Love, the two term Congresswoman from Utah and daughter of Haitian immigrants, went along with Trump’s agenda for her first two terms, but distanced herself from the U.S. President in her attempt to appeal to a more diverse audience.
“So why do they stay with Democrats? I think it’s because they feel like they have a home — or Democrats make them feel like they have a home. I’ve said this to my colleagues, we need to do a better job than just talking about how great our policies are, we need to actually let people know that we care. They need to like Republicans,”
‘There’s ‘No Home’ For Minorities In Hostile Trump-Led GOP’
Mia Love was right when she said that There’s ‘No Home’ For Minorities In Hostile Trump-Led GOP.
In fact, we know that there is no home for minorities in any white supremacist political party. That includes the Democrat party in the United States, the Australian Labor Party, Great Brittan’s Plaid Cymru, or Russia’s Communist Party.
Politics is a process that decides who gets what and how laws are made and enforced. Whereas other groups work to ensure their needs are met and their rights protected, we too must learn to do the same. Thus, Pan-Africanism holds the key to our political salvation.
The fundamental assertion of Pan-Africanism is that Africans must represent their own political interests on the world stage.
The definition of Pan-Africanism is a belief in the laws and representation that serve Africans at home and across the Diaspora. And by that definition, Pan-Africanism is a political philosophy above all else.
White nations have a long history of using Black voting blocs for their own interests. They campaign aggressively in Black communities, make promises they have no intention of keeping, and disappear after the Black vote is secured.
This embarrassing pattern of behavior repeats itself with every electoral cycle.
To make matters worse, we buy into the political platforms of other groups of people. We co-opt the issues that matter most to those alien groups, while ignoring or sacrificing issues that disproportionately impact our communities.
In the United States, we should be advocating for domestic issues like:
– Mass Incarceration and Police Brutality
– Bank Fraud and Predatory Financial Practices
– Economic Disenfranchisement
– Failing Public Schools
And we should be advocating for international causes like:
– The Holocaust in the Congo – As of 2017 more Black men, women and children have lost their lives in the Congo than those who died in the concentration camps of World War II. Yet barely a mention is made of the holocaust that rages in the heart of Africa. Read more here.
– The Persecution of Blacks In Israel – From the death of Haftom Zarhum — an African man from Eritrea who was lynched and killed by an angry Israeli mob — to the thousands held in subhuman desert detention camps, the soul of Israel is on display for the world to see. Read more here.
– The Epidemic of United Nations Troops Raping Black Boys and Girls – Imagine watching your parents murdered by “rebels” in front of you as a child, or surviving the most devastating earthquake of the 21st century and then being subjected to rape, torture, and sexual extortion by the same people sent to allegedly help you.
This is what men, women and children have been subjected to for as long as United Nations “Peacekeepers” have occupied Black nations. Read more here.
To break our cycle of political cuckoldry, Africans across the Diaspora must come to understand what Mia Love had to realize the hard way. There is only one political philosophy that is appropriate for Africans both at home and abroad – and that is Pan-Africanism.
Members of the Pan-African Alliance understand that we are neither Democrats nor are we Republicans. We are not Western Liberals, nor are we Western Conservatives.
Whether we find ourselves in Atlanta or Accra, in Chicago or Cairo, in Papua or São Paulo, we are, above all else, Pan-Africans.
In the words of Marcus Garvey:
As the Jew is held together by his religion, the white racist by the assumption and the unwritten law of superiority, the Mongolian by the precious tie of blood, likewise the Black Man must unite in one grand racial hierarchy. Our union must know no clime, no nationality. But let us all hold together in every country and every clime, making a Racial Empire upon which “the sun shall never set.”
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