Cameroon : Honor and Loyalty/COLLECTIVE SECURITY: Serious threats from die-hard warmongers
In times of war, the truth is so precious that it must be protected by a wall of lies. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is credited with this archaic statement, which defies common sense and morality. The world was then ravaged by the human carnage modestly called the Second World War. It was as if we were only at the beginning of a macabre process of numbering that would continue ad infinitum, another mockery of common sense and morality, and which is not the last.
Keeping aside the interlude of the Cold War, which was no peace, the dramatic law of series seems to be continuing with the current intra-European conflict in the process of globalisation, just like its predecessors. As we speak, there is no country that is not suffering the consequences. Happy consequences for some of the richest, because only the rich can be lent money.
If it is not surprising that war is a godsend for the arms industry, it is nevertheless necessary to look at the location of the factories where these deadly speculations are manufactured in order to better understand the positions of some leaders. The same goes for the producers of food and other materials whose prices are soaring as a result of uncontrollable surges in the dense fog of an extreme financial recession. It’s up to them to wring their hands.
On the other hand, and for all the less fortunate, no matter which side they take in these Manichean rivalries, the consequences of this same clash of hegemonic blocs are likely to be devastating. At the turn of some dangerous or provoked circumstance, they will be called to account for their failure to conform to the wishes of the die-hard warmongers.
Once the rumbling of firearms has died down, the promises of unwavering friendship and eternal gratitude will soon be forgotten. The rescued warriors will almost imediately paint their benefactors black, in a bidto steal the limelight. The promises of a handsome reward for those who went to war as one goes on an adventure, with their heads full of hopes of fortune, will soon be an illusion. In this respect, the history of our glorious riflemen has not yet been written, nor has the memory of the selective and meagre aid granted in the context of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic faded.
Above all, war is permanent. Whether military, security, food, health, economic, environmental, moral, intellectual or cultural, war is a dialectic of wills expressed through force, seduction, diversion or deception, leaving death and devastation in its wake.
Just as permanent should be the sovereignist attitude of our leaders, who are part of a non-alignment whose usefulness, in order to be perceptible and effective, requires that its constituent parts maintain a homogeneous vision and progress in close ranks rather than in a piecemeal fashion. As the world is on the verge of a new redistribution of the poles of influence, it goes without saying that any attempt to go it alone will be seen as a surrender of sovereignty. Going as a lone ranger could therefore turn out to be an adventurous expedition that the enemies of our desire to assert ourselves on the international scene will not fail to exploit.
Now that the wall of silence has fallen on the reasons, pretexts, course and benefits of this umpteenth Eurocentric war with a global dimension, the cruel truth is bringing to light the competition of despicable imperialism, sometimes disguised as the defence of social values, sometimes as a struggle for survival.
It is now urgent to unite our local efforts and pool our national resources to take a firm step towards the world to come. At the same time, we must remain vigilant. /-