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Apparently, Asian, and Bitch: Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott orn Asian opponent: Don't vote for the ching-chong! by Violet lkonomova August 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM comment v bizarre-transmission: thettasigma: ferventfox: awesome-everyday: internetdumpsterfires: Black people can’t be racist. Ugh, okay. The remark by this black woman was disrespectful and based on race. It was rude, bigoted and uncalled for. But no, in an anti black world, black people do not have the social, political or systemic financial power to be racist. Racism implies that beyond hurting and insulting that asian woman that this black woman is connected to a system that has the power to negatively impact this woman’s existence. That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do. And furthermore, there could be an argument made that deteoit is chocolate city and perhaps she does have that infrastructure of black networks to truly effect her opponent, but idk I was in Detroit last year and it looks a lot like Brooklyn does now. White and gentrified. White people with money, who control our political systems, finances, and predominant social narratives are claiming urban space like they’re colonizing pioneers looking to take the new world. Detroit isn’t the same anymore. Anyway, black people can be shitty insensitive bigots but we do not have the social capital to be racist, particularly not in the united states. “That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.”  Ahahaha: No. A congressperson is the definition of systemic power. You can’t bitch about lack of political power when we are talking about elected politician.  Clearly the world isn’t so anti-black that it couldn’t vote her in.  Chang is also a first generation American, while Scott, to my knowledge, is not, and she specifically made anti-immigrant comments. She also has “power” within the context of her own ethnic community and she used that power to direct racism towards other African-Americans who supported Chang by implying they were somehow traitors, essentially dictating how they ought to act based on their race, particularly Chang’s husband for his interracial marriage (I don’t give a flying fuck what race you are, negative comments about interracial marriage and mixed race people are racist. period. end of story).  Even if I did accept the prejudice + power model or racism (which I don’t as that is neither the etymology or common usage of the word) Cook’s comments would certainly fit the bill. She made race based attacks on people based on types of marginalization that she is exempt from; and did so from a position of power partially gained by the fact that she is exempt from these types of discrimination.   It’s racist. Stop making excuses.  “That dark skinned woman who’s an incumbent running for office likely has about the same amount of systematic power as I do.” Is this person on drugs? They’re claiming that… A political person… A congresswoman… Has no power in the country in which she was elected… By the populace… As a politician. That, or they’re a politician too. Apparently we can say anything now and it makes sense. Huh. Also these remarks are the absolute epitomy of racism and if anyone refuses to see it, they’re not purely misinformed. They are delusional. *literally calls an Asian person ching chong*“How dare you say I’m being racist??” Thank you for attending today’s lecture on cognitive dissonance.
Apparently, Asian, and Bitch: Detroit Rep. Bettie
 Cook Scott orn
 Asian opponent:
 Don't vote for the
 ching-chong!
 by Violet lkonomova August 16, 2018 at 11:09 AM
 comment v
bizarre-transmission:

thettasigma:
ferventfox:

awesome-everyday:

internetdumpsterfires:
Black people can’t be racist.

Ugh, okay. The remark by this black woman was disrespectful and based on race. It was rude, bigoted and uncalled for.
But no, in an anti black world, black people do not have the social, political or systemic financial power to be racist. Racism implies that beyond hurting and insulting that asian woman that this black woman is connected to a system that has the power to negatively impact this woman’s existence. That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.
And furthermore, there could be an argument made that deteoit is chocolate city and perhaps she does have that infrastructure of black networks to truly effect her opponent, but idk I was in Detroit last year and it looks a lot like Brooklyn does now. White and gentrified. White people with money, who control our political systems, finances, and predominant social narratives are claiming urban space like they’re colonizing pioneers looking to take the new world. Detroit isn’t the same anymore.
Anyway, black people can be shitty insensitive bigots but we do not have the social capital to be racist, particularly not in the united states.

“That dark skinned black woman who’s an incumbent running for state office likely has about the same amount of systemic power as i do.” 
Ahahaha: No. A congressperson is the definition of systemic power. You can’t bitch about lack of political power when we are talking about elected politician.  Clearly the world isn’t so anti-black that it couldn’t vote her in. 
Chang is also a first generation American, while Scott, to my knowledge, is not, and she specifically made anti-immigrant comments. She also has “power” within the context of her own ethnic community and she used that power to direct racism towards other African-Americans who supported Chang by implying they were somehow traitors, essentially dictating how they ought to act based on their race, particularly Chang’s husband for his interracial marriage (I don’t give a flying fuck what race you are, negative comments about interracial marriage and mixed race people are racist. period. end of story). 
Even if I did accept the prejudice + power model or racism (which I don’t as that is neither the etymology or common usage of the word) Cook’s comments would certainly fit the bill. She made race based attacks on people based on types of marginalization that she is exempt from; and did so from a position of power partially gained by the fact that she is exempt from these types of discrimination.   It’s racist. Stop making excuses. 


