A black child with a transparent rib cage, huge head, bloated stomach, protruding eyes, and twigs as arms and legs was the favourite poster of the large British charitable operation known as Oxfam. Oxfam called upon the people of Europe to save starving African and Asian children… and never bothered their consciences by telling them that capitalism and colonialism created the starvation, suffering and misery in the first place.
An illustration that shows the relationship of so-called “Capitalism” with the area of the world known as Africa. It should be clear that the siphoning of resources from non-white people is not simply “Capitalism” but can be more accurately described as Racism (White Supremacy) within the area of people activity known as “Economics”.
Neo-imperialism under the guise of capitalism, free market, and neoliberalism.
"Africans selling Africans" is a vicious perversion of the events that occurred during the so-called Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and is propagated by Racist Man and Racist Woman and their most confused Victims. It is a feeble attempt by Racists to absolve themselves from the culpability of their terroristic acts of forcibily removing people from their homeland, terrorizing them for life, and forcing them into lifelong servitude. CodeLens has two videos listed in our archives which offer suggested codified responses to this Racist (White Supremacist) assertion.
Racists (White Supremacists) also claim they took considerable losses to engage in the raping of Africa (and her people). Racism (White Supremacy) is a business and like any business will have profits and losses. If there weren’t considerable gains, Racist Man and Racist Woman, would not have continued kidnapping Black people against their will for over 400 years. In addition, it is the buyer who created the market and instigated strife and conflict between the nations who had coexisted for thousands of years.
Suggested Codified Responses Below:
"Whites had already decided to raid for slaves. They didn’t need our agreement on that. Hence, there was no mutuality in the original act."
— Oscar L. Beard, Consultant in Africana Studies (1999)
Also, even a surface analysis of the period will reveal that people who classified themselves as White came to Africa “armed to the teeth” looking to establish their “New World” with free labor and were ready to go to war to achieve their malicious goal. The article that is excerpted below examines this reality in detail. Do not allow Racist (White Supremacist) deception to go unchallenged. Replace White Supremacy With Justice!
The single most effective White propaganda assertion that continues to make it very difficult for us to reconstruct the African social systems of mutual trust broken down by U.S. Slavery is the statement, unqualified, that, “We sold each other into slavery.” Most of us have accepted this statement as true at its face value. It implies that parents sold their children into slavery to Whites, husbands sold their wives, even brothers and sisters selling each other to the Whites. It continues to perpetuate a particularly sinister effluvium of Black character. But deep down in the Black gut, somewhere beneath all the barbecue ribs, gin and whitewashed religions, we know that we are not like this.
This singular short tart claim, that “We sold each other into slavery”, has maintained in a state of continual flux our historical basis for Black-on-Black self love and mutual cooperation at the level of Class. Even if it is true (without further clarification) that we sold each other into slavery, this should not absolve Whites of their responsibility in our subjugation. We will deal with Africa if need be…
The first act against Africa by Whites was an unilateral act of war, announced or unannounced. There were no African Kings or Queens in any of the European countries nor in the U.S. when ships set sail for Africa to capture slaves for profit. Whites had already decided to raid for slaves. They didn’t need our agreement on that. Hence, there was no mutuality in the original act. The African so-called slave “trade” was a demand-driven market out of Europe and America, not a supply-driven market out of Africa. We did not seek to sell captives to the Whites as an original act. Hollywood s favorite is showing Blacks capturing Blacks into slavery, as if this was the only way capture occurred. There are a number of ways in which capture occurred. Let s dig a little deeper into this issue.
Oscar L. Beard, Consultant in Africana Studies (1999)
Birtukan Mideksa (also called the female “Nelson Mandela of Ethiopia”) is an Ethiopian politician and former judge. She is the leader of the opposition Unity for Democracy and Justice party.
Birtukan went to Addis Ababa University where she graduated from Law School. She practiced law at the 3rd district of the federal judiciary.
While she was working for the federal judiciary, Birtukan was appointed to be a judge. During that time, she presided over a high profile case of the former defense minister and top ranking official, Siye Abraha who was accused of corruption. It has been reported that she started to receive several warnings and threats from government security agents.
"How to Write about Africa," by Binyavanga Wainaina
(trigger warning: racism, stereotyping galore)
(note: satire and sarcasm abound)
Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘Big’, ‘Sky’, ‘Shadow’, ‘Drum’, ‘Sun’ or ‘Bygone’. Also useful are words such as ‘Guerrillas’, ‘Timeless’, ‘Primordial’ and ‘Tribal’. Note that ‘People’ means Africans who are not black, while ‘The People’ means black Africans.