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Opinions of Thursday, 12 September 2013

Columnist: Ossei, Nana Yaw

Why do we continue to sell our souls for pittance??

OH EBIBIFO!! Why do we continue to sell our souls for pittance?? By Nana Yaw Ossei

In 2000, the geneticist Nobel Laureate, Dr. James Watson said at a London lecture that he thought the Black person was genetically “INFERIOR” to the white. See http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fury-at-dna-pioneers-theory-africans-are-less-intelligent-than-westerners-394898.html .

Of course this generated outrage among both the white and black academia. I can’t remember Dr. Watson recanting his statement; he may have tried to smoothen it someway. Could it be that Dr. Watson, a scientist, has come to that conclusion from observations, rather than from bigotry? If so, can we look through his same prism?

THE SLAVE TRADE:
History tells us the Portuguese were the first to arrive in 1471 on the shores of what became Gold Coast, and later Ghana, at a town called “Anomansah” (the perpetual drink). later to become “Edina” to the locals, and “Elmina” (meaning “the mine”) to the Portuguese. The Portuguese would eventually stay for over 150 (1471-1637) years, trading in mostly gold, and later to expand into slave trade.
The Dutch then took over the Elmina castle and its trades, mostly in slaves by this time in 1637 for over 200 more years, followed by the British in 1844.

This ignoble and inhuman Slave trade went on for well over TWO HUNDRED (200) YEARS. MILLIONS OF OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN, BOYS AND GIRLS IN CHAINS AND WOODEN NECK YOKES CRISSCROSSED THE SOUTHERN COASTAL PARTS OF THE CONTINENT IN THE GLARE OF FELLOW AFRICANS, AND WITH THE CONNIVANCE AND COMPLICITY OF SOME OF THEIR OWN AFRICAN RULERS. Some of these Rulers even refused to comply with Anti-slavery treaties outlawing slave trade. One history text states:
“Action was also taken against African leaders who refused to agree to British treaties to outlaw the trade, for example against "the usurping King of Lagos", deposed in 1851. Anti-slavery treaties were signed with over 50 African rulers.[88] ”.

INFORMANTS, TRAITORS, “OPERATIVES”:
A declassified CIA report stated that the African was the easiest (and cheapest) to be recruited as CIA operative, and informant. The crusade by the Gold Coast “Educated elite” for independence from British (WHITE) rule was mired by infighting by two (BLACK) factions, one of which would rather prolong British rule. The overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah, and the ensuing coups in Ghana and the Sub-Saharan Africa, orchestrated by the West (WHITE) wouldn’t have been possible without the connivance of fellow (BLACK) American and Africans. As unbelievable as it sounds, (BLACK) King Buthelezi of Transvaal actually fought against Mandela’s ANC’s quest to end (WHITE) Apartheid.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (FOOD)

Now comes the biggest betrayal of Black Africa EVER; AND by a Half Black African. The white world STILL WANTS TO ENSLAVE AFRICANS, LOOT THEIR NATURAL RESOURCES, CONTROL THEIR ECONOMIES, etc. Only they cannot now accomplish all that in the same way as before. THE MODUS OPERANDI HAS TO CHANGE!! CONTROL OUR FOOD SUPPLY, AND EVERYTHING ELSE BECOMES SECONDARY - whether by confiscation, one-way battering, or one-sided “NEGOTIATION”.

THIS TIME, THEY GOT THE U.S. PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA, A HALF BLACK, TO DO THEIR DIRTY WORK WITH THE CONNIVANCE OF THE LATE PRESIDENT MILLS, KWESI AWHOI (his Agriculture minister), the Ghanaian Parliament, and a few Ghanaian “Seed Scientists” such as Dr. Alhassan. Of course the $75 mil. “bribe” by the CEO’s of the GM companies (Monsanto and Cargill) via Obama at the G20 meeting in the U.S. didn’t hurt either. Even our media, THE UBIQUITOUS ever politicking KWEKU BAAKO, KWESI PRATT, AND ALL THE MODERATORS OF PEACE, JOY, ADOM, AHOMKA, RADIO GOLD, ETC. ARE ALL SILENT ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT SUBJECT.

