For My Church Folk
It’s amazing how entire societies can practice selective amnesia. How African people, of all people, could have bought into the idea that because gay people are getting married, youngsters my age are fornicating like steroid-amped bunnies and there are natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis, that means that Jesus Christ is coming tomorrow boggles me.
Are You Forgetting Where We Were Decades Ago?
Are you forgetting that until quite recently we weren’t even thought of or treated as whole human beings? Are you forgetting that almost the entire continent of Africa was under colonialism and that African civil rights were nothing more than an illusion of the occasional schizophrenic. Are you forgetting that colonialism, slavery and all forms of oppression against the African brought with them:
5) Intense labour without any possibility of pay
So ladies and gentlemen how does that compare with the reality of today? We are among the first lots of Africans within the Western empire who are not enslaved by some European barbarian. I am assuming you are not reading this from a concentration camp or a dungeon. If you are, contact me, I would love to interview you about your experiences.
What About Before That?
Let’s see!The last couple of centuries have been nothing but a moral purists dream haven’t they? What with:
a) World War 2
b) The first Nuclear weapon being dropped
c) World War 1
d) The Scramble for Africa
e) The misuse of religion to enslave millions of people worldwide
f) The occupation and colonization of almost every nation on Earth.
g) The turf and property ways that tribal societies in Africa used to have with each other e.g. the Maasai vs the Kikuyu
h) The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade etc etc etc
Compare that to the prospect of living next to a couple that call themselves “Stacy and Mary” as opposed to “Mark and Mary”? Do they even compare?
Yes, Mr. Young Stud (real name;) ) may distribute his semen up and down the globe, but can you compare it to the millions of African women who were held down and raped while their village is being pillaged and robbed by occupying forces?
So What’s Your Point?
My point is quite simple. You have to keep your life in perspective. Yes, we do exist in the age of neocolonialism and yes the chains of oppression and the yoke of selfishness and greed is far from removed.
A lot of people died and made sacrifices so you could sit in a cyber-cafe or sit in a fully furnished home and read this.
This is one of the first generations EVER in the history of the Western empire to have middle and upper classes.
We have been blessed due to great people like Aime, Fannon, Lumumba, Mandela, X, Biko, Kimathi,Mboya, Nyerere and Nkrumah to be able to eat on the same tables as the Westerners who once oppressed us and that is no light blessing.
So please put your life in perspective and be thankful for all the blessings that your forefathers and your divine Father has blessed you with. Quit fixating on whether or not the rapture is erupting tomorrow and instead focus on being a creature that lives by the only two commandments that matter:
1) Love God
2) Love your fellow man as you love yourself, not forgetting that what you do to the least of your brethren has direct impact on point number 1.
Do the above two things as they were originally intended and you don’t even need to worry about whether or not the world is ending tomorrow: you’re ready!
Be blessed and bless others,