Yes, the general meaning of the word “Holocaust” refers to the systematic, state-sponsored murders of Jewish men, women, and children. The often ignored victims of another Holocaust are the Africans and people of African descent. However, Germany made public apologies and paid reparations to the Jewish people. The United States and Europe, aided by Canada and Australia, have yet to do the same to Africans and people of African descent. In contrast, they chose to pay reparations to the slave traders and slave plantation owners who committed the Holocaust against Africans and people of African descent.
How is this the case in 2023…
That says a lot about what they think of Black people! The West has yet to atone for its atrocities against Africans. This is reflected in the persistence of racism, discrimination, prejudice, financial deprivation, and marginalization of Black people worldwide. Blacks are now distancing ourselves from the economic and psychological humiliation that comes with the low caste status imposed via these injustices. Africa is a continent, and her distinguishable countries are independent. We see a few elephants in the room when considering the relationship between Africans, people of African descent, and the West.
These are racism, the unresolved Holocaust of slavery, and the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, plus the injustices of colonization. Today, the West abuses Africa financially. Without correcting these wrongs, Africa-West relations cannot be genuine. We must resolve Western atrocities to reshape how Westerners view and treat people of African descent. In contrast, racism and bigotry against Africans and people of African descent have resurfaced worldwide. How is this the case in 2023, when 80% of the world’s consumption of natural resources comes from Africa? Something MUST be broken here.
How is a European passport more valuable than an African passport? Africa possesses the vital resources and human resources that built or sustained Europe. The answer to that question brings us to atrocities against Africans. How can Africans not travel visa-free to the continent of their former colonial masters? The West relies heavily on Africa’s natural resources. We should expect European countries to treat Africa and Africans more respectfully because of that. However, the West has yet to significantly increase its stake in the tourism sector of African countries. Something MUST be promptly corrected.
No foreign government has the right to enforce its idea…
The image of Africans and people of African descent (in the West) does not correspond to Western countries’ interest in and dependence on African resources. As a musician and writer, I’ve always identified the arts and culture as essential natural resources exploited and consumed worldwide. Africans wonder how the West has such significant economic interests in Africa. Why don’t they reflect the extent of that interest in their admiration for Black people? Africa is independent. It can regulate access to its resources and trade them with the highest bidder. We protect Africa’s best economic stakes.
An independent country can do business with Russia and China as Canada, Australia, the European Union, or the United States. No monopolization. No foreign government has the right to enforce its idea, especially if it has a history of malfeasance. Looking at the situation from this perspective, Africans can say that the West has yet to prove that they are friends or allies of the African people. That is one of the main focuses of my new book series, Quandaries of a Conqueror. It’s Africa’s role in the geopolitical realm of the next economic age. In my humble way, I address the place of Africans in the world.
When we look at it, we see constant disrespect from the West. It’s directly related to slavery, colonization, and the continued exploitation of Africa’s natural and mineral resources. However, the only times West Africa appears in the mainstream media is when there’s some form of a pandemic, civil war, or political unrest. Africans have acknowledged that economic abuse is the West’s newest strategy to prevent the continent from making decisions in African interests. The West has such a stranglehold on Africa’s economy. And these African countries fear another Western-backed genocide is imminent.
Africans have clarified that our priorities are the independent development of Africa’s economy, healthcare, technology, infrastructure, education, agriculture, military, and tourism while preserving its religious, cultural, and traditional integrity. African governments have demanded a seat in the United Nations Security Council. And to reset the prices for African resources. However, when Western envoys address African leaders, they ignore the African demands and talk about feminism, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, or their desire for Africans not to do business with Russia and China.
The lectures from Western envoys also have a threatening undertone, as if they are commanding whipped dogs. The West dictates that Africa ignores its welfare to prioritize the interests of the West. The Africans then informed the Western envoys that issues related to gender and sexual relations were not vital to Africa’s present quest for development. Then the envoy threatens the African leaders with economic sanctions or withholding of foreign aid. Unless the West threatens to impose economic sanctions, it will withdraw support if its political agenda does not align with the African continent.
Modern African leadership must detach Africa from its teether to…
The Western envoy, representing a country once enslaved Africans with colonial masters who have yet to atone for their atrocities in Africa, delivers lectures on human rights. There is a toxic relationship here. Meanwhile, systemic racism, discrimination, prejudice, and financial disenfranchisement against Africans and people of African descent still exist in the country represented by the Western envoy. The envoy then attempts to strike secret deals to cheaply extract Africa’s natural resources while forbidding the independent African nation from shifting its business activities elsewhere to China and Russia.
The customer is holding the merchant hostage with the threat of war or economic abuse. It also presents itself as racially superior, but just at the same time. This behavior cannot be acceptable. As independent nations, all world leaders and governments are equal. It is only when you include racism and disrespect that you arrive at a situation that is advantageous to one side over the other. Modern African leadership must detach Africa from its teether to an exclusive Western interest. Yes, we can be allies of the West, but until the West atones for its wrongs against Africans, it shouldn’t be our premier associate.*