The time of separation is at hand and holding on to former slavemasters and onetime colonizers will not bring the success and freedom Blacks worldwide need, warned the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
“Many colonies in Africa, the Caribbean and in Central America were gifted their freedom, except Haiti. So when your former slave master gifts you something, you better be careful that it’s not a Trojan horse. Is it something that has in it something that will overcome you, and eventually keep you in colonized state?” he asked.
“Black peoples’ condition in Africa, the Caribbean and Central America is nothing more than a colony of Blacks subjected to the whim or will of outside forces. So, you are separate, but very, very unequal … So now, your desire is to integrate into the major colonial power—not completely separate from them?”
Instead of being free people, the Black former colonies in Africa and the Caribbean remain tied to their former masters through the systems of education, law and international affairs and agencies, he noted. But these countries remain underdeveloped and export raw materials only to import expensive finished products, whether food, clothing or other manufactured goods like computers and cell phones.