Capitalism’s inseparability from anti-black racism lives on through neocolonialism, which compounds black suffering across Africa through extractive, ecologically damaging multinational corporations, the predatory practices of international lending agencies, and Euro-American military intervention. The assassinations of anti-colonial African revolutionaries by ex-colonial powers and suppression of grassroots social movements further entrenched economic dispossession. Today, we see staggering class divides within many African nations widen, as elites benefit from their lucrative alliances with this neocolonial order.
We are all guilty.
Dr. Kiosk is alive and well at The Guardian.
Today, we see staggering class divides within many African nations widen, as
elitespoliticians benefit from their lucrative alliances with this neocolonial orderNGOs and Aid Organisations.
There. Fixed it for them.
The Russian economy is basically extractive and ecologically damaging.Must be capitalism’s fault.
Capitalists are so obsessed with the cash nexus that they will specifically target blacks, Asians, religious minorities, females, left handed short people with green eyes, people born under the wrong astrological sign, etc., etc..
A couple of times she was unusually honest:-
1. For some, a lack of privilege has fatal consequences. For others, it offers platforms, speaking gigs and career opportunities.
2. As a black writer routinely categorised as “marginalised” and “underrepresented”, I am hyper-aware of how expertly I can leverage my lack of privilege into a career built on representing others like me. The upswell in liberal white guilt is a fertile ground for me to do so.
“The upswell in liberal white guilt is a fertile ground for me to do so.”
I have no feelings of guilt towards these damned people. Perhaps I’m neither liberal nor white enough.
“these damned people”
That got David Starkey fired.
An attempt to shift the blame for the corruption throughout black Africa and that which became endemic in South Africa under Mandela’s successors onto the whites. Any *honest* person looking at the history of post-colonial Africa will observe that corruption is negatively correlated with the incidence of white capitalist involvement – e.g. the scandal in South Africa involving a communist president and Indian millionaires, the Chinese-backed regime in Angola creating the richest woman in Africa, Mugabe regime and the chant “Toyota Corolla”, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, …
David Starkey was fired yet Cambridge defended and promoted a ‘BAME’ woman for ostensibly similar offence. I sense a (divisive as it shows the white male patriarchy always get what they want If you twist the facts enough) discrimination case based on the Equality Act is coming. Cambridge’s defence of Gopal and the closely timed subsequent removal of Starkey made the hypocrisy actionable.
It seems to me that the practice of blaming everyone else for your problems will most likely perpetuate those problems indefinitely. I don’t just mean in Africa, I mean everywhere. Solving problems requires an honest appraisal of their causes and possible solutions. Certainly there may be external causes for problems but blaming everything on them is almost certainly dishonest, if there isn’t any honesty the problems will never be solved.
John 77 is correct. Most African “elites” are socialist scum.
It’s not as if places like India, Africa and America were full of peace loving prosperous people who all got along in a socialist shangri la before the ‘white man came and ruined everything’.
Excellent dialogue from the film “Bury my heart at wounded knee” between a US cavalry officer and Chief Sitting Bull
Sitting Bull: You must take them out of our lands.
Col. Nelson Miles: What precisely are your lands?
Sitting Bull: These are the where my people lived before you whites first came.
Col. Nelson Miles: I don’t understand. We whites were not your first enemies. Why don’t you demand back the land in Minnesota where the Chippewa and others forced you from years before?
Sitting Bull: The Black Hills are a sacred given to my people by Wakan Tanka.
Col. Nelson Miles: How very convenient to cloak your claims in spiritualism. And what would you say to the Mormons and others who believe that their God has given to them Indian lands in the West?
Sitting Bull: I would say they should listen to Wakan Tanka.
Col. Nelson Miles: No matter what your legends say, you didn’t sprout from the plains like the spring grasses. And you didn’t coalesce out of the ether. You came out of the Minnesota woodlands armed to the teeth and set upon your fellow man. You massacred the Kiowa, the Omaha, the Ponca, the Oto and the Pawnee without mercy. And yet you claim the Black Hills as a private preserve bequeathed to you by the Great Spirit.
Sitting Bull: And who gave us the guns and powder to kill our enemies? And who traded weapons to the Chippewa and others who drove us from our home?
Col. Nelson Miles: Chief Sitting Bull, the proposition that you were a peaceable people before the appearance of the white man is the most fanciful legend of all. You were killing each other for hundreds of moons before the first white stepped foot on this continent. You conquered those tribes, lusting for their game and their lands, just as we have now conquered you for no less noble a cause.
10-4, Andrew C. “Sioux” is Chippewa for “enemy.” That’s why they prefer to be called Lakota.
“It seems to me that the practice of blaming everyone else for your problems will most likely perpetuate those problems indefinitely. I don’t just mean in Africa, I mean everywhere.”
Blaming everyone else is called personality disorder (called character disorder back in the day). Democrats discovered they could encourage this psychosis in blacks and get all their votes. The unholy mess amongst black Americans is the natural, predictable result.
The one white man’s innovation which has truly damaged Africa is Marxism, yet they seem oddly reluctant to acknowledge this.
Somewhat ironically, the trope of blaming colonialism and whitey for the problems of Africa was dreamed up by the Soviets as a means to undermine the European colonial powers.
Tragic isn’t it? Africans can’t even blame whitey for everything without help.
Meanwhile, 12 white farmers murdered in South Africa since lockdown. The latest a pregnant woman whose throat was slit.
White Lives Matter.
How many African nations does China now own, after they defaulted on their loans, I wonder.
