“Hail! Hail! Hail this land of glory!”
Over the last six years Ambazonia has been defying LRC’s occupation in the face of terror tactics designed to dissuade the Ambazonian civilians. In this post a suggestion of how to start controlling our destiny and decolonising.
Villages have been burnt, civilians killed, children killed on their way to school, ruthlessness and impunity all to no avail.
Though all these acts have pained Ambazonians, they have also reinforced their dignity in saying “No! Enough!”.
Even large amounts of money swirling around have not moved the long suffering civilians who have seen straight through it.
“Ambazonia risen to fall no more”
Some francophones have started openly defending the Ambazonian right and pointing out characteristics which could explain LRC’s abject failure with the tactics that their French mentor’s once used against the Cameroun Independence movement before installing the colonial proxies who still occupy LRC.
One phrase from a recent video by a francophone “sister” was “les anglophone sont ‘According to the law’“. This is a true attribute which would go to explain the failure of the terror and bribery tactics which have failed LRC.
We want our freedom and we want to maintain it in perpetuity. Temporary gratification from money does not get any Ambazonian anywhere. In LRC Ambazonians have no dignity and no future for their children. Even money does not guarantee anything given that our children’s talents cannot be developed in a biased and rigged system where the constant lock up of all opportunities to the families of a small clique will continue to create frustration for all the talented Ambazonian children. What use is money if your children cannot develop?
“Allegiance to the heroes who bore this land with their blood”
Having endured these LRC terror and temptation what should Ambazonians do now?
We should now shift from defiance to progressive decolonisation by controlling our destiny.
The immediate key for Ambazonians is to quietly move towards community education in their local community schools. As we already fund the infrastructure in all schools that LRC claim to create, it is not a huge jump to take control and run our schools with a local and relevant curriculum.
There is help in developing the Ambazonian Curriculum and sourcing qualifications to assess the Ambazonian children’s educational development independently of LRC strictures and “structures”, if we can describe the chaos as a structure!
When Ambazonian parents make this move, it is unlikely LRC will be able to sustain the occupation. They may up the terror and the bribery but Ambazonians need to think long term and hold their collective nerves. This move will remove the tax that LRC collects from Ambazonia through all those “registrations” for rigged exams that do not secure any route up the social ladder under LRC occupation. By so doing it will hasten the departure of LRC and mean that our children’s qualifications actually have a value in getting them opportunities in Ambazonia and internationally.
On the security front, the RFs should aim to push away the roadblocks that LRC uses to collect a stealth tax from Ambazonia on a daily basis. The capital that we lose through these roadside bribe/taxes is currently paying for the terror they are raining on us! When we stop paying and wasting that capital, it can be used to develop our own economy and reward our citizens’ efforts and ambition. Once the roadblocks have gone our RFs can keep a discreet security eye for our community schools as we undertake this step of our decolonisation.
Build Bridges and Link Arms
This scenario is going to work dependent on the collaboration of our citizens and RFs who should henceforth see themselves as fellow citizens in the same struggle for our liberation for the same collective dignity “according to the law” and for “fair play” in all social and economic competition.
“You shall live in plenty meeting our needs”
“And your children shall be like the stars above”