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Neocolonialism Introduction

Neocolonialism Introduction



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The Basic Mode of Operation of Capitalism’s Killer Institutions
An Initial Examination of the Central Tools of Neo-colonialism
1 Introduction
1.1 Raising consciousness of neo-colonialism in Afrikan communities
This paper is intended as a brief introduction to imperialism, its changing faces and how they haveand continue to impact upon Afrika. It is impossible to comprehend the recent history of Afrikawithout understanding that European imperialism imposed three distinct, but integrally relatedhistorical phases on us: slavery, colonialism and
. The paper focuses principally onthe
phase of Afrika’s history – the phase that we are currently in and the phase of imperialist domination that we must overcome if we are to be free. It does not attempt acomprehensive analysis of all of the mechanisms of 
, but instead focuses on someof its central institutional drivers.The paper reminds us of the way in which imperialism has, over a period of 500 years, systematicallymetamorphosised in a concerted bid to steal and retain the resources of Afrika and other colonisedparts of the world. These metamorphoses have taken place both in Afrika and at imperialism’s centredepending on their relative strengths at the historical point in question. Despite its changing faces,imperialism’s objectives and central principles i.e. exploitation, elitism and individualism haveremained consistent throughout. Finally, the paper briefly examines the way in which the currentcrisis of capitalism has forced imperialism to re-arrange its centre in a desperate bid to survive.Imperialism is now so desperate that Uncle Tom has been given the reigns of the presidency byUncle Sam.
1.2 Afrikan people’s challenge to slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism
Imperialism’s historically phased methods of 
slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism 
were allaimed at creating the conditions necessary for its systematic theft of Afrikan people’s wealth. In order to achieve this economic outcome it had to disempower Afrikan people politically. It had to destroythe just indigenous political systems that promoted Afrikan people’s sovereignty, Afrikan people’s self-determination, Afrikan people’s self-government, Afrikan people’s autonomy, Afrikan people’sdemocracy etc. It replaced these just indigenous political systems with its own evil corrupt despoticsystems of rule which were democratically bankrupt because they were controlled from outside of  Afrika.Through constant struggle, Afrikan people defeated the evil corrupt despotic system of slavery andforced imperialism to back track to colonialism instead. Afrikan people continued the constantstruggle and defeated the evil corrupt despotic system of colonialism, again forcing imperialism toback track – this time to
– the phase of history that we are currently in. OsagyefoKwame Nkrumah explained that
is the last phase of imperialism (Nkrumah, 1974, p.
1). This means that when Afrikan people defeat
, there will be no place for imperialism to back track to. The most important task before us as Afrikan people, in this epoch of history, is to defeat
. In doing so, we will defeat imperialism and usher in a newphase of history that will eventually lead to the freedom of Afrika and other externally controlled partsof the world.
1.3 Ignorance of neo-colonialism blocks the path to Afrikan liberation
The task of achieving our freedom is not as simple as it may at first sound.
issimultaneously a period in Afrika’s history of exploitation by imperialism and a varied set of cunninglydeceptive techniques designed to control and contain Afrikan people while our resources are beingstolen.
is used by imperialists to subdue Afrikan nations on the continent and in theDiaspora. Internal or community based
is also used to subdue Afrikan communitiesin the imperialist heartlands.
takes different specific forms in different situations, but the essence - using Afrikanagents to overtly or covertly assist imperialism’s theft of resources from Afrikan people - remains thesame. In Britain for instance, where the British capitalist state is the mortal enemy of Afrikan people,the actions of any Afrikan person who unites with the British capitalist state against the interests of the Afrikan community provide examples of internal or community based
techniques have been specifically and successfully designed to confuse as well ascontrol us. Its European imperialist architects have successfully ensured that the majority of Afrikanpeople are not even consciously aware that
exists. If we do not know that
neo- colonialism 
exists, then we are likely to be confused by everything that occurs around us. A case in point is the appointment of Barack Obama to the position of President of US Satan - thehighest possible overt expression of 
, taking it onto a completely global level.Obama’s role is to mislead the gullible, by showing a bogus new ‘kind faced’ imperialism instead of the exhausted ‘iron fist’ version. He must then: (i) use US Satan’s state power against the interests of  Afrikan people living in US Satan, and; (ii) use US Satan’s imperial power to further subdue Afrikanand other oppressed people around the world in order to intensify its theft of our resources. Yet manysincere Afrikan people have been so confused by this
con trick that they areexpressing pride at his overt appointment.This is because
is a methodology that is used to hide the racism of the system thatoppresses Afrikan nations; the racism is still present, but because it is fronted by co-opted Afrikanagents the racism loses its visibility. Since US Satan is the leader of imperialism, Obama’sappointment is an attempt to deceptively and falsely portray US Satan as a nation free from racism.

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