- Sep 12, 2009
Not to be cold but I aint feeling itdat's some heavy stuff
Shonuff. I haven't read the link, but I agree with this.and what do you expect the Chinese will do?
When folks come into a home and see a family dawging each other, then they will feel it's cool to do the same,
and expect to get away with it
from the thread What Black America Can Learn from China.omowalejabali said:We can sit in western countries and hypothesize about Chinese exploitation... this hypothesizing comes off to Africans and confused, babbling out of touch with the concrete realities of the African continent.... most of the Africans i know who have studied here and returned home... view Africans here are agents of western imperialism, and to a degree i find these perceptions to be quite accurate.medusanegrita said:Is China actually helping Africa, or exploiting it? China is not very black friendly. They are selfish and pragmatic. Whatever they do is for their own capitalistic gain, not to help any other country but themselves and their own.omowalejabali said:the nation of Ghana under Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the first to normalize relations with China. Sekou Toure's Guinea was next, and thrid was Patrice Lumumba's Congo. As more African countiries emerged from colonialism, more established diplomatic and trade relations with China, which played pivotal role in southern Africa, aiding infrastructural and superstructural development....
Africa and China have trade relations which pre-dated western colonialism and imperialism....
Rumor has it that China is exploiting Africa like the Middle East is exploiting immigrants for their labor.... China does not have Africa's interest at heart. I ain't gonna down China for finding their niche and bringing in a buck, but I hate to see Africa or any other dark or black country exploited.
As an African I know you are concerned about actions that seem to evade common sense, that our family does there just as much as you are concerned about things Black folks have a habit of doing without common sense here.OK, I just checked a few minutes of the video, and may check out the rest later.
I'm really sorry about the women and the half-jap babies they had.
But for me - again it's about connections.
I presented my concern with the Asians in Africa before and the economic growth and opportunities they are supposedly providing the region, and I was shunned or belittled for my concerns.
from the thread What Black America Can Learn from China.
If I am to be dismissed on such a level, then how and why should I show concern for the African people there and what the Japs have done to them?
After all, since I am not providing the region with any economic recovery and opportunities to grow - then, as stated, I guess I have no sayso on the matter nor any justifications to be concerned about them.
So hell with them all.
You will not have it both ways - either you want me to care or you don't. You can't have me caring about something that is 1000's of miles away from me when it's convenient for you to have me care or when it outrages you, and then tell me i have no right to care and belittle my concerns when when you feel it serves no real justice or purpose to the solution.
Because I can easily become indifferent either way.
This is not to you in particular Raptor, I'm speaking on general and specific terms.
So which one do you (generally speaking) want it to be?