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STATE OF THE COFFIN REVOLUTION – PHASE II

People,

At this point of the revolution, it must be unambiguously clear that the regime of “La Republique” has said NO to Federalism –and Secession--. While the response of the tyrannical and oppressive regime comes as no surprise to anyone, we the people of Southern Cameroon must now plan our move forward. It is time to switch gears and turn to the next phase of the revolution: Phase II.

The case for Southern Cameroon has been clearly stated to the whole world and the United Nations. The world is now talking about it. And this goes to the credit of the brave people of Southern Cameroon,  their collective sacrifice, their resilience and resistance to oppression.

 

Our movement and cause have gotten the world’s attention. The term “Southern Cameroon” is now part of the common lexicon to describe the English part of Cameroon, which was not the case just a year ago. So that in and of itself, for what it is worth, is a small victory.

Much of the world now knows that there are two Cameroons: “La Republique du Cameroun” and “Southern Cameroon”.

M. Paul Biya is only the President of La Republique du Cameroun. The “Southern Cameroon” is a distinct territory with a separate governing body and governance structure still to be determined.

This fact and reality have now been established nationally and internationally. The case has been submitted to the United Nations. The “Southern Cameroon” is a distinct “nation” under foreign occupation seeking the restoration of its independence and full recognition.

Currently, we have a strong movement of civil disobedience on the ground. We have solidly established the “No School rule” in the territory of Southern Cameroon”, the Monday Ghost town –or Country Sunday--. All of these are great achievements for the movement on the ground and abroad. But now we must do more. We must switch gears and move forward to Phase II.

However, prior to switching gears to Phase II, there are some requisites that must be met:

1-    We need a clear Leader of the revolution.

Right now, we have SCACUF, MoRISC and perhaps others who are fighting for the same cause: The restoration of the Independence of Southern Cameroon. However, in all successful revolutions, while there may be many leaders in the background, there must be one main Leader who spearheads the movement. And the name of that leader becomes the face, the symbol and the representation of the movement.

In the case of South Africa, you had Mandela. In the case of India, you had Gandhi. In the case of the Black civil rights movement in the US, you had Martin Luther King Jr., in the case of Exodus in the Bible, you had Moses. In the case of the SDF launching in the 90s, you had John Fru Ndi.

So, it is time for the coffin revolution to have a clear cut leader. A leader who is above all the SCACUF, MoRISC, etc... A leader who will become the symbol of the revolution and the resistance. This is the time for that “Alpha Male”, that hero to show up !! This is the time when the great prospective leader of the revolution must be revealed.

 

And this Leader will be the face and the symbol of this movement of restoration. This leader will have to be charismatic, eloquent, articulate, knowledgeable of the history of Southern Cameroon, knowledgeable of the legal and historical grounds of our revendications, and knowledgeable of the existing artifacts of our case such as: previous court’s rulings, important land mark dates –such as February 1st, 1961, October 1, 1961, Mai 20th, 1972 etc..-- .

We need someone with all this knowledge, and with the charisma to spearhead this movement going forward.

This person will be the one person who works with all the organizations of the cause –such as SCACUF, MoRisc, etc..-- to build the consensus, to find common grounds, common strategy, and after consulting with all the other parties, will give clear and unambiguous directions and instructions to the movement.

So, we need a name of a person who symbolizes this revolution. Without it, we risk losing steam and enthusiasm of this movement on the ground, given that the government of La Republique is engaged in a massive campaign of bribery and disinformation to discredit the movement.

 

Recommendations were made to have an interim government cabinet led by an interim Prime Minister (or even an interim President) and an interim Secretary of Communications. This interim cabinet will be responsible to provide guidance and rules of governance to the territory of Southern Cameroon. All financial contributions, all inquiries, all accountability questions will be addressed to the interim government. This interim cabinet could have offices in neighboring Nigeria, in South Africa, in Ghana, in Europe and the USA and other countries that could allow it to operate in their territories legally.

