“If a Jew will not play a musical concert in a country that has the statue of Adolf Hitler, why should an African-American sing in a country that has the statue of Leopold, a Belgium king that killed over ten million Africans, including women and children? – Joel Savage
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, the African-American rapper, popularly known as Snoop Dogg, is scheduled to perform at Antwerp’s Sportpaleis, in a musical concert tagged “I Wanna Thank Me Tour,” on February 24, 2022.
It’s not only disrespectful to African-Americans, black musicians, or celebrities that come to Belgium to perform but to the entire black race. Things must change for the black people but that change will not be handed over to them until they do it by themselves.
Belgium is a country that about 70% of its population has no respect for black people, so why should Snoop Dogg, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Lionel Richie, Chris Brown, or any black musician accept the invitation to Belgium to perform?
The Belgium government knows of its crime against humanity in Africa and wishes to change things to be forgiven, yet for decades, they have refused to do the right thing because they lacked integrity repentance, and remorse.
“Selecting a black man as the captain of the country’s national team, ‘The Red Devils,’ will not change Belgium’s bitter black history against humanity, and certainly, naming a square after Patrice Lumumba in Brussels, will also not pardon the Belgium government.”
The right thing which is hard for them to do is to pull down all the statues of the tyrant, brutal dictator, and mad king, Leopold II, and change the names of the streets named after him throughout the country.
They simply can’t do it because they have no hearts of genuine repentance and remorsefulness.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate the Belgium government or their royal family but I am sick and tired of their false pretense and hypocrisy, pretending every day that everything is fine in the country, in regards to the racial matter as a black man.
Let us get straight to the point if there is no statue of Hitler for killing a Jew or Jews, why there should a statue of Leopold II, someone that masterminded the killing of millions of Africans, including women and children?
Every race has a history, that of the black race is very bitter. The black man has lost his respect and identity through slavery, colonialism, Apartheid, and infliction of man-made diseases on the continent.
There are many countries, such a the United States of America, Holland, France, Germany, Belgium, and health institutions, such as the World Health Organization, behind gruesome horrible crimes against humanity in Africa.
Things are changing rapidly, thanks to every country, including the United States of America, thriving to make things better for the black people, after the brutal murder of George Floyd even though many are still resisting and wouldn’t like to see black people given the same opportunities.
If you are a black man, before someone gives you respect, first you need to respect yourself. That’s what many African-Americans lack, the reason from the time of slavery they continue to suffer without end in America.
Both Jews and African-Americans have sad, distasteful, disgraceful, and unpleasant historical stories, but the Jews are more respected than African-Americans because they don’t do what African-Americans do.
While a Jew proudly wears his skullcap to identify himself as Jew, many African-Americans wouldn’t like to hear or to be called an African. “I am an American not an African,” he will tell you. It’s very sad indeed.
Can any Jewish singer, perform in a country that has the statue of Adolf Hitler? Even in many countries, holding any material of Adolf Hitler is an offense. You may face a fine or end up in prison.
So why then should Snoop Dogg come to a country that has statues of a King, who maimed, tortured, and brutally killed over ten million Africans, including children in Congo to perform?
“Black people have been taken for granted for too long. They have been used, abused, mocked, scorned, hanged, and lynched after slavery, yet, many of them still run to the countries that attributed to such crimes without apology to perform musical concerts.”
Do African-Americans who perform in Belgium think the Belgians love or care about them? They mustn’t deceive themselves. Belgium doesn’t care about them as human beings, but only uses them to make money.
If Belgium cares about them, there wouldn’t be a single statue of Leopold II in the country and there wouldn’t be any street named after him. I need to them the truth which they can accept or ignore.