This is the world famous Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture USA 🇺🇸. The design was inspired by an African sculpture from Nigeria 🇳🇬. This artefact was stolen from Nigeria over 400yrs ago, and I’m grateful they did.
When foreigners see these sculptures and artefacts, what do they see?
They study them
They research them
They Carbon date them.
They see inspiration
They see ideas
They see craft
They see skill, intelligence and design.
They will borrow a leaf from the knowledge acquired to go on and do better things, world class and state of the art designs and innovations that will fetch them millions of dollars, which will lift them off their misery and poverty.
But when most Africans and Igbo, see these sculptures and artefacts, what do they see?
They see idol
They see Devil
They see witchcraft
They see Evil
They see Ancestral abomination and curse
They see diabolic and fetish objects
They see the cause of their family misfortunes, poverty, and untimely death
They see the cause of the lack of their community development and progress.
Therefore the sculptures and artefacts must be destroyed, burnt to ashes because the bible said this and an ignorant pastor said that.
On this particular issue, I’m unapologetically grateful and thankful to the British, Portuguese, French, German Etc for looting and stealing the millions of African artefacts, sculptures and totems they took hundreds of years ago, because I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see and learn some part of my history if they were left with us back home. So many ignorant pastors deceiving desperate and vulnerable families and communities.
Until we as a people start making economic decisions to address our economic problems,
Until we start adopting social principles in tackling our social challenges,
Until we start seeking medical solutions for our health challenges,
Until we stop looking for whom to blame but ourselves, blame the devil, blame the ancestors, blame ofo but never took responsibility. #The_Rat_race_continues.
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