My Thoughts: Africa’s Future Begins In Our Minds: JM Busha: Chapter One

By Joseph Busha “For if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation” Lord Macaulay, Address to the British Parliament 2 February 1835 The statement by Lord Macaulay in his address to the British Parliament on 2 February 1835 – capturing the British colonial intentions of imperial domination is as clear as the cloudless, spring blue skies of Southern Africa. That intention, as stated, came to pass and has been the reality for many colonised nations to this day. The model of total subjugation would be used in India and many other parts of the world, and in particular, Africa. Until we change the status quo, we Africans, are a lost continent, a dominated and defeated people.

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