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DESTRUCTION OR DEVELOPMENT?

By Anthony Ademiluyi
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In 1947, Osaygefo Kwame Nkrumah arrived the then Gold Coast now known as Ghana after a twelve year sojourn in the United States and United Kingdom. He almost did not return as he had suspicions about the conservative leanings of the leaders of the United Gold Coast Convention. He changed his mind shortly after realizing that some huge political opportunities awaited him if he accepted the post of the Secretary-General of the party.

In barely a decade, he led the nation to independence using the slogans of self-government now and seek ye first the political kingdom and every other thing shall be added unto you.

However, his maiden speech on March 6, 1957 turned out to be an anti-climax. He said that political independence is nothing without economic liberty. That statement has proven to be the bane of the development of the African continent. It was tragic that Nkrumah for all his Pan-Africanist movement efforts failed to draw up a roadmap for economic liberty.

The Bretton Woods Institution – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as the International Monetary Fund have been largely responsible for the underdevelopment of the continent. They coerced many African leaders to remove subsidy from two critical areas of the economy – education and healthcare which led to a mass exodus of the brightest brains to the west. Working in cahoots with the Ford Foundation, British Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development, John & Catherine Mac Arthur Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society, the United Nations and its various organs, they have spent hundreds of millions of dollars aggressively backing a depopulation agenda, abortion, stem cell research, gay rights, organ harvesting and all sorts of sinister liberal causes that has set Africa backwards by over two centuries.

Let us cast our minds back to 1989 when the then Ibrahim Babangida led government liberalized the nation’s banking sector. To have a banking license at the time cost 6 million naira. By 1990 it was twelve million and this saw the emergence of financial super power houses like Zenith, Diamond, GTB who have weathered the storm to become institutions valued at over a billion dollars while providing employment opportunities for thousands of people both within and outside the country. In 1989, a hit song was released by King Sunny Ade and Onyeka Onwenu titled ‘Wait for me, baby dance with me.’ A reliable source in my media network revealed to me that the United States Agency for International Development spent a whooping sum of three hundred thousand dollars to promote the song. Naturally I asked why and the answer was crystal clear that the song had a depopulation message which is a major agenda of USAID. Imagine if that amount of money was used to set up financial institutions or to back the real sector, the ripple effect would have been gargantuan!

History repeats itself because man learns the stories but never the lessons. During the slave trade era, the narrow minded African Chiefs gladly colluded with the Caucasian overlords to sell their brothers and sisters into slavery for mere mirrors and gin. That tragedy still happens today albeit in a more subtle form.

Corruption is touted by the west as the greatest plague of African States. They ignore the fact that they provide their banking facilities to aid the African kleptocrats. There is an ominous silence on their refusal to fully repatriate the loots stashed in their banks. Nothing is said of the crisis they cause in Africa and then they show up with placebos as ‘interventionists’.

Their agenda is to infiltrate the media, education and healthcare sector – three critical sectors of any economy with their African minions to carry out their sinister agenda. I will start with each piecemeal.

Before I proceed, let me digress a bit and do a quick historical analysis. Why is it that all the international development agencies were massively backing the democratization efforts of many African States in the heady days of military rule? Was it because they loved Africa or were interested in her development? The easiest way to globetrot during that period was to pose as a democracy activist. A leopard never changes its spots. It was in their interest to back democracy as it was going to be easier to push their liberal agendas with the aid of legislations. It is no news that the abortion industry for instance is a multi-billion dollar one. Under a democracy, it would be easier to get harvested organs from third world nations for mega profits in their countries. The surrogacy market in India is one such of an example of how they used India’s democratic institution to advance their agenda.

There is the heavy influence of the United Nations Population Fund and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation on the nation’s healthcare sector. Let us not forget that the UNFPA is notorious for its abortion atrocities in China when they cashed in on the nation’s one child policy to liquidate the destinies of millions of the helpless unborn. Who is the current Head of the UNFPA? It is our own Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, the nation’s former health minister. These two bodies have piled great pressure on the National Assembly to legalise abortion so as to have easy access to the foetus of the liquidated babies.

They convinced asinine African leaders to yank off subsidy from education which led to the decline of advancement opportunities for the youths. These youths out of frustration turned to cyber-crime popularly known as yahoo-yahoo for survival. Trust the wily Caucasians; they then proceeded to stereotype the generality of African youths as online scammers. Enter their minion, Red Media, the organisers of the Future Awards whose agenda is to rebrand the Nigerian youths and promote the positive efforts of those doing wonders and exploits. Who described them as the Nobel Prize for young Africans? It is no other than the World Bank. The same institution responsible for mass economic murder of Africans. When the controversy of the same sex marriage bill broke out in 2011, I was not surprised that Chude Jideonwo, a co-founder of Red Media took to CNN to defend it. It is common knowledge that CNN is the world’s largest backer of liberal causes. Why didn’t he take to Fox or Al Jazeera? Professor Kole Shettima also opposed the bill. One is not amazed since he works for the John & Catherine Mac Arthur Foundation. Who is the biggest literary export of Africa at the moment? It is none other than Chimamanda Adichie with her destructive feminist works made compulsory in the curriculum of most Nigerian Universities. Are you surprised that divorce is on the increase in the African Continent?

What about the media? The model for anti-corruption is Omoyele Sowore’s Sahara Reporters. Ford Foundation with the blood of the innocents on their hands is a major backer of it. What is the impact of all his activism to the lives of the common man that he claims to be fighting for? How has his activities led to an improvement in their lives? Beyond chanting on the streets, how has he used his international contacts to implement projects that will have a real impact in the lives of the masses?

Africa is a mere pawn in western hands and it follows the same vicious cycle – they create crisis and then prop up African lap dogs to ‘intervene’. No wonder the billions of dollars of foreign aid has done nothing to improve the lot of Africans! It is worse than pouring water into a basket.

Until Africans realise that corruption is a mere distraction and artificial creation of the liberal west to keep us divided so as we can’t unite to tackle the major problem which is imperialism or neo-colonialism, this continent would never develop.

I recall when I attended a conference in the UK and I introduced myself as a freelance writer. One of the participants, a Jamaican poet told me that my introduction was wrong. I was taken aback and asked him what he meant. He then handed me the autobiography of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and said ‘this is my little gift to you to take back home to Africa.’ I told him that I had read the book while in secondary school. He looked at me, smiled and whispered softly ‘then continue from where he stopped.’ I looked back at him in confusion but he said nothing, his ominous silence speaking volumes.

TONY ADEMILUYI