In order for a people to liberate themselves, they must be capable of envisioning a world free of their oppressors. Their collective imaginary must consist of a vision of a future where they are a sovereign people. Too few of those regarded as our leaders possess this capacity.
In the grips of a suffocating myopia, some of us celebrate our atomization as a people and the seemingly “progressive” hyperrelativism of this society as if these were sufficient to carry African people into the future under our own aegis as a sovereign people on the basis of our culture.
Ideologies, by their very nature, delimit engagement with the phenomenal world.
The ever impassioned spectacle of division and atomization illustrates the dangers posed by social media for African people, as various ideological operatives express a worldview where the highest politics is self-interest and acceptance in the oppressor’s system is a singular striving.