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September 24, 2014

There’s an expression old Africa hands used to use.

It is “AWA” or Africa Wins Again. The Europeans tried everything they could to turn their colonies into outposts of civilization, but they all failed. No matter what you do, the Africa can’t stop being Africa. You’re not allowed to think that so we think other things. The Z Blog › Ebola and You

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 24, 2014 9:01 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Africa is nothing more than a giant warehouse. Kind of like a global Sam's Club. Natural resources are the only things attracting other countries. The wildlife gets in the way. Come to think of it, so do the natives.

It is a continent where people can live out their humanitarian fantasies: save the planet, save the animals, save the natives. Throw money at it and consider themselves absolved of the sins of their everyday lives. What they oughta do is put a big fence around the continent, make it like a theme park. Entry level membership allows saving trees and plants; pay a little more for a silver membership and save animals. The platinum level allows members to actually save people: wretched disease-ridden cannibals or slave traders or generations of inbred natives living in mud huts in some obscure valley.

The oil, minerals, lumber, anything else that has dollar value will be shipped out the back door, the missionaries and tourists and do-gooders gather at the front doors. Photo ops and all.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 25, 2014 6:12 AM

There is a reason why it was Europeans arriving in Africa with ships, firearms, uniforms, and civilization and not the other way around. Africa's most advanced export is a t-shirt.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 26, 2014 11:01 PM

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