Civilization: Did Colonization Civilized The Collonizer?
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Topic: Did colonization civilized the colonizer?
My heart bleeds like the blood that stream from the clashes of swords and matches triggered by hungry and power seeking colonizers. The sounds of guns that blasted the skull and brain of millions of people reecho in my dreams every night. My mind ceases to function when I think of the number of souls of South Africans that evaporated into the heaven centuries ago. The gasping of humans for oxygen like horses over used by their owners. What an irony to call this civilization brought to the colonized. The biggest question is “did colonialism really civilized”, a question posted by Césaire (1955) in his article titled Discourse on Colonialism. This question will be answered using the experience South Africa with their colonial masters (the Europeans).
Europeans in their shame today argue that they brought civilization to South African. What about the democratic societies that existed in South African, the great kingdoms in which people loved one another, served the interest of the general society, children played with joy and laughter, and everyone had a title to a property?. People could settle anywhere, move freely and explore nature. But what happened to all these when the hungry and selfish Europeans clothed with civilization came into contact with them. They tried to set the people of South Africa against each other so they could take advantage of them by offering them weapons. As wise as ants, the South Africans came