3 thoughts on “Cecil Rhodes’ Dream of Conquest – Empire – Episode 5 – BBC One”

  1. We ought to also consider the plight of both blacks and whites in black majority ruled Zimbabwei (nee Rhodesia) and South Africa. The Marxist blacks have wrecked those economies and killed lots of people, both black and white.

    1. Ah yes of course. I wonder how it would have been though if the Brits (& other nations who should’ve known better after all they generally came under the pretext of spreading civilization or converting to Christianity) had not sallied forth to other nations seeking to acquire their lands and resources.

      1. When the Dutch landed in South Africa in the early 1600s, the areas they settled did not have any blacks at the time. The Bantu peoples had not migrated to that far southern part of the continent yet. As well, the British settlers of Rhodesia were developing lands that were thinly populated at the time. Successful Rhodesia and South Africa, economically successful that is, attracted blacks from neighboring countries.

        What we get in the history books and in online articles is often a truncated or abridged history. That is the point I am making: that things are not always so black and white (no pun intended) as they seem to us.

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