The ColonizedBy Odimegwu Onwumere
6/9/2012 7:42:10 PM -
We were very spiritual before the rapacious white men came with their humiliating tactics and melted all that we had working for us into colonialism. They made us hate our ancestors to the glory of their Abraham, Isaac and Jacob... Because we respected God in all aspect of life, and they didn't understand this spirituality, they characterized us as Animists. They watered down a lot of fables down our throat with the aid of their satanic munitions. Now, they have succeeded in piercing their un-spiritual methods in our lives, our beloved Africans have become a people who would act only when they refer to the distorted book called the Bible, which was originally owned by Africans.
The major problem is that many of our people who have not read beyond passing exams do not believe in the analysis we are trying to find solution to, hence they are the big problem. One wonders the difference between traditional marriage and church wedding; the latter many have taken as sacrosanct. Just CROWD MENTALITY!
In those days, for example, the Islamic education was superior to the Western education, with the former aiding the formation of the latter. But the colonizers changed the clock: they infused a mentality where a child who was being trained in the Quranic or Islamic way was made to churlish the education for the Western education. As a result, the colonizers continued to spread their heinous propaganda till date, as if we were no people
Odimegwu Onwumere,Poet/Author, Media/Writing Consultant and Motivator, is the Founder of Poet Against Child Abuse (PACA), Rivers State. Mobile: +2348032552855. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org