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Black Cardinal: “Our Failure Is Not the White Man’s Fault”

Black Cardinal: “Our Failure Is Not the White Man’s Fault” "We have occupied the posts of the whites, but we have not used the power to serve the people,” Congo Kinshasa Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo …More
Black Cardinal: “Our Failure Is Not the White Man’s Fault”
"We have occupied the posts of the whites, but we have not used the power to serve the people,” Congo Kinshasa Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo said in a homily on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of independence. He explained that the independence is partly “at the root of our difficulties today.” According to Ambongo, the people dreamed about independence, but they hardly prepared for it. Quote, “When the time came we did not know what would happen the next day.”
We'll take the white man's place”
For the Congolese of that time, dreaming of independence meant dreaming of occupying white people's chairs, and enjoying the benefits reserved for whites, the Cardinal explains. It meant the end of forced labour, but beyond forced labour, independence was seen as the end of all heavy labour. Quote, “When we are independent, we will all become leaders. We'll take the white man's place.”
The White Also Worked”
The Congolese went on …More
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Not just relative to this post, is anyone else having problems with most/all the videos on GTV? They play (for me) for approx 20 seconds and then stop. I go back to the beginning and they continue to play for another 20 seconds or so, and when they do re-start I miss some of the dialogue. Is it just me??
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