You are Ghana. You want to “develop,” because they told you “development” was what nations did. So, first they took away your armed forces. They advised you, through their structural adjustment programs and through IMF and World Bank Loans, that you reduce the Ghana Armed Forces to a paltry 13,000.That number is from the decent 150,000 strong you had gathered after your independence from Britain.
Why shrink your military? To save money. For what? To import microwaves, deep-freezers and second-hand braziers and supporters.
Ok. Now, after 60 years, they claim you don’t have a strong enough military to fight off growing “Islamic terrorism.” That is to say you think your country is Christian, or you like to think of it as Christian. They tell you that you must allow an American Military Base in Ghana to help you out. To help train your tiny military. To help equip your soldiers who now have more microwaves than guns to fight off “terrorism.”
You sign the contract to allow the American Military Base on your soil. They fly in their jets, ship in their war machines, deploy their soldiers into all corners of your country. They commit crimes on your land, but you cannot arrest or jail them–you must send these recalcitrant American soldiers and families back to America to be tried there, if at all. They are the untouchables in your country.
Then you wonder why you are now colonized, yet again, by a violent group of people who only hate and despise people of African descent. You are the Metha–the More Educated Than His Ancestors. You thought yourself so smart you ignored all lessons of the past and embarked on an adulterous relationship with your oppressors. You are the Metha, and you are by all indication, just another idiot, descended from a line of idiots who emerged during Kunyowu (Ewe for The Trans-Atlantic-Slave Trade) and who should have been culled after independence in 1957. You are “lucky.” Lucky to now become the new colonial clerk of a re-colonized Ghana.