Happy Birthday Muammar Gaddafi!
June 7th is the birthday of one of the world's greatest leaders in history. A man who showed that a government can truly and honestly be of the people, by the people and for the people, rather than an instrument of exploitation and robbery, keeping its citizens plastered in their particular social strata, unable to break free.
He was of the most humble beginnings, born in a Bedouin tent. He became a military man and managed, in 1969, to orchestrate a bloodless coup against King Idris, a western lapdog who had kept the country the absolute poorest in the world.
From great revolutionary, he became a great philosopher, writing his Green Book, a blueprint for the first new type of state in Africa - the Jamahiriya.
People affectionately call him Brother Leader, Father of Africa, Leader of the Revolution. His title is one of respect, as he gave up his position of leadership to turn the function over to the people.
Brother Leader Gaddafi inherited the poorest country in the world and turned it into one of the richest in Africa. He provided Libyans with a high rate of literacy and a free education, and then paid for University grants. Ten per cent of Libyan students studied abroad, in Europe and the USA, paid by the state and with board and lodging also paid. What dictator educates his people?
He gave each married couple $50,000 USD to settle down. He paid for half the first car, he provided interest-free bank loans. He provided free medical care. He built the world's most advanced irrigation system, bringing water to most of Libya across the desert. It is the world's largest irrigation project with the largest underground network of pipes and aqueducts, supplying 6,500,000 cubic metres of fresh water daily. From being one of the driest countries on earth, the Libyan desert was made to bloom. He provided those who wish to be farmers with land, seeds, tools and instruction.
From the poorest country in the world, Libya enjoyed the highest Human Development Index in Africa. He helped free Africans from the yoke of imperialism and colonialism. He provided Africans with satellites to free them from crippling payments to western corporations.
He set up loans so that Africans would be freed from paying usury for the rest of eternity to foreign banks. He paid revenue from Libyan oil directly into the bank accounts of the Libyan people. All shared in the profits of Libyan oil, no longer going into pockets of multinationals.
He set up a banking system that would eventually have freed all of Africa. The entire western charade has been about removing Colonel Gaddafi from power because of his humanitarian and developmental projects in Africa and his plan to launch a gold-based currency, the Gold Dinar, which would have been too costly for selfish western financial interests whose only thought is to keep Africans poor, starving and robbed of their own natural resources.
Muammar Gaddafi reached out a hand of friendship and cooperation to the west and received a knife in the back in return, lethal bombs on his country and swarms of murderous terrorists running rampant, destroying, burning, raping, robbing, slicing off hands, heads and various other body parts.
But no matter what his enemies have done to him, he remains a peaceful soul, ready to again extend a hand and forgiveness. Muammar Gaddafi, a man who is what greatness is all about, someone who cannot tolerate his fellow man having to do without the basic necessities of life and has always done all in his power to raise his fellow man from the depths of despair and deprivation.
The good deeds of this man can never be taken from him. They are a part of the historical memory within his own countrymen and honest, freedom loving men and women of goodwill worldwide, our village of brothers and sisters who choose to love and support each other rather than to wage war and see others suffer..
Muammar Gaddafi is now looked upon worldwide as the leader of the struggle against colonialism and capitalist oppression. The Jamahiriya is eternal and borderless! The Resistance continues!