What the hell happened to Libya?
Let’s go back in time a bit.
A snippet from Wikipedia: Muammar Gaddafi became the de facto leader of Libya on 1 September 1969 after leading a group of young Libyan military officers against King Idris I in a bloodless coup d’état. After the king had fled the country, the Libyan Revolutionary Command Council (RCC) headed by Gaddafi abolished the monarchy and the old constitution and established the Libyan Arab Republic.
After Gaddafi’s death in 2011, this beautiful country fell into oblivion.
Did you know for a fact that Education and Medical treatment were all free back then? Under Gaddafi, Libya had one of the best healthcare services in the Middle East and Africa.
If you wanted to have a farm and do business out of crops, it was totally free of charge. People were given a house, land to work on, some livestock and seeds. All free of charge.
And petrol prices were around $0.14 US dollars per litre. That’s insanely low.
And the most insane thing was that before the fall of Tripoli and his untimely demise, Gaddafi was trying to introduce a single African currency linked to gold. A gold backed currency. Not many countries now secure their currency with gold. This means your money is paper.One sunny beautiful day your money can become real paper and you can use them as a napkins. Money has no value if there’s no gold behind it. Fact.
Some people say that’s all a myth. Utopia. But is it now? We all know that after Libya’s bloody civil war, now the country is no
more the Libya we knew. Even if he was a mad crazed Dictator, still, there was no civil war, no Arab spring, no mass immigration, and surely — no slave trade.
The slave trade is a real thing. Some fake photos circulate the web, but that mind-boggling sad act of torture is still being used by exploiters. Poor people are being used to work. Forced to leave their families. Libya now has slave auctions where you can go purchase a human the same way you buy a jug of freaking milk. Absolutely sickening.
A simple research shows us that West African migrants are being abused and sold as “merchandise” by smugglers operating in what has become a haven for forbidden dark trafficking rings.
“Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he’ll dig,” said a salesman in camouflage gear. “What am I bid, what am I bid?” — as seen in Washington Post’s article about the slaves in Libya.
It’s chaos everywhere. And it’s getting worse. After ISIS’ savage attacks in Africa and the Middle East, the world has turned into a chaos. A small militia group armed with western weapons is now wreaking havoc. And we have the bad feeling that’s not going to stop. Slaves, that’s just the beginning. What comes up next? We can only imagine.
Qaddafi may have been kind of a dictator but he was also no direct threat to the world and he also spoke out about anti-black racism in the Arab community and was pushing for a single African currency. Qaddafi loved black people so much.
This Libyan open-market slave trade did not exist when Qaddafi was ruling because of his political power. However, Qaddafi is no more and black people are being sold for a bunch of Milka chocolates.
What can we do? For a starter we need to tell the truth. We need to speak. We need to love, and not to hate.
It’s not personal. But it’s our job we end this. It’s not personal.