Pan Africanism : Africa Is Not in the Picture

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  1. Kannte

    Kannte Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "Africa is not in the picture, Africa is irrelevant. It accounts for only four per cent of the world's trade. So it is not really important for the future."

    ~~ Dr. Roberto Savio


    Present System Incompatible with Global Governance

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    Kofi Annan’s address At Yale University on Globalization

    "The question before us, therefore, is not whether globalization is good or bad, but rather how we adapt our policies, priorities and personal choices to account for the realities of a new era. In a world without walls, we can no longer think and act as if only the local matters, as if we only owe solidarity and allegiance to those within our own city or state.

    Such a world demands that we tear down the walls in our own minds as well – those separating us from them, rich from poor, white from black, Christian from Muslim from Jew -- so that we are able to recognize the untold ways in which we can all benefit from cooperation and solidarity across lines of nationality, race or economic development. Whether it is the area of crime, health, the environment, or the fight against terrorism, interdependence has ceased to be an abstract concept, and become a reality in our own lives."

    Kofi Annan Address At Yale
     
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    Is Globalization the new Imperialism? How can Globalization benefit the people of Africa, not just its white & American/European owned corporations. These are the real questions that need to be asked.
     
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    Hoteph Panafrica

    "Is Globalization the new Imperialism?"

    Answer: Yes, in its present stage of evoloution and development that must be TRANSFORMED to serve the 7 billion of the world and not just the rich elite.

    "How can Globalization benefit the people of Africa, not just its white & American/European owned corporations?

    Answer: with a "one world global minimum wage and a global one value currency; not a dollar, yen or euro but a one world global currency of the same value for all nations and peoples.

    That way a worker in Africa or China gets paid the same value of currencey as that of a worker in Europe or America.

    Therefore, corporations will not ship manufacturing to undeveloped nation for cheap wages because there will be "NO cheap" labor because, everyone in the world will be paid in a currency that is equal in value through out the, whole world.

    "Cheap labor" means "cheap people" - people who's life and lives are defined, valvued and considered "less" than other people on the planet, not of "equal" value.

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal [equality], that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty [Justice] and the pursuit of Happiness . . ." - must become a Declaration of Sovereignty for the 7 billion people on planet earth.

    "These are the real questions that need to be asked."

    Absolutely, not only must we ask the question but we MUST collectively answer the question with creative SOLUTIONS.

    Peace
     
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    Brother Kannte, as I read your response to Brother Pan, an economic question arose for me. I'm not that well versed in economics so I'm wondering what term you use to define your position of an equalized or equitable global economy? Capitalism.....socialism....has such a term been invented yet?

    Just curious...
    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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    Kannte Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hi Queenie, :wave:

    Good question

    ". . . what term you use to define your position of an equalized or equitable global economy? Capitalism.....socialism....has such a term been invented yet?"

    Yes, indeed such a term has been invented in actual fact; the term is:

    "synergistic"​

    Defined as: the simultaneous, complementary acting together of two or more groups, parts, agents, functions to produce a "synergistic effect" - an "effect" that is for the greater benefit of the whole, that neither part alone could accomplish; an "effect" that is greater than that of the sum of each one acting alone, and where the "combined effect" is greater than the individual effects.


    As global economics are now, each nation acts in its own "self interest" to produce economic "effect" and consequences that are in the self interest of the individual nation alone and not in the interest of the global whole. Although, global organizations like GATT and NAFTA, that can impose sanctions and penalties, is beginning to regulate economic actions such as trade, to be in accord with international standards; even though for the most part those international standards are not in the best interest of the global ecology,individual nations ecology or the planet as a whole. Which must change.

    Perform a google on "synergistic" and interesting ideas and concepts come up.

    Peace . . .
     
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