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A Passionate Plea
for Reinstating Slavery
|by Gaurang Bhatt, MD|
Take the case of the previous colonies. A handful of Europeans conquered huge swaths of land and exploited the natural and human wealth of the countries and indigenous population. The enslavement of the Africans in the sixteenth century maybe ascribed to European military superiority but deserving of greater condemnation is the despicable collaboration by African chiefs in this dastardly deed, which cannot be whitewashed by liberal apologists. Far more pathetic and heinous was the subjugation and domination permitted by the teeming masses of Indians and Chinese with a richer society, by a handful of Europeans in an era when it took weeks for European reinforcements to reach the colonies to bolster the minority foreign tyrants. The Chinese debacle maybe partially forgiven as it postdated the Gatling machine gun and China is currently trying to remedy its past sins.
The Indians as also the Chinese and Africans have the excuse that their own ethnic rulers, because of greed, cruelty and injustice made the common people indifferent to who ruled them. The Indian subcontinent is on parole and may yet end up behind the bars of a new colonialism. Another interesting parallel are the American colonies, which earlier exploited the logistical difficulties of colonizing Britain and the numerical superiority of the colonized, but are now lapsing into such a voter apathy that they are unconcerned about which party or who rules them.
Eastern European countries like jilted women on a rebound have attached themselves to another abusive spouse, for that is what humans do. They repeat their follies. A dominant and abusive spouse mellowed and weakened by time is gotten rid off, only to have another more dominant, stronger spouse with a latent tendency to abuse take the place. Generals reminisce about old wars, while preparing to fight new wars in the false security of outdated strategies like the Maginot line. Only the European Union seems to have the gumption of voicing an occasional dissenting weak whimper.
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