Supporting Bobi Wine

I am wondering why the USA Black Lives Matter Movement has remained silent on the killing in Uganda. During your recent riots the whole world stood and solidarity including many on the African continent. Why the silence? Are the lifes of Africans on the continent of any lesser value?

Kammie Holder

The deafening silence coming from Comrades David Denny and David Commissiong and other local pan-Africanists advocates who rode the #blacklivesmatter protests for all the popularity it benefited a narrow agenda are now silent about events unfolding in Uganda. The loud dissenting voice in the person of Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulany and his house arrest after the recent election in that country should have triggered an immediate outcry from so-called local and regional Pan Africanists based in democracies like Barbados with a strong African ancestry. Sadly one must conclude that unless the US and UK have reason to protest injustice there is little traction to be had.

Barbados Underground quotes the indefatigable social and environmental commentator Kammie Holder on the silence of our people to what is unfolding in Uganda:

Unfortunately, it would appear the fake protestors are either just not interested or do not understand what they marched for.

It is deliberate the blogmaster decided to focus on political events unfolding in Uganda at this time and not the inauguration of Joe Biden in the US. There is the hope that although our geopolitical influence is limited, we should protest in the loudest way possible given our lineage and the fact we must always try to live vicariously through Africans.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley should not hesitate to use her global platform to lend a voice to the injustice being meted out to Bobi Wine. The irony for Blacks everywhere should be that an attempt by US Ambassador Natalie E. Brown to check on the well-being of Bobi Vine was refused by the Ugandan military.

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Dr. Martin Luther King

The blogmaster extends gratitude to Kammie Holder for highlighting this matter and for calling out the Dennys and Commisiongs charged with showing leadership in matters related to Pan African affairs.

138 thoughts on “Supporting Bobi Wine

  1. One “good” thing about Trump is.. he helped expose and prove many Police are racist as per BLM’s mission statement
    many ex-cops were busted in the Capitol Hill riots and many more are/were Trump supporters
    “BLM” protestor are youths who live in fear and experience day to day harassment from Cops

  2. “Legal experts have said these statements by the president’s supporters open him up to the possibility of criminal charges.” 🤣🤣🤣😂😂

  3. Black women magic rocks.

    “Two books penned by award-winning poet Amanda Gorman have surged to the top of Amazon’s bestselling list less than a day after she became the youngest known inaugural poet in history.

    As of now, Gorman still holds the two top slots on Amazon’s list of bestselling books, with “The Hill We Climb: Poems” resting in the No. 1 slot and “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem” in the second.

    “Ambitious Girl,” a children’s book written by New York Times bestselling author Meena Harris, who is also Vice President Harris’s niece, holds the third spot, while “A Promised Land,” former President Obama’s first presidential memoir, is number four on the list.”

  4. To be sure, historically ,”Black lives (in the main, have not been considered to) matter ! The basic problem is the primordial natural instinct of humankind, to be competitive for ‘purposes of self-preservation (???)’. The USA ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement is essentially a de facto latter day rebirth of the Black Power Movement of the 1960’s which, although birthed in the USA, became internationalized. It no doubt aided in the struggle for political independence in many African countries…both in continental Africa and the diaspora …. still then under colonial rule, and where ‘black lives did NOT matter’ .It is, however, at this time ,imperative that ‘black lives should matter especially because of ever present institutionalized racism which continues, in many cases, overtly and unabated. In the case of Uganda ,the problem of ‘racism’ has been replaced by ‘tribalism’ which, like ethnicity, religion, etc., is much more insidious ! It is often said that even lesser (?) primates demonstrate affection, care, kindness, and tenderness toward each other ! One must perforce ask rhetorically ,in the words of the late Rodney King, “Why can’t we all just get along ?”.In the final analysis ” ALL LIVES MATTER”. The engagement of the African Union (AU) should perhaps be considered !

