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The 'Witch Children' of Nigeria

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posted on May, 18 2009 @ 06:04 AM
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Originally posted by sunny_2008ny
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One benefit of the empire (which also had many ills) was that such superstitions and practices against children (and against women)


You are right. India had this practice of 'Sati' - a woman was burnt alive on the pyre of her dead husband. This was stopped by the British


And yet the empire is still quite vilified, especially by the Americans. And Mel Gibson.




posted on May, 18 2009 @ 06:38 AM
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Originally posted by The Last Man on Earth

And yet the empire is still quite vilified, especially by the Americans. And Mel Gibson.


I think reason tends to fly out the window with many people in assessing issues like the Empire- misplaced guilt, knee jerk student radical anti western agendas at any opportunity etc.

The Empire, in terms of Britain was of it's time- on the one hand it was an amazing achievement in terms of scope, size etc, on the other hand bad things were done as they always are, and positives were also brought (in terms of transport systems, systems of justice/governance, education etc).
The "right" on view is that the empire was just plain evil and hated- the truth is more complex, hence in Sudan very few soldiers were required amongst a populace of millions



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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An excellent assessment, kudos.



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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This is another image from CNN

CNN


[edit on 18-5-2009 by sunny_2008ny]



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by sunny_2008ny
This is another image from CNN






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Check the BBC african news page- you have the full range of possible stories, positive, negative, different perspectives etc- I have also searched the BBC for "white" news, but cannot find it


news.bbc.co.uk...


[edit on 18-5-2009 by blueorder]



posted on May, 18 2009 @ 12:14 PM
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The "natural" state of humans is idiocy punctuated with moments of tyranny and hunger.

People in Africa are not lesser. However, the men in charge over there have absolutely NO intention of changing what is happening.

They have three ways of being changed. Showing them how they will have more power if they pursue a more humane set of policies. Forcing them to institute more humane policies. Bribing them into more humane policies.

The men in charge in Africa do not want people educated. They do not want women to be equal. They like supersitition because it gives them power. Not having policies that promote educateion and assuring people are eating makes the next generation stupidier. That makes them less likely to succeed in bucking for control from power families.

Does this make them different than everyone else? Not particularly.

It is far worse in Africa than in most other places right now. Ignoring that isn't doing people a favour.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by lighter78
Their writing skills seem to be good, that's if they wrote those signs themselves? Didnt know english was taught to young kids in Nigeria?

As for the witch part, I'm guessing they are looking to put blame for what's happening on kids? That stinks....


Yes the children are innocent and further education is needed to stop this type of superstitious persecution in Nigeria.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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This is horrible. Witch children? What the hell, people gotta get over their superstitions. Children are innocent.

Peace.



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