“That dark skinned woman who’s an incumbent running for office likely has about the same amount of systematic power as I do.”
Is this person on drugs? They’re claiming that… A political person… A congresswoman… Has no power in the country in which she was elected… By the populace… As a politician. That, or they’re a politician too. 
Apparently we can say anything now and it makes sense. Huh.
Also these remarks are the absolute epitomy of racism and if anyone refuses to see it, they’re not purely misinformed. They are delusional. 
*literally calls an Asian person ching chong*“How dare you say I’m being racist??” 

Thank you for attending today’s lecture on cognitive dissonance.

bizarre-transmission: thettasigma: ferventfox: awesome-everyday: internetdumpsterfires: Black people can’t be racist. Ugh, okay. The rem...

Bad, Bad Day, and Cars: Union Thugs Thursday at 5:15 AM- THUG SELF CHECKOUT SELF CHECKOUT CHECKOUT 6 ITEM 1-6 ITEMS 6ITEMS TIT Basket Bas Basket Basket LOVE YOU LOVE YOU NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT 1) They kill jobs 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute with payroll taxes 3) They are really not that convenient SHARE IF YOU AGREE! Take Back Your Power Canada <p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p> <p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p> <p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote> <p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p> <p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p> <p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote> <p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>
Bad, Bad Day, and Cars: Union Thugs
 Thursday at 5:15 AM-
 THUG
 SELF
 CHECKOUT
 SELF
 CHECKOUT
 CHECKOUT
 6 ITEM
 1-6 ITEMS
 6ITEMS
 TIT
 Basket
 Bas
 Basket
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 LOVE
 YOU
 LOVE
 YOU
 NEVER USE A SELF CHECKOUT
 1) They kill jobs
 2) Self-checkout machines don't contribute
 with payroll taxes
 3) They are really not that convenient
 SHARE IF YOU AGREE!
 Take Back Your Power Canada
<p><a href="https://reperspectivity.tumblr.com/post/176047958000/libertarirynn-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">reperspectivity</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/176047891639/conservativecathy444-doyouevenlibertybro-1" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/176045162157/doyouevenlibertybro-1-people-have-to-service" class="tumblr_blog">conservativecathy444</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://doyouevenlibertybro.tumblr.com/post/176042387176/1-people-have-to-service-those-things-when-they" class="tumblr_blog">doyouevenlibertybro</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>1. People have to SERVICE those things when they stop working, and generally require at LEAST one person to suprevise them, and assist when needed. Jobs just don’t magically dissapear when these things are put in.<br/></p>
<p>2. Not sure what else I can say about this one aside from review #1 and think about it for a few minutes.<br/></p>
<p>3. “Union Thugs”, the Facebook page that posted this, clearly has never met an introvert, or someone who is having a bad day and doesn’t want to interact with people, or someone who isn’t well with social interactions, or etc… I could go on, but that’s pointless. These things ARE CONVENIENT, especially when I’m just checking out with a few items (or even 1). <br/></p>I could rant about my time at Chick-fil-A, and how these things would’ve made my life a lot easier, but I’ll spare you the paragraphs of ranting I typed out. Point is, this graphic is wrong.</blockquote>
<p>Someone has to build those machines - maintain them, etc.<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>“ItS gUnNa KiLl JoBs DoH”</p>
<p>No driving cars! They put carriage drivers out of work! No airplanes! They put train conductors out of work! No refrigerators! They put the iceman out of work! </p>
<p>There is absolutely no sense hamstringing innovation in the name of “preserving jobs“, especially since with every wave of technology people still have jobs maintaining it.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Yes, but the number of jobs is shrinking. Cars also created jobs due to improvement of infrastructure. Same with airplanes. </p><p>Self check-outs just reduce the employment from 1 per cashier to 1 per store. And in a shrinking economy that’s already being strung up by fatcats constantly funneling cash up from lower levels, self check-outs are going to have a negative impact on the general populace.</p></blockquote>

<p>The number of jobs not “shrinking”. In fact it’s higher than it has been in decades. Simple research, friend: <a href="https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html">https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/05/news/economy/job-openings-unemployed-workers/index.html</a></p><p>Also what fantasy universe do you live in where the stores have one cashier per store? There are usually a few pods with several self checkout machines and at least one worker per pod, plus several human check out options. And as mentioned above there are still people who work to maintain the things. The “it kills jobs” excuse is more than tired.</p>

