Comment on White countries for everyone? by SMW.
Plenty of African countries that weren’t colonized? There isn’t a single African country that wasn’t colonized, but I’ll address the two that you’re probably mistakenly referring to: Ethiopia and Liberia. Ethiopia was an empire considered on par with the West for hundreds of years, especially after they successfully defended themselves from Italy and made an actual attempt at Westernization. Of course, Italy managed to successfully invade them in 1936 (with the use of chemical weapons, something several European leaders described as underhanded), and proceeded to destroy the infrastructure they managed to build up as they invaded. That’s not even touching the destruction the Italian guerillas did to the Italian-built infrastructure for the 2 years after Britain liberated Ethiopia. In regards to Liberia, initial migrants had astronomical mortality rates, which effected economic growth in the long run(less men to work=less work done). The high mortality rates also led to extractive institutions, which negatively affected economic growth even further and led to political instability. Simple economics and politics were the downfall of Liberia, not race.
You’re correct in stating that Rhodesia and South Africa significantly increased living standards among the native population, but you also failed to mention the fact that the natives were also treated as less than human. The dehumanization got so bad, that the Rhodesian government attempted to erase the fact that the native Shona people built Great Zimbabwe. Evidently, stripping a group of people of their culture and history doesn’t bode well with them. Isn’t that what you’re crusading against yourself? An invading force diluting your heritage? Also, try not to bring up genocide to prove the “violent nature” of Africans, when Europeans have systematically killed tens of millions more throughout history.
Funny how you parade around the fact that Europeans increased the living standards and life expectancy in Africa, then complain about how many of them are breeding and coming over to your countries in the same breath. Looks like that came back to bite you in the rear pretty hard. Didn’t help that Europeans abruptly left the colonized lands, leaving gaping power vacuums that allowed corrupt leaders to quickly gain power and support. This led to even more economic stagnation and war. So, as it turns out, a majority of the problems you just listed can indeed be attributed to colonization.
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You’re correct that blacks have lower IQs, but you fail to mention the reason. It’s obvious that less economic prosperity can lead to stagnation in IQs. Just look at Eastern European countries; They’re more impoverished than their Western counterparts, and, lo and behold, they have lower IQs on average.
Tell me, do you actually believe that a race of people capable of creating civilizations had near-retarded IQs for all of their history? It’s more likely that recent events (colonization) negatively affected them, just like Eastern Europeans with Communism, no?
White countries for everyone?
Ah, so you’re just conveniently leaving out the many Kingdoms and Empires that Sub-Saharan Africa had? No mention of Ethiopia, Mali, Kush, Kongo, Kanem-Bornu, Benin, etc? Africa was fairly prosperous before European colonization. You can delude yourself all you want, but it’s true. Also, Europeans didn’t invent libraries or universities. Sumerians and Arabs did. Nice try, though. Funny how you bring up African violence, as though Europeans didn’t cause the deadliest war in human history 32 years after another one, or that the Chinese and Japanese didn’t slaughter millions of their own kind with totalitarian rule and war.
It’s obvious you have no personal achievements to call your own, so you instead turn to leeching off of inventions made by people who shared your skin color in the past. This is especially evident when one takes into consideration how many times you use “We” in your comment, as if you played any role in those advancements. You also lack even an intermediate knowledge in history and anthropology, and it painfully shows.