|A 'long-eared' white man named|
David Livingstone introduced
Western technology to
sub-Saharan Africa, ending thousands
of years of near stone-age existence
and saving countless millions of lives.
What Livingstone found during his travels was a continent stuck in time. Thousands of years had transpired without the inhabitants progressing beyond grass huts, tribal warfare, lip plates, and bathing their babies in urine. They had not learned to cultivate their land, domesticate animals, build bridges, or construct wood-frame homes. Time stood still. Had Livingstone stepped back in time ten thousand years he would have seen no difference in the naked black-skinned natives then as in the 1870s.
A mere 150 years after white people opened sub-Saharan Africa to the modern world of technology, one African -- Robert Mugabe -- stood before 40,000 of his black countrymen and, for two and half hours, lambasted the few white people remaining in his nation.
The dictator accused whites of stealing minerals from the land, but failed to mention that the very lives of those to whom he was speaking were owed to Western technology. The health care alone is more valuable than all the minerals that lay beneath Mugabe's feet.
He told the crowd not to fear whites, making a sarcastic reference to our long ears. Mugabe characterized the imposition of Western culture as an evil thing. He never mentioned that the faces on the currency used in his nation -- the United States dollar -- are white men with "long ears." Nor did he mention his own failed Marxist policies had destroyed his nation's economy, forcing him to scrap his hyper-inflated dollars for American money.
|Robert Mugabe's glasses and fine|
clothes are the innovations of
long-eared white people.
What white people stole from Africa were thousands of years of primitive living, short lifespans, inter-tribal warfare and the brutal slavery that it produced. Whites took away Africa's illiteracy and replaced it with schools and universities. Whites stole their dirt foot paths and replaced them with paved motorways and vehicles to run on them. Whites took their culture of naked bodies and clothed them. Then, whites bestowed countless billions of dollars in aid each year; far more valuable than the minerals mined from the dark continent.
If ignorance is bliss, then surely the followers of Robert Mugabe are the happiest people on the planet.
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