Black History Month 2013: The “Savior” of Mali

François Hollande hailed in Timbuktu as the savior of Mali.
François Hollande hailed in Timbuktu as the savior of Mali.

Mali

Arriving in Timbuktu, President François Hollande has been mobbed by thousands of ecstatic Africans as the French military has returned to restore white supremacy and colonialism in Mali.

Mali, formerly known as French Sudan, became an independent country in September 1960.

Modibo Keita, the first president of Mali, famously described his vision of African socialism as “a system where there will be no unemployed, and there will be no multimillionaires … a system where there will be no beggars, and where each will eat if hungry.”

Now in the 53rd year of independence from France, Martin Meredith describes the result of Keita’s “African socialism” in Mali on page 278 of The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence:

“Mali, a poor country even by African standards, set up twenty-three state enterprises after independence, all of which fell into muddle and chaos, accumulating huge deficits; its list of state enterprises included garages, repair shops, metal works, a printing plant, pharmacies and bookshops.”

Jim Hudgens and Richard Trillo’s The Rough Guide to West Africa has some more insight into Mali’s economic decline under “African socialism”:

“By the mid-1960s, Keita had created a heavy state machinery that dragged mercilessly on the nation’s already fragile economy. The situation was characterized by numerous national enterprises (almost all of them running a deficit), a plethora of civil servants clogging the administrative machinery, a soaring balance-of-trade deficit and foreign debt, and a rapid weakening of the currency. Inflation soared and wages were frozen – a combination that wasn’t calculated to enthuse Malians.

By 1967, taking his cue from Peking, Keita engaged in a “cultural revolution” to purge the nation of enemies within. He was supported in this by radical students, some of the unions, and the lower grades of the civil service who resented the corruption of senior officials and business profiteers. But in the same year, Keita was forced to devalue the Malian franc by fifty percent.”

Mali under “African socialism” sounds eerily reminiscent of the trajectory of the American economy under Barack Obama.

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50 Comments

  1. How is it good that they are expecting “aid.” Remember how Baghdad welcomed George W. Bush’s forces, toppling Saddam’s statue etc., and immediately asking when they are getting all the “aid” they thought was promised?

  2. Furthermore, the President compared the fight against the jihadis to the struggle against colonialism! How is that even a return to colonialist thinking?

    Another Afghanistan in the making, one for the poppies, now one for oil.

  3. Tut tut. Don’t be a wordist, Mosin.

    Not every nation has to say “we’re the master race” when they assert power in foreign lands. It goes without saying, pretty much always has for British and French empires. Chest-thumping is something a graceless central European power would do if they invading say, a white Christian country and tried to amplify petty ethnic differences.

  4. Not stopping the DoD’s logistic support during this is Obama’s biggest achievement since not screwing up their Bin Laden operation. Colonialism isn’t colonialism anymore, it’s commonsense.

  5. Mark my words, this will not turn out well for France. Those Malian “French” are going to want access to the mother country. The real French are going to get screwed again.

  6. Says Tamer: “Tut tut. Don’t be a wordist”

    — nor an “old believer” etc., right? Nor should YOU examine everything that any apparent opponent says through the distorting lens of the trendy (in certain circles) but silly misbelief in “WORDISTS” who practice “Wordism.”

    It is Andrew Schlafly, lawyer, son of Phyllis Schlafly, a homeschooler (who teaches creationism and that E=mc2 “is nothing but liberal claptrap”) and founder of Conservapedia, who invented these nonsensical neologisms — Wordist and Wordism — and is the origin of the misbelief.

    Let “Anti-wordists” note the contradiction that “Wordist” and “Wordism” are words themselves (!!!) and end in some “key wordist markers”: “ist” and “ism”! And what is wrong with words? We MUST “use words” to express thoughts and communicate. And it is RIGHT to say (or “use words,” as Anti-wordists put it) what we mean, and MEAN what we say — unlike Hollande in Mali who is APPROVED by certain Anti-wordists here (see above comments) for “condemning colonisation while effectively recolonising”!

    Wayne says more wisely: “Mark my words, this will not turn out well for France.”

    Yes, look for the “refugees” to begin arriving in France soon, and another drain on the resources of the REAL French people to continue with “re-colonisation of Africa while condemning colonisation, colonisation in all but words, because using words properly is not important and is in fact a mark of Wordism.” Only “central European chest thumpers” (did you mean “German blockheads”?) who were NEVER really successful at colonising — NOT the experienced, proven world colonisers (the British and French) — would call it colonisation.

