By Teekay Akin, Free Africa Project
InformAfrica – Africans, we can’t afford the sitting back arms folded syndrome any more. No matter who we are, where we are and what medium we have at our disposal, we can’t keep on going on doing NOTHING to raise ourselves from this sad state.
We can’t keep going on that everything is fine and everything will be fine.
We can’t keep living in penury, poverty and in shambles.We can’t keep assuming things are meant to be this way.
We have to begin with educating ourselves, as that is the first dutu of a revolutionary.
We are in a time of revolution. Either we like it or not. Either we choose to believe it or not. Either we choose to see that reality or not.
That doesn’t depend on us, as we can’t change reality by just turning a blind eye.
We need to wake up to the reality of things.
Too much time has been wasted. Too much of our people have been destroyed and killed. Too much of our resources have been misused and looted.
You aren’t being asked to hate anyone BUT rather to love yourselves!
If you loved yourselves and not just being this selfish and greedy and nonchalant, we wouldn’t be in this state.
If you really loved yourselves, we wouldn’t be in this condition.
There is nothing wrong with being real and seeing things for what they are.
For centuries we have waited for some god or deity to come save us – AND NOTHING, NO ONE HAS COME!
That should tell us, IT IS NOW UP TO US! WE ARE THE SAVIOURS OF OURSELVES!
Let the gods do god things, LET HUMANS DO HUMAN THINGS!
The things we face are man-made, LET US ARISE AND FACE THEM AND RE-WRITE our story and change our conditions!
Only we can save ourselves! ONLY WE!
So get off these wishy-washy attitude, this nonchalant and lackadaisical attitudes.
We aren’t saying you should arise and hit the streets bearing arms yet! We aren’t saying you should go into any battles yet!
BUT what we are saying is for you, you personally to begin to educate yourselves in the right manner, in things that matter. You should begin to enlighten yourselves and wake up from this slumber. You should begin to see reality and get off the illusion drugs. You should begin to see yourselves as your saviours rather than as slaves.You should start seeing yourselves as equals, as victims of the vicious cycle that still exists around us today.
We can’t fight what we don’t understand. We can’t solve a problem we know not the root cause.
It is not about hurting your feelings. It is not about destroying your sentiments. NO! But it is rather about LOVING ourselves.
Look at the person to your right and the one to your left. Look at your fellow Africans and our state – Are you pleased with these?
Are you pleased with our states and conditions?
If not and you desire a real change – THEN YOU ARE A COMRADE OF MINE!
To the enlightened ones, the duty rests on us to spread the message – This is the first stage of the revolution.
To enlighten our masses and youth. To awaken them from slumber.
And this we should wake up doing and go to bed doing! This is not a competition BUT rather a collective effort to re-write our own history, to save our lives and restore our dignity, to free ourselves.
This is THE FREE AFRICA PROJECT!
And it has begun!
Africans, YOU ARE THE LIGHT! ACT LIKE IT!
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