The most offensive article I have read in a while

What kind of colonial apologist bullshit is this? And what is it doing on what is supposed to be a respectable site like the Wall Street Journal?

 

This asshole...

Some choice quotes:

some new version of colonialism may be the best thing that could happen to at least some countries in the postcolonial world.

The colonialists of yore may often have been bigots, but they were also, just as often, doers. Their colonies were better places than the shipwrecked countries we have today.

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The Old Guard

AFRICAN LEADERS

Abdulai Wade (Senegal) – 83years
Hosni Mubarak ( Egypt ) – age 82
Robert Mugabe ( Zimbabwe ) – age 86
Hifikepunye Pohamba ( Namibia ) – age 74
Rupiah Banda ( Zambia) – age 73
Mwai Kibaki ( Kenya) – age 71
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ( Liberia ) – age 75
Colonel Gaddafi (Libya) – age 68
Jacob Zuma (South Africa) – age 68
Bingu Wa Mtalika – age 76.

Average Age: – 75.6
Approximately 76 years
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THE FIRST WORLD

Barrack Obama (USA) – age 48
David Cameron (UK) – age 43
Dimitri Medvedev (Russia) – age 45
Stephen Harper (Canada) – age 51
Julia Gillard (Australia) – age 49
Nicolas Sarkozy (France) – age 55
Luis Zapatero (Spain) – age 49
Jose Socrates (Portugal) – age 53
Angela Merkel ( Germany ) – age 56
Herman Van Rompuy ( Belgium ) – age 62

Average Age: 51.1 ~
Approximately 51 years

 

 

 

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