Have you ever noticed how some other things you do never seem to change no matter what you seem to do? One would have hoped that all the African children would taken an example from their leaders who suffered a lot for the liberation of Africa. These leaders are Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah, Laurent Kabila, Robert Mugabe, Nelson Mandela, Muammar Qaddafi, Sekou Toure, Samora Machel, Oliver Tambo, Henrique Nzita Tiago, Eduardo Dos Santos, Jonas Savimbi, Agostinho Neto, Steve Biko, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, John Nkomo, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Hosni Mubarak, Albert Luthuli, Omar Bongo, King Shaka, Sam Mujoma, Martin Luther King Junior, Kenneth Kaunda, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Marcus Garvey, General Yakubu Gowon, Abdulsalami Abubakar Jean-Bedel Bokassa and many more.
Jesus Chris died on the cross for the people of the world to be liberated from sin. Jesus paved the way and many of African leaders followed in the service of the people. Today, it is easy to find people complaining that life is hard whereas they have not taken the cue from their selfless leaders who have through hell to safeguard the African history.
The African leaders stood firm for the education of the children of revolution because they have learnt that education is the best provision for old age according to Aristotle. What has happened to our youth? Why are they disrespecting the elderly? When will they learn to deal humbly, respectfully and courteously with the older generation? How will they learn from the elderly if they continue antagonising, abusing, insulting and alienating them in their lives?
We should learn from the conventional wisdom or “common sense” that our problems are stem from ignoring the African values, philosophies, customs, beliefs and traditions. As children of revolution we need to change the status quo but not at the expense of the African people and African wisdom.
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