The New World Order Ideology and Africa
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The New World Order Ideology expressed in the form of neoliberal globalization has been used by numerous politicians, scholars and media men through the ages. It refers to a worldwide conspiracy to effect complete and total control over the planet through money farming. This book examines the case of Africa put directly on the chopping board as client states by this ideology � when less hampered by idealistic slogans as human rights, raising living standards and democratization � to better the achievement of the agenda of the money farmers whose goal is to establish government by loan operations. The money farmers� strategy, as in credit card companies, is to lend as much as the subject target can borrow and still pay fees, charges and interest payments. This means to encourage them to borrow, loan after loan, consolidate all other loans and keep lending � up until the crop of foreign exchange seems in jeopardy. The ideal from the Lending Agency viewpoint is to get an African country maxed out on loans to the point that it actually operates all of its government and the nation on LOANS. Once that goal is achieved, you basically have a never ending crop of FOREIGN EXCHANGE from helpless and hopeless African governments and people. Here is Tatah Mentan at his trenchant best!

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The New World Order Ideology expressed in the form of neoliberal globalization has been used by numerous politicians, scholars and media men through the ages. It refers to a worldwide conspiracy to effect complete and total control over the planet through money farming. This book examines the case of Africa put directly on the chopping board as client states by this ideology – when less hampered by idealistic slogans as human rights, raising living standards and democratization – to better the achievement of the agenda of the money farmers whose goal is to establish government by loan operations. The money farmersʼ strategy, as in credit card companies, is to lend as much as the subject target can borrow and still pay fees, charges and interest payments. This means to encourage them to borrow, loan after loan, consolidate all other loans and keep lending – up until the crop of foreign exchange seems in jeopardy. The ideal from the Lending Agency viewpoint is to get an African country maxed out on loans to the point that it actually operates all of its government and the nation on LOANS. Once that goal is achieved, you basically have a never ending crop of FOREIGN EXCHANGE from helpless and hopeless African governments and people. Here is Tatah Mentan at his trenchant best!
PROFESSOR TATAH MENTAN has taught Political Science as well as journalism and mass communication in African, American, and Canadian universities. His research interests are in the areas of globalization and security issues, contemporary African politics and the political economy of international relations. Prominent among Tatah Mentanʼs publications are the following books: , Ashgate, 2004; , Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2007; , Global Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2007;
, Bamenda, Langaa, 2010. Dr Tatah Mentan has authored scores of peer-reviewed articles published in scholarly journals in Africa and abroad.
THE NEW WORLD ORDER IDEOLOGY AND AFRICA
THE NEW WORLD ORDER IDEOLOGY AND AFRICA UnderstandingandAppreciatingAmbiguity,DeceitandRecaptureofDecolonizedSpacesin21stTCenturyHistoricalATAH ArgumentandM ENTAN Presentation TATAHMENTAN
THE NEW WORLD ORDER IDEOLOGY AND AFRICA Understanding and Appreciating Ambiguity, Deceit and st Recapture of Decolonized Spaces in 21 Century Historical Argument and Presentation Tatah Mentan Langaa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher:LangaaRPCIG LangaaResearch & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.com www.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu ISBN:9956-578-61-4 © Tatah Mentan 2010 DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
DEDICATION To Dr. Sammy M. Ngum Who Proverbially Transformed Stone Walls Into A House
TABLE OF CONTENTSDedication Acknowledgements Foreword Preface Chapter One: Why Ideology? Chapter Two: Conceptions of Ideology Chapter Three: Normative Dimension of Ideology Chapter Four: New World Order as Ideology of Recapture Chapter Five: World Order Economics Chapter Six: Neoliberal Economic “Paradise Lost”: Africa’s Record Chapter Seven: History, War, And Ideology in Africa’s Context Chapter Eight: The New World Order Ideological Weapons of Mass Deception: The Neoliberal Media Machine Chapter Nine: The New World Order State Syndrome Chapter Ten: New World Order Militarism, Africa’s Resources and Transnational Crime Chapter Eleven: Miltarized World Order Quest for Africa’s Wealth Chapter Twelve: Rethinking the Response: New World Order Ideology and “Democra-Cide” Chapter Thirteen: Summary and Conclusions Bibliography Annexture Notes Index
