Wednesday, March 3, 2010

So what would you like us to do about it?

It never ceases to amaze me at the sheer amount of people in the world that seem to blame this country for problems that we can't do anything about.
Take Jacob Zuma for example.

Zuma begins state visit with scathing attack on Britain's colonial past
As President Zuma, the South African President, began his three-day state visit to Britain today, his official welcome by the Queen was, depending on one’s point of view, either the best of British pomp and pageantry, or an anachronistic reminder of our colonial past (the ostrich feathers on the hat worn by the Master of the Horse being a bit of a giveaway there).
For the sake of international relations one would hope it was the former, for as Mr Zuma and his wife began their visit, the President had some scathing things to say about Britain’s past.
“When the British came to our country they said everything we did was barbaric, was wrong, inferior in whatever way,” he said.
“I don’t know why they are continuing thinking that their culture is more superior than others.
I don't recall my culture being a Boer culture, I don't remember my culture having the charming culture of "Necklacing" I do remember reading about the Zulu nation being warlike and conquering all their neighbours though. Playing the race card at an international level is usually a precursor to asking for sympathy money, getting us to pay for past grievances (or hush money as it's also known) Though mostly in this case it's a matter of trying to deflect criticism about having 3 wives (though only the MSM seems to give a shit about this)
Yes the British conquered the Zulu's, yes we imposed some of our culture on them, you'd think Mr Zuma would be grateful though as Zulu's didn't have elected presidents or control over all South Africa either. However it wasn't Britain behind the Apartheid state nor were we the architects of all the current troubles in Southern Africa either. Were we still in control I doubt you'd have all the tribal infighting, corruption and riots still happening in South Africa and Zimbabwe would still be the bread basket of the area as opposed to the basket case.
I don't think British culture is superior, but I'm damned if I can accept criticism from Jacob Zuma about what happened 150 years ago especially as it relates to today. He wants 3 wives fine, his culture allows it, he wants to criticise the British today over what happened before anyone now living was born, he can go to hell.

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Nearly Headless Nick said...

White culture & the white races is/are superior to the black savages.

Quiet_Man said...

No, just different, we've had our massacring moments too, Hamburg and Dresden spring to mind in WW2.
White doesn't mean superior or victim, neither does black, we're just different.

Anonymous said...

Agree QM but please don't mention German cities without forgetting Plymouth and Coventry et al - and that was defeating the utterly evil Nazi bastards too. Zimbabwe are complete racist evil gits while I'm at it. All boils down to compo/reparation in the end. BTW ask a vaguely objective journalist like John Pilger if South Africans are better off now than before - it's not a matter of race their rulers just have contempt for their people...

James Higham said...

Not to mention Shaka.