America is commemorating the death of Dr. Martin Luther King and there is not much to add about him. Everything has been said and debated about this icon of modern American Black history.
Martin Luther King is the hero of all the descendants of Black slaves and the Blacks subjugated by segregationist policies and laws in the USA.
In the days where laws were called Jim Crow and a strange fruit was a dead Black hanging from a tree. America still has a lot to do in terms of race relations but the fact is that Dr. King is the most celebrated founder of the civil right movement.
Pan-Africans advocate the unification of Africans and people of African heritage.
I read an opinion piece in a Kenyan newspaper and the author, a staunch pan-African, stated that it was time for the West to compensate Africa for slavery.
I was offended, since history shows that Africa had a role to play with slavery and compensation, if any, should go to the descendants of the people who Africa enslaved.
I wrote to the newspaper and now assume that my point of view was too inflammatory and un-African and tossed in the dust bin.
Anyway, I found a great quote from “King Ghezo of Dahomey who said in 1840s: the slave trade is the ruling principle of my people. It is the source and the glory of their wealth.”
I wonder what would be the world opinion if Jews were asked to compensate Germany for what Hitler has done.
During apartheid era the African nations were knocking on South Africa’s door for favors and loans.
The irony is that since Africans took over not much is going on. Nelson Mandela is South Africa father figure while Jacob Zuma, the president only interest is to acquire more wives and gag the press.
I astonished a friend of mine when I said that Zuma wanted to shag his whole country. Funny, I think it was the ambition of King Ghezo too. Africa likes to shag its people.
I have nothing to say about Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. The man is absolutely self un-explanatory.
Sorry, I have something to say:
“Mugabe’s nickname is Mad Bob and he is upset because his wife is rumored to have extramarital affairs.”
I get kind of disturb when Africa’s sycophants ride on the fame or associate themselves with people like Dr. King. I understand than an America embassy in Africa is having an exhibit comparing Dr. King’s accomplishments with other African heroes.
Testing, testing. Which African heroes?
Dr. King never liberated a country and stole the land. No, he liberated the Black people and got killed for it.
Dr. King belongs to Blacks, the one who are now in the new world, the one with the post slavery syndromes.
Africa should offer all Blacks an excuse for the mess they created. Nobody wants their money as they borrow from the West where Blacks live. An apology will do.
- This Date in History: Martin Luther King Assassinated (chicagoist.com)