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Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by pansophist(m): 11:53pm On Apr 08, 2023
This is sad for me to say, and the political elites know this well, but I'll say it anyways.

The realities of most African countries right now are not a happenstance, but something that has been carefully engineered centuries ago by the West. We exist in the world they created for us, and we are exactly where they want us to be.

In this imposed world they created, our best time would be in the past, not the future. The best time in your country will be in the memories of your parents, and if you think that you're having a bad time, then the upcoming generation will have it worse.

Africa as a whole never got independence in the truest sense of the word, what we called "independence" is nothing but the transition from a dying method of exploitation (colonialism), to a more sophisticated, effective, self-sustaining method of subjugation (imperialism). Nothing more.

You can't call yourself independent when your official language, political system, monetary policy, culture, and educational system have been heavily designed and photocopied by people that destroyed you in the first place. You're not independent when your strength comes from others/outside, not inside, from you.

The day any African country can survive just like Russia and China who have been sanctioned to death by the West that sees itself as an earthly god, on that very day, we have achieved independence. The day we can lock our borders and not get anything from the West through importation (autarky) and still stands, just like Russia, is when we have achieved true independence.

Most countries except maybe six globally grew outside the Western hegemonic order, hence no matter what the West does to them, they simply cannot go down, and they are hated for that.

Your politicians know this very dark fact, I also assume they are hopeless in it, and just choose to embezzle instead. Foreign powers whom are way stronger than regional and national powers and pull the strings from a global level. Africa has never had a leader in the league of Mao or Lee Kuan Yew, all we have are rulers. Foolish rulers don't know what leadership and true independence is.

Sorry for being the carrier of bad news, but unless a slave knows that he is a slave, he will never plot his freedom. Africa must undergo another series of true independence and flush off cesspit democracy once and for all because no third-world country will ever grow under such a system. It was not designed to.

Right now, the youth that should fight the system and rescue themselves from this imposed slavery their parents couldn't destroy are all on social media trying to gain followers lol, addicted to porn and gambling, chronic womanizers, alcoholics and ashawos , and these distractions are all by design. But still, I recognized the system stacked against them, making them survive in such a humiliating way. Na person wey chop belleful de fight for freedom.

If you want to truly swallow the red pill, then this is it. In a nutshell, you're surviving (not thriving) in a system created for you by the West. Like a zoo lion, you're merely a sentient for exploitation, and you do not control the realities of your existence.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:58pm On Apr 08, 2023
This is true sha. But I don't think African countries can grow to be independent like Russia or China. It's never going to happen. But I still dont think Europe or the whites are to blame for Africa's woes.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by Iqtest: 12:02am On Apr 09, 2023

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by BidenDTrounced: 12:41am On Apr 09, 2023
The age of colonialism began in the late 15th century and ended after some 500 years, after most colonized territories were set free by their metropoles. However, many believe that colonialism didn't end, but morphed into what is called today "neo-colonialism," with new ways of exploiting developing nations.

Today's collective West, clinging in every way possible to the dominance it is losing, still sees other countries as objects of colonial enslavement, said Sergey Naryshkin, director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service and chairman of the Russian Historical Society.
Among the West's past colonial acts were the transatlantic slave trade, forcible distribution of opium in China, and the elimination of entire ethnic groups and cultures(the indigenous people of Canada for example), Naryshkin noted at a round table on colonialism on Monday

"Today's Western leaders tend to claim that the position of their countries is allegedly due to the effectiveness of democratic institutions," Naryshkin said. "In fact, the well-being of the neo-colonial powers is built on blood, unfair and violent redistribution, distribution of funds to the detriment of all those who are not part of the so-called "golden billion."

Today, many of Russia's African and Asian partners are looking at Moscow with hope, supporting Russian initiatives designed to ensure a democratic world order based on international law and principles of multipolarity, he noted.

“At the same time, recalling the words of one of the Brussels officials, Josep Borrell, who called the European Union a flowering garden surrounded by jungle, I conclude that history, unfortunately, has taught our opponents nothing,” Naryshkin stated.
The West trying to keep its dominance is still thinking within the old paradigm of colonialism, called "the rules-based order," he concluded.

