Thursday, May 17, 2018

HOPES OF DISMANTLING THE FRENCH-IMPOSED SYSTEM IN CAMEROON, OF NEUTRALIZING THE PARASITIC POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT AND OF ENDING THE BIYA REGIME

The struggle to dismantle the French-imposed system and the Biya regime is winnable. And that is a continuation of the civic-nationalist struggle that is broad-based and devoid of illusions. The most any other struggle can achieve is a stalemate (military wise) that in reality would sustain the system even in the absence of Biya, give it some life for a while, even though it would be less effective in governing Cameroon, especially Anglophone Cameroon. Meanwhile, it would be devastation for Anglophone Cameroon.
So any strategy should be geared towards a broad alliance and a link with reality (taking into account Cameroonian and world realities). Unfortunately, world realities are things most Cameroonians, especially the leadership for an independent Anglophone Cameroon, or what was the former West Cameroon, the former British Southern Cameroons and the former German Südwesten Kamerun (to be called Ambazonia) are naive about. I am beginning to see a dawning realization though. German Kamerun was considered and treated as a conquered territory by the Western powers, and none of them appreciated the Kamerunian civic-nationalist ideal of reunification, much less the audacity to pick up arms against "The Gods". All of the Western powers conditioned by their dread of the Soviet Union (USSR) and communism, thought Cameroonians leaned towards the East. And they are allies who will always stick together.
The question for Cameroonians dehumanized by the six-decade French-imposed system and the dictatorships of their puppets Ahmadou Ahidjo (Prime Minister from 1=1958-1960 and president or Head of State from 1960-1982) and Paul Biya (1972-1982 as Prime Minister and 1982- today as president or Head of State) is:

  1. How can Cameroonians rebuild the broad-based alliance against the system accomplished in the early 1990s, when civic-nationalists who before had identified with the UPC, joined the SDF and made it a national civic-nationalist party that fully embraced the dream of the "NEW CAMEROON", the "New Cameroon" dream that fueled the UPC struggle against France and its puppet Ahidjo, the "New Cameroon" dream that fired the imaginations of KNDP, OK etc into campaigning and voting for reunification, the civic-nationalist path that continued rejecting the Ahidjo and Biya regimes (The French-imposed system) even after UPC, KNDP, SDF etc. renegades conciliated with the system, making them accomplices as the system continued leading Cameroon into abyss?
  2. How can Cameroonians rebuild that broad-based national alliance that is instinctively Cameroonian and that strives to build the New Cameroon which would take into account the Hopes, Dreams, Reservations, Fears, Concerns, strengths of the different peoples of Cameroon, while heeding the threats (internal and external) confronting our heavily traumatized country, is Cameroon's only bargain with the future?
  3. And how do the advocates for change then work together to dismantle the system and build the "New Cameroon" that began in 1910 as a cause led by Martin Paul Samba and Rudolf Douala Manga Bell, a cause that is in its fourth phase after three unsuccessful attempts, all thwarted by foreign powers lording it over Cameroon.
And the sooner those who believe they are equipped to lead realize that, then the better for themselves and Cameroonians. That realization would be a psycho-social advancement very few who claim leadership qualities can ascend to.


                                  



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

LES AVOCATS DU FUTUR "CAMEROUN NOUVEAU"


Toute personne qui n'est pas piquée par les traumatismes que le peuple Camerounais ont vécus dans son histoire de cent vingt-cinq ans (colonisation et pacification Allemandes, partition et pacification Anglo-Françaises, contribution disproportionnée des ressources et de l'homme aux Forces Françaises Libre en libérant l'Afrique Francophone et la France pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, la décimation de la population pour avoir résisté à la duplicité Française sur la cause de la réunification et de l'indépendance du peuples Camerounaises--- pendant l'échec de l'UPC dans sa lutte pour la libération, la trahison du peuple Camerounais dans son rêve de réunification, le demi-siècle du système anachronique imposé par la France, six décennies des dictatures d'Ahidjo et de Biya impose sur le peuple Camerounais par la France, et la subjugation et la déshumanisation du peuple Camerounais) est sans cœur; mais cette personne qui s'efforce de rendre le pays à l'un de ses états passés est sans cervelle.

