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Understanding The African Revolution(s)

The recent African revolutions (or coups, depending on your view) have been a long time int he making. They are a hallmark of a fast-changing world.

user profile picture Chris Martenson Aug 11, 2023
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The recent African revolutions (or coups, depending on your view) have been a long time int he making. They are a hallmark of a fast-changing world.

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Context is everything.  The US and especially the Deep State denizens of the US State Department are unable to grasp the recent history that has propelled many African nations to prefer partnership with Russia and/or China.

It’s not a very difficult story to understand; the US and European colonialist countries (France, the Dutch, and the UK) have a long and quite grotesque history of treating African peoples very badly.

Somehow we’ve forgotten that, but the people of Africa sure haven’t.  Funny how that works.

But what’s done is done, and what matters now is how this all plays out going forward.  China is behaving as if it is acutely aware that Africa is home to some of the last and best resources on Earth, and that it would like access to them.

So it is busy building ports, roads, and friendships, while the US is busy crafting the next set of stern lectures to deliver to these same African nations.

One of these is a winning strategy, the other is not.

These are waning, late-stage empire sort of actions we’re seeing.  The next question is, how badly will the US neocons react when faced with the prospect that they are neither respected nor wanted?  “Pretty badly” is my guess.



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The recent African revolutions (or coups, depending on your view) have been a long time int he making. They are a hallmark of a fast-changing world.

View part 2