Skip to comments.China builds its African empire while the 'anti-colonialist' Left looks the other way
Posted on 11/30/2011 10:45:48 AM PST by Niuhuru
Imagine what would happen if America barged its way into a developing country, buttered up its homicidal dictator and agreed a back-of-the-envelope deal in which he signed over his nations mineral wealth in return for roads, railways and sports stadiums. Everyone would benefit, no?
No. The problem is that the infrastructure turns out to be worth a hell of a lot less than the minerals. Fortunately, Washington has had the foresight to top up the dictators Swiss bank account. Problem solved! As for the mining operation, the Americans really dont want to be bothered by minimum wages or trade unions. Theyre banned. And no complaints from the workforce, please, because no one wants a repeat of that misunderstanding in which an American mine supervisor opened fire on stroppy employees.
If the United States embarked on this sort of colonial experiment, it would produce a furious Occupy Grosvenor Square camp outside the US embassy and a withering play by Sir David Hare at the National. But since these things are actually being done not by America but by the Peoples Republic of China across the entire African continent, the anti-colonialist Left just yawns.
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Simple. Only white people can be colonialists/racists.
Every politically aware person knows that.
I wonder what China will do if Congo or one of the others decides to nationalize all foreign invenstment industry? Or just destroy it?
Fascinating account below of a young couple’s trek across the Dem Rep of Congo. There are scarcely roads left there.
The hippies and leftists only protest when they know the target of the protests will fold and break. They knew that the Chinese are an impossible target to break, so they know well that protesting would be pointless. ONce the Chinese are established and throwing thier power around, nothing will dislodge them. A sick part of me feels a bit of schaden, since Africans will discover what REAL racism and colonialism is.
“I wonder what China will do if Congo or one of the others decides to nationalize all foreign invenstment industry? Or just destroy it?”
The Chinese will move in troops, then slaughter the leadership, and then overtly seize control of the government. Then the Chinese will openly declare the Congo as a province of China.
Much of leftism is simply opposition to Western civilization. Just for fun, ask someone concerned about the “indigenous populations” of Australia or the Americas if they are as concerned for the indigenous populations or Europe. Or whether they realize that the Spanish, not the “Anglos,” are responsible for much of the oppression of native peoples in the Western Hamisphere.
You need expeditionary warfare capability to enforce your will on a country thousands of miles away, and China is many years off that...
Hah, many years off? ‘_’
and actually all you need is to pay the right people in that country
Africa has been a money pit for any nation or empire foolish enough to poor resources into it. So too the Chinese I say, “Best of Luck. You’re going to need it.”
Wait until they meet the new boss. Boy, those Africans are going to miss us!
the Chinese are not sending foreign aid or missionaries or do gooder types, they are sending in business and will then send in the military if their citizens are attacked. If the natives act up and start assualting and killing their citizenry, the Chinese will back them up with military might and demand land as reparations.
Striaght out of the colonial handbook and go figure, if anyone knows, it’s the CHinese.
In other words, typical spoiled hypocrisy.
Yeah, well, they had their chance and we should never come back. Thye have been ingrates and I bet that the remaining whites will be on better terms with the Chinese once their families are no longer being attacked with impunity. I admit the sinner in me looks forward to the natives getting a halthy dose of reality.
There is a stoy on Yahoo News saying that students stumbled across tunnels full of missiles or something.
that’s because the idea that racism and colonialism are bad started in the anglo-saxon world.
there are protests for Free Tibet in the US etc. but they come to no avail as the Chinese govt doesn't care -- different tactics for different groups - for example, the Gandhian policy of non-violence as used by MLK too worked when practised against an opponent who cared about his public's opinion
it would not work against a dictator or a tyrannical regime
And talking of India -- sinsof is correct that China cannot yet project its power across oceans -- also india would not allow that
true, the Chinese colonised what is now South China and kicked out the Vietnamese and Tai peoples, then were conquered by, but effectively colonised the Manchus and is now assimilating the Uighurs and Tibetans
They are already possibly back Mugabe and ordering him around. At some point the Chinese will just plain take over nad I do hope that the US isn’t expected to bail them out. I for one will look forward to them understanding the full price of freedom, which is having yourself and only yourself to rely on.