    And only “Wordists” would say what and who the war is for.

  7. Originally spelled in full “Liberal LAST-wordism,” the notion of Wordism has taken several forms, Bob Whitaker’s perhaps best known: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eucnTcbJo4

    “Hundreds of millions of whites have died because of Wordism!”

    http://fallenfreedom.blogspot.com/2006/07/delusions-of-wordism.html

    The Urban Dictionary “defines” (nonsensically) Wordist as: “someone who believes that words have absolute meaning. This is another term for word fundamentalism. When people love certain words, the sound of the word, or the imagined meaning, they are often willing to kill or die for the belief in that word or idea it represents to them. Words all define each other, around in an endless circle, and no word has any absolute meaning. Wordists fail to realize this and should read the undictionary to help get the world out of the present fundamentalist.”

  8. I’ll post this additional comment since the original comment is still awaiting moderation:

    The Urban Dictionary “defines” (nonsensically) Wordist as: “someone who believes that words have absolute meaning. This is another term for word fundamentalism. When people love certain words, the sound of the word, or the imagined meaning, they are often willing to kill or die for the belief in that word or idea it represents to them. Words all define each other, around in an endless circle, and no word has any absolute meaning. Wordists fail to realize this and should read the undictionary to help get the world out of the present fundamentalist.”

    The Schlafly form is originally spelled “LAST-wordism,” and I assume, Tamer, it is the “liberal habit” of “having the last word” and generally “using a lot of extra words to win an argument” that you refer to.

    Or is it the Bob Whitaker form you mean? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eucnTcbJo4

    The other strain of the notion of moderation dodeeIt occurs to me you may not mean

  9. The French acted in Mali to prevent a refugee flow.

    Whites bombing and blasting blacks in Africa will create a white inflow to Acrica and cut off black migration to the metropol.

  10. “The French acted in Mali to prevent a refugee flow.”

    Isn’t there a simpler, much less expensive method to keep them out of France?

    Whenever there is a conflict or potential conflict anywhere, or poverty, famine or disease, we must send the military (or hired mercenaries) and spend millions (of billions) on “aid” TO PREVENT A FLOW OF REFUGEES? And how is it that the refugees always come anyway?

  11. Every reply that is not an “echo” of the viewpoint of someone else’s comment may be an instance of last-wordism.

  12. The issue isn’t always what is cheaper and more effective but what you can sell politically. I can imagine it’s easier to sell the idea of stabilizing some african shithole then tell the world you will keep the african savages out.

    Not saying that is what’s going on with the french. My guess is their actions is about their liberal do-good-ism.

  13. “you really don’t like the sight of whites bombing blacks do you?”

    Examine yourself. This is the Lord’s Day.

  14. yankees cannot even abide the idea/ sight of negros being excluded from White schools, rest rooms, restaurants etc etc

  15. “My guess is their actions is about their liberal do-good-ism.” Right, Stonelifter. But even deeper than that is what the Endless War is really about and for. I don’t believe in “The Global Conspiracy” but there are the unmentioned. I’ll be leaving for worship soon.

  16. What is happening in Africa with the reintroduction of white soldiery is a good thing in my book. The nigger is visibly humiliated and the white man venerated. All in public. It’s a good antidote to Superbowl Nigfuxation.

    It’s also good to see the French troops. They look sharp and capable.

  17. “Superbowl? America watching its grid iron gods?” Sounds like we are in agreement about that, John. Watching sports is torture as well as a waste of time.

  18. Excellent selections, both the movie and the scripture:

    From Psalm 46: “…the heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us….”

  19. Leftist, jews, yankees etc all have the same basic world view so their actions coincide even when they don’t sit down and hash things out in advance

  20. “Terrorism” is a cover story for the rubes. This action and the ones coming up are to protect British Petroleum and other private financial interests. “Terrorism” and “human rights abuses” are the two standard window dressings.

  21. “Terrorism” is a cover story for the rubes. This action and the ones coming up are to protect British Petroleum and other private financial interests. “Terrorism” and “human rights abuses” are the two standard window dressings.

  22. Terrorism is a cover for some rubes. Socialist conspiracy theories are a cover for other rubes, like Lew.

    African “society” is a wildlife reserve plagued by bum-fight civil wars….. Take it at face value. It’s not something to even notice unless Westerners are on the ground with guns. In that case, support the Westerners. If there are two western groups fighting in Africa, such as Boer war or WWII, that’s worth analyzing.

