People who were born and raised in Africa have a fierce loyalty for their land. They know it is not perfect, but it is theirs and they love both the good and bad of Africa. This vast land is a nation steeped in a rich and often sad history. It is said to be the cradle of civilization. It is a land of abundance. It is also a land that has been plundered by the rest of the world for several centuries.
In many places, the people of Africa are still able to live close to the land. They communicate with the land and animals and they feel a oneness with them. While this way of life may appear as poverty to the rest of the world, the fact is the ability to live in peace, harmony and simplicity with the land is the manifestation of true riches. The people of Africa know how to appreciate and cherish the land that they love.
Sadly, to the rest of the world this beautiful land represents a treasure trove to be plundered. The riches of this great land have been depleted and the people have fallen under great burdens by the arrival and dominance of the white man.
In The Early Days Happy & Generous Africans Welcomed Explorers
Just like the native people of North America, the native peoples of Africa once welcomed the strange newcomers who traveled to their lands bearing interesting and unusual ideas and gifts. Africans lived in a land of plenty and felt that it was only human to share and be hospitable. It never occurred to them that anyone would want to destroy and pillage the beauty they revered, but that is just what has happened.
As a result, many people in Africa today feel that they have been robbed and cheated throughout time. Sadly, this is an accurate interpretation of events. In Africa today many people complain of the poor education system, which focuses on teaching children about the world while brushing their own history and heritage under the rug.
Africans say that they want their children to learn about Africa. They do not want their children’s time or their dollars wasted filling their children’s heads with useless facts from discarded American and European textbooks. Instead, they want their children to learn solid life skills such as animal husbandry and agriculture.
These are the skills that Africans once learned naturally, but the ability to live and learn in this abundant and natural manner is quickly being destroyed. The lifestyle that is being foisted upon the native peoples in its place represents a poor and unsatisfying tradeoff.
Foreigners Like To Tell Africans What Is Best
Many Africans today are tired of the interference of foreigners. Africa was once a place of great riches, such as gold, diamonds, hardwood, game and everything that a thriving natural world can produce. Western influence has clear-cut forests, enslaved Africans to mine diamonds and gold and exploited the once abundant wildlife of Africa for trophy hunting, entertainment and the horrendous bush meat industry.
Many modern Africans cry out for stronger, more authentic leadership to stand up to Western influence and reclaim Africa’s greatness. Unfortunately, today many African leaders are in service of the West rather than being in service of the people of Africa. Others, such as Mugabe and the late Gaddafi, are too power hungry to serve the African people and end up damaging their own people, heritage and land.
While Africa is still a vast and vibrant continent, it has fallen prey to pillagers both from without and within. For this reason, the people of Africa are becoming more and more restless and eager to unite and regain control of their own beloved nation. They believe that it is important for the African people as a whole to rise up and take responsibility for the good and bad of Africa.