The Pan-Africanist agenda is either a scam or a racist agenda driven by ignorance. The whites may have committed the worst atrocities against blacks, but this does not mean the blacks never committed crimes against their fellow blacks. But, perhaps nothing proves this reality than the Zimbabwean story.
The liberation struggle is considered as having been a worthwhile cause. The blacks were treated badly by the racist whites, according to the saleable narrative. But, was the idea of racism coming from the colour of the skin or from the reasoning capacity of those concerned?
The idea of differentiating humanity is not necessarily a matter of skin colour. It is a matter of both ignorance and insanity. Imagine the Hutus, passionately seeking to eliminate the Tutsis in Rwanda? The Pan-Africanists are known to peddle the narrative that colonialism initiated tribalism in Africa.
Through propaganda, it cannot be difficult to advance such a narrative. Dividing people according to tribe, class or any other form of segregation is quite convenient for controlling purposes. However, the need for controlling people is necessitated by ignorance, affecting the controlled people.
If there is anything wrong with colonialism, it may have been controlling ignorant people. However, it is wrong to limit this to colonialists. All wars across the world are instigated by desiring to control people. No one wants to be controlled but everyone wants to control other people.
The idea of controlling other people is the scourge of humanity. No human being can claim not to be guilty of it, except the spiritually redeemed. When Jesus came He found the Jews practising authoritarianism, outside God’s Laws. Jesus had to specifically instruct His disciples against the idea of controlling others.
“Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:25-28 NIV).
God’s idea for a better living, for humanity, does not give room to exploit other fellow human beings. There is no theory that surpasses knowledge from Jesus. Sadly, Jesus’ teachings are under the manipulation of those attracted by controlling people. Such authoritarians practice exactly the opposite of what Jesus taught.
The idea of controlling people appears noble but could either be a scam or another manifestation of ignorance. Authoritarians could sincerely assume that they would be serving God. The surprising thing about human behaviour is that those controlled, rarely see anything amiss with those authoritarians.
Ordinary people seem comfortable under slavery. The colonialists took advantage of the black people’s ignorance. Many blacks were, actually, comfortable under the subjugation of the white community. It is not true that all blacks regarded white people as suppressors.