Do you want lasting peace in Africa? I have the solution.
Stop selling weapons to Africans.
Yes, all weapons, to all Africans- even ‘legitimate’ governments.
Then, sit back and watch as the brutality we call war declines.
“Why would it decline?” You ask.
Well, have you seen Africa’s maintenance record?
Just take one look at our roads.
We seem unable to maintain simple tarmac,
Trust me, we cannot maintain more complicated things like AK-47s, tanks and jets.
Before long, there would be news of military jets plunging out of the sky like downed flies,
Of guns jamming from lack of oil or care, reduced to rusty bits dangling from crazed men’s arms,
Of bullets running out, or failing to fly when fired,
Of tanks giving up the ghost on the road to battle-their owners having failed to grease their clunking parts
Before long, there would be news of peace.
Wishful thinking? Yes, I know, but:
Only fools and cowards wage war armed to the teeth with your machetes, guns, tanks and planes
Against defenceless civilians.
Fuelled by pure greed (which they obfuscate with a ’cause’) they maim, rape and kill.
Stop the violence, Stop the sale of weapons to ALL of Africa
A Concerned Human Being
Dedicated to the people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose continued suffering leaves me despairing.
Want to help? Please visit:
The International Rescue Committee