As we begin a new year and hoping for the best to come, we should also become more radical in our political actions. Our leftists instincts should be the drive to set goals and plans and not wishes-Lack of large numbers should never be an excuse to surrender, but an ignition to move forward.
The world today is messed up because of a bad model of Economic/Political system, called Capitalism-this system does not build communities but greedy and selfish individuals. Good leaders like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro,etc. have demonstrated that leadership is not about how much money you hideaway in offshore banks or how many awards you get from some crooks, etc. But how much food you put on peoples’ tables, number of doctors,hospitals,schools, social facilities you provide….etc.
Today when you look at the African political class, you’ll realise that, they’re all intoxicated on 3D Capitalism( Media,Ngos and Corporate-ism). They’ll be everywhere spewing terms such as; disseminate, empowerment and technical expertise. However, you’ll fail to see a single empowered African Man/Woman that has become a CEO ,Doctor,Engineer, Architect, Chefs,etc. in those organisations they run. Instead you see women running market stalls or in a group making baskets,bags,beads,Art,etc. to be sold at very high profits in some western capital, and the poor women will share peanuts..
What is so absurd, is the so called technical expertise of Western Ngos like; Oxfarm, UNICEF, etc. They tend to be holders of MBA (Masters of Bad Answers) from prestigious institutions that only produce cum-bubbles and not Economic geniuses.
How do you expect Africans to achieve total internal distribution of wealth and power when they only apply the Yankee model of market economy??This model does not work and will never save Africa from Man-made poverty. There’s nothing in capitalism, such as the poor getting richer and the richer not getting richer-that’ll mean equality.Basically, its about the richer getting richer and the poor getting poorer.
The new Political radicalism should be about learning, improving and defending what socialism in Latin America has achieved. This should not only end at at that, but also challenge the political class with our own visions and models-watching and moaning, should be taken as a weakness. Yes, We need to collectively present our ideas and solutions.
Its not enough to force market economy on the African masses, when 90% have no access to social services.Here I mean that, access to free health,education,information,housing, etc. should be for all. Thus, Market economy can be fair to participate in, when the entire population is healthy and sound-that’s why, the playing field has to be redrawn.