Pan Africanism : The Last Letter!

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  1. militant

    militant Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The following is the last letter written by Patrice Lumumba before his was murder/killed by self-hating house negroes, who worked with the West to turn Congo into the mess it is today.

    "My dear companion,

    I write you these words without knowing if they will reach you, when they will reach you, or if I will still be living when you read them. All during the length of my fight for the independence of my country, I have never doubted for a single instant the final triumph of the sacred cause to which my companions and myself have consecrated our lives. But what we wish for our country, its right to an honorable life, to a spotless dignity, to an independence without restrictions, Belgian colonialism and its Western allies-who have found direct and indirect support, deliberate and not deliberate among certain high officials of the United Nations, this organization in which we placed all our confidence when we called for their assistance-have not wished it.

    They have corrupted certain of our fellow countrymen, they have contributed to distorting the truth and our enemies, that they will rise up like a single person to say no to a degrading and shameful colonialism and to reassume their dignity under a pure sun.

    We are not alone. Africa, Asia, and free and liberated people from every corner of the world will always be found at the side of the Congolese. They will not abandon the light until the day comes when there are no more colonizers and their mercenaries in our country. To my children whom I leave and whom perhaps I will see no more, I wish that they be told that the future of the Congo is beautiful and that it expects for each Congolese, to accomplish the sacred task of reconstruction of our independence and our sovereignty; for without dignity there is no liberty, without justice there is no dignity, and without independence there are no free men.

    No brutality, mistreatment, or torture has ever forced me to ask for grace, for I prefer to die with my head high, my faith steadfast, and my confidence profound in the destiny of my country, rather than to live in submission and scorn of sacred principles. History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity.

    Do not weep for me, my dear companion. I know that my country, which suffers so much, will know how to defend its independence and its liberty. Long live the Congo! Long live Africa!

    Patrice"
     
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    ibrahim Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wept when i first saw this.
     
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    Dual Karnayn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Noble indeed!
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Knowing what happened to this noble warrior, and what has happened to the Congo since then......there are no words to describe how I feel! I'm going to make this thread a sticky, everyone needs to read it.
     
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    Are there any books that any one can recommend on Patrice Lumumba or maybe some documentaries that are out that really tell the truth of this mighty Warrior? I would highly appreciate it.:read:
     
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    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Raul Peck did an excellent film on Lumumba a few years ago, you can probably find it on Ebay.
     
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    I recommend that everyone see the movie titled "Lumumba".

    AHW-Norway had a film-festival with africentric movies, and Lumumba was one the movies being shown. I believe that letter was read out loud in the course of the movie.

    A beautiful movie, a beautiful man.

    ~Ikoro
     
  9. BlackManStand

    BlackManStand New Member MEMBER

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    Good Book

    The Poisonwood Bible is a fictional work, but it is the story of American missionaries living in the Congo immediately before Lumumba's rise, during the Congo's short-lived true independence, and after his assassination & rise of the Western-bankrolled/controlled military dictators. It falls apart at the end a little, but the first 600 pages or so are terrific.
     
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    When I first watch the movie I felt a wonderful pride build within myself
    and as I watch to the end I became sad , because we as Black peolpe have got
    to stop letting these western rule our lives. They would not dare come
    into our homes and our lives if they didn't think they could trick US against US

    This is the DVD
    Lumumba (Special Edition) (2001)
    Starring: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas Director: Raoul Peck

    Books of interest
    Congo, my country.
    by Patrice Lumumba

    Lumumba speaks: the speeches and writings of Patrice Lumumba, 1958-1961.
    by Patrice Lumumba

    Garvey, Lumumba, and Malcolm: black national-separatists.
    by Shawna Maglangbayan

    The Assassination of Lumumba
    by Ludo de Witte, Ann & Renee Wright (Translator)


    Peace & Love
     
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