Monday, 14 July 2008

Talking of a Revolution

Today is a national holiday in France [known as Bastille Day or quatorze juillet], where they celebrate the famous storming of the Bastille prison in Paris [that was the symbol of repression and oppression by the monarchy]. This was one of the events of the French Revolution of 1789, that has had a significant impact on revolutions and the struggle of freedoms elsewhere in the world since then.

Africa is like the Bastille of 1789 and its leaders like Louis XVI, then King of France, [tyrannical, corrupt and insensitive to the people]. Like the ordinary people of Paris and France, in general, I am dreaming of the day when the long-suffering and oppressed African people will "storm this Bastille" and usher in freedom, prosperity and social justice!!

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