Malgré nos traumatismes, notre avenir repose sur un  "Cameroun Nouveau" qui se réhabilite de tous les maux de son passé et exploite son énorme potentiel pour construire une grande nation productrice où les pouvoirs émanant de ses leviers de gouvernement assureraient la paix, la prospérité, la liberté, le développement , la justice, la liberté et la sécurité pour tous les Camerounais, indépendamment de leur croyance, de leur religion, de leur appartenance ethnique et de leur statut social et économique.

Ce n'est que lorsque la dignité du peuple Camerounais leur est restauré, seulement après que la nation s'est organisée au point de garantir un avenir prometteur à ses enfants, que la nation Camerounaise avancée guidée embrasser l'idéal de l'Union Nationalisme, sera prendre sa place particulière en Afrique et jouer son rôle dans la réalisation de l'union économique et de l'intégration politique de l'Afrique.





                                  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My take on the article "BAMI CASH FOR "ANGLO" BLOOD?" by Victor Epie Ngome



I found an article by the veteran journalist Victor Epie Ngome, which the legendary journalist and clairvoyant political analyst Franklin Sone Bayen  posted on his facebook page entitled  BAMI CASH FOR "ANGLO" BLOOD?”, https://www.facebook.com/sonebayen/posts/2462509083766571, to be very mind-stirring. In it, Victor Epie Ngome talked  of efforts by the government to lure Bamilekes (some of their elites, I presume) into funding and tacitly backing their struggle against the different groups in Anglophone Cameroon(the former West Cameroon, the former Southern Cameroons and before that Southwest German Kamerun) that has picked up arms to confront the Biya regime and the French-imposed system at large for their cause for an independent  Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia. I think it is an issue worth dissecting because it comes on the heels of declarations by some elements of the separation/secession/restoration movements  calling for the expulsion of Francophones  from the lands West of the River Mungo or what are today Northwest and Southwest (the former West Cameroon) regions. It becomes obvious that both camps in the conflict (the heirs of those who were/are against reunification of the lands of the former German Kamerun, and the mercenaries and looters the French put in power in French Cameroon, who basically are people who contributed in no way, shape or form whatsoever in the cause for  the independence and reunification of the lands of the former German Kamerun) see scapegoating  the Bamileke ethnic group as their  quick path to victory in a conflict that is dragging Cameroon into abyss. Which leaves many wondering whether they are conscious of the fact that the Bamileke ethnic group  paid “perhaps” the highest price for the cause to found the “New Cameroon” that is free, united, progressive, democratic, developed and federated. The New Cameroon is a project that  when realized will be the nucleus of a future Africa Economic Union that is politically integrated. My comment to that article on facebook was:

"Beautifully written. Cameroon is extremely nuanced and it takes an insightful mind like yours to that expose the intricate threads of its complex nature. Hardly a decimal of those lending a directing or explanatory voice to the different dimensions of the cause for change in Cameroon are this balanced. I am not surprised that the political establishment (the French-imposed system of the CPDM, the government and elements of the soc-called opposition---a small minority of the Cameroonian population) would want to use the group that is perhaps the most nationalistic (paid the biggest price for the realization of reunification and the quasi-independence we have today) in going against a faction in Anglophone Cameroon that wants separation(restoration), an Anglophone Cameroon that the vast majority of Bamilekes empathize with, even though that majority does not want the disintegration of Cameroon, since that contravenes the noble cause most of their ancestors  fought for and that many died for, a cause most Cameroonians believed in back in  the 1950s and 1960s.