AndrewC, Hope you don’t mind but I have copied that little conversation. You may know this one too – John Wayne in Red River: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBPrLU4Zspo
It seems to me that the practice of blaming everyone else for your problems will most likely perpetuate those problems indefinitely. I don’t just mean in Africa, I mean everywhere.
I’m in the unlucky position of being a white, heterosexual, cis male. This means that any problems in my life are clearly of my own making. When things go wrong (as they sometimes will), I analyse my mistakes and try to learn from them and avoid repeating them. But those fortunate enough not to share my ‘disabilities’ have no need to do this, as everything that’s wrong in the world is clearly all the fault of the white patriarchy.
I’m in the same boat, Chris Miller. I’m also responsible for any problems in MrsBud’s life.
Former West Indian bowler, Michael Holding, was banging on about white privilege. I’ve still not been able to get anyone to explain to me how whites attained this privilege. It wasn’t due to weight of numbers, so what else was it?
Being of common working class stock, the only privilege I had was parents who worked hard and put their children first.
@Addolff – you’re welcome.
‘Capitalism’s inseparability from anti-black racism lives on through neocolonialism, which compounds black suffering across Africa through extractive, ecologically damaging multinational corporations.’
Blah. Blah. Blah. All extra national corporations are there with the government’s approval. Likely by their invitation.
‘compounds black suffering across Africa’
WTF does that mean?
‘Capitalism’s inseparability from anti-black racism’
‘But until we undo the structures that hold up anti-blackness across the world’
WTF does this mean?
Merhi is a Marxist turd. She doesn’t even care about blacks, her goal is the death of freedom.
“ How many African nations does China now own, after they defaulted on their loans, I wonder”
It’s a bit more than that.
As a 1sf order approximation we send administrators and some military to enforce our rule, but usually we relied on developing a/the local elite to do most of the governing with our military putting down rebellions. Our merchants were then free to trade on favourable terms but at least locals did most o the work, grinding as it was.
China not only owns the government they send their own young men to do most of the work and exclude locals. Apart from China’s well known racial superiority, this measure is a way of getting young men out of China to try to reduce the sex imbalance caused by their idiotic one child policies. No government wants a load of malcontent young men who have no marriage prospects roaming the streets, not even China.
Cambridge being challenged on this
Gopal should be sacked and locked up for inciting racial hatered and violence
Not forgetting of course that in many places (East and South Africa, Fiji, SE Asia) we transplanted an artificial middle class ( usually Indian) to run the railways, own the shops and so on. The Chinese also fill this role themselves.
Well, the Chinese and the Indians understood the role that they were being asked to play and knew how to exploit that and give their betters some measure of profit/tax without too much complaint, so it was a good system for us, the Indians and the Chinese.
The locals got to trade with us, sell to us, got local defence and better government, but as a consequence lost any representation that they had (usually not much as the conquering Brits were replacing or at least subcontracting the local potentate).
Every tinpot African country wanted Independence, but when they got it they found that they retained kleptocracy (in their own elected grafters-in-chief) but lost all the good bits like functioning government, schools, infrastructure, investment, maintenance, planning, etc., etc.
It takes a long time to run down the colonialist infrastructure of the British, but take a look at Zimbabwe and you can clearly see the result. Mercedes and palaces for the kleptocrats and subsistence farming (if they can manage that) for everybody else.
…plus a lot of people starving to death or being killed for what little they have.
It takes a long time to run down the colonialist infrastructure
I am reminded of this highly entertaining video of an unfiltered Chinese engineer in Africa.
Indeed @MC – The whole of “Empire of Dust” (which is where your clip came from) is well worth a viewing. I suspect the Victorian and Edwardian British version of colonisation and Empire will, with hindsight, prove to be far more beneficial and tolerant than the modern Communist Chinese version of colonisation.
Then again, the “Damned Blacks” are running their own independent countries now with their own version of kleptocratic autocracy pretending to be democracy, so they get to choose their own colonisers I guess. I hope the Chicoms give it to the “Good and Hard”*.
* – To paraphrase H. L. Mencken when he wrote “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”.
“The assassinations of anti-colonial African revolutionaries by ex-colonial powers”
The ex-colonial powers don’t need to assassinate African revolutionaries – the African revolutionaries’ African brothers do the dirty work.
“The ex-colonial powers don’t need to assassinate African revolutionaries – the African revolutionaries’ African brothers do the dirty work.”
As the saying goes “Rattlesnakes don’t commit suicide”.
@JG – it was only searching for that clip today that I found a link to the full documentary, which I must take a look at.
It will be interesting to see how China behaves in Africa. With the rest of the world getting increasingly suspicious of China, it might find Africa to be the only place where it can exercise its ambitions freely. They obviously don’t want to colonise Africa in any practical way (they don’t even want the workers).
BiND’s comment about Africa being a useful depositary for China’s excess males is a good one. I found a slightly different version of the same clip from Empire of Dust, only interspersed with photos of Chinese guys with black girls and in one case a Chinese/African couple and their daughter. One million Chinese chaps with African wives will bring a whole new dynamic to the continent.
Only watched the first 10 minutes of the Empire of Dust YouTube clip, but how the hell do they Chinese get anything done? It’s a complete shit show – language problems, crap workers, no materials, shit supervisors and a general lack of any “can do” attitude.
Does it improve later or is that what it was meant to show?
@John Galt July 9, 2020 at 4:31 am
Spot on. Under UK colonial rule things improved for all, the more independence returned the further back country went. The worse it became, the more ‘worse’ was demanded
Similar to UK Left: public sector is sh1t, we need more public sector
Thanks. Chinaman says what I and many ex-Rhodesia, SA etc have said for decades. Notable how black guy goes silent. Unlike childish hysterical act of guilty Bianca in London