I'm seeking input on this one. If we look at the condition of black people in the diaspora and in Africa, the problem always comes back to the lack of any black nation which truly controls its resources enough to act in the interests of its people. There are many black nations that have theoretical independence, but foreign governments still control most of what really makes those nations run. It appears in most cases a few wealthy black folks in positions of power, both in African leadership and the diaspora, are too blinded by greed to change this situation. How could Africa become united as a single nation instead of a disjointed bunch of ethnic groups giving away its resources to foreign interests? If I look at history, I see great nations being forged by charismatic but ruthless and violent leaders. In fact I can't think of any great empire formed by anything other than force. Is the missing component of panafricanism a militaristic movement that will reject any existing national boundaries and seek to unite Africa by force? Will black blood need to be shed, by black people, in order for black people to reach their future potential? Curious what you guys think on this.