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Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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Author: Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Date: 2010-06-16 13:39:16
A very good question! What happened to the money? What do they have to show for it? Their private residences and the expensive cars? I wonder what these property stealing demonic rats call progress! The kind of economy they were growing was one that was good for the vulture capitalists to swallow with ease! They call it boom and bust, but with each boom, they make money, and with each bust, they make even more! Ghana under Kufour was like a sheep that was been fattened by the owner for the slaughter! Remember Argentina's famous crisis? Iceland? Greece? And very soon Spain and Portugal? The UK government is already talking of austerity measures. As millions on our planet are condemned to poverty, a very tiny minority of the world's super rich are becoming even richer by buying devalued properties, lands, industries for the penny on the dollar! The great capitalist swindle is what we must be worried about when planning our national development programme. I am confident that the Nkrumahist perspectives have been proven the most foresighted vision in Africa and most of the third world, with the notable exception of Cuba, which took a direct communist path and survived to improve the lives of the poorest of the poor in Cuban society, despite severe economic blockades by the US. It is more organised to resist hurricanes as well as the on-going world economic tsunami! I am yet to make up my mind on any particular CPP candidate. Needless to say that merely being a daughter of my hero shall not suffice. Samia needs to open up her own forum and build a comprehensive programme under a broad consensus of credible progressive alternatives to the current system, such as the Ghana Socialist Forum which comprises most of the progressive organisations on the ground.

Capitalism is not the solution, it is the problem. Social Democracy is not a part of the solution either, it is a part of the problem. What the capitalists of Wall Street proved to the whole world at the onset of the current crisis is the ideological and practical superiority of socialism over capitalism. Samia needs to be very clear from the beginning, or she can forget about it! I advice her to patronise the Accra Freedom Centre, which his senior brother, Dr. Francis Nkrumah, who knows the ground better than Samia, inaugurated a few years ago and which is gathering the progressive segments of our society at the grassroots level. Our way forward must first be discussed and owned by a broad section of Ghana's progressive community before it stands any chance of success as a viable political programme. Fortunately some people did not wait. Samia can help improve and build on this tradition. Our leader shall definately emerge out of this project!
Forward Ever! Backwards Never!!! Cheers!

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