Thursday 30 April 2009
The International Raelian Movement is calling for a voluntary wave of well-educated and affluent immigrants to revitalize the African continent.

LAS VEGAS, April 28 – The International Raelian Movement (IRM) has launched a campaign that encourages successful people of all races and religions, particularly those who are descendants of slaves and now living in the West, to voluntarily move their businesses and operations to Kama (the original name for Africa used by its indigenous peoples). The IRM hopes to reverse the debilitating effect of the African Diaspora, in which millions of indigenous inhabitants left their homelands over the last few centuries to live in other parts of the world – involuntarily or voluntarily.

Dr. Gbedia Dodo, a Raelian bishop, was appointed by Rael, the IRM’s founder and leader, to head the “Back to Kama” campaign. A member of the African Diaspora, she was born in the Ivory Coast. The holder of two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, she lives in Alabama, where she teaches and does research in food biotechnology and molecular biology.Speaking April 10 at the Annual Raelian Seminar in Las Vegas, Dodo spelled out details of what she called “Rael’s fantastic dream, a vision for the future of Kama.”
“By 2030 – within a single generation – Kama can become the most developed continent,” she said. “Such an astonishing transformation is possible if the keys to success Rael suggests are implemented not only by successful Kaman descendants but also by the U.S. government and governments in Kama.”
Dodo said the campaign’s first goal is to urge affluent descendants of slaves and other westerners to move businesses and operations to Kama, especially those of celebrities, entrepreneurs and businessmen, as resulting publicity will influence others to follow.

“With this voluntary migration, the Kaman elite who are the descendants of slaves will transfer to Kama the knowledge and the wealth they rightfully accumulated in America,” she explained, adding that financial incentives such as no taxes whatsoever to pay in Kama will play an essential role.

Dodo said other keys to success include: (1) a request to the governments of today’s Kama to offer an attractive incentive package for prospective immigrants and expatriates who qualify; (2) A guaranteed tax exemption on all income and assets for at least 14 years for all immigrants of Kaman descent; (3) Guaranteed tax-exempt status for companies that transfer their headquarters and production lines to designated tax-free zones especially created for that purpose in Kama; (4) Banking secrecy guaranteed by law, and (5) As in Israel, laws in Kaman countries providing automatic citizenship to those of Kaman ancestry moving to their ancestors’ lands.

“With these incentives, a large migration to Kama would surely take place,” Dodo said. “While the rest of the world is in financial crisis, the expanding opportunities in Kama will be a very big draw for anybody. Its economic growth will be astonishing.”
Turning to educational and health issues, she said, “Education in Kama must be free up to the highest university level. That’s the key to success. Lack of free education at higher levels is one reason the U.S. is gradually becoming an underdeveloped country. And healthcare must also be free in the new Kama. Free healthcare not only keeps a population healthy, but contributes to medical discoveries that directly augment national wealth. People who feel secure about having their basic needs met become increasingly creative and productive.”

Dodo said Rael’s plan would not only solve the economic crisis faced by most Kaman nations but can serve as “the most comprehensive proposal ever for addressing and solving the issue of reparations for the slave trade and exploitative colonization, neither of which has been recognized as a crime against humanity.”
In an official statement about the Kick-Start for Kama campaign, Rael noted that the knowledge and wealth accumulated by many people in America would be of great help to areas of Kama that were once brutally subjugated by the West and forced to supply slaves without compensation.

“The West continued to develop its infrastructure using this free labor, while the Kaman regions were deprived of their vigorous young people and became increasingly impoverished,” he said. “Exploitation of the colonies enabled the West to become wealthy, with slave trade profits used to create the banks that financed the industrial revolution.
If a number of affluent Westerners decide to emigrate and invest their financial resources and know-how in Kama, the void left by their departure will be just retribution for the immoral slave trade and outrageous exploitation perpetrated by the West. In its current financial freefall, the United States is pulling the other ex-colonizers and ex-slave-trading countries down with it. That’s certainly fair punishment for brutalizing a continent and raping it of its best and brightest young people.”

He added, “Considering the horrible crimes committed by the West against the slaves, followed by centuries of additional suffering and discrimination, the American authorities will have no moral right to condemn those wishing to escape the tax system put in place by ex-slave-traders. And since the American government has never made proper restitution to the slaves’ descendants, this legitimate tax evasion will be more than fair. Nobody should have the right to contest it.”

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