All men are born equal,” they say but all men don’t have the same amount of resources. Yes, it’s true we were given birth to, in the same manner. We spent the same duration of months in our mothers’ womb, but we never lived the same quality of life. It’s an unquestionable truth.
Although, we all have the same physical features, and some number of other characteristics, it is worthy of note that there is an extent of inequality among us. Right from the onset of human existence, inequality has been a constant phenomenon, as we have Gender Inequality, Educational Inequality, Religion Inequality, and the likes.
However, the most evident out of all is the Social Class Inequality. For every human society, we have two major social class which are the ‘Burgeiose’ and the ‘Proletariat’ classes. According to the early sociologists, the Burgeiose class is the ruling class because they possess the means to create wealth, while the Proletariat class, on the other hand, is the lower class that works for the ruling class to make goods and services. The proletariats are the poor masses without no means of accumulating wealth. They were severely subjected to oppression from the Burgeiose class during the Feudalism era of human history.
A deep insight into Karl Marx’s Conflict Theory reveals that “the human society is of continual conflict due to competition for limited resources.” The Conflict Theory assumes that social order is achieved through power, domination and oppression, rather than conformity or consensus.
It further explains that those with wealth and power try to hold on to it by any means possible, mostly by oppressing the poor and powerless who form the majority of the population. A significant interpretation of the Conflict Theory is that individuals and groups within different societies will work to maximize their own benefits.
The Conflict Theory regarded the act of subjecting the powerless and lesser privileged in the society through economic oppression, as a function of Capitalism. Therefore, capitalism was the weapon through which the White Race dominated the Black continent during the colonial epoch of human history. Now, let’s take a look at the meaning of anarcho capitalism. What does it mean?
According to Wkipedia, Anarcho Capitalism can be defined in their words below:
Anarcho-capitalism (Ancap for short) is a political philosophy and economic theory that advocates the elimination of centralized states in favor of a system of private property enforced by private agencies, free markets and the right-libertarian interpretation of self-ownership, which extends the concept to include control of private property as part of the self.
In this context, the White Race are the Burgeiose while the Black Race are the Proletariat, being exploited.
During the end of the 17th century, the steam engine was invented which marks the starting point of industrialization in Europe. As at that period in time, the British and the French colonies were at the fore-front of industrialization. The steam engine greatly increased the productivity of factories in those two countries. In no time, they began to run out of raw materials for their factories.
Africa, on the other hand, was richly blessed with fertile grounds for agricultural production. Food and cash crops were in abundance owing to fertile loamy soils and the favourable climate, in Africa.
However, the Black Race was predominantly illiterate, unlike the Europeans. This was the channel in which the Whites exploited the Negroes. Due to the fact that the Whites had better technologies, more advanced weapon, and more formal education, the British and French monarchs were able to subdue and colonize most parts of Africa, during that time.
The colonial era gave birth to the White Supremacy over the Black folks, since then. Moreover, the colonial era created the global school of thought that the Whites are superior to the Blacks.
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