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AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum

Re: Congo
In Response To: Congo ()

In living among Congolese I have come to the conclusion that they like many of our people in Africa have a different frame of reference. Things that we in the Diaspora take for granted are totally alien to the masses in Africa. The mindset of most of the people I met were so obviously warped in the area of self-awareness. Although there is a love for their kin in the America's and elsewhere in Africa I noticed a sense of dependency on European or Arab philosophy and ideology. The men use skin lighteners and the have an extreme form of European dress that has morphed into a religion. There is forgiveness of the atrocities of Leopold but deep seated animosity for Kinyarwanda (Tutsi) people. Leopold was a Christian and he is therefore forgiven. What I am trying to show is that those of us in the Diaspora are equip with much of the technical knowledge and world view to alter much of the needless despair in our ancestral land. Though my criticism may seem harsh, I have many friends from Congo and other countries who subscribe to a mind set that devalues African life in direct proportion to their adherence to alien ideologies. As for how it all began I see the emotion of greed and lack of respect for ladies to be beginning of self destruction. Cherish your experiences as they represent an overcoming of adversity which we in the diaspora have prevailed. Let those who wish to aid in alleviating our lands of poverty and hopelessness accept the challenge of teaching and mentoring.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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