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The US/West exploits the world through various clandestine activities but most especially it's currency. The economic disparity between the collective west and developing countries can be considered an exploitation or rebranded slavery. The legal minimum wage for jobs in most western countries is the equivalent of $10/hr. For illustration, A factory worker in the US/west earns $15/hr, 8 hours per day in a 5 day work week = about $500 weekly. In 2 weeks time, this factory worker would be able to save about $1000 for a tech product.... I know this worker will have other needs but this is just for illustration. Meanwhile, a factory worker in Nigeria working 8 hours a day..maybe 10K a day ..in a 5 day work week would earn like 50K naira weekly...in 2 weeks, that's 100K naira (less than $250 as of today). Both had the same labour input but the Nigerian was exploited by the hegemon and has limited opportunities due to the barriers and obstacles created by the economic disparity that favours only a few minority.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by BidenDTrounced: 1:03am On Apr 09, 2023
"Without colonization, African countries will still be stuck in the stone age"
Ethiopian airlines is the biggest airline in Africa.

How Ethiopia stayed uncolonized
Its interesting to know that Ethiopia is one of the only two African countries that Europeans never colonized.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/food-travel/how-ethiopia-stayed-uncolonized/wl6cfnh.amp

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by mysticwarrior(m): 2:20am On Apr 09, 2023
BidenDTrounced:
"Without colonization, African countries will still be stuck in the stone age"
Ethiopian airlines is the biggest airline in Africa.

How Ethiopia stayed uncolonized
Its interesting to know that Ethiopia is one of the only two African countries that Europeans never colonized.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/food-travel/how-ethiopia-stayed-uncolonized/wl6cfnh.amp
Ethiopia was colonized by the Italians and was called "Italian East Africa, Emperor Haile Selassie fled to Britain and an Italian Monarch made Ethiopia part of his domain.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by geedot: 4:20am On Apr 09, 2023
We adopt their religion, their culture and your intelligence is even measured based on your eloquence of the English language.

Nigeria's over reliance on doing things the west way has done more evil than good. We have struggling intended couples having a lavish 'white' wedding after their traditional one, when all they needed was to save for the future of the marriage as a whole.

The independence we thought we got was just formality and we are even worse off compared to when we were under their colony. I stopped interfering in Nigeria politics some 8years ago because I could see the bigger picture of the root of the problem.

Just like the French Revolution, the problem is not in the change of personnel, the problem is in the foundation and no matter who becomes the president, same issues will keep persisting.

Youths are all over Tiktok, Instagram etc, jumping on any useless trending challenges. Chasing the latest gadgets and never really asked themselves how these gadgets, apps are made, but only to consume.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by CaveAdullam: 5:20am On Apr 09, 2023
I know of the disasters and chaos caused by the Europeans in Africa. European ancestors pillaged Africa. Their descendants are still pillaging the continent till this hour. It is like a baton pass on from one generation to another sealed by an oath.
However, that's half of the problem.

The world is an animal jungle. Survival is first for every living species. By all means possible, you must do whatever to secure your territory and protect your live and lineage.

War has shaped the world we live in. Conquests gave rise to empires and as well the fall of empires. In the realm of survival, it is necessary, hence, an individual, tribe or community must become strong to defend themselves and attack encroaching enemies.

Africa has always been the innocent calm little innocent nice damsel. As far as I understand she has never being involved in any intercontinental conquest to rise an empire. She was convenient with her arts, crafts and science. Hence, she became weak to resist her enemies. No wonder k0lõnialism was as the sky over Africa.

The other half of Africa's problem are her political and economic leaders. These group of people know nothing. They are Europeans' puppets. In modern times after Africa's independence, these leaders are the proxy for the continual dominance of Africa. Remember: it's a game of survival. In war, morality and ethics doesn't exists.

Africa's leaders can't move an inch because they've so much be intertwined with Europeans' mess. They all got rotten and stinky skeletons in their cupboards. Mixed this with their rapacity and you'll see how hard and far is the liberation of Africa.

