I have a longer entry to discuss some of his ideas planned, but I couldn't resist sharing a quick preview from Mencius Moldbug's recent post on colonialism:
But fine. We'll start with the worst. Or after it, anyway. Our case study in colonialism: the Belgian Congo, aka Zaire. There is no defending the Congo Free State - but 1960 minus 1908 is quite some time. Observe the sinuosity with which this propagandist redacts an inconvenient half-century:
Government as a system of organized theft goes back to King Leopold II, who made a fortune [in the Congo] equal to well over $1.1 billion in today's money, chiefly in rubber and ivory. Then for fifty-two years this was a Belgian colony, run less rapaciously, but still mainly for the purpose—as with colonies almost everywhere—of extracting wealth for the mother country and its corporations. The grand tradition was continued by Mobutu Sese Seko...
In other words: skip from Leopold to Mobutu as fast as possible, noting only that the Congo under Belgian administration was... gasp... profitable. Sacre bleu! Another of those nitroglycerines, nurse - I think my heart just skipped a whole bar. Profitable government! Why, it's practically a second Holocaust.
Especially since I read that juxtaposed with the news that the White House has jacked up their deficit estimate by:
$2,000,000,000,000 (Two Trillion Dollars)
That's right. Turns out that the ever popular image of Obama's deficits was optimistic. Now that's spare change we can believe in™!