In response to my article at the time, a racist Canadian journalist by the name of Jeff White tried in the National Post of Canada dated January 24, 2000, desperately even in our age and time to justify Slavery and White opposition to Black clamour for reparations in these words: The king of Bonny (now in Nigeria) assured the British, your country, however great, can never stop a trade ordained by God himself. That contempt, claims Jeff White, makes anachronistic the claim that the Africans as a group, (slaves, slave-slavers alike) were wronged by the West.
But it was racists like Jeff White who put the idea of God ordaining slavery in the heads of the Black leaders. The White enslavers used religion (Christianity and Islam) to do it. That is where the racially doctored Exodus story about the curse by the Hebrew God, Yahweh, came from. The first Bible was published in 1514 CE, coinciding with the advent of the slave trade proper, and all sorts of notions were incorporated in the Bible to promote White hegemony and defend the enslavement of Africans. Racists putting the Bible together twisted the ancient non-racial African Exodus myth to try to say Africans are inferior, they are not human beings and therefore, have no rights. They are cursed for others to trample upon, enslave, and use as beasts of burden, without compensation of any sort.
A Biblical lie to justify slavery was that there was a Ham who was Black and cursed. The truth is that human origin is Black. Therefore, the White mythical Noah and his three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, could only have been Black. Ham turned White (as did all the cursed in the Bible: Gahazi, Eljahas, Greedy servants; Kings 11: 5, 27) when he uncovered and sodomized his father (Genesis 9: 22, 24.) Proof of this is evident today. Hams White descendants have legalized homosexuality and sodomy, with same sex marrying each other. Because of their curse, they turned pale, and out of anger and frustration, they fashioned a religion of hate and oppression, to enslave and destroy Africans and African scintillating civilization. Could a continent with 85% of the worlds gold and 95% of the worlds diamonds have been cursed? Was that not the type of land promised Abraham in (Ezekiel 20: 6,15)?
After King Leopold II of Belgiums colonizers/missioners baptized King Nzinga Mvemba, he became known as the glorified Don Afonso I, King of Congo, Lord of the Ambundos. He Europeanized his Bukongo court, taking authority from the Belgian King. King Don Afonso I, had become a puppet and servant of the Belgian King without land and resources of his own and paying with sweat, labour, taxes and tears to survive on his original land.
King Leopold, whose hatchet men massacred over 10 million Congolese in cold blood to take control of their land and natural resources, delivered the following speech in 1885 at a conference in Belgium of evangelist colonizers being groomed for their African tasks. The speech perfectly summarizes how Leopold and his race used their religion, Christianity, to brainwash and mess up the African race.
Reverend father and dear compatriots: the task that is given to you to fulfill is very delicate and requires much tact. You will certainly evangelize, but your evangelization must inspire above all, Belgium interests. Your principal objective in our mission in the Congo is never to teach the niggers to know God. This they know already. They speak and submit to a Mungu, one Nzambi, one Nzakomba (African gods) and what else I dont know. They know that to kill, to sleep with someone else's wife, to lie and to insult is bad. Have courage to admit it; you are not going to teach them what they know already. Your essential role is to facilitate the task of administrators and industrialists, which means you will go to interpret the gospel in the way it will best protect your interest in that part of the world.
For these things, you have to keep watch on dis-interesting our savages from the richness that is plenty in their underground, to avoid that they get interested in it, and make you murderous competition and dream one day to overthrow you. Your knowledge of the gospel will allow you to find texts ordering and encouraging your followers to love poverty. Like, happier are the poor because they will inherit heaven and its very difficult for the rich to enter the kingdom of God. You have to detach from them and make them disrespect everything, which gives courage to affront us. I make reference to their mystic system and that fetish warfare protection, which they pretend not to want to abandon, and you must do everything in your power to make it disappear.
Your action will be directed essentially to the younger ones, for they wont revolt when the recommendation of the priest is contradictory to their parents teachings. The children have to learn to obey what the missionary recommends, who is the father of their souls. You must singularly insist on their total submission and obedience. Avoid developing the spirits in the schools, teach students to read and not to reason. Recite everyday happy are those who are weeping because the kingdom of God is for them. Convert always the Blacks by using the whip. Keep their women in nine months of submission to work freely for us. Force them to pay you in a sign of recognition, goats, chickens or eggs, every time you visit their villages, and make sure that the niggers never become rich.
Sing every day that it is impossible for the rich to enter heaven. Make them pay tax each week at Sunday mass. Use the money supposed for the poor to build(our own) flourishing business centers. Institute a confessional system, which allows you to be good detectives, denouncing any Black that has a different consciousness contrary to that of the decision makers. Teach the niggers to forget their heroes and to adore only ours. Never present a chair to a Black that comes to visit you. Dont give him more than one cigarette. Never invite him for dinner even if he gives you a chicken every time you arrive at his house. There, dear compatriots are some of the principles you must apply. You will find many other books, which will be given to you at the end of thisconference. Evangelize the niggers so that they stay forever in submission to the White colonialist, so that they will never revolt against the restraints they are undergoing.
The Belgians and Americans, working at maximum speed in less than ten years, mined (stole) all the uranium of the then Belgian Congo and stockpiled it at Oolen in Belgium. In the same spirit, the Shinrolowbe mines in Zaire were emptied, having supplied the major part of the uranium that went into the Nagasaki and Hiroshima bombing.
King Leopold II of Belgiums speech perfectly sums up the essence of slavery and colonialism and our relationship with the White race ever since. Any African who reads the above statement by King Leopold II, and not feel a sickening revulsion for Christianity and Islam, is either an illiterate pretending to be able to read, or needs the help of a psychiatrist, because he hates himself.
One hundred and twenty one years into King Leopold II hatchet job in the Congo, the President of the Central African Republic, Mr. Francois Bozzie, while on a courtesy visit to the Benin, Nigeria, Palace of one of Africas most ancient, noble, triumphant, illustrious and revered monarchs, Oba Erediauwa, Uku AkpoloKpolo, the Omo N´Oba N´Edo, had an emissary carrying a large Christian cross behind him. You would think he was visiting as Pope, rather than as head of state of an African country. The symbolism was a shameful display of the brainwashed Presidents self-hate and low regards for his own African nobility and traditions. The picture of the visit is a masterpiece of our loss of self-respect, published in the Saturday Punch, Nigeria, of May 6, 2006, and tells volumes of the extent of the colossal damage done to the psyche of the African race by the White world.
In 2001, Britain blocked the EU parliament from passing a resolution to apologize to Africa about the unfair, unjust way, Africans were and are still being treated. The British opted for a more modest expression of regret which even then, never materialized. According to an article in Ebony magazine, apology is not even enough, let alone a lousy modest one. It must be accompanied with reparations.
Other less damaged Jews and Japanese Americans who were abused over much shorter periods of time, and survived with their cultures intact, demanded and received reparations they deserved. The case for reparations is infinitely stronger for African heirs. Apology is like a thief apologizing for stealing your wallet while using your cash to buy his next meal. Unless apology comes with comprehensive agenda in initiatives aimed at erasing the historic inequities it created, White America can keep it. An apology does not mean much if you don´t right the wrong you created in the first place.
By NAIWU OSAHON
Regarding the letter,
"The above speech which shows the real intention of the Christian missionary journey in Africa was exposed to the world by Mr. Moukouani Muikwani Bukoko, born in the Congo in 1915, and who in 1935 while working in the Congo, bought a second hand Bible from a Belgian priest who forgot the speech in the Bible. -- Dr. Chiedozie Okoro"