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
I would like to thank Professors Kay Wolsborn (Chair, Department of Political Science) and Ronald Pagnucco (Chair, Department of Peace Studies) at the College of St.Benedict/St.John’s University, Minnesota, who offered me the opportunity to teach and reflect on the contemporary African predicament. It is during this period that I understood the profound influence of the ideology of the New World Order on the recapture of decolonized spaces in African countries. This book is thus an exploration into the realities of ideological ambiguity, deceit and recapture that compel a decolonial perspective with a broader canon that would require seriously the epistemic insights of critical thinkers “outside the box”. My thanks therefore also go to thinkers “outside the box” such as Amilcar Cabral, Cynthia Enloe, Frantz Fanon, Florencia Mallon, Rámon Grosfoguel, Walter Mignolo, Aníbal Quijano, Franciszek Mleczko, Antonio Negri, Michael Hardt, and many others, whose ideas helped shape the thoughts expressed in this book. Despite this huge debt, however, I bear full responsibility for any shortcomings in this book.
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Also by Tatah Mentan, PhD: -The State in Africa, (Langaa Research and Publishers, 2010). -Dilemmas of Weak States: Africa and Transnational Terrorism in the Twenty-first Century, (Ashgate Publishing Company: London, 2004).-Held Together By Pins: Liberal Democracy Under Siege In Africa, (Africa World Press: NJ, 2007).-Democratizing or Reconfiguring Predatory Autocracy? Myths and Realities in Africa Today, (Paperback - Aug 1, 2009). -With Neither Guns nor Bullets: Recolonisation of Africa Today, (Global Media Publications, Hardback 2007).
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FOREWORD THE NEW WORLD ORDER IDEOLOGY CAUGHT IN THE MATRIX The New World Order ideology is an epistemic strategy that has been crucial for western global designs to enjoy ambiguity, deceive and recapture the world and fashion it in its own image. Historically, by hiding the location of the subject of enunciation, European/Euro-American colonial expansion and domination was able to construct a hierarchy of superior and inferior knowledge and, thus, of superior and inferior people around the world. This historic trend started from the 16th century characterization of “people without writing” to the 18th and 19th century characterization of “people without history”, to the 20th century characterization of “people without development” and more recently, to the early 21st century of “people without democracy”. Indeed, the ideological hegemonic project went from the 16th century “rights of people” (Sepulveda versus de las Casas debate in the school of Salamanca in the mid-sixteenth century), to the 18th century “rights of man” (Enlightenment philosophers), and to the late 20th century “human rights”. All of these are part of ideological global designs articulated to the simultaneous production and reproduction of an international division of labor into core/periphery that overlaps with the global racial/ethnic hierarchy of Europeans/non-Europeans like Africans. And this trajectory explains why political debate in the mainstream in Western capitals increasingly resembles the dystopian vision encapsulated in the film the Matrix. Here the reality of human bondage is disguised by a sophisticated virtual reality - the matrix - from which it is difficult to break free. In matrix world the ideology of neoliberal globalization had, and may still have, promises for democracy and development for Africa. In the real African world it did not. And, it does not either. In matrix world there were links between neoliberalism, development, and democracy. In the real world there were not. And, there will be none. In matrix world Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were respected leaders who produced an ideology of salvation for the world at large. In the real world the ideology was a whitewash. In matrix world anti-neoliberal crusaders are deeply irresponsible for breaching trust and denying their people development and democracy. In the real world they blew the whistle on illegal and immoral official World Order behavior. To many people who have witnessed the lies and deception of the past couple of decades, most African leaders seem deranged. They and their cliques seem to have a tenuous grip on reality. How can it be - people ix