You’re welcome. I didn’t know anything about the history of Zimbabwe (American education doesn’t teach much about the rest of the world), but I knew what I saw in the video was very stupid and racist.
All I had to do is look up “History of Zimbabwe”, then “Cecil Rhodes” and then “De Beers”.
It was enough to know the video was completely misrepresenting history for a bad purpose.
MC “Self education really is more helpful than the american education, but it is obvious that this post brought some peoples true selves out and im glad that at least one person had the right mind to look into it at least a little.”
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I don’t like when people try to rewrite history. It’s hard enough keeping track of history as it is because there are so many opinions.
But when it’s blatantly biased like this, something has to be wrong with it, and there is. It’s bothersome that so many people on this thread are agreeing to it without checking. I don’t know why but I guess it suits their values…. or lack of values.
The cutesy cartoon makes no mention of what’s an extraordinarily significant point of Cecil Rhodes’s involvement in Zimbabwe.
I can’t take the cartoon seriously as any kind of legitimate representation of history.
It was, but in more of an echo chamber effect. It would only convince the convinced.
It’s just, I suffered through it, expecting to be educated about a subject I knew little about and I was left with a “wtf”. Then, 2 minutes of research showed me the gaping hole in the whole thing, enough for me to dismiss it. I’m not normally that dismissive, but this was a dreadful display of what it was.