CORRECT: Colonialism Completely died long time Ago


 

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The mechanisms of neo-colonialism

Kwame Nkrumah 1965

IN order to halt foreign interference in the affairs of developing countries it is necessary to study, understand, expose and actively combat neo-colonialism in whatever guise it may appear. For the methods of neo-colonialists are subtle and varied. They operate not only in the economic field, but also in the political, religious, ideological and cultural spheres.

Faced with the militant peoples of the ex-colonial territories in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, imperialism simply switches tactics. Without a qualm it dispenses with its flags, and even with certain of its more hated expatriate officials. This means, so it claims, that it is ‘giving’ independence to its former subjects, to be followed by ‘aid’ for their development. Under cover of such phrases, however, it devises innumerable ways to accomplish objectives formerly achieved by naked colonialism. It is this sum total of these modern attempts to perpetuate colonialism while at the same time talking about ‘freedom’, which has come to be known as neo-colonialism.

Foremost among the neo-colonialists is the United States, which has long exercised its power in Latin America. Fumblingly at first she turned towards Europe, and then with more certainty after world war two when most countries of that continent were indebted to her. Since then, with methodical thoroughness and touching attention to detail, the Pentagon set about consolidating its ascendancy, evidence of which can be seen all around the world.

 

 

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  1. This is all just so wrong. It reminds me of the Christian aid workers who kidnapped and then smuggled children out of Haiti after the disaster in order to “save them.” Save them from what? Their country was being rebuilt and aid was flowing in.

    When I was a kid living in a poor immigrant neighborhood, social workers would threaten to toss me into foster care to “save me” from my non-English speaking family. You got to love when people feel empowered to tell you how to live.

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