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2017-07-11 Europe
French President Macron at G20: 'Africa has civilizational problems' [VIDEO]
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Posted by Besoeker 2017-07-11 01:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [625 views ]  Top

#1 And the 'problem' appears to be spreading.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-07-11 01:26||   2017-07-11 01:26|| Front Page Top

#2 Genetics are not a "cultural construct".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2017-07-11 03:56||   2017-07-11 03:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Who would have guessed President Macron to be a Rantburg reader.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-07-11 07:05||   2017-07-11 07:05|| Front Page Top

#4 The full quote shows that the comment about "7 or 8" kids was just one of many "challenges" Macron attributes to Africa the inner cities.

FIFY. Can you say No Go Zone, in any language, as in anyplace in the world? You get more of what you subsidize.
Posted by Procopius2k 2017-07-11 07:48||   2017-07-11 07:48|| Front Page Top

#5 He spoke the truth, which contradicts approved doctrine.

He must be destroyed.
Posted by DarthVader 2017-07-11 09:05||   2017-07-11 09:05|| Front Page Top

#6 That Colonialism was an unmitigated evil has been one of the unquestioned pillars of modern thought. But as any sentient being who now looks at Africa must ask, How exactly? On the one hand they were provided with roads, railroads, airports. electricity, education, regular courts of law, modern agriculture and regular and regulated access to world markets. This coupled with an end, however temporary to such Africa delights as cannibalism and festive times with some of the lower primates which the WHO quietly admits was the beginning of AIDS. They were colonies for some time, true, but they also got their countries back in a vastly improved state which on balance they could not be bothered to maintain. Not survey, level, drain sweat and build mind you, but maintain. Of the 1,000,000 miles of road in the former Congo, less than 1,000 miles remain. Uganda once grew enough produce to feed itself AND Western Europe. Rhodesia was so abundant they could easily afford to put land into cash crops like tobacco. What exactly has colonialism been replaced with?
Posted by Cesare 2017-07-11 10:59||   2017-07-11 10:59|| Front Page Top

#7 false guilt?
Posted by Frank G 2017-07-11 11:34||   2017-07-11 11:34|| Front Page Top

#8 What exactly has colonialism been replaced with?

Failure
Posted by DarthVader 2017-07-11 14:27||   2017-07-11 14:27|| Front Page Top

#9 Colonialism was the domination of weaker tribes by a stronger one--and the side effects of resource extraction were sometimes almost genocidal.

The "countries" that appeared post-colonialism typically ended up with a stronger tribe dominating weaker ones, with resource extraction that sometimes has genocidal effects.

The colonial powers, when minded to do so (remember King Leopold), had the resources to build infrastructure and institutions. Shaky "semi-countries" usually didn't, especially when engaged in stealing each other blind.

The post-independence history of much of Africa would have been very different if it had been more finely divided into tribal groupings. I suspect that, on the whole, it would have been better.
Posted by james  2017-07-11 21:39|| http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com  2017-07-11 21:39|| Front Page Top

#10 The post-independence history of much of Africa would have been very different if it had been more finely divided into tribal groupings.

We appear to be headed there now in the U.S. James. Perhaps we shall see.
Posted by Besoeker 2017-07-11 22:02||   2017-07-11 22:02|| Front Page Top

#11 What have the Romans ever done for us?
Posted by rjschwarz 2017-07-11 23:38||   2017-07-11 23:38|| Front Page Top

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