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In the world of the “Politically Correct,” let’s compare Europe and Africa in 1824, just to restore some much needed, fact-based perspective.

In 1824, Major Henry Somerset, commander of the Cape Corps in South Africa, posted Dr. Smith to Fort Wiltshire as medical officer of this frontier post, with specific instructions to make friends with and study the customs, attitudes, and way of life of the African people.

He had no political agenda and reported on what he saw. If anything he started out with a rather magnanimous attitude towards the African people.

What is manifest in his findings is that there was no inquisitiveness among the Africans to find out more, no spring within to change anything, to make something better. Land was simply there, to be used or plundered. Tribal warfare was endemic. He found the lack of a desire to improve matters strange, coming as he did from a European civilization on the cusp of great exploration and discovery.

He sketched what he saw – clothing was in the main animal skins and rudimentary, dwellings consisted of huts where women ground their corn and men hunted with spears. Trees fueled fires and Africa for them was a land to be used and taken and moved across. Private property was unheard of. There was no wheel, no written word.

Contrast this with civilized Europe in 1824, with its steamboats, braille, electric lights and streetcars, sowing machines, lawnmowers, tall buildings, mechanical reapers, saxophones, barometers, cotton gins, ships that travelled across oceans, palaces, great novels, orchestras…

When we compare the two, it all falls into place. Still not convinced? Compare Britain to Zimbabwe or Haiti, or France to the Dominican Republic or Nigeria. The average IQ in Sub-Saharan Africa is 67. After the civilized world has pumped hundreds of billions of dollars into Africa in the form of “Aid” and “Development,” nothing changes. There is a reason for this – see it here.

And now we are importing them as fast as we can into North America and Europe as “refugees.”

Robin Elliott    LeverageAdvantage.com

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