Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,779,010 members, 6,622,769 topics. Date: Wednesday, 08 December 2021 at 10:32 PM

The Colonial Atrocities Against The World - Politics - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / The Colonial Atrocities Against The World (645 Views)

Human Trafficking: Atrocities Against Victims And The Nigerian Challenge / Pictures Of Lagos During The Colonial Days / The Colonial Flag Of Nigeria Between 1914-1960 (Photo) (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply) (Go Down)

The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by iamnlia(m): 2:47am On Nov 19, 2017
Imperialism
/ɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪz(ə)m/
noun
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means.


When you think of Africa, Asia and other third world regions, what does your mind say? Do you think of hopelessness?.
Perhaps you regret being born in this part of the world where everything is upside down.

Let me tell you now that colonialism never left the world

These Western powers exploited us and are still exploiting us with many tools such as:
- Backing dictatorial regimes and toppling them as they see fit.
- Manipulating and creating violence as an excuse to go to war, a method well practiced in oil rich countries. Did you know the cause of the Vietnam war was doctored?
- Amalgamation of 2 or more regions that will create ethnic violence. Example: Nigeria or the recent ethnic cleansing that happened in Myanmar.
- Selling arms to extremist groups to create trouble and tension. Think Afghanistan, Pakistan etc.
- Splitting of a region into 2. Did you know Pakistan and India were one and got split by Britain? That act cost at least 1 million lives!
- Invading a peaceful country. Did you know America invaded Iraq with flimsy justification?. That's right, a declassified document revealed the reason and it was total bollocks.
- Paying tributes. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. Countries colonized by the French actually pay their dues to France.
- Plundering. Heard of the crown jewels of Britain? Yep. Those were stolen from India too.

Of course I could go on and on but I need you to dive deep and know the world you live in.


Moving on, I'll like to "treat" each imperialist one by one.

Britain
USA
Belgium
France
Spain
These are the "baddest of the bad", they raped and are still raping the world. Indeed, if there was an afterlife they would burn.



BRITAIN

Of all the 200 countries in the world, Britain didn't invade 22 which includes countries like Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Tajikistan, Luxembourg etc. Isn't that mind blowing. From the 19th century, these guys rushed along with the French into conquering and colonizing African and Asian countries like it was a sport and committed so many unspeakable atrocities, they seemingly focused on seizing lands and ethnic cleansing. An early example is The Expulsion of the Acadians, also known as the Great Upheaval, the Great Expulsion, the Great Deportation and Le Grand Dérangement where children were kidnapped from their parents and sent away to kill the native in them.

More examples of British atrocities include invasion and cleansing of the peaceful Aborigines of Australia where the Tasmanians were wiped away, the air and sea blockage against the Biafrans during the Nigerian civil war that caused millions of children to die from hunger because of cheap oil, the Boer concentration camps in South Africa, the torture centers in Yemen where testimonies state that detainees where stripped and kept in refrigerators and detainees could have their genitals crushed by guards’ hands, or be forced to sit naked on a metal pole; their weight forcing it into their anus, the Kenyan concentration camps where men were anally raped with knives, eyes were gouged out, breasts cut off, prisoners mouths were filled with mud and their throat stamped on till their died or passed out, the Rawalpindi experiments saw the British send hundreds of Indian soldiers into gas chambers and test mustard gas on them to find out if it inflicted greater damage on non-white skin, after the victorious war over the Iraqi in the 1920s where civilians were bombed and gassed.From that point on, any tribe that caused a fuss would have one of its villages randomly annihilated. Specific orders were given to exterminate every living thing within its walls, from animals to rebels to children. Other villages were subject to random searches. If the British found a single weapon, they would burn the place to the ground, destroy the crops, poison wells, and kill livestock. They’d sometimes target weddings to terrorize the population. In short, the British deliberately targeted civilians in a campaign that lasted the better part of half a decade, all because a few Iraqis had dared to ask for their country back, the Bengal famine where up to 3 million people died.


They amalgamated countries with volatile regions. Why do you think most third world countries are embroiled in tribal tensions and sectarian violence?
They partitioned India which caused large scale religious and regional killings between the Hindi and Moslems.
I could continue but there's fun in researching more yourself.


BELGIUM
You've probably heard of King Leopold II, no?.
The Belgians didn't technically invade the Congo, they were gifted the Congo just like that and he didn't even set foot there to get a vast African jungle 75 times larger than Belgium and very rich. Since Leopold II took over the Congo in the 19th century, the country has had very bloody times.
According to https://joelsavage1./2014/11/22/the-political-crime-of-belgium-in-congo-africa/amp/ :

“The swift European scramble over African territory took place from the 17th century to the 20th century. The European Kingdoms including France, England, and Belgium, took the advantage of the cordial relationship and trust between them and the tribal chiefs and plundered the continent. Among the greediest, brutal and savage, was King Leopold II of Belgium.

