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From Israel with Love: The need for African State building based on original Civilisation
Why do we not forge ahead and weaponize our past as the Chinese, Indians and others have done with their 19th century sorrows, tears and…
Why do we not forge ahead and weaponize our past as the Chinese, Indians and others have done with their 19th century sorrows, tears and blood?
The experiences of WWII, the Holocaust, and others thereafter changed the fundamental understanding the Jewish people had about the world and its peculiarities. In response, they crafted Zionism to fulfil the need for a collective bond, the revival of their civilization, and the achievement of collective Jewish prosperity. The establishment of a Jewish homeland over which they will have perpetual security and complete control.
“138 years ago, the Berlin Conference destroyed Africa. The Yorùbá language became a vernacular, and the Yorùbá people were separated from their brothers and sisters” voiced by @AareKurunmi at a symposium marking this day yesterday
Today, they have achieved many successes, including the iron dome. Rather than await Yahweh’s time, they have created a reality that is a manifestation of his promise to them.
Genesis 12:3 ESV-I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
Psalm 122:6 ESV — Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!
Zechariah 2:8 ESV — For thus said the Lord of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye:
Isaiah 60:12 ESV — For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste.
Israel is today a nation among nations with the relevant power, control, and connection to protect the interests of the Jewish people across the world.
Why don’t we Yorùbá and other African groups learn from the Jewish experience?
Why do we not forge ahead and weaponize our past as the Chinese, Indians, and others have done with their 19th century sorrows, tears, and blood?
They took that history, their oppression, pain, sorrow, and humiliation, and declared to themselves: "NEVER AGAIN."
Never again will they experience this humiliation and suffer such sorrow at the hands of others. Never again will they be colonised, either physically or virtually.
They have pushed themselves to decolonize, restructure their society, and realign with their respective civilizations rooted in millennia of history to forge a future not informed by their colonial, alien-imposed realities. They were pragmatic enough, as with India, to respect differences and let others be.
But we keep chasing after our sorrow. We keep sustaining colonial alien-imposed realities through sacrificing ourselves, either as Yorùbá or others. We were victims of slavery, the Berlin Conference, and colonization, but still, we are yet to declare "NEVER AGAIN."
Rather, we refuse to undo alien impositions, decolonize our society and embrace modernization. We refuse to destroy the European engineered contradictions called African states, which were created for their satisfaction. We defend the irrationality of the 1884 Berlin Conference with our lives.
A case of human sacrifice we so loathe?
We, the Yoruba people, were divided into three countries, including Nigeria, at the point of a gun. Rather than remember this pain of which this is the 138th year since we started our journey of Oríburúkú, we celebrate colonization, slavery, and the false and forced identity of Nigeria. We keep trying to force others to love us when we are yet to love ourselves. We keep trying to educate others when we are yet to educate ourselves. We keep trying to save others when we are yet to save ourselves.
The peers we have in the Chinese, Indians, Jews, Koreans, Japanese, Germans, French and others have gone ahead, left us behind and achieved the dream we are stuck praying for. It is important for us to learn from their pain, failures and success to build a future for ourselves. There is nothing better than having a land on which you are sovereign. A land where your language, ideology, civilization, and spirituality reign supreme. These are what inform the success of our peers.