You're a fine one to be talking about backwards and illiterate.
10/28/2012 4:03:02 PM
You're forgetting about a little something called "the legacy of colonialism."
10/28/2012 5:07:35 PM
If we want to start talking about racism, one has to look no further than Africa, as they have loads of black on black violence. To the point where they have traditions operating right to today. Other than tribal raiding and corruption, there is one greater.... genocide.
'Cause it's not like white people have ever killed each other, raided towns, or formed corrupt societies. And a white person most definitely did not attempt to systematically wipe out an entire ethnic group a mere 70 years ago.
How can anyone be this idiotic and still use a computer?
10/28/2012 7:33:29 PM
You forgot that part about colonialism. You know, when white-run European governments took over different parts of Africa and basically raped the land.
10/28/2012 7:42:24 PM
I'll bet that this racist shit cannot even find Africa on a map tattoo'd on his arm.
10/29/2012 2:10:51 AM
History, you twat.
10/29/2012 2:32:27 AM
An estimated 600 million Africans died as a result of the slave trade and colonialism. How long do you think it would take to bounce back after a hit like that you shit gibbon
10/29/2012 4:56:49 AM
Post-colonial puppet regimes held in place by MI5 and CIA through the cold war era.
World Bank and IMF policy. Creating debt, and forcing a "One crop" agrarian economy... backed by UN and American mercenarys.
Shell Oil, and it's hired mercnarys.
10/29/2012 6:19:48 AM
Except that the Africans haven't viewed themselves as "one people" until very recently. A century ago tribal identity and language were very important in the struggle for territory and resources.
10/29/2012 10:04:45 AM
Mali and Swahili says that they were doing pretty well until colonialism.
"You ban slave trade? We make you slaves in your own countries!"
Though some countries are recovering nicely and there's been major advancements in helping move past colonialism and cold war legacy. They aren't helpless and it's just as racist when people treat them that way. But colonialism is a difficult thing to recover from.
10/29/2012 11:05:09 AM
Okay, what? You're saying culture is genetic? Bull fucking shit. That is NOT how it works.
10/29/2012 12:31:18 PM
Um hello? White people and Muslims invaded our lands and shit all over our native cultures?
10/29/2012 8:45:29 PM
I find it interesting that you're using "our" to describe the lands. Aren't you an American? Wouldn't it be better suited to say "my ancestor's lands?"
Maybe I'm being nitpicky, but the concept of ancestral ownership/guilt/whatever seems dangerous to me. It's what leads to white racists touting all the inventions of white people as if they hold the goddamn patents themselves.
10/29/2012 11:19:24 PM
1. "social practice" is not "genetic".
2. Africa is not "all black men".
3. Depends what you mean by "successes".
4. Europe has "white on white violence". China has "Chinese on Chinese violence". What does that prove?
5. "Who is suppressing them?" International financial institutions like the IMF and World Bank, who force them to open up their markets to exploitation by the west and produce for export.
6. The legacy of imperialism, which deliberately pursued a divide and conquer strategy which exacerbated tribal and ethnic rivalries which are still playing out today.
10/29/2012 11:59:22 PM
Well, look at you -
Why are you "so backwards and illiterate for 2012?"
10/30/2012 5:41:25 AM
J. James, "my ancestor's lands" would have been more appropriate.
10/30/2012 6:07:58 AM
"If we want to start talking about racism, one has to look no further than Africa, as they have loads of black on black violence."
I'm confused. Why would you attribute racist motives to "black on black violence"? In any case, do you really think that there is no "white on white" violence happening in America?
10/30/2012 8:35:56 AM
Is the weird capitalization on "pResident" supposed to mean something, or is it just a typo? And if it means something, what the hell does it mean?
10/30/2012 8:03:48 PM
Add this to the "everyone is a racist but the Tea Party!" file.
10/31/2012 9:43:14 AM
Someone drag Himno to Botswana and see how long he can keep talking like this...
10/31/2012 12:40:00 PM
10/31/2012 10:38:25 PM
I'm sick of having to be a broken record for these morons who read Rudyard Kipling one too many times. You can easily look up the history of Africa and African civilizations on the Internet:
That's why God invented Google. lol In a 1st world country there is really no excuse for this many people to be this ignorant when all they have to do is type "Africa" in a search engine.
Also, Africa is the continent with the most rapid GDP growth and rapidly industrializing nations right now. More so than Asia:
"Why are they so backwards and illiterate for 2012?"
Zimbabwe is the way it is largely due to them having hyperinflation worse than 1920s Germany, thanks to Mugabe taking crooked loans from the IMF and World Bank (they have a history of doing that to developing countries) and printing a lot of money to pay off the interest. Mugabe also spent little effort investing in industrialized farming during his years in power, creating a dire food crisis with high population growth but little growth in food output. A lot of the black farmers still rely on subsistence farming and medieval farming techniques - you can see how this would be a problem for an industrializing country with a growing population.
South Africa is one of the world's up and coming developing countries, with sustained Real GDP growth over 5.5% since the late 90s and a middle class boom since the early 2000s. As of 2010 it was listed as a "Newly Industrialized Country" and is a member of the BRICS economic union of rising countries. Their largest problem is violent crime and continuing steep economic inequality. But the same could be said of all developing countries (and the US). The much-lauded China has huge problems with poverty, inequality between urban and rural areas and economic exploitation by capitalist bosses who sometimes withhold pay or close up shop suddenly and fire everyone with no warning or severence pay. In the 60s and 70s China had a HUGE crime problem worse than South Africa (the "Cultural Revolution"). Upwards of 10 million people were killed.
11/1/2012 12:25:25 PM
"Is the weird capitalization on "pResident" supposed to mean something, or is it just a typo? And if it means something, what the hell does it mean?"
I think it might mean 'permanent resident' - the idea being that Obama is that, rather than a (natural-born) citizen. In other words, this guy is a birther. No surprise there <_<
(btw. Vman here, forgot to login)
11/1/2012 1:54:54 PM