Sumanguru Kante

Like Capitalism, it is an idea of fraud. (It is not just a fraudulent idea). But, it is even worse.

Take for instance Capitalism in particular: Which is a Culture-Killer. A Culture Parasite. A Systems-Killer. An Institution-Parasite. Capitalism enables a culture of irresponsibility that out-sources everything, even the raising of children (the oldest cultural institution) to the lowest possible bidder. That is madness. That is the height of fraud.

FREEDOM and RIGHTS on the other hand, are no different from the delusions they create in the minds of those who do not know how to gain them or maintain them. Like Capitalism: Only one thing is certain to them both. One thing is fundamental to them both – human history proves this: Freedom is won and maintained by Force. Freedom is won and maintained by Violence. Freedom/Rights is won and maintained by Violent/Warring Institutions.

People who want to be free build the best, most brutal, violent institutions they can build. Its called an Asafo.

And so, Conservative doctrines are maintained by Force. Liberal doctrines too, are maintained by violent Forces!

You think I lie? Fundamental thing in nature is that to eat, you must till the land. Farmers know this brutal reality of our universe –  this warring with the land, the soil, the rain, the flood. There’s no gain here, without the pain. No freedom unless you can unleash violence.

Hence the ancient adage: You want Peace? Well, my dear, prepare for War! Or as my grandfather taught his children: You want to eat today? Well, my dear son, pick up the Machete. Pick up the Cutlass.

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  1. Very true. The guise is to shield the masses from the violence so that they believe “freedom” is attained only through “non-violent” processes like “democracy”. Of course none of these are what they seem and violence undergirds all if them. Even freedom requires constant preparation for violence as there is always a threat to its existence. True words spoken from the prophetic Amenuti.


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