Third World Quarterly publishes “The Case for Colonialism” leading to censorship demands

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  • I’ll concede the aqueducts …

    • Alain

      Roman engineering was exceptional at the time in history. The thing we inheritited from the Romans that has become a vile plaque however is bureaucracy. They were obsessed with recording every detail and invented a huge bureaucracy to do that along with controlling people’s lives.

      • But the aqueducts!

        The red tape may be insufferable but we do have some good historical records.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    “Gilley compares countries that suffered under anti-colnialization, such as Guinea-Bissau, comparing its fate to countries, that, in his assessment embraced their colonial heritage such as Singapore. Gilley calls for instances of recolonialization, in the hope of creating new Singapores and Hong Kongs.”

    I don’t think Guinea-Bissau is ever going to be like Singapore or Hong Kong. Something to do with average IQ…

    • Alain

      Ha, Ginea-Bissau is a totally failed country. Senegal where I lived and worked for several years was plagued with people from Gina-Bissau seeking work. All my domestics came from there to escape the place.

      • The Deplorable Rosenmops

        How long did you live in Senegal?

        • Alain

          Around 4 years, and I have great memories of my time there which was well prior to the importation of radical Islamic teachings. At the time I was there there really was no discrimination or prejudice against non Muslims and I was welcome to visit any mosque as an “infidel”. Neither did I find the “chip-on-the shoulder” that I found with the majority of American blacks. In fact the Africans really had no time for American blacks, the ones sent by the American Peace Corp or whatever it is called. They simply had nothing in common and just being black didn’t sell. I also recall how all the older Senegalese who lived during the French colonial period prior to independence regretted that it had ended. They recognised how now corruption and nepotism were the norm as opposed to when it was ruled by France. I frequently travelled all over during every holiday or long weekend and loved camping in the bush. Never ever did I feel threatened or mistreated and even theft only happened in the large cities such as Dakar where I lived. Still it was never committed with violence such as mugging; just if you left anything unattended expect it to be stolen. In the bush camping next to a village was totally different. I could leave my vehicle open and my camp with my camera and other things unattended without a worry. All that however is no longer the case, and no amount of money could get me to return even for a visit. It simply is no longer a safe place to be. One last thing is when I was there they greatly dislike and distrusted the Arabs who often came from the neighbouring country. My students were well aware that the Arabs practised slavery and if they could capture a young Senegalese to be a slave they would. For that reason the teenagers always travelled in rather large groups and never alone.

          • The Deplorable Rosenmops

            Interesting. We have international students from Nigeria and they don’t seem like the American blacks either. Many of the American blacks I see on TV seem angry and resentful.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Funny how the outraged tweets are all in English, which the writers speak because their country was colonized.