Blaming the West vs taking responsibility for Africa!
Who really has cognitive dissonance? The one who blames the West for African problems or the one who believes Africa should be responsible for herself, and has the power to discipline and lift herself to glory regardless of western national interest policies?
Personally i believe being defensive with arguments that excludes us from any responsibility for our problems actually insult our intelligence. Bad is bad and good is good, clearly from the fruits of anything u can tell if its good or not! Without making reference to any text written by anyone, to make one believe, nothing is good or everything is bad about us.
Lets take present day slavery, that is also called human trafficking.People pay money to go into prostitution, to be enslaved, because they see it as a way to raise money back home, its the same reason that started the trans – atlantic slavery many centruries ago. People sellling their own people, even d word started from slavia, whites – so laying all the blame on racism, falls short of it.Another correlation for clarity to the slavery/huiman trafficking issue is this – We have to save a lot of money and put as down payment/deposit, to get a mortgage – don’t we. Now as you know the borrower is slave to the lender!!! Thats the naked truth???
We cannot be pointing the finger at what bad its clear the west are doing to us, when we do worse to our own people. Clearly they (the whites) don’t have 2 heads. If we weigh things correctly we will get accurate measurements, and what we build will hold up …. this is logical. But when we use make believe, vindictive, bitter attitude, we actually worsen our plight.
Let me ask you a question – Why do you think, our politicians will join you in condemning neo-colonialism, but still they will be the first to want to steal from the masses, and send the money to the former colonial master….. Answer: Because they are not stupid with the money, they know that given half the chance, the very same masses they are stealing from, will steal more, and take it to the same place – swiss banks.
So really the cognitive disonance is us unable to deal with the fact we refuse to grasp the core of our problems to help ourselves, and instead, give power to conspiracy theories, that don’t make us better whether they are true or not, although they make us feel good before our peers. It makes us feel good, for the simple reason that to the simple or even myopic mind, it temporarily feels good, that it seems we are not at fault. But to the learned person, who has learnt to think longterm, they know the value of taking responsibility for problems, because it gives them control over their own future. On the otherhand those blamed, actually by default are given the responsibility to control our or any future, whether they accept the blame or not.
This principle works anywhere any time, lets think about it!!!
Surely there is a lesson to be learnt here by us, enlighten us if you disagree??