History places a clear tag on Hitler, his Nazi followers and their doctrine of Nazism. That tag is that they were a bunch of psychopaths and evil war criminals who took Germany hostage and destroyed Europe. The only way they knew how to keep themselves in power was through their own terrorism.
Hitler’s Germany is the perfect example of what happens when a gang captures a State. Repression, extrajudicial killing and barbarism replace the rule of law as gangs know not consensus, but force when it comes to promoting their agenda. And of course, gangs have but one agenda, self-interest.
In Africa, what we have increasingly seen is “governments” that claim to be in charge of everything but responsible for nothing. The State is a community of men and women. Above all, this community must be guided by a social contract that permits each member to have access to the commonwealth, be free from physical and mental harm and have a say in public affairs.
As such, the only reason why governments exist is to manage the affairs of the State-society in the common interest. As views diverge on how this should be done, one of many conflicting opinions must be selected by the majority.
Those who carry the selected agenda are then given authority to manage the affairs of the State. The sole purpose of this authority is to allow the selected government to promote these fundamentals of the social contract using its own strategy. Authority is not meant to give whosoever the right to do as he pleases.
From that moment, the government in the modern State must provide health services, water and electricity at little or no cost for the taxpayer, provide decent housing as a matter of top priority and at the lowest most affordable price, ensure affordable but quality education, guarantee public security, ensure the protection of civil and political rights, prevent repression and not act itself repressively.
But have we not seen how African governments have abandoned these duties and ideals, only ensuring the minimum so as to enforce their rule? In several African States, notably in Francophone Africa, the population has been bastardised to unthinkable levels.
The people in these States are hardly aware that the high cost of medical treatment they pay for, the bad roads, the lack of electricity, poor education, poor infrastructure, etc make those who call themselves their governments who have for the most part been in power for the last three decades, treasonous gangsters.
The funds that should be used to improve the livelihoods of the population are directed to building private palaces and going overseas for expensive trips. The public treasury of these countries is actually in foreign banks and for Francophone Africa, in France’s own Treasury.
To make sure that they continue to perpetrate this crime against the African people, these crooks in power enforce their rule with the barrel of the gun. To solve simple demands, they respond with brutal repression and to stay in power they deny citizens a free, fair and transparent electoral process. How different are these so-called African leaders from Hitler and his Nazis then?
To claim the right to govern, these Afro-Nazi criminals brandish de jaure legitimacy whereas nothing is more illegitimate than the type of governments they project. The question Africans must pose themselves is: legitimacy over whom and from whom? You cannot be the enemy of the people and still claim to have your legitimacy from them. Nothing is more Nazi than that!
Africans must collectively begin to delegitimise these Afro-Nazi gangsters. Africans want Democracy and want it NOW. External delegitimisation of these criminals is also important. I don’t think I would consider China in this momentum. It is an irrelevant and insignificant country because of its disregard for human rights.
I look to the West and urge its leaders to stop this masquerade in Africa. The West would be accomplices to this injustice Africans are suffering if it keeps recognising these Afro-Nazi crooks as “government”.