I really hate everything and everyone right now.
On October 15, 1987, one of our greatest comrades was assassinated. Thomas Sankara is a man that should not only be celebrated by communist, but by anti-imperialist, anti-colonialist, and feminist around the world.
Thomas’ leadership in Burkina Faso was one of many accomplishments. As a profound marxist-leninist, Comrade Sankara battled capitalism on the most exploited and devastated continent in the world. In just four years he managed to lead Burkina Faso on the path to self sufficiency. With such simple,but powerful quotes as, “Those who feed you, control you”, Thomas Sankara was able to bring Burkina Faso from a country dependent and crippled by foreign aid, to a budding new socialist state.
He communicated with his people on such an intimate level that he was frequently seen sitting amongst the people when he gave a speech rather than in front of them. He frequently engaged in open dialogue with the common people of Burkina Faso to better understand their needs and goals and delicately guided them into revolutionary actions that made positive changes that were almost unimaginable by most at the time. With refusing foreign aid, and encouraging his people to only buy local food stuffs and only wear locally made clothes during office hours, Thomas was able to establish a country that could finally start standing on it’s own financially.
He also revolutionized the roles of women. He employed many women as high ranking government officials and challenged the traditional roles of women in their old ways of living. Improving women’s status was one of Sankara’s explicit goals, that was unprecedented in West Africa. His government banned female circumcision, condemned polygamy, and promoted contraception.
With incredible social and economic gains, he is a man that should not only be remembered but celebrated and adored by all the revolutionary thinkers of the world.
Thank you comrade Thomas Sankara!! Your legacy and ideas will never die.
This is what a lot of people, black and white, believe and think
OPRAH AND BARACK OBAMA EXPERIENCE RACISM ALL THE TIME!!!!!!
Those were the worst two examples you could choose.
Slavery was never completely abolished and people are being enslaved “as punishment for crimes”.. and cities and schools are as segregated as ever.