CAN AFRICANS THINK CRITICALLY, THE ANSWER IS NO
Technology can teach ignorance.
Technology can enlighten.
Technology can enslave people.
Technology can impoverish people.
Technology can expose ignorance.
Technology can obfuscate as well as illuminate.
The viral video phenomena as copied and forwarded,
By Africans of all academic, religious, and political persuasions,
Show that Africans are uncritical thinkers.
When a supposed intellectual African forwards an uncritical viral video,
Purporting to solve African problems by individual efforts, the questions are –
Did an individual build the American Expressway System?
Did an individual build the great Western Public Institutions?
Did an individual create the New Deal in America?
Did an individual create the Internet?
How many power stations has Bill Gates or Warren Buffet built in America?
How many Universities has Jeff Bezos built in Washington State?
Politics provides the quickest fix to any problem.
Tell that to the uncritical African professor and get jeered.
The African failure to realize that politics changes everything,
May be an inherited genetic trait,
That is primitive, uneducable, and all-pervasive.
No individual effort can flourish in a corrupt political system,
Mired in corruption, graft, nepotism, and tribalism,
Crowned by ineptitude, incompetence, and deadly strifes.
Add the monopoly of politics and commerce by a corrupt few.
The African failure to realize the central role of politics.
In nation building, human development, and economic upliftment,
Proves that the African is an uncritical thinker.
Africa will continue to be a shithole continent.
Until, Africa starts producing critical political thinkers and philosophers.
Until, Africans replace gullibility with critical analyses.
Until, Africans throw away the yoke of inferiority and victimization.
And use their God-given resources and brain,
To chart new political and economic paradigms,
That recognize the central role of politics in nation building.
Good politics whether driven by an individual as in Singapore or Turkey,
Or by groups as in America, Europe, China, and India.
Critical African thinking is the key to getting Africa out of the shithole.
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