Libya and the White Left
Again, the so-called progressive White community, White liberals, White progressives, the White left, has failed miserably in making any type of quality assessment and statement about the re-colonialization of Africa e.g. what's happening case in point in Libya right now. Not that I'm surprised. Most of the White left in the U.S. appears to be diminished into being simply the weak left end of the Democratic Party which is such a sorry statement it doesn't warrant any further attention. The rhetoric from so-called White progressives about Libya is so offensive to me as an African that as far as I'm concerned I can't tell the difference between you that call yourselves progressives and those who you label neo-cons. You use the same tired dogma to describe the September 1, 1969, revolution in Libya; Khadafy's an evil dictator....He kills his own people....He's a despot....One man runs an entire country. Just like other reactionaries, you completely ignore the facts. You ignore that Libya has by far the highest standard of living in Africa and this wasn't the case when the country was ruled by U.S. puppet King Idris. This has only happened in the last 42 years since the Libyan Arab Jamiyiriha was established as a socialist state. The Wasra dam system, which was completely destroyed by imperialist NATO bombs, was the most dynamic and developed water system in Africa that supplied sustainable drinking water to millions of people, but that's all gone now. You forgot that literacy has been virtually wiped out in Libya as well as homelessless. You ignore that the women in Libya enjoy the highest standard of education and participation at the highest levels of that society that is unheard of in Arab countries and I don't mean that as an attack against Arab culture. It's just a fact. You continuously level the charge that Khadafy is a "mad man" but you never offer any evidence to substantiate this claim besides the tired accusation about Lockerbie flight 103 from 1988. Who the hell is the U.S. to criticize someone for being a terrorist anyway? What country produces the overwhelmingly majority of arms that are in the hands of those labeled as terrorists? Who produces sarin gas and other weapons of biological warfare? If you answered Al Queada its' to the back of the classroom for you. The answer is U.S. based chemical corporations. So how do those weapons get in the hands of so-called enemies of the U.S.? If you don't know how to answer that question, stay tuned. In the meantime, the White left has also ignored that Khadafy's call for a United States of Africa and one African currency and Libya's efforts to bring that badly needed movement into fruition is the real reason for the assault against Libya, along with of course the need and desire for the oil. You ignore Libya's Green Book philosophy which has governed it's society through its people's congresses, but all of this is lost on the White left because your racism prevents you from being able to see an African society govern itself so it must be the result of one madman....of your racism and ignorance you continue to take backward positions on political developments in Africa. In fact, you continue to dismiss Africa all together as if our homeland has no place in the struggle for justice in the world today. In the A-APRP we used to have a saying when we were in our twenties. We used to say "Left or right, still White." Sadly, I'm forced to believe that humorous statement actually has more merit than I used to give it credit for.
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