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SMITHI Post time: 2012-9-10 02:58
Yes without them world wouldn't be so poor , without them world would be much more advanced indee ...
I would like to think that our advances would have occurred if there was no subjugation or war but after thinking about it I realized that many of the technologies and advancements we love so much were only developed to their full potential because of war.
The radio, personal computers, modern ships, nuclear power, teflon, microwave ovens, jet engines, navigational systems and pressurised cabins for air travel, mass production of penicillin, synthetic rubber, to name a few of the more modern ones.
The world may have been "better" from a certain perspective, it certainly would have been much more isolated and we would not be communicating over the internet right now.
The corresponding effect of isolation is that troubles are more localized, the problems in other parts of the world are of no concern and are readily ignored.
Wars have ever been a problem between peoples and although the Sub continent is especially fond of laying all their issues at the feet of colonials little is said about the constant struggles its peoples had against their neighbours to the North from Afghanistan and from the different groups within.
The kingdoms of Africa are especially in need of support today and many of them also lay their condition at the feet of colonial powers but neglect to speak about the droughts and famines that have laid waste to their country and have been a constant hindrance to their advancement. In places where life is a daily struggle for food and water there is little time for innovation, which is risky, when survival itself can not be guaranteed.
The ones who make the world poor are not the entirety of the Anglo race surely, it is often commented on that people in the West still starve and still struggle....often it is mentioned with much glee by the opponents of Anglos, is it actually the minority of ruling elite who have caused the raging hatred of people born with white skin?
Every country, every race has those people, it is not merely the province of Anglos. But I guess it is easier to attack a colour than a class, especially when so many aspire to be part of that class they rage against.