Presently, all Africa has are natural resources and good climate. But they are just there. If they are not harnessed they remain useless. The reason why Africa is still poor despite her mineral resources and large land is because they lack an organizational structure, good leadership, science, technology and intelligence to do so. Without these factors, no nation can see prosperity.

It's not a matter of refusing k0l0ni@lism. If our politicians and leaders are unwilling, there's little the citizens can do. The birth of a new Africa is dependent on the crop of leaders that emanates from the soils of Africa who have national development at heart and able to identify the tricks of the global north. Diplomacy, tight negotiations which are not exploitive and union with reputable allies are how we can get closer to victory.

We must continue to preach about the influence of European in Africa to awaken sleeping African youths and to cultivate good leaders.

Thanks.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by CrownOfClay724: 7:46am On Apr 09, 2023
It didn't end ; sure.
It only transformed ; true!
But colonialism is far from being our problem at this point in time.

At the risk of being misunderstood, I'd want to point out that the present can not be divorced from the past.
The gangantuan loot that continues till date, the political interruptions here and there, the systematic economic sabotage and all of that ; still, the greatest culpability as to the plight of Africa today goes to the African leaders.

Oyibo dey do us o, but the most retrogressive and destructive force against Africa today are Africans themselves.

And we should have this on our fingertip when pointing at the colonialists.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by tommy589(m): 7:55am On Apr 09, 2023
France created CFA, prints CFA and still controls CFA for most French speaking countries. Where is the freedom when the puppet masters are still at play everywhere

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by bigpriik: 8:03am On Apr 09, 2023
Nigeria is the only country that can withstand sanctions if only we start to produce we have it all but unfortunately Yoruba's no go Gree.they see northerners as animals they can easily manipulate and the see igbos as threats who should never near power with that thought alone we are divided.Igbo's and Hausafulanis are more committed to a better Nigeria than Yoruba's

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by Glistinin(m): 11:56am On Apr 09, 2023
I guess the leaders of thriving African countries like Namibia are from mars and not Africans!
It is annoying when we give slavish excuses for the corrupt excesses of Nigerian leaders.
All we do is blame and curse without doing anything!

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by pansophist(m): 4:22pm On Apr 09, 2023
Glistinin:
I guess the leaders of thriving African countries like Namibia are from mars and not Africans!
It is annoying when we give slavish excuses for the corrupt excesses of Nigerian leaders.
All we do is blame and curse without doing anything!

Exception doesn't disprove the rules, it only proves it.

In South America for example, Chile is the most developed, but it doesn't disprove the simple fact that the US maintains the Monroe doctrine, and have interfere in the internal affairs of most countries there, and bomb many.

Try to see the nuances in stuff, it's not black and white.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by Gerrard59(m): 4:38pm On Apr 09, 2023
Glistinin:
I guess the leaders of thriving African countries like Namibia are from mars and not Africans!
It is annoying when we give slavish excuses for the corrupt excesses of Nigerian leaders.
All we do is blame and curse without doing anything!

Tensa20,

Dem say Namibia is thriving. grin grin grin grin grin

Thank God I get person like you wey dey draw my ear sometimes.
Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by fredwill1357(m): 5:03pm On Apr 09, 2023
pansophist:


Exception doesn't disprove the rules, it only proves it.

In South America for example, Chile is the most developed, but it doesn't disprove the simple fact that the US maintains the Monroe doctrine, and hage interfere in the internal affairs of most countries there, and bomb many.

Try to see the nuances in stuff, it's not black and white.
Glad I am not the only one who sees this, I don't know why a good number of Nigerians and Africans aren't passionate about changing this.
While I agree that nations might have to prey on each other sometimes, especially at their developing stages. It is greed and over ambitiousness on the part of the west on their continual exploitation and predation of Africa and some other parts of the world. Especially at this age when a decent life can be given to every human worldwide if we keep the population low or checked.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by shegzhkn: 5:07pm On Apr 09, 2023
Blame game, from one generation to another.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by pansophist(m): 5:31pm On Apr 09, 2023
fredwill1357:

Glad I am not the only one who sees this, I don't know why a good number of Nigerians and Africans are'nt passionate about changing this.

