So much has been said of the “white man’s burden:” namely, how the collapsing American Empire and bygone British Empire have shouldered the burden of civilising Africa and driving the global economy for centuries. The opposite is true. The fact of the matter is that not only was Western civilisation invented by black Africans in ancient Egypt, Africa has driven global economic growth for centuries.
African natural resources, labour, land, slavery and skilled émigré – as any decent economic historian will tell you – have fueled the world’s economy for many, many decades. To this… ( Read on! )
No government can be perfect, because all governments are composed of humans, especially those humans most attracted by power and profit. Which begs the question, does power attract morally corrupt people or does power morally corrupt people?
Nowhere is this question more pertinent than the global bastion of democracy and power – America. Over the past half century, America’s power has waned and she has descended from popular democracy to corporate dictatorship.
America has experienced a fundamental shift of democratic power from the man on the street to the men on Wall Street. All the… ( Read on! )