Thu 3rd June 2010, 4:16am
I am serious about what I see as the ramification of the current Wikipedia model hitting Africa.
If it is ... let's just call them idiots for want of a better word
... idiots protecting idiocy, then all they will attract are more idiots and each culture, as it comes on line (in the Pedia's case literally rather than metaphorically) will go through the same baptism of fire and then produce the same crap.
I have already seen evidence of this from Indians vis-à-vis Desi Porn pictures ... do we REALLY have to repeat the same old crap and encourage indulgences of every culture that comes along? Is that not the lesson of failed cultural imperialism?
I mean ... aren't black penises under-represented on the Wiki? Has Africa really travelled far enough culturally to dream up QUITE so many perversions and then depict them graphically for others to be "educated"?
QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Thu 3rd June 2010, 1:19am)
Say, are African corporations run by Africans evil things, or does that idea make your head explode? And who sends me the phishing spam from Lagos? Inquiring minds want to know.
Probably some dodgy Yoruba, far less likely Igbo or Hausa. How specific do you want to get?
My God ... they let African run corporations there days!?! Something should be done about it ...
I do not know Milton ... "Arica and its history" is a rather broad and long topic so you would have to narrow it down.
By only direct area of knowledge/experience is in West Africa, e.g. let's start with France's colonial and mercinary shock troops - the Légion Etrangère - and their excursions into Dalhomey, but I did have a friend who was drafted by the SA army but who left as soon as he discovered the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the former apartheid regime in South Africa were directly involved in terrorism against their neighboring Mozambique who at that time was fighting for independence from the Neo-Imperialist.
As you know, the African Union opposes US plans considering AFRICOM to be a danger to the independence and sovereignty of the continent.
Just was it did in the Far East, the U.S. is engaged in numerous war games and training programs under the guise of fighting “terrorism” and funding a few puppet regimes, especially where its corporate/financial interests lie. It is all business as usual. Of course, it is sold as "Protecting Freedom" to the tax payers back home.
So ... specifically ... what are you headed off topic about this time?