Europeans left the US and Australia, when they decided to be independent. The results are well known: americans became fucking retards, australians did better.
When you talk about "infrastructure", you aknowledge that only europeans actually built anything, and the native cultures only took advantage of that.
Here's a little history for you too: the African countries that so proudly demanded independence from Europe, spent most of the last 30 years destroying themselves, making their overlords incredibly rich, fueling tribal wars, and making a mess out of the little civilization the colonizers left them.
I know a bit about Angola, and I can tell you: almost everything that still stands there, was built by the Portuguese. The African way, is this: take everything you can, build nothing, and make whatever war you can, doesnt matter who suffers. Africans only want easy solutions, easy money, and to blame the "colonizers". Even if most of them left 30 years ago, and the few who remain, are killed and tortured without any remorse.
Remorse: an european concept.
oswald #414216, FSTDT 16 Comments
[1/21/2008 9:35:56 PM]
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I kind of, sort of, agree with the first 3 paragraphs...
1/22/2008 6:25:05 AM
What the Dickens are you talking about? The Europeans did not abandon Australia or the US upon independence. Indeed, the push for independence was made BY the European settlers - it was of little interest to the indigenous peoples, as they knew that their emancipation would not be part of the deal.
1/22/2008 7:17:23 AM
Of course, because, you know, famines, social inequality, political turmoil thanks to the shaky politics of the colonisers, who only sought to enrich themselves and nourrished already existing rivalities, have nothing to do with their fate.
1/22/2008 10:10:34 AM
Europeans NEVER left Australia and America. The descendants of the first white guys who treaded there first DECLARED THE INDEPENDENCE. There is a big difference.
1/22/2008 1:38:23 PM
Africans build nothing? There are some really nice pyramids in Egypt I'd love to show you.
1/23/2008 1:21:24 AM
1/23/2008 1:38:59 AM
You know after helping win two world wars, outlasting the Soviet Union, going into space, refining railroading, creating domineering corporations and providing a good chunk of foreign aid to needy countries, I'd say we are doing alright for a bunch of "retards".
1/23/2008 6:29:04 AM
Australia never declared independence, we're still part of the British commonwealth.That speaks volumes about how little research he puts into that statment
1/24/2008 11:54:02 AM
"Europeans left the US and Australia"
Ha ha, where did this guy learn his history lessons?
1/24/2008 3:03:33 PM
Egypt and the Middle East, Asia and the central american empires.
1/24/2008 8:44:08 PM
Europeans left? Damn, I'm really out of the loop.
1/24/2008 9:13:33 PM
An European? This guy needs English lessons too.
1/26/2008 3:32:21 PM
America built the modern world at a time when most Europeans were wallowing in filth, disease, and poverty. Most of the inventions you use today were created almost entirely by Americans. Those that weren't were simply improved by them.
1/27/2008 3:23:52 PM
Dwindle, shut the fuck up. You're as ignorant as the original poster.
1/27/2008 4:02:43 PM
@Dwindle: Lol, and when did this happen? Europeans were wallowing in filth, disease, and poverty during the medieval era, yeah, but the good ol' US of A wasn't around until 1781, so just what the hell do you think you're talking about?
1/29/2008 2:16:45 AM
Keep Australians and Americans out of it you Gonad, Africans too for that matter. Most Australians wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire and you are too stupid to label anyone else "retarded." Your "blame the victim" attitude towards Africans living under intolerable conditions is stupid, callous and offensive.
You've insulted all of the nations and peoples you mentioned here. None more so than Aussies, most of us aren't Pauline Hanson neo-nazi fuckwits like yourself. Die you jumped-up hatemongering frontally lobotomised drooling dickhead. Quickly!
1/29/2008 3:35:59 AM