In a climate that sees the West’s racism problem having only the solutions of burning down cities, tearing down statues, and white-washing the history books, Ghana offers a much more practical resolution.
Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is extending an invitations to African-Americans to re-settle in the country if they “feel unwelcome in the USA.”
Minister of of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng-Gyasi said, “We continue to open our arms and invite all our brothers and sisters home. Ghana is your home. Africa is your home. We have our arms wide open ready to welcome you home. Please take advantage, come home build a life in Ghana, you do not have to stay where you are not wanted forever, you have a choice and Africa is waiting for you.”
It remains unclear whether or not we can ship the white Antifa members off to Ghana as well where they can experience the enlightenment of an African ruled nation. While multiple Ghanaian officials offered invitations, they appear to extend only to those of African descent. Antifa could opt to identify as “black”, but they may be disappointed to see that will not help them process through customs.
Of course, only a handful of American blacks out of their tens of millions would be interested in such a relocation. America can only be ostensibly evil and full of rayciss nazis until you compare the plight of blacks in this country to the plight of blacks anywhere else, including nations where Africans are in complete political control. After all, African-Americans might be the poorest American citizens, but they are richest Africans in world history.
In reality, the reasons why African-Americans will not take up Ghana on this offer range the full spectrum between the evil of materialism and the self-awareness of true identity.
The evil is fairly easy to point out. Blacks do not want to give up their Air Jordans, welfare checks, and their opportunity to go to college and major in race grievances. As I pointed out yesterday, many blacks have so internalized a victim mentality they would have little notion of what to do with real sovereignty. One of the biggest hypocrisies in the social justice movement is that blacks want to live off whitey while decrying him as racist at the same time. European imperialism and the slave trade were evil (although not always for the reasons usually given), but many blacks fail to realize that had they never been slaves they would not be driving cars right now. Oh, they would have been better off, but they wouldn’t be living materially like Americans.
The good motivations for why American blacks do not want to return to Africa can be a hard pill for the New Right to swallow. The fact is, after four centuries of living on this continent, this land belongs as much to African-Americans as it does to European-Americans. Blacks won’t return to Ghana for the same reasons whites won’t return to Britain: it’s not their home. When the American Empire fractures in the next decade we will carve up this country into God only knows how many parts. Certainly included in those new nation-states will be a predominantly African-American country or two. For the first time in four-hundred years American blacks will have political sovereignty in this country and it will be a beautiful event for them and for us. Those countries may resemble Jamaica more than North Carolina, but it will be wonderful nevertheless.