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Monday, July 04, 2005

White Man's Burden, Part II: The Horror Continues

Courtesy of Mick Hartley, an African view of Live8.

The European view of the third world is the same as it always was: Europeans still think "brown people" are children who can't be held responsible, and they still see themselves as the "parents". What changed is European child-rearing: In Kipling's day they were strict; now they're indulgent. In either case, it's just a bunch of self-important Europeans reassuring themselves that it's all about them.

This goes equally for our home-grown imitation Eurolefties in the States.