The extraordinary revolution which is taking place in Eastern Europe is softly but surely drawing African populations in its wake, for the governments and media in the so-called “democratic” countries have been closing their eyes and mouths for too long about the lack of freedom in so-called “united” Africa. The single political party, exactly like the former countries of the East, is still governing most African states, thus forbidding any real plurality and opposition. – Rael Maitreya
And now we see dictator-leaders, when repro- ached with this, claiming without laughing that their country is not ready for, or is too young to experiment with multi-partisan politics — yet that is democracy!
That is exactly what colonizing nations used to say when they were reigning over “indigenous” populations, to whom they denied the right to vote… Now we hear the same words from leaders of tribes or predominating ethnic groups, who found themselves propelled to the head of these new States, driven by their infatuation for independence…
And this does not only affect political freedom, but all kinds of freedom, for cancer is nearly always sure to spread if it is not treated. Take, for instance, religious freedom. Some Raelian Africans, namely in the Congo and Burkina Faso, get arbitrarily arrested and roughly interrogated, which means that they are denied one of mankind’s most important rights.
I take this opportunity to ask Raelians from all over the world to write to the President of the Republics of both those States to protest forcefully and insist on the fact that they will encourage a boycott campaign on tourism towards those countries and on purchasing goods from those places for as long as the Raelian Movement is not officially allowed and respected as it should be (I rely on you for that).
But the economic field is where the problem becomes totally revolting. The President of Côte d’Ivoire has just inaugurated an exact copy, though bigger, of St. Peter Basilica in Rome, in the middle of the bush! The cost is sixty billion francs (ten billion dollars US). With air-conditioning, the biggest stained-glass windows in the world, the thickest fitted carpets, marble, gold, and so on… Moreover, the building is standing in the middle of a formal garden “à la française” of several acres, enclosed in gold-plated fence…
Hut-villages with no water, no electricity, no drainpipes, are scattered all around; deprived families are crowding in there, tormented by those parasitic diseases that undermine the African people.
And whenever one dares to reproach the (lifetime) President for that, he forcefully protests and says that he paid for it all with his own money… Then he adds that if he had bought a Mirage (a French bomber), nobody would have found fault with it… now he’s giving himself away! Would he have bought a Mirage with his own money? At a cost of 60 billion francs!!!
Either Mr. Houphouët Boigny’s personal fortune was tremendous before he became President (which would be public knowledge), or the salary of the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire is much higher than the President of the United States of America’s, plus all the heads of States in the whole world…
Let’s be serious… A piece of information released by an official of the Bank of France will give you an idea of where so much money comes from: the sums paid into Bank of France accounts by African leaders amount to about 80% of the subsidies or grants given to the African States in order to help them fight against starvation, poverty, or under- development… you got it all! The person in charge of the Bank of France added that the rest must have been paid into Swiss accounts, or in Luxemburg or elsewhere… Which means in plain language that most of the financial help granted to “developing” countries is embez- zled for the personal benefit of its leaders…
Then they can always try to make up for their guilty conscience by building an air-conditioned Basilica in the middle of the bush… with their “personal” money… Some others will say people don’t live by bread alone… (easy to say with a full stomach). But as far as Africa is concerned… please send the bread first, we’ll see about the rest later!
Oh, I almost forget! The Pope offered to come officially and inaugurate the “Saint Houphouët Boigny” Basilica, driven as he is by a beautiful impulse of generosity, assistance and kindness towards the “third world.” It should also be stated the the Basilica will be cared for by the life-time President, and that he has donated the land where the building was erected to the Vatican, thus copying the agreements between the Italian government and the “holy see” when it was created. (Is that a donation of his own money? Then the whole of Côte d’Ivoire territory would be the lifetime President’s property… I got it all, now!).
Of course, nobody knows exactly how much Mr. Houphouët Boigny paid to the Vatican (of his “own money,” of course) in order to “incite” the Pope to come and inaugurate the building… There are some travelling expenses for sure: private Boeing, popemobile, and so on.
In fact, the subsidies to the “third word” are thus directly repaid to the Vatican, which saves the starving Africans the trouble of giving money for collections in churches, thus sparing considerable energy. They don’t even need to raise their hands to put the money into the basket. As they are underfed, the slightest movement becomes an effort, and one can only encourage whatever tends to conserve their strength…They may even not go to church anymore…Which is what they have already started to do. This is the biggest problem…
There are more and more demonstrations in the streets of Abidjan, as well as in all the African capitals… Africa is waking up! At last! The ideologies that used to find fertile soil can no longer delude the people of that huge under-developing continent with illusions by keeping them apart from real information.
The Marxist illusion is collapsing everywhere, and nobody can promote a dismantled pattern anymore to fight a dead enemy. Everything is giving way. And the African people can at last look their true enemies in the face: that is, their own governments!
They have been colonized without knowing it by their own political authorities!
A single party, a lifetime President, limousines and luxurious lives for too many leaders, corruption, with customs-officers ransoming and racketting travellers over and over again, unpunished, on the roads of their own country… all this becomes obvious to younger generations who were allowed to study. Therein lies the mistake! Once knowledge has been given, it is difficult to keep those who have acquired this knowledge from using it…
In the old times of foreign colonization, the goods and the wealth were sent abroad to make foreign nations richer. Now the goods and the wealth are sent abroad to inflate African leaders and the bank accounts of “civil-servants.”
…This is called self-colonization.
But all this is over now… They will have to account for it all… and give the money back… what Swiss banks have done to block Marcos’ or Duvallier’s possessions should be done as well for African leaders.
We must get ready for it now. There could not be fairer justice than to give the subsidies back to the starving people of Africa.
As for the Basilica… it could become a laic University! A marvellous way of using up the left- overs… and offering to the African youth what they need most: knowledge.
Imagine that cathedral filled with computers directly connected to European data-banks… this would be real help to the “third world.”
Moving the under-developed directly from goatflocks to mega-octets…
Wake up, Africa take your destiny in your own hands and overthrow the last colonizers, who are more than colonizers, since, as well as being your own children, they are also betraying you.
Peace, love and brotherhood.
Apocalypse International n° 79 of the year 44 a.H. (1989), p. 2 – 3.