Black People : If you had the ability to liberate one...

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  1. delsydebothom

    delsydebothom Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If you had the ability to liberate and make prosper just one nation in Africa, which would it be, and why?
     
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    delsydebothom,

    Props!

    This is an interesting question.

    It would be the DRC, because it is mineral rich and is not totally land locked.
    That way we have direct access to the oceanic highway for commercial use.
     
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    If YOU (del see da bottom [acroynm]) had the ability to make just one euorpean/western country return/compensate all that it has plundered/stolen/oppressed/murdered from Mother Afrika which european country should that be? ------eye already know why ...:whip:
     
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    delsydebothom Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Alright I'll bite. Keep in mind that my answer is conditioned by a belief that one must never do harm to an evildoer once that evildoer is no longer an immediate threat to anyone. I also don't believe in guilt by association. Moreover, I firmly believe that it is incumbent upon every man to prefer to suffer injustice rather than, in fighting against it, to do more harm than the injustice itself.

    With that out of the way, I think I can safely answer. Apart from the "murdered" part of your question (you can't return a murdered man, or compensate for his death), I'm partial to Portugal. The Portuguese were the ones who, in the early part of the 1400's, started the European market for black slaves in the first place.
     
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    delsydebothom,

    What country would you take hold of, and why?
     
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    delsydebothom Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I wouldn't want to "take hold of" any country. Part of why I asked the first question is because I'm not sure what my answer to it would be. Generally speaking, liberation has to occur in a manner consistent with the traditions of the place in which it occurs. Otherwise, the government will be based upon an abstraction of what "right" governance is, rather than in the traditions and institutions of the local peoples.

    But as far as political theories go, here's mine:

    1. Government is (or ought to be) the natural extension of family. Government exists through family and for the sake of family.

    2. The right of families acquire and defend property is a higher right than the rights of government.

    3. The ownership of the power of production ought to be spread out as broadly as possible, not centralized into corporations of any kind.

    These are principles that seem commonsensical and universally applicable to me, even though I know there are a lot of people who disagree. Still, I've increasingly felt that these values would naturally arise out of a reinvigorated tribal structure in Africa. Since there are more African cultures than there are nations, this may be difficult to make real. However, if the modern autocratic government could be removed in one African nation, and trust and friendship between the different cities and tribes strengthened, that nation could become a beacon of prosperity and hope for the rest of the continent.

    The question that's been on my mind is "which one?".
     
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    Peace fam.

    I can't resist the temptation and I have to answer Nigeria.

    If Nigeria was liberated from it own ignorance, it could use the oil money to start deforestation, agriculture and technology building in the various countries and its population to build a peacekeeping army without that non-intervention crap.

    If not Nigeria, then it would have to be DRC or Azania/Mzanzi.

    Actually, it's hard to choose one.

    Bless,

    - Ikoro
     
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    the devil is in the house....

    africa is a continent. there are many countries there. many of them need help.
    now he has you debating over which one country. pick one and leave the others.

    that is known as divide and conquer. it is a successful ploy of white supremacists.

    once the devil has his nose under the tent, all manner of mischief will spring forth.
     
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    delsybothom,

    You are reading too much into that phrase, for it was merely a condensed
    version of the question you posited.

    That is all.

    Furthermore,

    I was working within the context of your line of question.

    You asked that we choose ONE country...
    ..So I stated one coupled with a brief explanation.
     
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    I certainly apologize for the misunderstanding! Pax!
     
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