By Felicite Nduku
The author of this note read Patrick Mbeko’s reflection also posted on this blog on how the latter understands the problem that Africans who consider the West as their savior have. Mbeko focuses primarily his analysis on the situation in his native Democratic Republic of Congo. But his arguments can be easily applied to the entire African continent. Felicite Nduku, who is also Congolese, reflects back to give the reader an interesting imagery of what has been happening in DRC, comparing it to the condition of a troubled family which requires outside help.
I must agree with the brother [Patrick Mbeko] in most of his points. Although I am somehow troubled with his tone. It reminded me my first assignment in the social work field. It had to do with a teenager in the South Bronx. I had to see why he didn’t take his meds, missed his Psych appointments and dropped out of school; and fix the situation. What was up with that? He needed to get a grip, I thought.
It wasn’t too long until I learned that the kid was bipolar, smoked weed (which made his condition worse), had just been initiated in a gang and lived with his crack-head single mother whose latest move was trying to sell the fridge to get her next fix. I needed to get a grip!
[Editor: Hopefully Felicity Nduku is not comparing Patrick Mbeko “radical” tone with the psych of the teenager described above, but that the reference helped her only to trigger in her mind the story being told here]
The Congo is dealing with a multinational conspiracy orchestrated by the west, aided by unscrupulous neighbors, coupled with high treason of many of its own. Activists, sons and daughters of the Diaspora are doing the best they know how to end the atrocities, lobbying, marching, protesting while dealing with the day to day life of the immigrants that they are.
It would be nice if in the mist of those predicaments the Congolese people could find a way to deconstruct 150 years of oppression, indoctrination, acculturation and the-like. Many nations haven’t yet been able to do that in times of peace. Imagine doing that in times of war.
[Editor: But how do you deconstruct indoctrination or acculturation? My solution: limit your exposure to it as much as you can. On a personal level, I have stopped watching television for the last three years, and read more about Africa stories written by Africans like this one. I am convinced, like the African proverb says, “Unless the lions have their own historians, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”]
If other nations in Africa were less brainwashed than the Congolese, maybe the AU would have solutions for the situation in the Great Lake Regions, or the neighbours that are helping the West attack their own African brothers would resist serving such purposes.
Unfortunately, African leaders seem to have more loyalty to freemasonry and to their personal interests than to the African populations that they are supposed to serve. So, he who can get a grip of that may cast the first stone.
Additional note [Editor]
Back to freemasonry interests that the author of the above note mentions, Milton Allimadi, Editor and publisher of Black Star News, raises as well a serious question on the agenda of Africom’s contingent, which currently targets Joseph Kony, LRA Ugandan rebel. Since October 2011, Obama authorised a mission for 100 US marines to go and work with Ugandan forces [UPDF] to track the rebel.
Milton Allimadi is mystified:
“Question for U.S./Invisible Children/UPDF. Universal Common Sense dictates that you go to where the raging inferno is (unless you have a hidden agenda). Fireman sent to control the flames in a townhouse don’t stand and watch when a new fire starts raging in the 100-story sky scraper. So why would the troops supposedly sent to search for Kony (and supposedly not to guard oil regions from Chinese influence) just stand around and not temporarily go to search for the Kagame-backed mass murderer, Bosco Ntaganda, whose raging inferno is consuming the lives of innocent Congolese? You see, when you have a hidden agenda, in time, events expose all lies, deceptions, and spins…”