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23878, RE: African vs./or African American
Posted by odu, Wed Jun-14-00 12:21 PM
>On the subject of Nigeria; let's
>face it the debt incurred
>can be regarded as 'self

Yes and no. The old saying goes, "you get the government you deserve." But the truth is that Western Europe has, overtly and covertly, supported non-democratic military dictatorships for most of Nigeria's history as a sovereign nation (40 years). The last military dictator, Sani Abacha, has an estimated personal fortune of around $30 billion, so if you want to know where the money went, the answer is obvious. This doesn't account for the personal fortune of his predecessor, Ibrahim Babangida, who probably is even wealthier.

>With regards to Bob Marley I
>think the occluded Jamaican elite
>has been well documented, the
>question is how can it
>be overhauled?

I don't know, and I'm not one to give sweeping answers. I don't believe in revolution and I don't think there is ever going to be an overarching social wave that will wash away the evil of white supremacy in this world. All we can do (IMHO) is build our separate strength as an international Pan-Africans, both as individuals and as members of affinity groups who share our interests.