The cause of our current crises
Have you ever wondered what Europeans priorities are? I mean they are in a panic about the environment and climate change, when it is their mode of life, sparked by the industrial revolution which started in the UK, that has led to the unstoppable greed and consumption in consumerist capitalist society.
Our forefathers paid a heavy price by their enslavement and free labour which helped build these “great” societies. Did you know that when slavery ended, many slave owners were compensated for loss of “property” because slaves were considered as property, but the slaves received nothing. The Jews received compensation from Nazi Germany after their holocaust, but black peoples, who’s holocaust arguably is still continuing in perhaps more subtle ways, receive nothing but false charity and contempt.
Notice how European’s believe they have the answer on how to solve these problems, they frame the debate, but do you think they are sincere? Aren’t they playing a game where the simply want to halt the rampant progress of China as it rises to become the new world power, aren’t they willing to stop the development of many nations who want a piece of the capitalist pie? Why? Because they don’t want the status quo to change. Did you know reputable organisations in the UK have noted that some of the UK’s key ways of tackling carbon emissions in the production of power actually create more emissions that conventional ways of creating power? These new carbon reducing schemes simply offset the damage they do now by planting trees, which they hope will take back in the carbon they emit now at some time in the future. And in many ways they cheat the figures like this!
Which countries are likely to suffer most from climate change, the countries who most damage the environment, or those whose labour, resources and land have been constantly plundered from them throughout history and who are not the drivers of the problem and who generally don’t have the resources to stop its effects? Which nations are steering the debate on climate change? Are they really consulting the nations who will be most affected, or are they making some tweaks on their current plans, so that they can continue down the same path having fooled many people with their false sincerity about their desire for change.
If the Europeans really cared they would do something major about it. How about a tax on their own consumerism that should be paid to nations that have not contributed in the same way to climate change? Would the Europeans really vote for a way of change that causes them pain? I doubt it. It seems what they are looking for is a painless fix, a sticking plaster, a catchphrase that catches the media headlines, but doesn’t challenge their way of existence.
Europeans are looking at the surface of things, what is happening now, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. They ignore their responsibility for the actions they committed in the past and somehow now miraculously have realised that we are in a “one minute to midnight” situation. Oh how convenient for you to realise at the last minute when you have already reaped the benefits of your consumerist, capitalist colonial empiric exploits! The Europeans need to look beneath the surface to see what transpired throughout history to cause this problem, and not just think about pruning a few leaves, but rather consider root and branch reforms.
Then we could talk about Covid-19 and Corona Virus, because again these great nations have pledged to give Africa vaccines, but have they lived up to their fine sounding words. The simple answer is no. Again Africa is last in their thoughts.
There is another crisis, that of refugees who want to flee African countries for a better life in one of the “developed first world nations”. We know that the destabilisation of the African continent, the killing of its leaders, redrawing of borders by colonial powers, billions leaving the continent in either “capital flight” or extortion via legacy colonial taxes all contributes to the present day difficulties of the people that live there. This is another situation where Europeans have gone in, made a mess, then stand in the limelight of the world stage to appear without fault while criticising others and refusing to accept responsibility for their past actions.
Europeans, this world is the way you made it. Sadly, you are the cause of the world’s current crises! Will you be honest enough to admit it and perform the deep change of actions needed to end these endless injustices against mankind?