Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The chains of colonisation's cold afterglow

Events from the past week have raised the question of whether or not third world people should sever the ties of dependency with their former colonial masters once and for all.

The first group of these issues revolved around the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in Kampala. I was vicariously embarrassed by the entire spectacle, Ugandans swarming the darkened streets in the millions to welcome the British Queen and to underline their country's subservience to her throne. It was all a little much.

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