Leopold colonized Congo which officially became his personal property in 1876. Under false pretense of protecting the Congolese, the world witnessed the slaughter of men, women, and children. Dreaming of becoming the world’s richest king and to supply the demand of rubber in Europe for the auto and bicycle industries, King Leopold set up a reign of terror in the heart of Congo.

To produce enough wild rubber, those who failed suffered the consequences. Leopold’s men held the wives and children of the rubber tappers hostage until they brought him exactly what he wanted. Those unable to supply his demand had their villages burned down, men were hanged, starved to death and others genital organs were tied.

Children’s hands were chopped off as punishment for late deliveries. While many were calling Leopold a murderer and seeking justice to be hanged, the Belgians were covering up his crime. There is no doubt that King Leopold II is the moral forebear of Adolf Hitler, responsible for the death of over 10 million people, during his exploitation of the Congo, between 1870 and 1900.

The rebellious rubber tappers who tried to fight Leopold’s men were quickly defeated and many fled to hide in the bush. Leopold told his men to go after them in the forest, giving them instructions to bring the right hand of every killed victim as a proof. Instead of King Leopold facing punishment for his crimes, he was hailed as a great humanitarian king with statues, monuments; and streets named after him throughout Belgium.

It is very sad Belgium has such a history, as a country built on exploitation, suffering and the flowing of the blood of massacred children. No matter how hard they try to cover up this heinous crime, this historical crime will remain indelible".


Another excerpt from The Independent states: "The symbol of Leopold's rule was the schicotte - a whip of raw sun-dried hippopotamus hide cut into long sharp-edged strips which could quickly remove the skin from a man's back. The king established a Force Publique to enforce the rubber quotas. Its soldiers were black - many of them cannibals from the fiercest tribes of upper Congo - but they were led by white officers who routinely supervised the burning of non-compliant villages and the torture and rape of those who were struggling to fill quotas.

One local man spelt out what this meant. "Wild beasts - leopards - killed some of us while we were working away in the forest, and others got lost or died from exposure or starvation and we begged the white men to leave us alone, saying we could get no more rubber, but the white men and the soldiers said, 'Go. You are only beasts yourselves. You are only snyama [meat].' Many were shot, some had their ears cut off."

But the routine penalty for failing to bring in enough rubber was the severing of a hand. Soldiers collected them by the basketload, from the living and the dead.


Quite frankly, I think King Leopold was worse than Hitler but they never teach this in schools.


FRANCE
This list could never be complete without the French.
These guys grabbed countries in Africa like they were picking fruits from a basket and have one of the most blood soaked histories alongside the Brits. The French used terror as an effective tool to invade and colonize countries and they then invaded Algiers in 1830 while crushing the native opposition and killing at least 45,000 people by 1845.

A letter from a French Lieutenant-Colonel Lucien De Montagnac read: “This is how, my dear friend, we must make war against Arabs: kill all men over the age of 15, take all their women and children, load them onto naval vessels, send them to the Marquesas Islands or elsewhere. In one word, annihilate all who will not crawl beneath our feet like dogs.”.

During the Algerian push for independence from French colonial rule, 1954–62, about 1.5 million Algerians were killed in the face of brutal and indiscriminate targeting of the civilian population and the extermination of entire villages. Systematic rape, torture and beheadings brought terror throughout.

The countries colonised by France are all characterised by long ruling and brutish dictators who were obviously puppets used by the French to advance and protect their economic interest and those who refused the French influence were toppled or assassinated under strange circumstances like Thomas Sankara. The French still maintained unusual post colonial ties with most of its former states.

In 1947, the people of Madagascar, armed mostly with spears, took on a well-armed, 30,000-strong French army. The soldiers carried out a strategy of terror and psychological warfare. According to reports, they killed 89,000 people to “pacify” the rebellion, There were using torture, summary executions and villages forcibly evacuated and torched.

France’s pre-World War II empire extended from Kanaky and Fiji in the South Pacific through Indochina to what are now Lebanon and Syria to Madagascar and Reunion islands in the Indian Ocean to what are now Lebanon and Syria. It included vast swaths of West and North Africa. The empire reached across the Atlantic Ocean to the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean and French Guiana.




SPAIN
The Spanish decimated the Americas where they sought to conquer, in fact during the Initial Spanish Conquest of the Americas it is estimated that up to 8 million people were killed and the aim of these conquests was to spread Catholicism and improve trade.
When Spanish conquistadors set out for the Spanish empire to conquer and colonize, conquistadors such as Francisco Pizarro and Hernán Cortés who discovered, or more accurately claimed places in America, they killed millions of natives directly and indirectly using terror, torture, rape, military occupation and massacres while making thousands of others slaves.
In 1552, Bartolomé dé Las Casas wrote that the indigenous population on the Spanish colony of Hispaniola had been reduced from 400,000 to 200 in a few decades.