It is greed and over ambitiousness on the part of the west on their continual exploitation of Africa an. Especially at this age when a decent life can be given to every human worldwide

The West have built their civilisations on global exploitation, a scheme that had made them so immensely wealthy, and the only method they know. It's tried and tested. So do not expect them to voluntarily stop their exploitation.

It has never happened that freedom was given by choice to the oppressed, because the oppressed appealed to the moral sense of his oppressor. It's always a fight to be free. So Africans must take it by force.

Also, one of the global event that cemented the continuous exploitation of the third world was because during the 60's to 90's, a period that marked the era of decolonization, the Soviet Union collapsed, leaving the anglos as the only uncontested superpower.

With the world transitioning from bipolarism to unipolarism, the US set the rules of the world to its own desire, cutting sweet deals for itself at the expense of the world.

With no other power to cut sweet deals for newly weak and dirt poor countries who are just defeated colonialism (eg the Marshall plan the US gave to build Europe after ww2), the fate of African countries was sealed for a new round of exploitation.

The same financial aid that built Europe after world War two became the financial aid that indebted African countries and destroyed their ability for self sufficiency. It's a system of love for one, and hate for the other. Africans are the hated ones.

From the Bretton woods systems that cemented the dollars as the global reserve currencies, and the UN, WTO, ICC, interpol, etc all in the Western Hemisphere, the newly freed countries in Africa were sucked back into US imperialistic ecosystems, making their independence irrelevant.

But the west overdid themselves. They refuse to settle with what they have and instead, went after China and Russia, to destroy them completely, leaving no chance for a possible emergence of new contenders that will ursurp their new status as the global hegemon.

It's also the reason why smaller powers such as Yugoslavia, the war in the middle East, and it's democratic bombing tour took effect, to keep the world in tumoil for their reign to be supreme and everlasting. But that plan failed completely.

The good news is that the international arena is calibrating favourably to the interest of the oppressrd global South, and if they miss it this time around to be free, then it only prove our inferiority as preached by the racist west. We can't afford to fail this time.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by pansophist(m): 5:32pm On Apr 09, 2023
shegzhkn:
Blame game, from one generation to another.

If you read closely like a human being with a brain, you'll notice that there is no blaming here.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:04pm On Apr 09, 2023
shegzhkn:
Blame game, from one generation to another.

Maybe this is why black and blame rhyme with each other.

Were the Middle East and Asian countries not colonised?

Thanks so much for calling us out rightly.
Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:12pm On Apr 09, 2023
tommy589:
France created CFA, prints CFA and still controls CFA for most French speaking countries. Where is the freedom when the puppet masters are still at play everywhere

Maybe when we stop being tribesmen in our politics, and stop being clannish in our affairs generally, we will reduce the amount we pay politicians, pay more taxes and make education free for every child, as a starter.

Meanwhile were Bini kingdom, Oyo empire, Sokoto caliphate and other African entities not doing similar exploitation, and control through puppets known as ajẹlẹs in Yorùbá, of their vassal states?

Gluttons and beggars have little choice over their benefactors.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:13pm On Apr 09, 2023
Glistinin:
I guess the leaders of thriving African countries like Namibia are from mars and not Africans!
It is annoying when we give slavish excuses for the corrupt excesses of Nigerian leaders.
All we do is blame and curse without doing anything!

Botswana may be a better example.
Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by Glistinin(m): 6:27pm On Apr 09, 2023
Yes Botswana too.
seguno2:


Botswana may be a better example.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by tommy589(m): 6:28pm On Apr 09, 2023
seguno2:


Maybe when we stop being tribesmen in our politics, and stop being clannish in our affairs generally, we will reduce the amount we pay politicians, pay more taxes and make education free for every child, as a starter.

Meanwhile were Bini kingdom, Oyo empire, Sokoto caliphate and other African entities not doing similar exploitation of their vassal states?

Gluttons and beggars have little choice over their benefactors.

Vassal states rebel that's is why empires crumbled. The European powers have studied what led to fall of old empires and use that to become masters in the art of intergration and separation.

Bringing different tribes together to form a country is not to ease administration alone

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by shegzhkn: 6:32pm On Apr 09, 2023
seguno2:


Maybe this is why black and blame rhyme with each other.

