Gratuitous Toto video
As most Americans are geographically ignorant, not to mention geopolitically ignorant, they only are aware of what they are told to be aware of. That means focusing on whichever conflict is in vogue with the media on behalf of Them. The speed at which people went from “What’s a Ewe Crane?” to “Slava Ukraini!” and sporting Ukrainian flags in their profile picture was breathtaking. They didn’t become overnight Ukraine supporters because they understand what is happening or have a rational reason for doing so, they were simply told to and that was all it took. It was a lot like people embracing social distancing, masking and getting repeatedly jabbed with an unproven “vaccine”.
The world is awash in various regional conflicts, like the civil war in Yemen that has been raging for almost 9 years as a proxy war of sorts between Iran and Saudi Arabia (using weapons we sell them) that has caused a massive humanitarian crisis that no one seems to care much about. Hundreds of thousands have been killed, up to 70% of them children and the children that are not killed are being sex trafficked, but we know our elites don’t care about that and would prefer you not notice it going on.
Leftists used to get upset about the U.S. selling weapons to despotic states that were then used to kill women and children but now they are too concerned about transvestites being allowed to waggle their genitals in front of children to worry about human rights. Not to mention the civil war in Sudan that led to the country being split in two or the looming racial genocide of Whites in South Africa that even Elon Musk has noted. The point is that the world is full of shitty things happening but Americans only notice what they are told to notice and what they are told to notice are conflicts that are financially benefitting Them in the ruling class and military-industrial complex.
That brings me to Africa.
Africa is awash in natural resources and if it were populated with people of even average intelligence it would be the undisputed world powerhouse. Alas, it is not and is instead filled with Africans leading to the predictable results. For centuries the Western powers have used Africa as a resource piggybank, taking what the Africans have been unable to leverage. At one time almost all of the continent was ruled by various European nations, a continent almost exactly 1/3 of the size of Africa. During the Cold War much of Africa was used as a proxy war between the U.S. and the Soviets.
Now as China and Russia grow closer thanks to being pushed together by the West, they have turned their attention to Africa. China has been working on getting their hooks into Africa for a long time and now Russia is joining the party. Russia is positioning itself as the anti-Western power that will protect Africa from the West, treat Africans as partners and of course give them some free stuff.
Just like Colt .45, giving them free stuff works every time.
What the average African doesn’t seem to grasp is that Russia and China don’t view them as partners, and certainly don’t view them as equals. The Chinese disdain for blacks is well known and I doubt Russians have a much higher opinion. They are riding in like the calvary to save Africa but ultimately they are only doing so to position themselves to exploit Africans resources in the future and as a way to economically hurt the U.S.. It is working, in Niger where the government was recently toppled and the very real threat of a war is looming, people are apparently chanting anti-French and pro-Russian slogans and some were seen waving Russian flags…
Gee, where would people in Niger come up with Russian flags?
However the Ukraine conflict ends, and it won’t end well for actual Ukrainians, the world stage has been radically shifted and the balance of power is changing. NATO and the West have been exposed as paper tigers, powerful on paper and against adversaries unable to fight back. That isn’t the worst part from an American standpoint.
For the last 75+ years, the United States has been pouring money into the military-industrial complex, preparing to fight a war that never came and then creating new conflicts to appease the insatiable appetite of the Permanent War Uniparty. All the while, our global rivals and especially China, have been building their economic machine while we have degraded into a nation of government flunkies and Dollar Store retail clerks. In other words, as the U.S. prepared for a high tech war with tech toys that don’t work, China and others have been waging an economic war that they have basically already won. The only thing that has held China back is the threat of the U.S. military but the ChiComs are seeing how hollowed out our military is and don’t seem especially scared of us. Not anymore. Other than nukes (that we hope work), we are not really in a position to dictate terms to the rest of the world.
Africans are going to find pretty quickly that nothing has changed because their overlords are different. Their “leaders” will still be getting rich from bribes, their resources will be looted to be used elsewhere and their lot in life will still be poor, nasty, brutish and short. You just cannot overcome the reality of basic human biology.