History of Africa – Early Colonial Period

Africa was divided up between European powers which thought they were superior to Africans, who were assumed to be genetically inferior and in need of being “taken care of” by superior “civilized” peoples.  Unfortunately, colonial powers failed to develop the infrastructure, the economy and to educate the people, so Communists found it easy to enslave the people while tearing down existing systems in the name of independence, without preparing the people for building a better one.  In many ways, this same belief system of inferiority and hopelessness is responsible for the continuing deprivation and abuses based on eugenics, the overpopulation myth and environmental myths that value wildlife and “saving the planet” over developing indigenous peoples and their economy. Poverty, not overpopulation, causes environmental damage. Developing a healthy, educated workforce and a strong economy make is possible for indigenous peoples to care for their environment. See short article below about the European partition of Africa from the Oxford Reference website.

Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 Meeting at which the major European powers negotiated and formalized claims to territory in Africa; also called the Berlin West Africa Conference. 

The Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 marked the climax of the European competition for territory in Africa, a process commonly known as the Scramble for Africa. During the 1870s and early 1880s European nations such as Great Britain, France, and Germany began looking to Africa for natural resources for their growing industrial sectors as well as a potential market for the goods these factories produced. As a result, these governments sought to safeguard their commercial interests in Africa and began sending scouts to the continent to secure treaties from indigenous peoples or their supposed representatives. Similarly, Belgium’s King Leopold II, who aspired to increase his personal wealth by acquiring African territory, hired agents to lay claim to vast tracts of land in central Africa. To protect Germany’s commercial interests, German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who was otherwise uninterested in Africa, felt compelled to stake claims to African land.

Inevitably, the scramble for territory led to conflict among European powers, particularly between the British and French in West Africa; Egypt, the Portuguese, and British in East Africa; and the French and King Leopold II in central Africa. Rivalry between Great Britain and France led Bismarck to intervene, and in late 1884 he called a meeting of European powers in Berlin. In the subsequent meetings, Great Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, and King Leopold II negotiated their claims to African territory, which were then formalized and mapped. During the conference the leaders also agreed to allow free trade among the colonies and established a framework for negotiating future European claims in Africa. Neither the Berlin Conference itself nor the framework for future negotiations provided any say for the peoples of Africa over the partitioning of their homelands.

The Berlin Conference did not initiate European colonization of Africa, but it did legitimate and formalize the process. In addition, it sparked new interest in Africa. Following the close of the conference, European powers expanded their claims in Africa such that by 1900, European states had claimed nearly 90 percent of African territory.

by Elizabeth Heath for Oxford Reference

http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195337709.001.0001/acref-9780195337709-e-0467

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Communism/Socialism Gain Control Covertly Over Time

 Fabian Socialism is the public face of Communism

Much to the dismay of Marx’s followers, having failed to foment the expected violent overthrow of existing systems in developed countries after World War I, the Communists have resorted to hidden agendas and covert actions, infiltrating and corrupting existing organizations and governments, including unions, universities, schools, churches, charitable organizations, publishing, entertainment, news media, and advocacy groups like the climate and environmental movements. In baby steps called Fabian Socialism, they create or exaggerate crises so they can be perceived as rescuers, but push good causes gradually to ridiculous extremes, morphing them into something the founders never intended.

        Greenpeace is a good example in microcosm. Its founders truly believed in advocating for a cleaner environment and helping animals. The organization has been taken over by wild-eyed extremist anarchists and socialists that advocate violence and political action in service to extreme environmental and anti-human progress agendas. This became so evident that most of the founders and early members left the organization and established or joined more sensible advocacy groups that were based more on science and less on emotions and socialist or Communist ideologies.

        Although Communism and socialism are more openly accepted in developing countries, many of the same tactics are used to gain control and impose their will. Any action, such as overthrow of colonial powers for independence, is preceded by years of careful but subtle influence over the opinions and emotions of native people, and is followed by control through puppet dictators. Only a few countries have been won over by violent rebellion. Most have been persuaded to overthrow existing systems or reject new ideas through propaganda and thought control over time.

        The root of all of the “isms” is a desire for control: control of circumstances and control of others physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. Catholicism and Mohammedism sought to control the people spiritually and physically. European feudalism and monarchism sought to control the people physically. Out of the feudal and Catholic worldviews, which defined permanent classes by birth, grew the Protestant Reformation that sought, through Jesus’ teachings, to love and free the people from this form of tyranny.  Rather, people are able to define their own place in society through skills, initiative and effort and are not bound to a class at birth.

“Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.’”

—Matthew 22:36-39 KJV

        Whereas Communism and the other totalitarians ideologies, i.e. “isms,” see people only as monolithic groups to be controlled, true Judeo-Christian ethics values each individual and encourages, as basic tenets, personal responsibility as well as loving and caring for others. Christianity also defined an orderly universe that follows natural laws that can be discovered through scientific study. From the Protestant Reformation grew science, technology, industry, and freedoms of thought and accomplishments that have produced our modern world

        It fostered the independence that is America, where people are free to do and believe what they choose without insisting everyone else must think as they do. Modern liberal leaders, a.k.a. Fabian socialists, have thrown this concept out the window and try to impose their way of life and opinions on others. Tolerance is defined as everyone else accepting and embracing their view. They are truly intolerant of other points of view, such as conservative or Christian. To paraphrase a line in an old western TV show, “They hate intolerance so much, they get downright intolerant about it.”[1]

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

—John 8:32 KJV

[1] The Deputy, NBC TV series 1959-1961, Henry Fonda as Marshal Simon Frye says about his reluctant deputy: “He hates violence so much, he gets downright violent about it.

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Control and the Communist/Socialist Connection

Control: The Communist/Socialist Connection

The ultimate goal of the controllers in totalitarian ideologies is to tear down what works, (free markets, Western culture) and to keep poor people poor and dependent. They believe they can and should control everything: the poor, the successful, the narrative, the environment, individuals and especially governments. Many underdeveloped countries have been devastated or seriously harmed by the lies of these anti-human, anti-progress ideologies.

         The world has a cancer that is eating it from within. It is communism, socialism, fascism and, to a lesser extent, similar totalitarian top-down systems, including Progressivism, Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Islam, formerly known as Mohammedism.[1] For brevity I will refer to these related systems as Communism or socialism hereafter, with an understanding that all of them fit the profile, more or less, of totalitarian ideologies. These systems are based on control by an elite few, taking and keeping power by stirring up negative emotions such as anger, envy, and resentment against real or perceived exploitation, injustice, and victimization. Instead of seeking to raise the poor, Communism/Socialism seeks to tear down, as evil exploiters, the successful, the able, the employers, the builders, and the innovators, who really can and do help raise the poor. Communists appeal to emotions and unreality, not logical reasoning about the real world.

        First of all, let me explain that most people who follow these “isms” are not aware of the nefarious agendas behind the public face and stated goals. They are merely followers who believe they are helping the poor and righting assumed wrongs as they have been told by the leaders of these movements over and over in many ways. A lie becomes a truth in the minds of many if it is repeated often enough by “reliable” sources. The Communists have described these people as “useful idiots” and “fellow travelers.” The useful idiots buy into the myth being sold without question and follow like sheep. The fellow travelers have their own agendas that are compatible with the apparent (but often not real) goals of the communists, and so they are willing and eager to follow the party line, if it furthers their own goals.

        As the old saying goes, a rising tide raises all boats. Tearing down or hobbling those that could employ and build up the poor just makes everyone poorer. It is in the best interest of the rich, aka successful companies, to raise the standard of living of the poor and thereby to create new customers for their goods and services. That’s how free markets naturally raise living standards for everyone. Both the successful “rich” and the poor mutually benefit as competition and innovation naturally lower prices and increase both availability and quality of goods and services. Communism/Socialism exploits the poor and ignorant while claiming to help them. By tearing down or hindering those that could help, they keep the poor in a permanent poor class and the victims as permanent victims.

        Socialism needs a permanent underclass of victims to maintain power. It can’t allow the supposed problems to be solved because socialism would lose its purpose and power. Cooperation is anathema to them, for instance, union and management must not be allowed to solve mutual problems together. Struggle must be maintained so that those that Communism exploits (“the workers”) will think they are being helped and continue to follow them. It hides its true purpose and presents a parade of “good” causes and supposed injustices that must be stopped to “save” the people (or the planet). If one cause is in danger of being solved, it is morphed into a similar or greater supposed cause to keep the struggle going ad nauseam. Supposed or real problems are never solved, they are managed. The aim is control, not of the problems, but of the people. Communism/Socialism’s compassionate face hides a sinister heart.

[1] Note that the term “Mohammedism,” used throughout history, has been replaced by “Islam” and “Muslim” thus setting it apart from the other tyrannical “isms” in the minds of many. It is still an “ism” that oppresses its own people and has the ultimate goal of replacing Western Culture, much like the other “isms.”

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