One wonders if all the participants listed above benefited from the $75 mil. “bribe”. Maybe; but DEFINITELY NOT OBAMA, WHO HAS EARNED HIS OWN $MILLIONS. Still one wonders why an above average intelligent and Harvard educated “historian” would forget the genesis of western colonization of Africa (“We want to trade with, and protect you ..” said the Portuguese, Dutch, and the British), and LEAD THE GMO COMPANIES TO COLONIZE AFRICA’S FOOD SUPPLIES, INSPITE OF THE DIRE WARNINGS FROM WESTERN SCIENTISTS. Was this a campaign promise (to push for GM markets in Africa) for donations from GM companies that HE MUST KEEP? Or is this his way of getting back at his father? Mr. President, common sense ought to tell you if Genetically Modified seeds/food was as good and beneficial as you proclaim to weak African leaders such as Mills, you wouldn’t need to “bribe” them to accept it. After all, WITHOUT ANY “BRIBES”, Nokia and Samsung cell phones are awash in Africa, American made planes and cars dominate our transportation. The good old “markets” will accept GM seeds/foods as in some US markets, or reject it as has been done in other US markets, Europe and many other places.

The whole world saw the anguish and pain on Michelle Obama’s face when they visited the Cape Coast Castle right at the beginning of Obama’s first term. One would have thought that EXPERIENCE, AND MICHELLE’S EMOTIONS would have etched on OBAMA’s Physique and spirit an indelible determination, and strength to fight and resist, FROM HIS VANTAGE POINT – THE WHITE HOUSE, any attempt to repeat this history.
Michelle, what should Malia and Sasha tell their children, grandchildren and their great grandchildren when Africa has been recolonized because AFRICA OWES ITS FOOD SEEDS AND SUPPLIES TO THE MONSANTOS, CARGILLS AND DUPONTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AND THAT THEIR FATHER, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WAS AN ACTIVE PLAYER?

During President G.W. Bush term in office the US’s African Command was in place in Europe, waiting to be transplanted onto African soil. When he came to Ghana, and met hostile questioning at a joint press conference, he flatly denied bringing AFCOM to African soil (with his famous “that’s bull…”).
HE KEPT HIS WORD!!, KEEPING AFCOM OUT OF AFRICA. UNDER OBAMA’S WATCH, AFCOM IS GRADUALLY COMING TO AFRICA, THROUGH DJIBUTI, SOMALIA, LIBERIA, NIGER, ETC.

WHAT GENES MAKE US BLACKS SO SUBSERVIENT and ACCOMMODATING to the WHITES?
HAVE WE BEEN BRAINWASHED WITH MICHAEL ANGELO’S “WHITE” JESUS? The Otabil’s, Duncan Williams’, “the most reverend Professor” Asante’s and the rest of all Bishops, Fathers, Prophets, etc. ought to be teaching their flock; THAT JESUS IS NOT A BLUE EYED BLOND WHITE MAN; OTHERWISE HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN HIDDEN AMONG EGYPTIANS.” Maybe we can then reclaim our dignity and NEGOTIATE AS EQUALS, INSTEAD OF GIVING IN TO WHAT THE WHITES WANT, INCLUDING OUR OILS, MINERALS AND OUR FOOD SUPPLY!!

The Western conglomerates, through their governments LIE to us every day with “HELPING POOR AFRICANS” while LOOTING US BLIND, or using us as guinea pigs. Haven’t we learned anything over the past 500 years? Or the past 50 years since our independence? Were African victims of Thalidomide EVER compensated as was done for European and American victims? NOOO!

