“While news reports reference Boko Haram's vehement rejections of westernization, it's important to remember that these long-harbored feelings didn't magically appear and British colonialism is the reason that these feelings exist in the first place.”
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
cry ME A RIVER
The Great Mother is crying a river over the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, and the people in pain in Ukraine – and these are only humanity’s current firespots, their erupting volcanoes. So many sore spots on the body of humanity for Her to cry over, all simmering and oozing blood and pain behind closed doors.
On the other hand, it’s important to remember that some humans are doing okay, and that’s why you see the happy picture above. We all need to stay happy as possible, otherwise we get dragged down – and then what good are we to anyone?
Believe it or not, the Mother is even crying for those Nigerian monsters in the Boko Haram (although don’t get me wrong: she’s in a murderous rage over their tactics). “Boko Haram” is Hausa for “Westernization is sacrilege.”
And it’s no wonder Boko is bitter about the West. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Westerners forced Africans into Western ways, helping them rip off Africans’ minerals and oil faster. Some Africans today – including Boko – are understandably POed about this.