In its history of promoting a “Godless ideology,” lacking in the moral fiber inherent in the rich culture that is Africa’s historical identity, Western donor nations and their organizations have, in the name of the “sexual revolution,” inflicted much pain and suffering on the continent’s rich legacy.
According to Obianuju Ekeocha, president of Culture of Life Africa, the continent in post-colonial times has struggled with socio-economic and political problems. The challenges the continent encountered have attracted wealthy donors from Western nations like America and its NGOs, who have assumed the roles of “helper and deliverer.” And while some donors may have good intentions, in shark-infested waters all fish are suspect.
“These are the ideological neocolonial masters of the twenty-first century who aggressively push their agenda of radical feminism, population control and sexualization of children … ,” Ekeocha wrote.
It is argued by some observers that one such agenda is from Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which several years ago rolled out its “family planning” initiative focusing on sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
In an open letter to Melinda Gates—that made such an impression, that it can be found on the website of the Pontifical Council for the Laity—Ekeocha takes Gates to task. “Women aren’t dying because they are having ‘too many’ babies but because they are not getting even the most basic postpartum care,” she wrote in response to Gates’s plan to raise $5 billion “to ensure … African women would be less fertile.”
In her 2018 book, “Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century,” Ekeocha wrote, “With her incredible wealth she wanted to replace the legacy of ‘child-free sex.’” She added, “When sex and marriage and children are separated, promiscuity, divorce, abortion, prostitution, and pornography spread as never before.”
In the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s book, “Message to the Blackman in America,” in the chapter titled: “Birth Control Death Plan!” He wrote, “To the Lost-Found members of the tribe of Shabazz (the so-called Negros), I warn you my people and especially the women. Be aware of the tricks the devils are using to instill the idea of a false birth control in their clinics and hospitals.”
He continued: “STERILIZATION IS NOT BIRTH CONTROL, BUT THE END OF ALL POSSIBILITY TO BEAR CHILDREN. The example of the clinic in Fauquier County, Virginia, where poor and helpless Black mothers are pressured into accepting sterilization is certainly not confined to that clinic alone. It would be better to do as many African and Asian husbands and wives have done, to take care of these matters yourselves rather than rely on such treachery and deceitful council.”
Ekeocha, a native Nigerian, writes of the increasing numbers gathering around the world for the sole purpose of moving Africa toward the Western standard of low fertility rates and high contraception prevalence. The Gates Foundation has taken a leadership role in this project, “which on its surface is about women but at its core is about population control,” she notes.
A case in point was the 2014 Abuja (Nigeria) Family Planning Conference. The Gates Foundation was joined by other Western sponsors, including Britain’s Department for International Development, the U.S.-AID, the MacArthur Foundation, and the United Nations Population Fund. One may ask why all these sponsors when just one of these organizations could have sponsored the conference.
There were also 25 organizations from Europe and the U.S. well-known for their promotion of contraception and abortion, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International, etc.
According to Ekeocha, who in the past worked as a biomedical scientist in pathology, “Yes, they all gathered in Abuja to nudge and prod Nigeria toward their ideal of family planning.”
In her open letter to Melinda Gates, Ekeocha states that the nearly $5 billion should instead be used for: good healthcare systems (especially prenatal, neonatal and pediatric care), food programs for young children, chastity programs, support for micro-business opportunities for women and to fortify already established NGOs that are aimed at protecting women from sex-trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, child labor, domestic violence, sex crimes, etc.
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