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May 24Liked by David Hundeyin

I'm thinking about how incredible the tactic might have been in other circumstances. Say, the VOA was named something less revealing, maybe "Daily Concord" or whatever. Maybe their sponsors are a little harder to track down, funding as they often do through intermediaries of intermediaries. Then all the world would've seen in this fact-checking saga would have been one black talking head debunking another black talking head who loves to get ahead of himself. It would've been a delectable gotcha. Like, "look, even his own fellow African is debunking his America-hating ass."

That is truly scary because I wonder how many times in the past we've relied on the reasoning that since the person doing the debunking should, by virtue of some intersecting identity, be negatively incentivized to go after their own as such, then writing the damning piece must have been done at great pains and that must be evidence of their otherworldly commitment to truth above sentimentality and whatnot. When in reality, the person standing next to you in the uphill journalistic battle against Africa's corrupt political classes, might just be a foot soldier in the employ of powerful foreign interests and the identity you both share is insignificant because this is simply business. Tearing you apart and opening up your world to foreign invaders is simply "her job."

Thank you for taking the time out to record this video. We're lucky to have you, David, maybe too lucky. 🩵

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VOA has always been the voice of American policy. That's why alternative media is so valuable.

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May 24·edited May 24

This is how they fan the flames of the narrative that Africans hate each other and at the same time push the white saviour narrative while behind the scenes they go on to unleash the worse form of evil on Africa exploiting both her human and natural resources at every turn. These people are completely soulless and evil

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David, it's only $10 but I'll spend it on you, sir. Déme!

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Poverty is the weapon. So David must be properly funded. Put your money where you mouth is, people. This is how we progress

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The Lagdo exemple is very edifying.

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Omoh! I just finished listening and I have no words.

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Thank you so much for this. It's really scary though.

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