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Old 01-13-2015, 11:54 AM
 
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There's some truth to what you write. This reminds me of an important message from Disney's Pocahontas "Colors of the Wind," that reads:

"You think I'm an ignorant savage
And you've been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
You don't know."

Simply because one hasn't adopted certain "accepted" ways does not make one a "savage."

Having written that, Africa certainly has its problems (not that you're claiming otherwise) and, when I think of a first world African nation, I think of a more developed Africa with fewer of the problems than we see today. There are several African nations with very large economies, but I wouldn't quite call those nations first world due to the high poverty and social strife that often exists within (think Nigeria and Boko Haram). And while Europeans are to blame for some of the strife we see in Africa today, let's be clear here: they aren't to blame for everything. Europeans controlled most of Africa for less than 100 years; Europe didn't completely destroy what had been for thousands of years prior. There's still great wealth in these nations and most of the peoples in these nations still have their own culture/language/etc. They can, like other nations once controlled by European powers (think several nations within Asia, including India, etc.) improve and do better than many are doing today.

A lot of Africa's problems today have to deal with corrupt leadership that sees wealth and resources being plundered for personal gain; you can't exactly blame Europeans for that. When the King of Swaziland, as one of many examples, is purported to be a billionaire while his nation lives in poverty and has the highest HIV infection rate on the planet, you can't blame Europeans for that.

Still, ultimately, what will be first world for Africa shouldn't be judged by European standards. I can agree there.
I agree with what you say. I am speaking on those Europeans who believe they are Jesus to black people.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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This video clip of Rhodesia in 1976 shows that it was a developed country. Even Blacks there could live comfortable lives with the benefits of modern technology.Yet the Whites there had standards of living that were very high, unlike a large majority of Blacks, of course a small minority of Blacks became very wealthy then, however all people in that country had access to medical care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S2NKlMW0vc

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