anasawad wrote:I dont think they're idiots. I think theyre oppressed and need to stand up and break their chains."Forget agricultural problems, it's all because of the evil white people!"
I am sick of this stupidity, this intellectual scam, this hatred. Especially coming from someone who dreams of seeing a Muslim empire arise and rampage the world.
The borders thry have are fake and created by outsiders. They need to follow a united Africa work plan.
a) Nations require identity and identities take time to be formed. African nations are half way after 50 years. If they restarted now with another artificial nation they would have to go through the whole process again, with all the civil wars and turmoils between them.
Btw we did create artificial nations because there wasn't any in the first place. Which was one of the causes and consequences of Africa's backward development before we colonized them. Stop blaming us for your artificial borders when you never had borders in the first place (in the ME I think - not sure - we did use Ottoman's administrative provinces as a canvas and then split them to separate Shia and Sunni). At best you can blame us for one or two countries that we did split.
b) The larger a nation, the less cohesive it is. Because you do not feel represented by your leaders and you do not feel solidarity with other members of this country, since they all have a lot of cultural differences with you and live far away. As a result corruption increases, governments are unstable, many people protest and many regions want to become independent. The only way to make such a nation survive is through an iron fist.
This would be especially true for Africa that does not have a common federative identity, no common past, that has the highest genetic diversity with visually identifiable subgroups, and probably has the highest cultural and linguistic diversity of all continents.
c) The larger a nation, the more inefficient it is. The Ottoman empire you want to resurrect was a millennium of economic decline for Muslims. The Roman Empire started to disband after it overextended and left Europe impoverished for thousand years after that. China was vanquished by forces lesser than theirs, by far away nations with a lot less people than themselves who were once primitive in comparison, who fought abroad with just a fraction of their forces. And today it can only maintain its cohesion through nationalism and tales of foreign conspiracies.
Meanwhile the EU is busy destroying the foundations that made European countries so prosperous and is bringing back the fears of ruin and war upon European countries. And America is one of the richest countries in the world, but also the one with the most poverty in the first world, where employees work far too much, where corruption is so normalized that it is not considered as corruption, and on a path to feudalism.
For example. Weed can be produced easily in many places in Africa.
Weed can be produced about anywhere in the world and there are not enough weed smokers in Europe to make it a viable economic strategy. Let's not mention the diplomatic problems.
Just look at beqa' valley in Lebanon. Next to a desert. Facing annual floods. Yet still highly productive because of our methods.
This is completely different. This valley does not undergo periodic droughts.
And the periodic floods in this case are precisely what makes this valley fertile. Floods do not wash away the land near rivers. They wash away the land away from rivers, then drop what they collected on rivers' banks, making them fertile.
You did not make it fertile, it was fertile in the first place. Sure it was easy, you had nothing to do! In general Lebanon is not that bad with a quarter of lands being fertile. This is a coastal country on the Mediterranean Sea, a favorable environment, you cannot compare it to Africa.
Anyway you obviously know nuts about agriculture. You just decided that evil white people created all problems and that obviously feeding one billion of people without water out of paper-thin soils should be easy without the evil white people conspiring in the shadows to make Muslims rampage Nigeria and Mali.