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Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo... They're all the same. Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?

Shooter1001, Moonbattery 35 Comments [2/8/2010 12:34:42 PM]
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WWBFD

So you'd be happy to pay back-taxes to the British crown? And compensate us for that business with the tea?

2/8/2010 12:47:13 PM

musicalbookworm

Well aside from the fact that colonialism created most of the current problems...not much really.

2/8/2010 12:49:53 PM

Lupine

What ISN'T the problem with trying to wipe out someone's culture and convince them that you're better than them?

2/8/2010 12:57:30 PM

Horsefeathers

"Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo... They're all the same. Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?"

Well, the fact that they all ended up pretty much alike should tip you off that it's not so hot.

You can't go in, claim some place is yours (despite people already living there), run the place for a century or so and then pull up stakes and say, "The hell with it. You guys run it," and then expect everything to continue on like it was.

2/8/2010 1:10:04 PM

aaa

On behalf of everyone who has ever been wronged by the colonial governments, fuck you sideways with a tonfa.

2/8/2010 1:18:26 PM

Serph-no-Okami

I distinctly seem to remember much of those places before they became colonies were doing just fine until the white man decided to fuck them all up. They're still recovering from it. So tell me again, was colonialism so great? (hint: it wasn't.)

2/8/2010 1:24:19 PM

Papabear

Or, was their colonial past the problem? Sorry, that was probably too deep for you, Shooter.

2/8/2010 1:59:23 PM

Night Jaguar

"Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo... They're all the same."

I'm sure black people look all the same to you.

"Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?"

I'll go to your house, displace your family (after torturing them), plant a flag and declare that house mine. After that we can have the conversation of what's wrong with colonialism.

2/8/2010 2:09:39 PM



Even if there was still French colonialism there. There would still have been a fucking earthquake.

2/8/2010 2:35:56 PM

Percy Q. Shunn

Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo... They're all the same. Full of lazy, shiftless, ungrateful niggers.

There, I fixed it for you by saying what you meant to say.

2/8/2010 3:01:30 PM

Xotan

Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo... They're all the same.

If you send me our name and address I'll send you, free, an atlas.

BTW, read about precolonial Rwanda and it's king, Mtesa. It makes Hitler, Stalin and co. lookpike pussycats

2/8/2010 3:08:56 PM

Osiris

It took violent ethnic groups that hated each other and put them in the same country without leaving behind enough stable infrastructure to build a nation once they raped all the resources from under them.

2/8/2010 3:13:13 PM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Methinks you answered your own question quite nicely!

2/8/2010 3:28:37 PM

Jewsus

Colonialism lead directly to the present state of affairs in these countries. colonial powers had no interest in setting up stable governments when they decided to gtfo of there. They just left.

Meanwhile, most of the locals had never gotten an education, and what traditional social structures existed before colonialism had been wiped out.

Next time, before you say something, make sure you know what it is you're actually talking about.

2/8/2010 3:54:26 PM

Old Viking

Is this a trick question?

2/8/2010 4:11:19 PM



Talk to the natives in your country and they'll sure as hell tell you what's wrong with it.

2/8/2010 4:22:12 PM

Night Jaguar

"Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?"

It's telling you ask a question that even a slow 8 year old who has just finishing watching Avatar could answer.

2/8/2010 4:36:49 PM

The Jamo

Actually, there is no problem at all. Your country will be seized in 48 hours. LEt's see how you like it.

2/8/2010 5:04:34 PM

The L

Colonialism, per se, is not the problem. The problem is with how the mother country treats the natives of the colonies. Let's look at former British colonies, just for the sake of the example:

USA: Natives expelled and/or murdered. White people set up system almost identical to the home country, then fight said home country for independence. Natives given short end of stick until late 20th century--white people pretty much run things.

Canada: Natives traded and intermarried with, for the most part. Some tribes expelled and/or murdered. White people set up system almost identical to the home country, and are eventually granted independence as the sun slowly begins to set on the British Empire.

Singapore: White people subjugate, but do not destroy, natives. Build city that becomes major trading posts, with immigrants coming in from all over the world. City lost to Japan in WWII, becomes independent when Japan loses the war. Now a thriving international port and one of the cleanest urban areas on the planet due to strict anti-litter laws.

India: White people subjugate, but do not destroy, natives. Efforts are made to be sensitive to the less "exotic" aspects of the native culture. Anything that does not mesh with British ethical standards (suttee, for instance) is banned. System is set up similar to that of the home country, with native princes serving as local governors subject to rule of the king of England. Natives revolt and after several false starts and several violent coups, finally manage to set up a stable government. Country is poor, but at least its government is in fairly decent shape.

Any and all British colonies in Africa: White people subjugate, but do not destroy, natives. Native culture completely uprooted and replaced with British culture. Native people denied any attempts to organize or have any say in their own government. Environment and local wealth almost entirely transported out of the colony. Once-thriving regions rendered desolate. Abandoned as imperialism falls out of style and basically left to fend for themselves. Civil unrest common. South Africa is the only ex-British country in Africa that comes to mind as having a stable government--and that's only after the end of apartheid in 1990.

Let's face it, of the above examples, Singapore is the only real success story in terms of the natives not being treated like shit, the government running smoothly, AND the country not being shamefully poor.

2/8/2010 5:11:02 PM

Skyknight

...All the same? We're sure about this? And in any case, if you mean they have standard of living problems, I understand that, at least before AIDS paid it a visit, Zimbabwe was doing remarkably well. Still doing at least moderately well, in fact.

2/8/2010 5:33:04 PM

GreasetrapTheViking

What??
You just answred your own question SEVEN TIMES!

2/8/2010 6:06:19 PM

Nihlum

The invoice for 234 years of back taxes has been sent to you - including interest of course.

2/8/2010 7:10:12 PM

ZugTheMegasaurus

"Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?"
"Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo..."
I guess you can thank yourself for this one...though you were too stupid to see it.

2/8/2010 7:31:48 PM



They're all the same. Tell me again, what was the problem with colonialism?

Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Congo...

You sort of answered your own question there, didn't you.

2/8/2010 7:36:40 PM

Zits

Zimbabwe has hyperinflation up the wazoo.

2/8/2010 9:19:26 PM
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