posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 07:35 AM
To blame Africa’s problems on America or even the West, is really just shirking responsibility, although a level of blame can be made, it’s not
black and white. Africa has always been and always will be, tribal and tribal in a very primitive way. Many will take that as being racist, but it is
true, the Europeans, Americans, Arabs and even Asians have taken advantage of this over the centuries, but its this tribal mentality, that we all
have, but that exists in Africa as a very primitive existence and social order, mixed with modern world influence, which creates a level of conflict
that can only be detrimental to the individual countries and areas and leads to exploitation on a grand scale.
The West has not helped, in fact they have just used this for their own gain, but how anyone can single out America is beyond me. Every continent on
this planet has exploited Africa, all the major world players have exploited Africa, so to single out America, when countries before and since have
done exactly the same, is wrong. Don’t forget, during the time of slavery, it was often rival tribes that rounded up slaves to be sold off. I think
the issue with much of Africa seems to be its inability to modernise itself without the need for outside help, which leads me to believe that much of
the country, if left to its primitive life, would have actually flourished greater on a ground level, than at present. Now we have militias fighting
for control over wealth, if this wealth was not identified by the West and as such was not linked to such luxurious lifestyles that these people now
crave, now that they have been told themselves that they are “poor” when they don’t have “stuff”, these people would be none the wiser and
still living as they did prior to Europeans arriving on their shores. There would be conflict based on rival tribes clashing, but I don’t believe
the bloodshed would’ve been on such a grand scale.
However, let’s not forget that there are countries that are doing better than the average, Ghana and Ethiopia for example, although still have
issues with extreme poverty, are actually models for other African nations to look at in terms of heading in a positive direction, although Ethiopia
is goign to have to find a miracle to deal with its population explosion that is being forecast. Its the division that holds Africa back and that can
be blamed on Africans themselves as well as the rest of the world, but certainly not just America, even if America’s foreign policy has always been
ruthless, many of Africa’s individual ruling governments/monarchies/tribes have had equally as ruthless domestic policies.