This was nothing short of genocide.

After this, they sought to remove the culture from them by putting them under Spanish oversight and converting them to Catholics.


In 1521, the Spanish invaded and conquered Philippines for the crown while naming it the "Archipelago of Saint Lazarus". While converting them to Catholics, they still exploited them for hard labour and also looted their natural resources.

2 Likes 3 Shares

Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by MayorofLagos(m): 3:58am On Nov 19, 2017
Hope you feel well.

Im enjoying the thread.

1 Like

Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by onward4life(m): 5:27am On Nov 19, 2017
It's Not Easy to be a BLACK MAN sha
Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by Nobody: 5:45am On Nov 19, 2017
Useless wicked black people. Why not talk about the massacre of Biafrans by fellow blacks; Nigerian government? What about the starving of Biafran children, over 2 million of them starved to death by a fellow black man called Awolowo? What about Asaba massacre were over 100,000 Igbo young men were slaughtered and their blood spilled on the road like asphalt by a fellow black man Muritala? What about the massacre of Ibibio men by a fellow black man called Adekunle? Despite plead by many for Adenkunle to spare these men, he said and I quote "as far as I'm concerned Ibibios are Igbos and will not be spared." Instead of talking all these evil by fellow blacks, you are shouting white men; same white men that invented the internet you using to post this? Agwo agwo tukwashagi anya ebe ahu.

1 Like 1 Share

Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by Nobody: 5:55am On Nov 19, 2017
Man is also man's worst enemy, there was a genocide in Nigeria that is yet to be acknowledged by any world power
Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by iamnlia(m): 6:06am On Nov 19, 2017
freedomforall30:
Useless wicked black people. Why not talk about the massacre of Biafrans by fellow blacks; Nigerian government? What about the starving of Biafran children, over 2 million of them starved to death by a fellow black man called Awolowo? What about Asaba massacre were over 100,000 Igbo young men were slaughtered and their blood spilled on the road like asphalt by a fellow black man Muritala? What about the massacre of Ibibio men by a fellow black man called Adekunle? Despite plead by many for Adenkunle to spare these men, he said and I quote "as far as I'm concerned Ibibios are Igbos and will not be spared." Instead of talking all these evil by fellow blacks, you are shouting white men; same white men that invented the internet you using to post this? Agwo agwo tukwashagi anya ebe ahu.

If you know your world history, you will know that these atrocities were carried out with British backing. The air and land blockades were carried out by the Brits.

That war was carried out with British blessing.


The amalgamation of volatile ethnic countries is a signature of the British.

1 Like

Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by iamnlia(m): 7:31am On Nov 19, 2017
ChiefPiiko:
Man is also man's worst enemy, there was a genocide in Nigeria that is yet to be acknowledged by any world power
Indeed
Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by Nobody: 7:33am On Nov 19, 2017
iamnlia:

Indeed
you read about it??

1 Like

Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by iamnlia(m): 8:07am On Nov 19, 2017
ChiefPiiko:
you read about it??
I don't really need to read about it, I would be a shame if I don't know.
Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by iamnlia(m): 2:28pm On Nov 19, 2017
SPAIN
The Spanish decimated the Americas where they sought to conquer, in fact during the Initial Spanish Conquest of the Americas it is estimated that up to 8 million people were killed and the aim of these conquests was to spread Catholicism and improve trade.
When Spanish conquistadors set out for the Spanish empire to conquer and colonize, conquistadors such as Francisco Pizarro and Hernán Cortés who discovered, or more accurately claimed places in America, they killed millions of natives directly and indirectly using terror, torture, rape, military occupation and massacres while making thousands of others slaves.
In 1552, Bartolomé dé Las Casas wrote that the indigenous population on the Spanish colony of Hispaniola had been reduced from 400,000 to 200 in a few decades.

This was nothing short of genocide.

After this, they sought to remove the culture from them by putting them under Spanish oversight and converting them to Catholics.



In 1521, the Spanish invaded and conquered Philippines for the crown while naming it the "Archipelago of Saint Lazarus". While converting them to Catholics, they still exploited them for hard labour and also looted their natural resources.
Re: The Colonial Atrocities Against The World by iamnlia(m): 2:23am On Nov 20, 2017
In the Congo, A man that was presented with the only remains of his daughter; her hands and feet.

(1) (Reply)

IPOB: Senator Abaribe In Court For Nnamdi Kanu's Trial / Justice Umar Abdullahi Speaks On The Peaceful Co-existence In Northern Nigeria / Femi Adesina Couldn't Mention When Buhari Traveled To US But Claimed Atiku Lied

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2021 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 139
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.