Some where I read, not sure if it was John Jacson, Ishakamusa Barashango, or Molefi Asante, but the traditional system of African chiefdom was not an absolute monarchy. In west African culture the chief would spea to no one of his subjects, but would speak through a potentate or at times even a panengyrist. He or she would have the heads of each household line up and from morning to night , the chief would listen to the problems and concerns of each in the community, and his duty as chief was to solve the problems and adress all of the concerns. Now if the chief failed in his duties, he could be deposed by a council of elder women, in the community, and a new chief chosen. Post colonial , and now post neoclonial Africa and the Caribbean, have now half of their leadership as dictators; no freedom of speech, assembly, or press. The presidents in such nations favor the rich, have a disdain for the poor, and make sure that multinatonal corporations, and international banks, get their ear, instead of the citzenry. Will there be a time when some everyday black folks would actually desire, nations with no freedom of speech , right to assemby, or freedom of press? Idi Amin said, "The most important thing is that your citizens ove you"