During the brutal scramble for Africa and Africa’s resources, a minimum of two million Africans was killed within the scramble for ivory tusks for piano keys and billiard balls. At the time, the middle of the ivory trade was Connecticut.
80% of the Nama and Herero peoples of Namibia were murdered in cold blood by the Germans. They were killed and made to the desert where they were left to die within the desert without food, water, or shelter.
Germany, to date, has never recognized this genocide or paid reparations while they need to be paid billions in reparations to Israel for the Holocaust.
But Germany’s crime in Africa isn’t what we would like to speak about here.
During this same time as Germany’s massacre in Namibia, British colonizer Rhodes came to southern Africa. He believed such a lot in British imperialism and promoted it. he’s credited for saying, “to prevent war you want to become an imperialist.”
Cecil Rhodes was a British man liable for untold, unending devastation and violence within the region of South Africa.
His goal was to put in British imperialism from Cape Town to Cairo and built the Cape-Cairo railway.
Cecil Rhodes was a perpetrator of genocide, who was liable for the displacement of many African people for the advantage of white settlers. He was instrumental in the enslavement of many African people on their land.
He is a part of the legacy of the White race who came from Europe and have become wealthy from the theft of the gold and diamonds in Southern Africa.
Rhodes founded the favored DeBeers diamond cartel. He left Britain for South Africa when he was only but 18 years old. He took over the diamond mines at Kimberley South Africa et al. within the area. By his early 20s, he was already a millionaire, but he didn’t retire.
He made fortunes off the sweat of the indigenous nations and tribes of Southern Africa. At that young age, he believed in subjugating Africa for the advantage of England.
Maybe he was born with this type of hate, or only like other Europeans, he had the hunger to ascertain Africa’s blood flow.
He was the architect of apartheid in South Africa. Rhodes explicitly believed that the Anglo-Saxon race was a Herrenvolk. This ideology drove him to not only steal approximately a million miles of South African land but also to facilitate the murder of many thousands of black South Africans. Many accounts number his victims in their millions.
He established the private paramilitary army, British South-Africa Company’s Police (BSACP). That army was liable for the systematic murder often to many thousands of the native people of present-day South Africa.
His hateful amendment of the Masters and Servants Act (1890) reintroduced conditions of torture for native and indigenous laborers. His monstrous racist “land grabs” found out a system during which the unlawful and illegitimate acquisition of land through armed force was routine for the White race.
Cecil Rhodes despised democracy. In 1887 he told the House of Assembly in Cape Town: “The native is to be treated like a toddler and denied the franchise. We must adopt a system of despotism in our relationships with the barbarians of South Africa .”
Now, what quite sadism and self-deceit could that be? You murder the nation, take their lands, then ask them as barbarians. The conscience of the ECU colonizer will surprise you, once you view their atrocities throughout history, and the way they kept reminding themselves that they were doing right.
His Franchise and Ballot Act of 1892 effectively eliminated the voting rights of African. On many occasions, he reminded his colleagues of the “extreme caution” they need to use when it involves “granting the franchise to colored people.”
Rhodes also visited Zimbabwe. He attacked and killed the Matabele and Shona, although they launched a fierce resistance, which was led by their leader Lobengula.
Cecil Rhodes paid a mercenary army from England and supplied them with Maxim machine guns. With just 5 of those machine guns, English slaughtered quite 5,000 African people in one afternoon alone. Then, they celebrated with dinner and champagne.
Cecil Rhodes, the gay lover, said he “thoroughly enjoyed the outing.” He saw the slaughter of over 5,000 Africans as sport and adventure.
How noble!!! These were an equivalent people that brought the gospel of peace and like to Africa, through missionaries.
The Chokwe, Shona, and Zulu people were among the indigenous tribes who led mighty struggles against the ECU invasions.
Cecil Rhodes was known to assist found out the apartheid system in South Africa and, therefore, the pass laws which were supported the Jim Crow laws of us. The pass laws were mainly colonial taxation of African people to force them to figure to be used as near slave labor within the diamond mines.
The Africans who worked in his diamond mines were forced to remain faraway from family and wife, in compounds with only cold tea and bread. These are many similar conditions you discover today within the various mines in Africa. When Rhodes died, the DeBeers diamond cartel was appropriated by the Oppenheimer family.
The atrocities that happened in Sierra Leone and other West African nations were what DeBeers itself has done to African people for 100 years. The greed and gluttony of European governments and corporations for Africa’s resources have lasted from the times before colonization, until today.
His vision was a part of the British empire’s view, on which they boasted that “the sun never set” because their empire went round the world. The then British Empire included 77 countries, including India and 15 nations in Africa. Four hundred fifty-eight million people were oppressed under this empire.
It is accounted that one-quarter of the world’s population at that point was under British colonialism. At that point, England had one among the very best standards of living, which they achieved through near-starvation of the people in Africa, India, and, therefore, the other colonies.
People like Rhodes shouldn’t be celebrated by the Europeans the way he’s celebrated today, except this generation is directly endorsing his atrocities in Africa.