Were the Middle East and Asian countries not colonised?

Thanks so much for calling us out rightly.
Japan was a recipient of two nukes from the US, they didn't just sit and start blaming the "west" for their woes.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by Glistinin(m): 6:35pm On Apr 09, 2023
I am writing based on comparative premise here. When we talk about about developing countries, countries like Botswana, etc are thriving unlike Nigeria that is retrogressing.
The major cause has and will always be corrupt leadership with very very weak and corrupt institutions and not some imperialism trappings as postulated here.
Gerrard59:


Tensa20,

Dem say Namibia is thriving. grin grin grin grin grin

Thank God I get person like you wey dey draw my ear sometimes.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by tensazangetsu20(m): 6:36pm On Apr 09, 2023
Glistinin:
I am writing based on comparative premise here. When we talk about about developing countries, countries like Botswana, etc are thriving unlike Nigeria that is retrogressing.
The major cause has and will always be corrupt leadership with very very weak and corrupt institutions and not some imperialism trappings as postulated here.

Botswana and Namibia are worst than Nigeria even with Nigeria in it's current state

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:38pm On Apr 09, 2023
tommy589:
Vassal states rebel that's is why empires crumbled. The European powers have studied what led to fall of old empires and use that to become masters in the art of intergration and separation.

Bringing different tribes together to form a country is not to ease administration alone

Why has this European study not stopped the Asian & Middle Eastern countries from rebelling and developing, instead of forever blaming their colonial masters, as we have seen doing since forever?

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by Glistinin(m): 6:49pm On Apr 09, 2023
Your standing still doesn't make America the cause of Africa's political and economic woes!
You are talking about those thriving African countries being an exception, what is stopping retrogressing African countries like Nigeria from Learning and applying their developmental indices in their politics and economies?

I guess America right?

It's very slavish and defeatist to always forget about Africa's very powerful and corrupt politicians and very very weak and corrupt institutions and heap Africa's intractable woes on America.
pansophist:


Exception doesn't disprove the rules, it only proves it.

In South America for example, Chile is the most developed, but it doesn't disprove the simple fact that the US maintains the Monroe doctrine, and hage interfere in the internal affairs of most countries there, and bomb many.

Try to see the nuances in stuff, it's not black and white.

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:49pm On Apr 09, 2023
shegzhkn:
Japan was a recipient of two nukes from the US, they didn't just sit and start blaming the "west" for their woes.

(Groups of) People fight to dominate one another and benefit from the resources of the conquered people.

Is this not the history of the world since before the Abraham (Ibrahim) story with Melchizedek

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:50pm On Apr 09, 2023
Glistinin:
Your standing still doesn't make America the cause of Africa's political and economic woes!
You are talking about those thriving African countries being an exception, what is stopping retrogressing African countries like Nigeria from Learning and applying their developmental indices in their politics and economies?

I guess America right?

It's very slavish and defeatist to always forget about Africa's very powerful and corrupt politicians and very very weak and corrupt institutions and heap Africa's intractable woes on America.

God bless you richly for your enlightening words.

BTW, is it not the height of hypocrisy for those who are in diaspora of oyinbo countries for direct exploitation by the oyinbos, to turn around and blame the same oyinbos for our endemic and enduring poverty, inequality, suffering and misery?

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by pansophist(m): 6:54pm On Apr 09, 2023
Glistinin:
Your standing still doesn't make America the cause of Africa's political and economic woes!
You are talking about those thriving African countries being an exception, what is stopping retrogressing African countries like Nigeria from Learning and applying their developmental indices in their politics and economies?

I guess America right?

It's very slavish and defeatist to always forget about Africa's very powerful and corrupt politicians and very very weak and corrupt institutions and heap Africa's intractable woes on America.

Okay, now that we are on Namibia's case, explain to me how they are performing well. What makes them better compare to let's say, Iran?

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Re: Colonialism Didn't End, It Only Transformed. Prove Me Wrong. by seguno2: 6:55pm On Apr 09, 2023
pansophist:
Okay, now that we are on Namibia's case, explain to me how they are performing well. What makes them better compare to let's say, Iran?

Is Iran an African country

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