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On November 28, during his visit to Burkina Faso, the French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to students at the University of Ouagadougou with his counterpart from Burkina Faso, Roch Christian Kaboré. In his speech, the President of the Republic announced that all documents related to the assassination of Thomas Sankara would be declassified. The former president of Burkina Faso was assassinated in 1987, but shady areas surround his death, including the role of the French Embassy in Ouagadougou (1).
A revolutionary and anti-imperialist program affirms the literary hacks.
In 1983, at only 33 years old, Thomas Sankara, an officer in the French neocolonial army of Upper Volta, seized the puppet government power by a military coup d’état, succeeding the previous ones, embezzlement opposed to the peasant popular and revolutionary working mobilization (2).
In 1984, he renamed the country Burkina Faso which means “country of honest men“. The country of upright men is then and still remains one of the ten poorest countries with a human development index of 0,402 (2015), Madagascar, another country under the leftist boot being the last of the list. From then on, he set up some reforms with the help of his friend and right-hand man Captain Blaise Compaore, who will be his Brutus after a few years to plot (3). Sankara and Compaore pretend to moralize the capitalist political life in a quasi-feudal country not yet industrialized;
he wants to achieve the food self-sufficiency and build new diplomatic and economic relations with neocolonialist France, while retaining the emerging capitalist mode of production, and remaining a member of the Franc-CFA community administered by the Bank of France, a little like Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe against the British imperialist Commonwealth (4).
Like Mugabe, Castro, Guevara, Ho Chi Minh, Kim Il Sung and how many other “leftist revolutionaries” Sankara and Compaore were supposedly defending an anti-colonial and anti-imperialist program, but keeping their country under the capitalist mode of production just like all the other “third-world revolutionaries” from that time to today, which includes Mao, Enver Hodja and Mandela, heroes of the contemporary go-left (5).
In order to demonstrate his willingness to break with Franco-African diplomacy that he considered “neocolonial”, Sankara boycotted the summits France-Africa. This was particularly the case of Vittel in 1983 and that of Bujumbura (Burundi) in 1984, but he never closed the French and US embassies in Ouagadougou … what we admit would not have prevented what he was bound to achieve.
In the mid-1980s, the Third World countries, particularly the African countries, were shaken by a new sovereign debt crisis. In 1987, at the Summit of the Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Thomas Sankara called on African countries to join him in refusing to pay the sovereign debt to Western banks (this is a first revolutionary proposal radical): “If Burkina Faso, alone, refuses to pay the debt, I will not be here at the next conference”; premonitory projection since Thomas Sankara was to be murdered a few months later. Proof was that even without being anti-capitalist, the simple fact of threatening not to pay the debt (the imperial ransom) is enough to be condemned and executed by his “revolutionary anti-imperialist” right-hand man (sic), the Captain Compaore sicarian of plenipotentiary powers. Years later the Colonel Kadafi was assassinated for such a “crime” of lese-majesty of bankers (6).
What is to be understood from this tragic example?
If a “revolutionary” hero is so well-intentioned, Marxist in addition (sic), can not take the place of the armed revolutionary proletariat, launch massively the conquest of all economic power first, then political. The other forms of power (military, legal, police, diplomatic, social, trade union, etc.) will also fall to him. The tactics of the oligarchic military coup d’etat are not part of the revolutionary proletarian panoply and, as history shows, it only leads to failure even in Bolshevik Russia. We must also conclude from this tragic example, which succeeds dozens of other identical, that for the revolutionary uprising to occur the objective, materialistic, economic conditions must be met. The capitalist mode of production must be on the verge of collapse worldwide, beginning with the advanced imperialist countries and the underdeveloped countries. The world revolution will not be the work of the hungry, ragged persons which will constitute a reinforcing force in support of the advanced and arming proletariat. Finally, last observation, beware comrades who proclaims himself a Marxist – Marxist-Leninist – communist, leftist or avant-garde of any kind.
Marx, protect us from “the vanguard,” our enemies take care of it (7).
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