  5. @Tea White & Pan Africanist,

    This is really a true representation of what Black Lives Matter should be

    ” Bobi Wine and Neil Nelson to Help Airlift Africans and African Americans Stranded in China May 13, 2020 April 15, 2020 by Katharine Bobi Wine and Neil Nelson, co-founder of media firm Atlanta BlackStar, announced plans to help airlift Africans and African-Americans being subjected to “inhumane treatment” in China in a joint statement on Monday.”

  6. @ Kammie

    #BLACKLIVES matter is not the only tool in the toolbox for changes in society for Black Matters.
    They do not initiate youth protests they rationalise the youth protests and give the youths a voice and direction.
    Maybe the ‘organisation’ is sleeping on Bobi and needs to be woke. Why don’t you reach out to them directly for support.
    They do not wish to break down society by revolution they want youths to rebuild it with their voice and their choice.
    Maybe you can start your own movement

    I do not subscribe to the view of anti-China rhetoric when racist white cunts push out their war propaganda.
    “Creative expectation brings healing and renewal. If you could trust your soul, you would receive every blessing you require. Life itself is the great sacrament through which we are wounded and healed. If we live everything, life will be faithful to us”

    JOHN O’DONOHUE, excerpt from ANAM CARA

    Today’s session invites you into contemplation on what it means to renew.

    As with many of these practices this theme is meant to be thought provoking and applicable in more ways than one.

    This session begins standing and is a calming moving meditation that ends with some time in savasana, the corpse pose, welcoming relaxation.

    We will talk about what it feels like to renew your excitement for something! I also will invite you to renew curiosity with your breath, and remember your WHY.

    Why are you here?

    What pulled you in?

    Chewing on the philosophy of yoga and dropping in to wherever you are today, we continue to put the puzzle together, remembering all the wonderful vocabulary we have learned together thus far.

    The practice of renewal is powerful! It is one of my superpowers for sure. Anytime I find myself in the struggle zone, I slowly pull this practice out of my tool belt, and find my way back to center with a reverence for both the struggle – and my ability to make my way out to move… forward.

    Before I established my renewal practice through regular yoga I found myself on a hamster wheel. Maybe you can relate?

  7. Black women started the art and discipline of mathematics in Africa with those same ancient bones, which the euro thieves kidnapped and have in their museums. Don’t let the liars and frauds that can be found on BU tell you any different.

  8. 他媽的所有中國仇恨者
    Tā mā de suǒyǒu zhòng guó chóuhèn zhě
    Fuck all you china haters

    初级长拳三路 标清
    Chūjí zhǎng quán sān lùbiāo qīng
    Primary Changquan Three-way Standard Clearance

  9. Black women started the art and discipline of mathematics in Africa with those same ancient bones, which the euro thieves kidnapped and have in their museums. Don’t let the liars and frauds that can be found on BU tell you any different…….(Quote)


  10. Calling the Spirits / Black magic / White magic
    I went to see a jazz band in London Town where there were many players of instruments.
    Half the band were pale white on one side of the stage and the other half were various shades of black on the other side.
    Which side is your side beloveds.

    Boneman Connection

    Since I Threw The Comb Away

  11. Hal…i won’t expect an idiot slave like you who did not know you were working and paying taxes to pay off the debt for the trash in the UK enslaving ya own ancestors….to know anything about Africa, Kemet powerful Black women…nothing….

    BTW that came out of a university program on the continent…have you even tried to connect yet, won’t hold my breath..the black face wannabe englishman.

  12. @ Jpelerin
    Racism has been replaced by Tribalism

    It would be of interest to ascertain the evidence in support of the time and place in which Tribalism replaced Racism in Uganda?

    Because there is more than enough evidence to support the fact that Tribalism had been part and part of the African landscape before the advent of the European and the Arab on the African continent.

