You Expected Durban To Succeed? Be Serious

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So, of course the UN will not really attack its sinister creation. That is why I have never put in any hope for the Durban process, which even in its initial declaration, damped down the aspirations of the peoples who were the heart and soul of the Durban Conference.

[Op-Ed: Imperialism At Bay]


The hijacking of the Durban 2 Conference is not surprise.

The United Nations is not a vehicle for the interest of the people and never will be; at least as presently constituted.  UN officials are salaried employees and thus do what their bosses, the US, wants them to do.

Which is not to say that there are not employees and staff in the UN who try their best to do the right thing and sometimes do yeoman work for the cause of the people. But, on the whole the institution is precisely what the US of Roosevelt-Truman and the U.K. of Churchill-Attlee intended it to be. A tool for world imperialism. 

That explains its role in Israel's creation; its use as a tool to make war on Korea; its direct and indirect complicity with the attacks on the Democratic Republic of Congo; Southern Africa; its role in Haiti; its general silence on the treatment of Africans in the US. As Malcolm X said, ‘‘The UN is right in the heart of New York city but did nothing to bring the oppression and exploitation of the Africans living there," to the forefront. Here the UN refers to the UN powers; not the states of Africa, which in the 1960s in particular were reasonably vocal; nor states such as Cuba.

So, of course the UN will not really attack its sinister creation. That is why I have never put in any hope for the Durban process, which even in its initial declaration, damped down the aspirations of the peoples who were the heart and soul of the Durban Conference.

What we must realize is that the imperialists are on the ropes; their general and financial economy is on the verge of complete collapse. They put in a Black president who even sleeps in the White Imperialist House. Now haven't we made progress or what?

They have ordered folks like the Rev. Amenelik to give Professor Ali Mazrui, the man who hates Kwame Nkrumah, who openly calls for re-colonization of Africa, a platform and billed him as a "Pan African Scholar." Where in fact he is nothing but a neo-colonialist pseudo-scholar; now he gets to spew his ahistorical, anti-Pan-Africanist bile.

Yes, the imperialists are furious about what is happening to them and on the offensive to try and turn it around. In the sweep of history they are dead meat.


Those who are smart will jump ship rather than go down with them. Those who are terminally unprincipled and cowardly will, like some Vietnamese who tried to rescue the trapped French at Dien Bien Phu, will go down with them.  

 

See www.panafricanperspective.com


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