AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
In Response To: Re: Congo ()
Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 11:33 am. Greetings,
All continents have a history of rivalries, conflicts, and wars between people of the same ethnicities. That's a given. Was not the Civil War here in America considered one of its bloodiest battles - white Confederate brother against white Union brother, for the most part? If we had to point out other conflicts/wars in this world since mankind, the list will indeed be rather lengthy. However, there have been those that have strategically used their conflicts to conquer and enslave them in ways unimaginable, causing more detrimental, long-lasting effects on that group of people.
I sometimes feel that people mistake "blaming" with fact-stating. If you tampered with a weak dam in a certain township, causing it to break, flooding homes, and killing people down river in your devious ploy for economic gain, then the FACTS are: (1) The officials of that township allowed the dam to become weak by a lack of needed maintenance; (2) You tampered with this weak dam, causing the lives of hundreds of people and leaving folk homeless; (3) Your motivation was money. However, fact no. 2 created the most damaging effects? A weak dam, in time, could have been repaired before you tampered with it for financial gain. If the facts show that your actions were more damaging, then it is what it is....a fact.
Just my 1 cent worth.