 I was not surprised that restorationists (separatists) leaders equally want the Bamilekes to be fully involved in their cause and/or  to finance it. So, it is understandable that the Bamilekes are in a quagmire. And it would not be surprising that for personal reasons or personal benefits, some elements from the Bamileke community would make gestures or carry out activities in support of either the government or the separatists (restorationists). But in no way should they be regarded as the representatives of the Bamileke people who in their overwhelming majority are civic-nationalists, rational patriots and union-nationalist. I am talking here about  the vast majority of Bamilekes who loathe the French-imposed system and see the Biya regime(like the Ahidjo regime before it) as the worst nightmare wrought on Cameroon, as the biggest act of treason existing in the country and as the constant reminder of their nightmare. The ethnicity, which is also  indigenous in the Northwest and Southwest regions and has a large portion of its population from East of the River Mungo that have made West of the River Mungo home for more than a century, understands, feels and agonizes over the pains wrought on Anglophone Cameroon and so want a dismantling of the French-imposed system, However, the majority  understand, like most Cameroonians (Anglophones and Francophones) do, that the advocates of war in Cameroon are not serving the interest of Cameroonians and humanity and are trying to take the people down an abyss that future generations would curse us for allowing.

Like Cassandra in Greek mythology, I have been trying for close to three decades to alert Cameroonians about the slip into that abyss and the way(s) forward to the "New Cameroon". Franklin Bayen has been doing so too during those decades. But who listens, especially if there is something to gain from beating the drums of war. The truth of the matter is that the two sides of the armed-conflict (the separatists/restorationalists and the government which though Beti-dominated is also loathed by the majority of the Beti-people, a minority government that has collaborators from all the ethnic groups, religions and regions in the Cameroon) are making each other relevant---one as the governing body of the state trying to keep Cameroon together, and the other as the group committed to safeguard Anglophone Cameroon (the former West Cameroon, the former Southern Cameroons). The recent link below and the other after it shed some light on this. http://viewsnewcameroon.blogspot.com/.../redeeming...   
http://viewsnewcameroon.blogspot.com/.../cameroons-unity..."


I am repeating this: "the current government, the Biya regime  and the system or establishment as a whole never cherished  the civic-nationalist goals of reunification and independence that the overwhelming majority of our forebears fought and died for. That is why  the French-imposed system pushed  Anglophone Cameroon to the wall, thereby giving the heirs of those who voted against reunification the upper hand to stand as the champion of the cause for the rights of  the peoples of Anglophone Cameroon (the former West Cameroon or the former British Southern Cameroons before that).

Today, these two  forces (the government/establishment/French-imposed system and the separatists/secessionists) that  have always been a minority in Cameroon’s traumatic history are fighting each other, giving each other relevance---one , falsely as the force trying to keep Cameroon together, while the other  sadly as  the force to take Anglophone Cameroon away to a future  that  in reality is Impossible.  Meanwhile, the overwhelming majority of Cameroonians who decry their activities are helpless as they drag Cameroon into abyss, making each other relevant in a fight  that  the powers that be wish for Cameroon and Cameroonians, a people who defied the stereotypes about Africans as a heavily-divided race incapable of tapping into their mutually compatible strengths and opportunities, so as to come together and become a powerful, united, free, prosperous and defensible force. The powers that be would like to say  about the peoples of Cameroon: “Look, they are not any different from other Africans. They too are self-destructive; they too are incapable of advancing humanity…the process of their social-engineering is complete; they are fully ready to serve the purpose we had for them…”

 Anybody who considers himself or herself as someone engaged in a cause for freedom should know that getting oneself involved in the attack, massacre or annihilation of people or groups based on their ethnicity, tribe, race or religion is a crime against humanity or genocide that the International Court of Justice  in The Hague handles separately or in unison with the government of the country it occurred in. So, no ethnic group, tribe or person(s) of a particular linguistic expression in Cameroon should be targeted, threatened or attacked by the elements supporting the evil establishment or by those who oppose it whether as Southern Cameroons/"Ambazonian" nationalists or even as civic-nationalists.  You become an enemy of the people once you engage in acts against humanity, of which ethnic cleansing is one.