Saturday, July 26, 2014

With Allies Like This

According to Adam Hochschild's book, "King Leopold's Ghost", the Belgians ended up slaughtering somewhere between 8 and 10 MILLION (many were shot, many more were worked to death as slave porters carrying hundreds of pounds of ivory and sap that was ultimately used for rubber products) Africans during their disgusting 20 year occupation of the Congo. To even imply that Belgium were one of the good fellas' during the first world war is uproarious and, me, I wouldn't have wasted one singular American soldier bailing their sorry asses out.

4 comments:

BB-Idaho said...

The Age of Imperialism; and they
said it was the white man's burden.

Rational Nation USA said...

I wonder how many little birds nested in that beard...

Rational Nation USA said...

Or maybe it might have been little rodents?

dmarks said...

The Soviets killed half a million Ethiopians in the mid 1980s alone... perhaps the last major gasp of European arrogance and aggression against Africa.