posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 08:45 PM
I shall just start by saying that I am of African decent, having been born of a family from Africa. It is worth mentioning that my family was white,
before I am accused of being an anti-European African nationalist.
What is African culture? How do you define a continent so large that it could swallow Europe, America and China combined and still have space for a
few more countries? A place that stretches from just south of Iberia through dense tropical jungles, mountains and deserts, across the equator to the
penguin clad shores of the opposite hemisphere, thousands of miles from Spain. From the great pyramids to Great Mozambique (it’s a place, not an
adulation, look it up).
How do we define that? Do we define it in the simplistic, catch all term of just; ‘’Africa’’?
Because, hey, I’m too lazy to look at the largest continent on Earth as anything other than one large stereotype, easily fitted into my potted
colonial history, to bother to see real people and real lives in the many, many different countries and cultures that comprise Africa.
Hey, you wouldn’t be the first to fall for the holier than thou bull#, it’s what made colonialism work. And that helped make, not exclusively and
less everyday, but significantly, helped make Africa what it is today. When all of the major mineral wealth is mined by dirt poor locals whilst the
profits are exported to the European and US capitals, profits on gold, diamonds, rare earth minerals. Billions in profit whilst the workers earn less
than dirt and are shot if they complain (see the recent South African mine strikes. The mines being owned by Western interests, those who seem to you
so wise, benighted and kind).
As for African (all of it? Sahara to veldt? Mediterranean to Southern Ocean?) National Socialism if you knew anything about European history at all
you would realise that that doctrine was integral to Empire. Empire being another word for ‘‘we want what you got, we have bigger weapons. Give or
Do you really think that irrational hatred based killing on a continental scale, Africa being by far the largest continent on the planet, will make it
a better place? And please, spare me the ‘’well at least they made the trains run on time’’ argument. If you’re biggest worry is how
accurate your rides timetable is you are a worthless, selfish fool.
Some people don’t eat because there is no food. Often because land and water is bought wholesale by western supermarket suppliers to grow your out
of season veg. So you can have asparagus in November and strawberries at Christmas people starve. That’s your fault, not theirs.
Aid fosters dependency? Western corporate theft fosters death and starvation. Aid most usually is a subsidy on their defence spending. Naturally they
buy the arms from us and we write the contract. It’s a nice little business and one the everyday African has no influence over whatsoever. You could
have an influence, write to Parliament, protest, educate, but you don’t. You prefer to blame the victim and live large on the profits.
The UAE own their own oil. Nigeria’s oil is owned by the Dutch and the British who, naturally, couldn’t care less about Nigeria because they
don’t live there. The rulers of the UAE do live in the UAE. See the difference? And if you think China is advancing I suggest you go and get a job
making iPads at Foxconn. If that’s your idea of advancing the human race I can only presume you enjoy feudalism and misery.
Do you really think we are so cultured even in the west? It is –7 centigrade in the UK tonight and some people here still sleep on the streets. Not
by choice, not because they like it but because life’s crap like that sometimes. Bad luck, manipulation, the cosmic joker, can happen to anyone at
any time. Even you. If your life is great, that’s brilliant in my eyes, but don’t be thinking luck didn’t play a bit part in that good fortune.
Just being born in the west has given you advantages that 75% of this planet don’t have, mainly money and being born in the dominant socio-political
power structure of the world. Remember, power, however large, does not make you righteous or somehow infallible. Just lucky in our case. The
difference between you and I is that all you do is winge that an entire continent hasn’t taken up bankrupt ideas that you haven’t even thought
hard enough to comprehend with any depth past a puddle.
Families kicked out in to the snow because the government changed the rules and the bankers robbed us blind? Tell the 3-year-old with no home we are
so civilised in the west. Then tell the dust bowl African who’s had their land polluted for a thousand years by western mining and drilling that the
starvation is their fault and all they need is a fancy uniform, a stupid moustache and some fascist ideas based on hate. Despite living in Europe you
seem to understand none of it’s past and yet you lecture Africa and understand nothing of them either.
My advice is calm down, look past comic books and movies and read some real history, maybe in those book things, and educate yourself before you
lecture almost half the worlds population (Africa & Europe). You never know, you might learn something.