a reply to: teapot
I could not remember that far back with clarity since our only real source of info back then was the BBC and I was busy doing other thing's with my -
younger - life at that time but yes you are absolutely correct.
Would it really have been a dangerous thing to let him, could it have lifted people out of poverty and made lives better in Africa if he had?.
Of course it could have ended up being a huge block that was not friendly to the west which is another point but I think that as we have moved
through the 20th century into the 21st and especially after the cold war that perhaps playing regional politics is something the west should have
withdrawn itself from especially in hindsight seeing how much human tragedy that interference has caused, how many people these petty wars often
funded by some player or other has caused to lose there homes and flee in an ongoing human wave of displaced people, ruined lives and in fact this
migration has now become more dangerous since it has morphed into a way of life were instead of fixing there own nations the talented, the go getters
are instead heading for the west were they believe a mythical utopia awaits them.
This is something that is leaving there nations in even worse situations as they lose there best and most energetic, there youth and also harming the
west which is buckling under the strain of migrant's to the point were the most evil, the ultra right wing neo Nazi's are growing every stronger due
to public backlash and people forgetting the errors of the past.
Now humanity has to mix, some migration is not only good but essential but the sheer amount of people is rewriting cultures like nothing since the
last ice age, the end of the bronze age and the fall of Rome that is how cataclysmic to society the mass influx has the potential to be, it is a human
wave that can change the face of the earth forever, who knows though perhaps it is the Lord's will and if so then so be it, perhaps we have had our
time and we are all soul's under the skin anyway - all human being's and every life is of infinite worth, I fear the resurgent neo Nazism more than
the affects of global migration anyway, in fact sometimes - if handled correctly - migration can be fantastic after all it created the US and while
migration was happening it was a vibrant new nation expanding but there are very flew places were such expansion could happen today, it was not so hot
for the native peoples of the US however for whom it was the most cataclysmic period in history, one potential place that could support huge migration
is Russia but they are having non of it, yet if they handled it and accepted it they could become a far more populous, powerful and economically
successful nation giving land in undeveloped Siberia and eastern Russia to these migrant's, new gold field's, diamond field's, mining, industry and
city's would be the outcome, in fact it may be necessary for them to populate there east or if they don't should china start to expand it's population
again then they most certainly will even if Russia say's no.
But then again a pie is made from it's ingredient's, most US citizen's were from Europe, working class people that came from civilization and poverty
and had aspirations, many of these migrant's are just looking for hand out's - oh not all some are definitely people that would work, pull there gut's
out and contribute to society and they are pure gold dust in the right circumstances, So in Russia's defence this is not the same thing, it is not
people setting out to build a new nation it is people coming to live in already existing nation's, not from more developed to less developed but from
less developed to more developed regions of the world so in Russia's defence they may see it for what it may turn out to be a catastrophe which may
alter irrevocably the nature of western civilization.
All the while someone, somewhere is getting filthy rich from all the chaos and suffering like some worthless parasite sucking the life blood of
Sometimes' I sound heartless, every one of these PEOPLE and they are people just like us has a life, they are mostly suffering and fleeing that
suffering and would we do anything differently to them in there shoes?.
I believe that the west has forgotten it's burden, to help the other nations of the world to develop up to a level were they could care about and
look after there own people without us ruling them as we did during the short lived colonial period (Actually for most of them the best government
they had ever had, education, medicine, road's, infrastructure and there populations bloomed though not in the case of the Belgians in the Congo the
worse thing that had ever happened to them.).
Once the European powers pulled out after WW2 two thing's happened, the Marxist and capitalists waged proxy wars in many of the former colonial
region's as the world's new dominant puppeteers played there string's i.e. the US and the Soviet Union, tribalism also caused many nations to collapse
once they gained there independence, corruption was rife, infrastructure mostly broke down and law and order became a thing of the past as dictators
became the norm.
There were few success story's, India (despite the tragedy of partition), Kenya and a few other's were the exception.
edit on 26-7-2020 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)