burdens...including those produced by the forgotten Hurricane Rita (hit the Texas, Louisiana border about a month after Katrina hit Louisiana). A lot of people in that area are spiritually, mentally, and physically "beat down" and wont last much longer in such a state. Not to mention that drugs and drug dealers have started to dominate these small town areas of Texas, something unheard of just 10-12 years ago. I understand more and more the sense of urgency one must have if they are to remain solution-oriented. I am physically exhausted and mentally a bit tired as well. I've been more urgent in dealing with my 2 remaining sisters who
live their, helping encourage them to have the same sense of urgency. Although I've made some progress, it's very, tough. Many in people now days are not trained to have the will needed to sacrifice for their own survival.
Speaking of solutions for action and our survival... Elder Adunni, Oshupa, Tabasi, for example, is in her early seventies and has all the resources for repatriation except the money to cover the surveying and legal documents...so that repatriation to the Northern Volta region of Ghana is done PROPERLY and not "bootleg". The price of doing all this for roughly 4 square miles of land "gifted" is $30,000. While this is a lot of money for an individual, it is "chump change" for a collective group of "African-Americans", especially for just a few hundred "middle class" ones, but the lack of ability to see vision and a legacy we can pass on to our children makes attaining $30,0000 a very monumental task! This a "from the ground up" infrastructure-building project that our beloved elder is willing to live in poverty in order to see it's foundation laid. We (Blacks) are considered "disposable people" by Eur-Asians and eventually, our children will be forced to flea for refuge from them. If we create a refuge now, knowing that their are no more short cuts to take when it comes to freedom, we may have a chance to save ourselves.
peace and love,
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