Black faces, same Caucasian agenda
Barack Obama (Photo: Carolyn Kaster)

Dear Editor,

Caucasians have a long history of using black faces as a cover for their nefarious misdeeds.

Africans were used as proxies to capture fellow Africans to feed the beast we refer to as the transatlantic slave trade. When Americans and Europeans wanted to make the world safe for hypocrisy, blacks were conscripted from the diaspora and the continent of Africa to fight against other would-be contenders for primacy at the trough of domination and exploitation.

Ghanaian historians may still remember the role played by the West India Regiment in the Ashanti Wars. They may remember but choose to forget as the Caribbean seeks to establish closer ties with the African continent and as Ghana opens its doors to returning almost-prodigal sons and daughters through its Year of Return programme.

People of African ancestry rejoiced as the American nation did the unthinkable and selected its first official biracial president (There are rumours of other presidents having noticeable traces of melanin, but those were the good old days when Caucasians had their hands and other bodily appendages in everything). Black Americans were so ecstatic that they forgot to remind President Barack Obama about reparation, the 40 acres, and the mules.

President Obama, finding himself in a similar position as President John F Kennedy, the first Catholic president of America, bent over backwards to prove he was the American president rather than the president of black America. Needless to say black Americans did not get their reparation, their 40 acres, or their mules. African Americans did, however, get bragging rights about President Obama being the coolest president in American history.

In his last interview in office President Obama candidly stated that there were forces in Washington that were way more powerful than the office of the president. President Obama may have had a heart to do right by people of African ancestry, but ultimately, like all black faces in a Caucasian-dominated system, he had no choice but to follow the script he was given.

Perhaps one of the lowest points in the Obama Administration was the assassination of President Muammar Gaddafi and the subsequent decivilisation of Libya. President Gaddafi was the quintessential friend of Sub-Saharan Africa and a visionary pan-Africanist who, like Kwame Nkrumah, wanted to create a United States of Africa.

President Obama also gained for himself the title assassinator in chief courtesy of the 540 known drone strikes carried out under his watch. He took targeted or extrajudicial killings to the next level as required from him by the American counterterrorism programme. Like all high-profile African American political functionaries, President Obama was just another black face orchestrating the Caucasian agenda of global domination.

As the European Union continues its stand-off with President Vladimir Putin and as the US sleepwalks its way into a military conflict with China, Elizabeth Truss, the new prime minister of Britain, has appointed four people of colour to the highest political offices in her Cabinet. The UK now has a black chancellor of the exchequer and a biracial foreign secretary. The home secretary and the United Nations Climate Change Conference president are of Indian ancestry.

These appointments come at a time when Europe is being forced to turn its attention to Africa as a source of fuel and other needed raw materials. Having black faces in high places in the European negotiating teams will not exactly hurt Europe's chances of getting what they need from Africa. The Indian subcontinent will also be a useful ally should the Europeans decide to join the American sleepwalk into conflict with China.

When all is said and done, high-profile blacks and other people of colour in the Caucasian apparatus of governance are constrained by the terms of their service to act in the best interest of Caucasian global domination.

The black or coloured face is far more dangerous and deceptive because its familiarity opens doors that might have remained closed if the enemy had come with the usual smiling Caucasian face masking the concealed weapons to be unleashed on the unwary.

Lenrod Nzulu Baraka

Afro-Caribbean Spiritual Teaching Center

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