Thursday, March 03, 2005

Cecil Rhodes - The Truth MUST Be Told!

I had no idea that the founder of the Rhodes Scholarship was such an absolute bastard. It's funny how history can be re-written to suit one's own purpose.

Here is an example: But it was Rhodes who originated the racist "land
grabs" to which Zimbabwe's current miseries can
ultimately be traced. It was Rhodes, too, who in 1887
told the House of Assembly in Cape Town that "the
native is to be treated as a child and denied the
franchise. We must adopt a system of despotism in our
relations with the barbarians of South Africa". In
less oratorical moments, he put it even more bluntly:
"I prefer land to niggers."

Read more here.


Blogger mtlanglo said...

- who said "Behind every great fortune is a great crime?"

Alfred Nobel- the inventor of dynamite- felt so guilty that his discovery lead to better munitions for cannons and artillery that he set up the Nobel prizes...

Doesn't sound like Rhodes was so panged with guilt, though...

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