posted on Sep, 16 2017 @ 05:29 PM
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
Then came colonialism and things changed...its what happens....there is a big guy and a little guy..the little guy learns from the big guy and
learns to run their own country in a manner conducive to improving their lot...unless youre an African country when you blame the white man and then
accept their handouts for life
Those with a modest reading of the history of Congo would know that colonialism there means King Leopold of Belgium during the free state era and the
untold inhumanity that was on the verge of wiping them from the face of the Earth. In fact, those are equal numbers and percentages to the Holocaust
of World War 2.
So when you write a comment the way you wrote it, its as if you were trying to downplay the history and make it out like they are just blaming others
for their own failure. You cannot unite in stability a country and people that have been deprived of a centuries worth of proper democratic
institutions and civilized education when they were being slaughtered for even thinking it. It takes time to develop a culture to the level of
civility and technical innovation. Time and stability. Thats why they are a century behind pretty much.
Europe was not just some magical fun democratic utopia poofed into existence. It looked pretty much just like Africa today until the Byzantine era
abouts. Thats a long time of fractured states without proper institutions.
And to be honest, the resources and efforts they put into this kind of activity just bemoans of ignorant consumerism. It really is no different than
the idiot teenagers that end up shooting each other over Michael Jordan's blood soaked sneakers line. Ignorant consumerism.
#ting me? Broke as hell working two and three jobs to go buy a fancy suit and look good?? I can say with good faith that you and many others have
lamented such behavior over some people you have seen do this in your life. I know a guy that hates working, has two jobs and sometimes go hungry just
so he can play his world of warcraft account. I should be cheering him on though right as long as he is the best dressed fighter in middle earth or
whatever fantasy land?? Cuz you know, style and skillz baby!