We may forgive our pre-colonial chiefs who collaborated with the white to perpetuate the slave trade and our eventual colonization, because they did not have the luxury of history and hindsight. We, and our generations to come should not think kindly of those of us enlightened, in powerful positions, and educated enough (PhD’s), who because of GREED, would rather still sell their African brothers, sisters, FATHERS AND MOTHERS, our riches, and our FOOD SOURCE to the WHITE. I challenge the Kwesi Pratt’s, Kweku Baako’s, and all the moderators of “Peace”, “Joy”, “Adom”, “Ahomka”, “Radio Gold”, etc. to band together, and discuss this evil in the making to its natural death. The dialogue has started; please give it your support and voice. Africa needs you for its survival.

It would be IRONIC for history to judge Barack Obama as the WORST AMERICAN President for Africa’s development, and George W. Bush as the BEST. Considering some OBAMA’s own advisors’ skepticism as evidenced by their comments at the G20 announcement, some of which are reproduced below:

“---But the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Rajiv Shah, acknowledged there will be fears of “a multinational takeover of African agriculture.”

“-- according to U.S. estimates only about 58 per cent of $22-billion in 2009 has been spent so far Moreover, some of the spending was on traditional food handouts, rather than the long-term projects that were promised.”

“Mr. Obama’s emphasis on multinational corporations is the wrong focus, since most of Africa’s food is produced by small farmers, especially women, Mr. Fox noted.”

“If you want to make progress where the needs are greatest, it’s not in industrial agriculture or high-tech solutions.”

ONE IS LEFT TO WONDER WHAT OBAMA’S REAL MOTIVE IS; TO RE-ENSLAVE AFRICA THROUGH ITS FOOD SOURCE? OR TO PAY BACK A CAMPAIGN PROMISE AT ALL COST?

No Dr. Watson, the WHITE IS NOT GENETICALLY MORE INTELLIGENT THAN THE AFRICAN; ONLY OUR GREEDY AFRICANS IN POSITIONS OF POWER KEEP SELLING US (OUR RESOURCES AND EVEN OUR HERITAGE) FOR PITTANCE. GREED IS WHAT IS DRIVING Dr. ALHASSAN AND HIS SO CALLED “SCIENTISTS”, MILLS’ AND MAHAMA’S GOVERNMENT AND PARLIAMENT TO STILL IMPORT GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS INTO GHANA IN SPITE OF ALL THE NEGATIVE EU ASSESSMENTS, including health risks such as Ghana’s high rate of glaucoma.
Note: GM crops field tests have started in Ghana. They must be destroyed as was done in Sweden, Filipino etc.

AS FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA, ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS HIS REAL MOTIVE; I CAN NOT ACCEPT THAT HE IS GENETICALLY INFERIOR TO YOU, DR. WATSON.

REFERENCES ON THE WEB FOR OUR GOVT. OFFICIALS AND PARLIAMENTARIANS (IF THEY CARE!!).

1. "GREED OR NEED? Genetically modified crops" PANOS Media ...
www.ratical.org/co-globalize/GMcrops.html?
2. Greenpeace: Illegal BASF GM Potato Found In Sweden - Science ...
www.redorbit.com › News › Science?
3. Petition | Ministers of the Swedish Government: Kick Monsanto out of ...
www.change.org/.../ministers-of-the-swedish-government-kick-monsant...?
4. More on illegal GM potato in Sweden - GM Watch
www.gmwatch.eu/latest.../12462-more-on-illegal-gm-potato-in-sweden?
5. Filipino Farmers Destroy Genetically Modified 'Golden Rice' Crops ...
earthfirstjournal.org/.../filipino-farmers-destroy-genetically-modified-gol...?
6. Friends of the Earth: Briefing: Contaminated GM Crops
www.foe.co.uk › Resource?
7. GMO-free news from Belgium - GMO-free Regions
www.gmo-free-regions.org/gmo.../gmo-free-news-from-belgium.html?
8. Plant research in Europe: Few new GM plants - News - gmo-safety.eu
www.gmo-safety.eu/.../1416.plant-research-europe-genetic-engineering-...?
9. Get the scoop on GMO wheat in Oregon « Biology Fortified, Inc.
www.biofortified.org/2013/06/scoop-on-ge-wheat-in-oregon/?
10. Chile fights GMO in national protest against "Monsanto law"