quote:Originally posted by EbonyRose:So that is what keeps them down, but I have the feeling that what will lift them up is that [b]somebody, somewhere ... some group, commission, other country, world body organization ... is going to care about what happens to them and through education, they will learn how to stand up and call for what is right and get it[b/]. The people of Africa are not weak. And are definitely resilient. They will get the chance to stand up and be counted.
Change is internal...not that coalitions and solidarity with other liberation movements would hurt. But ultimately it is up to the masses of the indigenous people of any landmass to orgnaize. Otherwise any outside force could become the new oppressors.
quote:However ... I also think that that "overt colonialism" that you speak of, OA, is actually still going on, because those Europeans not only left them with their corrupt and deranged ways of governance and war (only now between themselves) but with the neo-colonialism ways of explotation and the theft of resources currently being practiced there, they may not still be there in body, but they definitely permeate in mind and spirit.
The people of Africa are still burdened with the chains of colonialism.
::: Gonna butt out one more time! :::
Well, that's the difference between neo-colonialism and colonialisn... It used to be direct political and physical dominance. Now t here is economic and cultural dominance remaining. I guess "overt/covert" is a bad usage on my part. Neocolonialism and colonialism are quite overt in their own respects...but it's surprising how many people think neocolonialism is covert because the physical pressence of European domination is lacking.