In a recent article of Foreign Policy, Black author Chigozie Obioma has written openly what all race-conscious Whites knew all along – namely that “There are no successful Black nations.” He is candid in admitting that Black incompetence, destructive selfishness, ineptitude, and corruption serve as the major reasons, although he doesn’t seem to attribute any of it to the generally lower intelligence of Blacks nor to their genetic traits.
Still, Obioma has said what many Black social writers are unwilling to concede. In his own way, he admits that Blacks throughout the world are all too willing to exist as a “partridge,” always dependent on others for their needs and unable to use their own resources to erect a great nation. He maintains that the dignity of Blacks will never be restored until this changes. Blacks, in other words, will never elevate themselves nor be held in esteem among the nations until they create the kind of society that the world will respect.
Good luck with that! I don’t believe such lofty goals, no matter how sincerely they are held, will ever be successfully accomplished among Blacks left to themselves. The only way it might potentially occur is through massive assistance, organizational management and direction, including complete funding on the part of Whites. Without this, it will not be fulfilled, at least not in my lifetime.
[The following are excerpts from the article] “Early African-American intellectuals and cultural elites saw that the future of their race could not be advanced by endless protests or marches of ‘equality’ or ‘justice.’ It could only be done through the restoration of the trampled dignity of the Black man. Great men like Marcus Garvey, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Malcolm X all knew that a people is only respected when it has a nation worthy of respect.
Author Chigozie Obioma
A man who lives in a shack cannot expect to be treated with respect at a palace. They knew that for us to reclaim power we must first reclaim dignity and that this comes through the construction of a solid Black state with a demonstrable level of development and prosperity–and which can stand as a powerful advocate for the global Black.
Today, no such state exists.
Nigeria, the most populous black nation on Earth, is on the brink of collapse. The machinery that makes a nation exist, let alone succeed, have all eroded. One might argue that the nation’s creation by self-seeking White imperialists engendered its failure from the beginning, as I did in my recent novel.
But this is only a part of the cause. A culture of incompetence, endemic corruption, dignified ineptitude, and, chief among all, destructive selfishness and greed has played a major role in its unraveling. The same, sadly, can be said for most other African nations. States like Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea are farcical democracies ruled by men who exclusively cater to their interests and those of their clipped circles.
Thus, it is no surprise that in the absence of any healthy Black nation–in the midst of chaos, senseless wars, corrupted religiosity, violence, and economic collapse–African and Caribbean people leave home en masse. They beg on the streets of Greece, a prostitute in the red-light zones of the Netherlands, and makeup 40 percent of the migrants flocking to Europe. As they turn up in these countries, helpless, unwanted, starved, or maimed, they are treated like dogs. Last month in Italy, a newly married Nigerian man was murdered simply for being unwanted. Everywhere from Ukraine to India, nearly every day, Black indignity, Black helplessness, stares us in the face. And all we do, we who hold the platform can do, is scream ‘racism!’ and court the sympathy of others.
The Yoruba say, ‘Eniyan biaparo ni omoarayen’fe,’ meaning the world loves a person who is like a partridge. The partridge is a poor bird that, enfeebled by its creation, has little ability to hunt, gather, protect, or feed itself. The Yoruba believe that the world loves these birds because they provide the space for people to show both sincere and insincere sympathy while holding firm to their position as the superior and maintaining the place of the partridge as the weak. Which is to say that if the partridge relies on the sympathy of others, it will not elevate its position.
If we, Black people everywhere, cannot gather the resources within our powers to exert real changes and restore our dignity, we will continue to be seen as weak. Our protestations and grievances will be met with sympathy, which does nothing to inspire respect.”
The kinds of societies Africans create
Here’s a little History on Haiti from Dr. Pierce.