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We cannot earn freedom with pacifism; we must fight to be free! (Let's stop dreaming)

14 October 2021, Jolof
We cannot earn freedom with pacifism; we must fight to be free! (Let's stop dreaming)

In all the history of the world, no country has freed itself from the oppressor without violence, without a people’s sacrifice, sometimes bloody, where some find it necessary to give their life to free their people, to guarantee a free future to their children. As long as the Senegalese people and Africans in general, do not understand that freedom has a price, we will always remain slaves.

Let's take a little historical look. One of the most powerful countries in the world, China, has not become what it is today without violently fighting the oppressor. To resist the aggression of Japanese imperialism, one of the most exemplary leaders in the world, Mao Tse Tung organized his people to fight Japan with a guerrilla war that is among the bloodiest in the history of Humanity. After this guerrilla war and with a strategic vision never equaled in the world, Mao and his successors lifted more than 800 million Chinese people out of extreme poverty, thus making China what it has become today.

In our African continent, almost all countries enjoying freedom today have had to fight the oppressor with violence. Algeria fought France in the most violent way; a guerrilla war that France will never forget. The Angolans used machetes to attack the Portuguese, who were supported by other Westerners. This bloody revolution against Portugal has made Angola one of Africa's top 10 economies today. It was not long ago that Angola helped financially Portugal which was in financial difficulties. Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana, Egypt etc. all these countries have paid a price to free themselves from the oppressor, be it an internal or external oppressor.

The problem with Senegal and other countries still colonized by France is that the Senegalese people have been deceived by the French colonizer. Since General De Gaulle did not want to let go, and as we all know what French hypocrisy looks like, De Gaulle had made our leaders at the time sign contracts that perpetuate French exploitation in exchange for a kind of independence. More than 60 years later, we still see that this so-called independence has never been a reality. In 2021, we are still colonized by France, which uses traitors and slaves like Macky Sall to perpetuate colonization. Meanwhile, the English-speaking countries of Africa, which have struggled to gain their freedom, are relishing well-deserved economic development and independence.

In reality, the Senegalese people, and the other French colonies, never fought for freedom, and therefore they were never free. It is difficult to contradict our prophet Thomas Sankara when he said that “only fighting liberates”. Before Sankara, the Chinese liberator, Mao Tse Tung had also said that “power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” By combining the thought of Thomas Sankara and that of Mao Tse Tung, we can deduce that, to free themselves and regain power, people must fight, sometimes violently and by all the necessary means.

So, if the Senegalese want to free themselves from this Macky Sall dictatorship, which has the sole aim of perpetuating French colonization, we must move from pacifism to action, from words to reactions. We need to organize ourselves more strategically and fight colonization by any means necessary. If Macky Sall's mission is to exterminate his own African brothers and sisters just to satisfy the interests of the French colonizer, we must fight his oppression, we must continue to speak but also to act, with machetes if necessary. The moment we give up, we open the door to a dynasty that will make French colonization a lasting reality, as it is happening in Gabon, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, etc.

Let us act, pacifism does not work. Only the fighting frees.


Either we fight, or we are going to be slaves for life. We must act!

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