The Power of Daabi.

NTOABOMA—The way things are supposed to work in Ntoaboma is simply like this: the power structures (public and private) in Washington decide what they want us to do in Ntoaboma. They communicate their wishes through our seat of government in Accra (official channels) or through well-funded NGOs and Think Tanks (unofficial channels). Or they do both.

The bourgeois consultants at Think Tanks traipse over to various policy centers directly involved with policy work in Ntoaboma. NGOs, too, send gas-guzzling V8 Toyota Land Cruisers newly imported from Japan to gallivant the vast terrain of Ntoaboma. All to carry out Washington’s orders. They run around gathering and curing tens of dysentery patients and a few hundred phantom malaria patients in return for selling Monsanto’s low yield irreproducible crops to unsuspecting villagers.

The globalists call this globalization. And with it, villagers must give up their naturally occurring crops in return for the low yielding genetically modified can-only-buy-from-Monsanto seeds.

The way things are supposed to work in Ntoaboma is exactly like this: whatever they come up with in Washington, they expect our automatic cooperation. If our robotic cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure from Accra through the Member of Parliament and the district chief executives.

If that still doesn’t produce the intended effect, if the villagers in Ntoaboma refuse to cooperate, they attempt to bribe the Chief of Ntoaboma. If that doesn’t work, they attempt a regime change in chieftaincy in Ntoaboma and around. If the Queenmother of Ntoaboma traditional area refuses to destool the chief by removing his sandals, they foment a chieftaincy dispute.

Clans that have not had a chief for the past five hundred years will pick up swords, machetes, muskets and knives against long-established royal families. They will demand change to share in the rewards of chieftaincy. The only difference is that for the past five hundred years none of their family members have had to march musket first into a single war. Worse, they cook up ancient tales of how they are Hebrews and for that matter the “rightful” heirs to the stool or skin. Lies!

Elsewhere in Africa where chiefs and traditional states have become rather obsolete, regime change can quickly spiral into an even bigger and more dangerous event. Washington commands change right from the office of the President, the Head of State or the Prime Minister. That is not to say that even with a strong chieftaincy system this type of change from top to bottom cannot happen in the recalcitrant state. But the politics here is nationwide. Factions are organized and financed with foreign money for an immediate color revolution which results in an insurgency leading to civil war in some cases, terrorist uprisings in others and genocide in some instances.

For a small village like Ntoaboma the worse that can happen is a chieftaincy dispute where scores die. But in color revolutions countrywide, if the people fleeing persecution and grinding deprivation refuse to kneel down to Washington’s oppression that country is bombed back to the Stone Age.

The men in Washington have hundreds of years of useful experience in this type of warfare against the militarily under-developed world. From the slave raids off the West African coast to the genocide committed against Native Americans and others in the name of trade, Washington’s men are skilled in the terrorism of the under-militarily-prepared.

So in Africa, this is how things worked during colonial terrorist occupation, this is how it worked after independence and this is how it works now and how it is supposed to work into the future—continuing the two hundred years of unchallenged terrorism emanating from the corridors of western power. Why? Simply because a small hamlet like Ntoaboma has failed to militarily develop, or has been prevented from militarily developing, to challenge and resist Washington’s oppression.

But alas, a new dynamic has emerged: the power of “Daabi!” The power of “No!” The power of “Nyet!” This also is a Washington lesson we have learned. Recently, three states—Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana—within the United States of America said “no” to a Russian request to send its diplomats to monitor polling stations on Election Day, November 8, according to letters from state officials provided to the Clinton News Network (CNN), although US Officials are quick to send diplomats to monitor elections in Ghana and around the world.

The Secretary of State of Louisiana, Tom Schedler, wrote to officially say “no” to the Russian Consul General Alexander Zakharov. Schedler said that recent flooding had left his office extremely short-staffed to honor such a visit. Both Oklahoma and Texas also turned down the Russians citing state laws that prohibit it and hoped that the Russians “are able to view the televised election process on November 8, 2016.” He continued quite sarcastically, “It is truly an amazing system.”

In my opinion, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana did the right thing. “No!” is “no.”

In 2008, the reverse had happened. When Vladimir Putin heard President Bush demanded that Russian troops “leave Georgia territory immediately”, he did what any sensible leader of a great people would do; he yawned, scratched his belly and ambled over to the Kremlin fridge to see if there were any left-overs from last night’s imperial banquet with the French dignitaries. He may have even smiled wistfully to himself as he peered over the Chicken Kiev and the Siberian cutlets, mumbling, “Nyet! Nyet George; South Ossetia’s future is no longer negotiable.”

Ghana can learn from the leaders of these two nations—truly ‘great’ nations with great people. In the beginning the power of “Daabi” was centered on Russia, but the phenomenon can spread to Ghana and engulf Ntoaboma. But first we need the twins—“Little Boy” and “Fat Man—” and more! There’s absolutely no reason why we cannot build the bomb. Until Ghana can rise up and develop militarily to protect its own borders, it will continue to be stuck in the Stone Age. The bomb is the sign of military development. We can no longer go to the negotiating table with the US or Russia without it.

After we have developed the bomb, the situation will instantly change—it will look something like this: The Evangelical State of Anglo-America (TESA) decides what it wants from Ntoaboma and communicates its wishes through the President of Ghana, expecting automatic cooperation. Ghana says “Daabi.” Because cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure. Ghana again says “Daabi.” TESA then runs through all of the above steps up to but not including the bombing campaign, from which it is deterred by Ghana’s nuclear deterrent.

The answer remains “Daabi.” One could perhaps imagine now that some smart person within the US power structure would pipe up and say: “Based on the evidence before us, dictating our terms to Ghana doesn’t work; let’s try negotiating with Ghana in good faith as equals.” And then everybody else would slap their cheeks with their palms and say, “Wow! That’s brilliant! Why didn’t we think of that?”

But that smart person would probably be fired that very day because, you see, American global hegemony is nonnegotiable. And so what happens instead is that the Americans act baffled, regroup and try again, making for quite an amusing spectacle.

But Ghana remains resolute: “Daabi!” is “Daabi.” You see, the bomb is our ticket to freedom.


  1. Yes, very correct, Brother Narmer Amenuti! Unless there is credible General Nuclear Disarmament without “Exceptionalism” for anybody, numerous examples from our past and contemporary History teach the vital lessons to be derived from cases such as the one of Muammar Gaddafi, that Afrika must never again be dissusaded from having all that it takes, including the deterrents that give actual meaning to “Daabi”, to become a truly awesome global Superpower!

  2. A revivifying take on a number of issues, particularly in addressing how a country might newly deal with the dictates of a global power. “Daabi” simply means “No.” Narmer Amenuti takes you through how “great” nations deal with one another and provokes you into thinking about the unconscionable – Nuclear Proliferation. Or else, how should one nation defend itself against a rogue nation that is bent on nothing else but to take, control and own resources everywhere? These are tough deliberations for African nations – who we are and what we should become.


  3. What a tough subject. I have to agree with Kofi Mawuli Klu that Africa has waited too long to be taken seriously by the rest of the world. There’s not a single nation with this “unconscionable” bomb whose resources are ever threatened by others. To have a deterrent is a right. If we are to live in a free world where all nations are free, then African nations too must pack a gun. You can no longer go to the table of negotiation as a weak nation. What can a weak nation ask for? Help?

  4. As long as France continues to extract over $500 million from their former African colonies and restitution to victims of slavery remains unaddressed by those who continue to profit, just sayin NO IS NOT ENOUGH.


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