If there is any utopian society or community not to talk of a nation, then Amba has a point against marginalisation. Marginalisation exist but who in this world is immune from it?
I will base this article on the UK an Amba model of idealism. London is the capital of England but but people who live in the suburbs feel marginalised by those in the suburban districts. Those in the Midlands of England (Manchester etc ) feel marginalised by London. Wales ( an anglophone country) the neighbouring country under the UK feels marginalised by England. The valleys of Wales feel marginalised by Cardiff the capital and the northern part of Wales feels marginalised by the southern part.
Throughout history women have been widely marginalised by different communities around the world. The trend is still fully visible today just like the able vs the disable, the mental sane vs the mentally insane.
How can people living under self induced oppression and marginalisation by their own thoughts and by their leaders claim to be oppressed? When people seat in safety abroad and going on with their daily lives imposed NO school on innocent children on the ground and ghost town on their parents in the name of liberation, is that not oppression and marginalisation by definition? Do we really know what we mean by marginalisation in practice or the meaning of anglophone, Anglo Saxon etc? I fully belief we are using xenophobia of thoughts and historical myths entrenched by some over the years to cast doubt on our own actions against our own believes.
In Cameroon just like any other African country, those without power feel marginalised by those in power. What people are failing to understand is that in Bda, settlers in Mankon do not feel equal to the true inhabitants of Mankon and this is seen all over Cameroon. In Yde many see it as a city failing to realise it is a community with original inhabitants who have their own unique identity and behave more or like the true inhabitants of Mankon. The difference is the leader of the nation happens to come from Yde hence with power comes the notion of superiority hence inferiority complex generates a more visible notion of marginalisation against settlers from different town.
Marginalisation of anglophones is just an exaggeration not just because anglophones with power behave more or less the same but because power rotates overtime. It should be noted that marginalisation exist between siblings of the same parents owing to limited resources. In Bda, the Mbororos are widely marginalised by the very people who are against marginalisation.
Hence I want to ask THE HOW people can use marginalisation as a model for seeking independence? The real question is simple, who is marginalising you and HOW? Should women widely acknowledged to be marginalised seek a nation of their own?
The second strategy; restoration of independence has been based on false assumption hence can never stand scrutiny when faced with authentic facts. Our history text books teaches us of heroes and martyrs who fought for the liberation of each an every nation across Africa in the 1920-50s but there is no mention of Southern Cameroon. Is it a coincidence that you are omitted? Why don’t you question that part of the history textbook before preaching restoration? Why do you want to ignore that chapter but read the chapter preceding? It turns out that you know that your ideas are as fake as your presentation. There no independent nation called SC nor did you have any independence to restore. Cameroon and Cameroonians fought for their country from the British and the French. Don’t brainstorm, analysis and critic the textbook.
Basing your history on post colonial rule is an attempt to distort the truth. I have written widely on two state federalism and why it is not a good political concept in Cameroon. The rest is politics that is dynamic and has no weight in an independence seeking discuss.
Based on this short analysis, it shows why no nation see Amba as a fruitful agenda.