Leadership requires great skills and coordination, nationally and internationally. And we need someone dedicated and committed to the cause. Someone competent to coordinate and execute these operations on the ground.

 

2-    The Nation of Southern Cameroon.

If all agree that we need to seek Independence as a nation, then we must begin to put the blueprint of the elements of a nation on paper. Constitutional scholars know it best, but a nation is constituted of the following slivers:

 

a-     A Constitution:  Every nation needs a constitution. We have to come up with the Constitution of the “Southern Cameroon” –or at least an interim constitution or some kind of a blue print--. We can use the pre-1972 constitution if it exists.

 

b-    A Flag, a National Anthem, a Currency and a Passport. We already know what the flag is. We can keep this flag or adopt a new one if necessary. It will take time to deal with currency, but the leadership must declare what it will be called and what it will look like. The Leadership can also reveal what the passport will look like. 

 

c-     A Military: Every nation must be able to defend itself and that means it must have a military to protect it. We understand that there may not be all the means and logistics for a fully functional military right now. But at least we can begin to seek retired Generals or Colonels to begin a draft of what will become the Military institution of Southern Cameroon.

 

d-    A date to declare the Independence of the Republic of Southern Cameroon: The leadership of the movement will pick a date to declare the Independence of the Republic of Southern Cameroon. Even if this date is only symbolic, --because the leadership may be in exile--, it is important because from that date, the people of Southern Cameroon will declare their total autonomy and separation from the current arrangement.

 

On that solemn and sacred date, all the non-elected Beti/Boulou CPDM kleptocrates Governors, the DOs, SDOs, Government Delegates, etc... will all be declared persona non-grata in the territory of “Southern Cameroon”. And their titles and positions will be null and void. The current MPs will be declared obsolete and void, because there will be no constituencies for them to represent.

This will have major implications on the current arrangement.

While the interim cabinet may not immediately have the capacity and capabilities to defend the territory and enforce the declaration of Independence on the ground, the declaration will send shock waves reverberating around the world and our people will have a date that will be forever memorialized –and enshrined in their collective psyche-- as the date which they acquired full autonomy and freedom from the oppressor.

The date has to be declared for the people to acknowledge and celebrate it.

People,

Independence is foremost a legal and political matter. If the people of Southern Cameroon have decided that they want to be separate and become an Independent nation, then they must prepare for what all prospective independent nations of history prepare for.

It may be that there will be a war, and you must be ready and prepared for that too. That is precisely why, going forward, you need one clear Leader to move this forward.

We can’t be second guessing or undecided while our people are sacrificing everything on the ground. The indecision of the leadership is simply not sustainable for too long. There is no margin for indecisive leadership. It is time to put up for what we believe in or stand down for the lesser cause of Federalism.

We can’t fight half way and run away. We can’t be fooling around and think that the oppressor will freely hand you your Republic. It is time to shift gears and turn to Phase II of the revolution.

 

We must see it through the finish line. And so the fundamental question now is: Are we ready for it ?

 

”There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true. The other is to refuse to accept what is true.”

 ---Soren Keirgegaard--- 

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” ---Albert Einstein---

“The people deserve the leaders they get at any point in time of their evolution” –The ANST Fraternity— 

 

 

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The Declaration of Independence of the USA
(1776)


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The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America,

[1] When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

[2] We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

[3] He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

[4] He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

[5] He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

[6] He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

[7] He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

[8] He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

[9] He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

[10] He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

[11] He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

[12] He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

[13] He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

[14] He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the civil power.

[15] He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

[16] For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

[17] For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

[18] For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

[19] For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

[20] For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

[21] For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

[22] For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

[23] For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

[24] For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring they invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

[25] He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

[26] He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

[27] He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

[28] He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

[29] He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

[30] In every stage of these Oppressions We have petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

[31] Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

[32] We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

 

 

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