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originally posted by: Raggedyman
And we have all been victimisers as well.
Time to change, we need to take responsibility
the Federal Government troops surrounded Biafra, capturing coastal oil facilities and the city of Port Harcourt. The blockade imposed during the ensuing stalemate led to severe famine. During the two and half years of the war, there were about 100,000 overall military casualties, while between 500,000 and 2 million Biafran civilians died of starvation.
In mid-1968, images of malnourished and starving Biafran children saturated the mass media of Western countries. The plight of the starving Biafrans became a cause célèbre in foreign countries, enabling a significant rise in the funding and prominence of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Nigerian Civil War
originally posted by: pthena
a reply to: zosimov
If this were the mudpit I would probably be discussing how perpetual victimhood can be leveraged through decades long propaganda, lobbying, preaching, and etc. into a position of political power.
I am of the opinion that this tendency is being manipulated and exploited by those who understand that accepting one’s role as a victim is akin to relinquishing one’s power
Having the choice to do what we know is right even when everything else is against us puts the power back in our hands.