The Fall of the Global Village.
Colonialists encourage human greed—even gluttony—because they say it is natural to the human condition. Fair. Hence, capitalism is the preferred economic system of the west to exploit and loot the resources of its colonies. Ok, fair—if you accept the premise that greed is, in fact, good.
I disagree, and I maintain, like the Ancestors before me that greed is bad. Very bad!
But this is not my point.
If the colonialists accept the human condition of greed, then why do they not equally accept the human need for segregating into smaller and smaller groups?
This is also, after all natural, as group-making in evolutionary biology enhances the very species that is womankind! Segregation is natural, as each group freely develops optimal systems of cooperation and community with one another.
Individuals and communities of the same intelligent species, cooperate. Cooperation demands equality, to the extent of making relations sustainable. Cooperation is natural.
However, colonialists despise it. The idea of exploitation and looting of other people’s resources flies in the face of the natural order of cooperation. It flies in the face of a modicum of equality. And this is why colonialists push ideas about rugged individualism, and this is why they often equate this idea with capitalism.
And so colonialists detest the reality that their colonies demand sovereignty and ownership of their own economic systems. Colonialists detest the reality that womankind is always better off segregating into sovereign groups with their own economic systems. After all, this is also natural!
The issue with the colonialists is just that. It is not that they like natural things like greed and gluttony—not at all. It is simply that they only like greed and gluttony, and all the other natural sins! They stop there and only there! All other natural things, especially the good natural ones – like cooperation, like coexistence – are alien to them.
The colonialists pick and choose what natural item they like and do not like and so their love of capitalism has nothing to do with greed being natural. No. It is simply that colonialists lack self-restraint. They are grossly undisciplined human beings, who cannot help themselves. Their very constitution demands that they engage in perpetual wars in the quest to plunder other people’s resources.
This grand scheme of plundering other people’s land has been couched in very nice language: Globalization; The Global Village. And more. But nothing is more unnatural than a Global Village! It is the height of human artificialism.
It cannot win. Why? Nature abhors homogeneity.
I’m always thrilled by your logic and strokes of your pen. CAPITALISM is an evil child born unto of the diabolical womb COLONIALISM for the purpose of EXPLOITATION & SEGREGATION.
I have read about it and seen it first hand.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.??
Thanks for this Narmer.
What about those that believe we are currently in the Global Village?
Global Village might even have a different definition from what and how we, the rest of the world, have understood it all this while.
PaaKwesi Aduama-Larbi Peter The west has used english and french to fool many of their colonized people, who truly do not understand how these languages actually work. And so I will not be surprised that the idea of a Global Village itself takes on a different meaning for the colonized, the Metha!
Narmer Amenuti Of course, I witnessed with utter amazement how some words such as pharmacy, hell, hades, gay, etc, have all changed and still keep on changing meanings which is to say the grey one uses his language to fit his own whims, to h*ll with the rest of the world.
If one is incapable of cooperation, one is most certainly incapable of civilization. Definitely in agreement with Narmer and Diop here.