Okello Oculi writes that the recent election in America was somehow a poor imitation of African politics
America’s ‘ELECTION 2020’ has captured an ominous ‘AFRICO POLITICUS VIRUS’ that will only make African politicians lose elections if they fail. Donald Trump cheated when he abused Africa as a giant pit while grabbing this political weapon. The militant jurists around him probably know Nigerian SANS.
Some protesting Trump supporters carry guns. They have yet to match Ivory Coast, where party supporters have killed opponents. In the states of Texas and North Dakota, African American or Native American voices were “suppressed” by the polls far away from those who were too old to walk, or too poor to pay for bus rides, to locate their votes mail. Packets of rice and Black-Eye beans / peas may have bought votes.
There is the admirable position of sovereignty over elections in individual states; an election emperor cut out. Each state has built vital trust and credibility in counting votes, which has made Trump’s case absurd in absurdity, where the attorney general is also a Republican and is unlikely to direct Joe Biden. Proponents of “restructuring Nigeria” may have a flag to borrow here.
Donald Trump has blessed America with a few moments of rude talk. He accused the Democrats of ignoring the material interests of African Americans while regularly harvesting their votes. He was strategically cynical about introducing himself as their new savior. His racist supporters salute the police for killing black men; their violence against black women is hidden under a deep shadow. The murder of George Floyd with a police knee was quickly pierced by thugs among his supporters who smashed shop windows and looted by poor black youths.
Black soccer players accepted the gesture to kneel in protest gestures. Trump mocked and hinted that they are not Americans; at best unpatriotic. He mocked the sense of common humanity with African Americans dying of COVID-19; giving free food to the needy by losing jobs or closing their stores. His attitude has aroused negative passions among his supporters. However, it also aroused the anti-thesis revealed in a multiracial “Black Lives Matter” protesters against the “hate and comfortable racism” he relentlessly promoted.
Elected President Biden called on Americans to “listen to one another.” In 1972, Professor Ira Sharkansky told Northern politicians to listen to the lack of flush toilets; home telephones; lack of access to education; poor black communities dying of cancer caused by chemicals stored by oil companies in Texas; raw poverty – which is now at the root of support for Trump’s populism ‘. He expressed the backwardness of the southern states.
In his post-victory speech, Biden acknowledged that it was black voters who promoted his campaign: they ‘had his back’ and he was going to ‘have their back’. The BBC has shown a grip on him as a younger senator who furiously condemns racist oppression of blacks in South Africa. The backs of blacks are not new to him.
Kamala Harris described his choice of a black woman as a running mate as ‘audacity’. She stands on steel rods of 242-year-old women seeking space in politics and on fused flasks of the young women who started the “Black Lives Matter” protests whose multiracial flames burned for more than a hundred days in Portland, Oregon. .
She planted television images of her victory in her eyes and tender egos of little girls around the world.
A flawed ‘democracy’ has denied the leaders of America the advantage of sharing the powerful social imagination that brought African politicians into the election. In 1965, for example, Julius Nyerere instituted a commission that proposed competitive elections within a popular one-party system. Nyerere argued that African masses were united by poverty and colonial exclusion of political power. To build a healthy postcolonial nation, it was crucial to deter former colonizers from manipulating religious beliefs, ethnic and racial identities, and monetary incentives to incite conflict during elections.
General Babangida’s “A 4” model started presidential elections from every ward in Nigeria, thus planting the pursuit of presidential posts among all children.
Despite their expansion of their country, the Americans supported military coups and assassinations of Kwame Nkrumah, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and Ahmadu Bello because they worked in different ways to build the United States of Africa.
Nkrumah’s union with Sekou Toure (in Guinea) and Modibbo Keita (in Mali) as a replica of America’s own original 13 colonies anchored her expansionist union of states. Balewa and Bello presented Nyerere and Obote as official visitors from East Africa; Dauda Jawara of Gambia and Ahmadu Ahidjo of Cameroon were visitors with Fulani ethnic bloodlines. Their expansionist territorial visions sounded alarming.
Obama and Biden bombarded Muammar Gaddafi’s dream of becoming king of Africa to infinity. The deposited Ukanda Nkrumah and Obote showed a brutal interest in the political assertion by African Americans. Maybe Joe Biden will see free Africa again.