Most animals mark their territory and defend it. The marking system is different depending on the species and can take different forms: screaming, odours, marking on rocks, tree trunks, on the ground. The objective is the protection of vital interests.
All the tricks and calculations are used for the sole purpose of ensuring its own survival, food survival and survival of the species through procreation, without interference.
The human being behaves in exactly the same way, for the same reasons, except that he erects barriers, riding fences, track borders, built walls, digs trenches, etc … With the same unique reason to ensure his own security and that of members of his clan, his camp, his tribe, his country, his continent and the human race to which he belongs.
And this is all the tricks developed to ensure such protection that is called GeoSTRATEGY and that is the subject of this book.
Geostrategy is a subject that should be taught in African countries from elementary school as a separate subject or carefully distilled in small doses in all areas of the curriculum as is now the case elsewhere. Because when raising a child and telling him that he is worthless, that his country is worth nothing, that his continent is poor, once in university, its often too late. It would be nice to tackle the problem in training differently teachers in primary schools, giving them the right tools to sensitize children to the pride of being African.
Without the awareness of educators of the need and urgency of the Geostrategy, the school curriculum are often a copy and paste of the Western school systems made with a design of a submitted Africa, and suddenly, without realizing it, we teach African children the internalization and acceptance of their position of servitude, of resignation to be underdog for other people. What becomes devastating in terms of lack of patriotism once these children become adults.
In the West, the curriculum is designed on an ideological basis to reinforce the idea of its own superiority over others. The school is not only the space of transmission of knowledge, but also the ideal place for preparing or anticipating future wars; this is the basis of Geostrategy of the future of a nation, a continent. When I registered a few years ago at the University of Tianjin to learn the Chinese language, like we had to sing the songs of Chinese nursery schools, I was surprised that they were patriotic songs which re-visited the history of China at an angle of Geopolitical struggle against Japan and the West who had humiliated them in two centuries of occupation. And the results are there: the Chinese have never ceded to catastrophism of so-called Western and Japanese experts who predicted all possible evils to them.
The purpose of this book is to contribute to the désinfantilisation of our youth to get them to understand the world and the various interests that govern them, so that they are able to take control of their own destiny at first and that of their continent afterwards. They must be protagonists, actors, and not subjects awaiting hypothetical welfare.
This book is a series of articles I published in newspapers from 2009 to 2012; in most cases to defend the interests of the African continent, the African population or to stimulate debate on issues of importance to the Geostrategy of Africa. So these are concrete examples dealing with real situations.
There is often repetition that may seem frustrating for savvy readers, but the book has been written keeping in mind the least literate reader, who spent the least time on the benches at school so that the largest number of people can access knowledge. As more people have a passion for Geostrategy, then less people will be ingenuous and, consequently, African sovereignty will become an asset.
Here is Volume 1 of a series of four volumes. The first is devoted to issues dealing with politics. The following will focus in turn on the economy, culture and society.
TOME 1 (Politics)
Institute of Geostrategic Studies
Translated from French by : Alain Adrien Angotcho
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