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Thursday, 18 August 2016

NNAMDI KANU THE RETURN OF MARCUS M. GARVEY

NNAMDI KANU THE RETURN OF MARCUS M. GARVEY

By Prince Ugochukwu Olisakwe
For Family Writers

Nnamdi Kanu
Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born on 17 August 1887 and die on 10 June 1940. He was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and Orator who was a proponent of the Pan-Africanism movement, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He also founded the Black Star Line shipping and passenger line which promoted the return of the African Diaspora to their ancestral lands.

Prior to the 20th century, leaders such as Prince Hall, Martin Delany, Edward Wilmot Blyden, and Henry Highland  Garnet advocated the involvement of the African Diaspora in African affairs. Garvey was unique in Pan-African Philosophy to inspire a global mass  Movement and economic Empowerment focusing on Africa known as Garveyism Promoted by the UNIA as a movement of African Redemption, Garveyism would eventually inspire others, ranging  the  Rastafarian Movement (some sects of which proclaim Garvey as a prophet).

Garveyism intended persons of African ancestry in the diaspora to "redeem" the nations of Africa and for the European colonial powers to leave the African continent. His essential ideas about Africa were stated in an editorial in the Negro world entitled "African Fundamentalism", where he wrote: "Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality… to let us hold together under all climes and in every country…Marcus M. Garvey stood for the liberty of Africa. He is the one who created the flag and colour of Africa. He is so fanatic about Africa. His mission is to bring all black back to Africa

Marcus M. Garvey
Garvey is known as a leading political figure because of his determination to fight for the unity of African in America by creating the Universal Negro Improvement Association and rallying to gather supporters to fight for Africa. With this group he touched upon many topics such as education, the economy, and independence of Africa. An important aspect of his career was his thoughts on communism, Garvey felt that communism would be more beneficial for whites by solving their own political and economic problems, but would further limit the success of blacks rising together. He believed that the Communist Party wanted to use the African-American vote "to smash and overthrow" the capitalistic white majority to "put their majority group or race still in power, not only as communists but as white men" (Jacques-Garvey, 1969). The Communist Party wanted to have as many supporters as possible, even if it meant having blacks, but Garvey discouraged this. He had the idea that communists were only white men who wanted to manipulate blacks so they could continue to have control over them. Garvey said, "It is a dangerous theory of economic and political reformation because it seeks to put government in the hands of an ignorant white mass who have not been able to destroy their natural prejudices towards Negroes and other non-white people. While it may be a good thing for them, it will be a bad thing for the Negroes who will fall under the government of the most ignorant, prejudiced class of the white race"
Marcus M. Garvey believed that blacks are Africans.

In his speech he stated "God has given us the vision, the vision that will not limit our possibility with West Indies, A vision that will not limit our possibility America but a vision that says there must be live and redeem of Africa.
Marcus M. Garvey once says that "in death he will be a terror to Africa foes and he shall come in life”. The coming of Nnamdi kanu is the return of Marcus Garvey, he speaks raw truth without fear or favoure.  Nnamdi kanu is here to complete what Marcus Garvey left.  Both are freedom fighters. Biafra restoration will emancipate the whole of Africa from mental slavery.

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