  13. American Skin

    The Talk
    American Laws were not made for those with Black or Brown Skin
    and children have to be careful when they are unlawfully arrested
    as they can be unlawfully killed. Justice has not been served yet.
    #BLACKLIVESMATTER Ain’t For Nothing
    The Revolution Will Be Televised

  14. All the while they set up these flights to steal children out of Africa for slavery, trafficking and their stinking dirty pedophile rings and still engage in theft of resources….instant death to these evil, greedy, perverted mothafukas….Africa needs to wake up fast from their slumber and take their heads that’s buried so deeply, out of that fraudulent ass negro slave bible.

    African people in the west, need to wake the hell up.

  15. Some of these cave animals in UK don’t know when to stop..”great moments” in history for whom?

    Africa needs to prepare for the return of these savages.

    The statues of two U.K. politicians who made their wealth from the slave trade will be removed from a historic building in central London after “months of valuable work” by anti-racism campaigners.

    The City of London Corporation has announced it will remove statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass from the Guildhall after a taskforce, set up by the corporation following Black Lives Matter protests, said they symbolize “a stain on our history.” Catherine McGuinness, the corporation’s policy chairwoman, called the move “an important milestone” in moving towards an “inclusive and diverse city”.

    The corporation, which looks after the Square Mile – London’s financial district – said it was also considering the future of a number of other statues as well as road and building names with links to the slave trade. After discussions with its Tackling Racism Taskforce, the corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee voted Thursday to remove the two statues.

    It comes days after U.K. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said Britain should not try to edit its past, as new legal protections for historic statues came into force. Under the new legislation, statues will be removed only in “the most exceptional circumstances”. If a council intends to grant permission to remove a statue and Historic England objects, Jenrick will be notified to make the final decision.

    The City Corporation said the statues will be removed and it is considering commissioning a new memorial to the slave trade. Tackling Racism Taskforce co-chairwoman Caroline Addy said she is “really pleased” the committee voted for the “correct response to a sensitive issue”. She said: “The slave trade is a stain on our history and putting those who profited from it literally on a pedestal is something that has no place in a modern, diverse city.”

    William Beckford was a two-time lord mayor of London in the late 1700s who accrued wealth from plantations in Jamaica and held African slaves. His statue will be rehomed and replaced with a new artwork.

    Sir John Cass was a 17th and 18th-century merchant, Member of Parliament (MP) and philanthropist who also profited from the slave trade. His statue will be returned to its owner, the Sir John Cass Foundation. The two statues in Guildhall are the latest to be removed in the U.K. following widespread protests sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Last year, a statue of Edward Colston was dumped into Bristol Harbour after protesters pulled it from its plinth during a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

    Later, a memorial to wartime prime minister Sir Winston Churchill was boarded up to protect it from demonstrations after it was vandalized with the words “is a racist”. Campaigners say many of Britain’s statues and memorials to former leaders glorify slave traders and symbolize the country’s history of oppressive racism. Historians argue that to tear down statues is to ignore Britain’s past. Even U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said removing statues of controversial figures is “to lie about our history”.

    “A statue of Edward Colston, one of Britain’s wealthiest slave traders, was toppled by Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol, England, in 2020

    “We cannot now try to edit or censor our past,” he said. “We cannot pretend to have a different history. The statues in our cities and towns were put up by previous generations. They had different perspectives, different understandings of right and wrong. But those statues teach us about our past, with all its faults. To tear them down would be to lie about our history, and impoverish the education of generations to come.” Johnson also said it was “absurd and shameful” that Churchill’s statue should need protection, saying: “He sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable to us today, but he was a hero, and fully deserves his memorial.”

    Calls have been made to teach the U.K.’s colonial history in schools, with relatively little known by the general population about the country’s role in slavery, compared to that of its U.S. counterparts. A consultation on statues and other landmarks in the City of London with links to slavery last year generated more than 1,500 responses.

    Responding to the planned removal of the Cass and Beckford statues, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government said: “For hundreds of years, public statues and monuments have been erected across the country to celebrate individuals and great moments in British history. Any removal should require planning permission and local people given the chance to be properly consulted – that’s why we are changing the law to protect historic monuments to ensure we don’t repeat the errors of previous generations.”

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