  23. I support the White French. The French military has been the best White military fighting in Africa, North Africa since the end of World War II . French military killed over 1 million Arab Muslims in the 1950s in French Algeria. Rent the move The Battle of Algiers to see what real, modern rce war is about and see a White side, the French that is willing to get down and dirty, do what is necessary. Love to see White French paras doing the same thing in nasty Arab slums outside of Paris on New Year’s Eve.

  24. Lew writes:

    ““Terrorism” is a cover story for the rubes. This action and the ones coming up are to protect British Petroleum and other private financial interests. “Terrorism” and “human rights abuses” are the two standard window dressings.”

    Jack responds:

    So the last two US wars against Iraq were all fought about “THE OIL”, had nothing to do with Israel, Jewish Neo Conservatives, AIPAC, Jewish domination of the US media. You think White Anglo Texan big oil interests control America, control the world, so I guess there rally shouldn ‘t be any differences between the USA’s immigration policy and American military policy and Israel’s immigration policy, Israel’s military policy – it’s supposedly all about the power of big oil… and Black Americans voted 98 percent for Obama and that had nothing to do woth racial, tribal loyalties.

  25. “1960 Modibo Keita, the first president of Mali, famously described his vision of African socialism as “a system where there will be no unemployed, and there will be no multimillionaires … a system where there will be no beggars, and where each will eat if hungry.”

    In other words; we feed they breed. The sooner the West Implodes, the better. Africa population will be reduced to 15th century level from 100 mil to a mil.

  26. Jack,

    Iraq was definitely about Jews destroying the strongest Arab nations. Iraq was atypical. Generally, these American/Western miltary excursions into third world countries have been about stealing natural resources, and not for the general benefit of Euro peoples but for oligarchs. They are also about securing the financial interests of Wall Street international banking aka Jewry. In other words, in this case, they need to get some niggers out if the way so a tiny handful of oligarchs can loot wealth in peace.

  27. Destroying strong Arab nations, extracting wealth for oligarchs. These are bad things? What is that mineral wealth that we “looted” supposed to do? Fund African socialism? You worship Hitler, Lew. Don’t talk about “looting” you babboon.

    Lewgene Debbs is a perfect example of a failed white man.

  28. Mosin Nagant is right about wordism. The vast majority of imbeciles on the left spout what they are told without having any more than superficial understanding of what it is they are advocating. Notice how the left, including all media, render everything to the most absurd catch phrases, such as “diversity is our strength” and “a nation of immigrants”. These idiots can and should be railroaded a la the Bob Whitaker approach. However, there is also a need for some on the right to master all the wordisms. It was a grave mistake when conservatives surrendered the arts and humanities to the left, for it is the arts and humanities that influence society, much more so than the hard sciences. The good news is, they rightfully belong to us, the bad news is, we have to be willing to do the research.

  29. This is something that Alan Clark tried to do with his Civilization series, give a reasonable rightwing account of OUR cultural production.

    Most white men ought to emulate him. His reputation has been hammered by lefties in
    Recent years, but he was an excellent academic.

  30. It would be good to get images of white soldiers killing blacks. Nothing quite as powerful as the image of one of your own offing an other.

  31. Muslims in the Middle East, their homelands, are being screwed. The US supported Saddam against Iran. The US supported the Taliban against the USSR. The US overthrew the democratically elected government of Iran during Eisenhower’s reign. The only threat from Muslims is via immigration to the west, which they take advantage of but do not control.
    The behavior of Southern Christians in the whole matter is disgustingly stupid. They openly side with those who hate them.
    I learned from a friend of mine today that their Zio-church is having a wings snd chili cook-off today followed by a viewing of their most high holy and sanctified event, the Stupor Bowl…in Jesus’ name, of course…

  32. John, this will end up in white men dying and blacks settling in France. This is an abortion of foreign policy, real French will once again pay. The best option would have been to remind the world that Africans were given freedom and democracy by popular Western opinion and pressure, so let democracy decide the fate of Mali. Moreover, I would say, that Malians have right to build their own societies without European involvement, like Zimbabwe. S. Africa, and Somalia.

    John, do you ever wonder what all these “French citizens” in Mali look like?

  33. This is the sick leftist inverted imperialism, whereby the Western nation is colonized by the turd world, and the Western nation assumes all responsibility for the care and feeding and, mostly, resettlement of the turd world–all the price of colonialism with none of the gains.

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