••• Author: Ugochinyere Onyechere
••• Editor: Prince Richmond C. Amadi
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••• Date: 15th March 2017
Before the French Revolution, the people of France became enraged at the lack of power they had in their country. What started as an underground meeting and plans turned into an organized revolution that gained enough traction to overthrow Louis XVI. The revolutionaries flew the tricolor flag that is now France’s national emblem, which stands for liberty, equity, and fraternity. I can’t even believe that there is a sign of equity and liberty in their national emblem. Is that really a phantom? Or rather somehow replicable to mere words. Or let me just say it’s applicable to their citizens alone. I have gone deep the internet to expose the hypocrisy of this country called France. Do you even know that France was once under bondage just like Biafrans of today? They believed and knew that they need freedom; that is why they were involved in the revolution that finally led to their freedom.
With all anticipation, am yet to know why they are against the freedom of others. The French revolution lasted for a whole ten years; from 1789-1799. It led to the end of the monarchy, and to many (wars). I hope they knew that wars are not recommendable before they partake in it. They really knew what freedom is all about that was why they engaged in several wars. Do you think we do not want to enjoy same fate? We have risked so many things to get Biafran nation; it means we know the joy in freedom. King Louis XVI was executed in 1793. The revolution ended when Napoleon Bonaparte took power in November 1799 before he later became Emperor in 1804. France was under the command of the evil Britain; religiously, socially and educationally. They rose up to fight the demons, just like we are doing today. I can’t still understand why they are against us.
If they must know, we never asked them to support us; simply because Biafran restoration is in the hands of our creator, he that created us as a race. If France could overthrow the monarchy from the Roman world, because of the marginalization they went through, why should we remain with a contraption that was wrongly concocted? Before 1789, France was ruled by the nobles and the evil Catholic Church. The ideas of the enlightenment were beginning to make the ordinary people of France want their own power. They could see that the American Revolution had created a country in which the people had power, instead of a king. They have just worldly anticipations that invoked their hunger for freedom. Biafrans have been in hell for more than hundred years; today we want a sovereign state, and that is all we shall get.
France fought for their freedom because they felt cheated when under Louis XV and Louis XVI, the high rate of bread and low wages given to workers caused the ordinary people hunger and malnutrition. They felt cheated when the Roman Catholic Church, which owned the most land in France, put a task on crops called dime (tithe) which hurt the poorest and hungriest people. They felt cheated because they disliked absolute rule by the royalty and the nobility, of which were forcefully imposed on them. They needed freedom of religion and association. They felt cheated, because of the first and second estate i.e., the clergy and the nobility enjoyed all the privileges and rights, but the third estate i.e., the peasants were exploited and had to pay tithes and tile(taxes paid to churches and the court).
Is Biafrans not experiencing worst than them? We are being ruled by illiterates, pedophiles that rape our girls at kindergarten ages, people of divergence religious beliefs, people that please their gods by killing me, people that think of nothing but to kill, steal, and to destroy. Biafrans had suffered more than what France did in their own time before they loosed themselves from slavery. If Gauer Denys must be sincere to himself, he should have carefully stated the possibility of merging people of diverse beliefs together without ethnic partiality and crisis. The same way the Rome manipulated their destiny, which made them go behind is the same Biafrans has been taken backward. Biafrans has all it takes to be a powerful nation, but we cannot achieve this under a country like Nigeria.
In the legal state, self-determination is not a crime. Denys Gauer has no clue of what self-determination means. If he really knew, he would have respected the law guiding it. We are being manipulated in all angles that could destabilize a people. Even though we were forcefully merged together, he claimed that his country is not in support of the Biafran nation. The France government will of course not support Biafrans because they milk the Cameroonians dry. Never forget that Bakassi Penesuila claimed to be owned by Cameroon after Yakubu Gowon purposely gave it out in a bid to frustrate Biafrans during the civil war rightly belongs to Biafrans. Cameroon is just the physical owners, as claimed but France has the highest access to it.
They know how much they will lose from the rich oil well if eventually Biafra is made free. This is their selfish interest, yet we do not care. If they could be diplomatic, they should flash back on the pictures of Nigerian state before now. They should compare the ill state of Nigeria today and that of Somalia. The difference is clear. In my own right thinking, France is developed and civilized today because they discovered their destiny. If a place like Paris should exist somewhere in Biafra in future; is it bad? Biafra Land should represent African nations in the world power forum will heaven fall? Biafrans have brighter future than in Nigeria. The concocted Nigerian state has nothing to offer because she has expired already. Keeping one Nigeria is the preserving of expired goods. Gauer Denys should say the truth if he is enjoying the dirtiness of Nigeria.
Publisher: Udeagha Obasi