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Church, Community, and Dude: DID YOU KNOW? G: STANDUP9 Joel Osteen's net worth is $50,000,000 USD, of which he pays no taxes on since he made it through the church. He lives in a $10.5m dollar mansion in Royal Oaks, CA, where he prays for the poor and less fortunate. Do you remember when Hurricane Harvey rolled into town and he had the nerve to say he didn’t want to open his mega church doors because it would get dirty?! There was even footage taken place outside of his MEGACHURCH of his doors shut and workers inside. I was sent two of these videos personally and my content reached 100s of thousands. (Just want to address that before his minions start to defend this scam artist) Then after multiple viral videos shared online he finally opens the doors to the community in which he says he serves under God’s oath. This dude is a straight liar and manipulator just like ALL others that own these Mega Churches. In my opinion the bigger the church the less positive intentions they have. Why build a multi-million or even billion dollar temple - church when you can create sustainable infrastructure to allow life to thrive for the longevity of humanity. The only reason why they build these structures is out of pure ego! They want to leave their mark and compete against one another to see who has the biggest or most structures standing. It’s so sad to see all this money and energy go to waste! standup911 - Back up - @_standup911 Event page - @_meetingoftheminds
Church, Community, and Dude: DID YOU KNOW?
 G: STANDUP9
 Joel Osteen's net worth is $50,000,000 USD,
 of which he pays no taxes on since he made
 it through the church. He lives in a $10.5m
 dollar mansion in Royal Oaks, CA, where he
 prays for the poor and less fortunate.
Do you remember when Hurricane Harvey rolled into town and he had the nerve to say he didn’t want to open his mega church doors because it would get dirty?! There was even footage taken place outside of his MEGACHURCH of his doors shut and workers inside. I was sent two of these videos personally and my content reached 100s of thousands. (Just want to address that before his minions start to defend this scam artist) Then after multiple viral videos shared online he finally opens the doors to the community in which he says he serves under God’s oath. This dude is a straight liar and manipulator just like ALL others that own these Mega Churches. In my opinion the bigger the church the less positive intentions they have. Why build a multi-million or even billion dollar temple - church when you can create sustainable infrastructure to allow life to thrive for the longevity of humanity. The only reason why they build these structures is out of pure ego! They want to leave their mark and compete against one another to see who has the biggest or most structures standing. It’s so sad to see all this money and energy go to waste! standup911 - Back up - @_standup911 Event page - @_meetingoftheminds

Do you remember when Hurricane Harvey rolled into town and he had the nerve to say he didn’t want to open his mega church doors because it w...

England, Life, and Love: ex First Minister of Scotland ALEX SAMOND solves your relationship problems. Hubby won't make love LETTER OF THE DAY to me any more MY HUSBAND and I have always enjoyed a healthy sex life, but THERE ARE MANY reasons why just recently he's become cold a mared man could suddenly find and distant. And for the past few himself suffering from reduced interest months he's refused to make love to in the seual side of a relationship. Pressure at work, health concems or simple tiredness can all lead to flagging me at all I am 45 and he is 46 and we ve been interest in the physical aspects of love. married for 20 years. I've asked him However on this occasion I fear that if there's someone else, but no and I believe him. He says he still your husband's lack of enthusiasm in loves me, but the physical side of our about the fact that since the 1970s relationship is over as he's just not disproportionate shares of Scotland's interested in sex any more. Alex, what can I do? I still want a gone to funding infrastructure in fulfilling love life and if my husband England. The only way to re-kindle can't provide it I fear I may end up your husband's interest in sex is to vote the bedroom is due to him worrying revenues from North Sea Oil have going elsewhere to find intimacy. YES for an independent Scotland in the Mrs F-H, Falkirk referendum on September 18th. <p><a href="https://declansutherland98.tumblr.com/post/159899492766/bowie1984still-the-greatest-thing-ive-read-i" class="tumblr_blog">declansutherland98</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://aladdinsane.co.vu/post/109799211451/still-the-greatest-thing-ive-read" class="tumblr_blog">bowie1984</a>:</p> <blockquote><blockquote>still the greatest thing ive read</blockquote></blockquote> <p>I bloody love Alex Salmond</p> </blockquote>
England, Life, and Love: ex
 First Minister of Scotland ALEX SAMOND
 solves your relationship problems.
 Hubby won't make love
 LETTER OF
 THE DAY
 to me any more
 MY HUSBAND
 and I have always
 enjoyed a healthy sex life, but THERE ARE MANY reasons why
 just recently he's become cold a mared man could suddenly find
 and distant. And for the past few himself suffering from reduced interest
 months he's refused to make love to in the seual side of a relationship.
 Pressure at work, health concems or
 simple tiredness can all lead to flagging
 me at all
 I am 45 and he is 46 and we ve been interest in the physical aspects of love.
 married for 20 years. I've asked him However on this occasion I fear that
 if there's someone else, but
 no and I believe him. He says he still your husband's lack of enthusiasm in
 loves me, but the physical side of our about the fact that since the 1970s
 relationship is over as he's just not disproportionate shares of Scotland's
 interested in sex any more.
 Alex, what can I do? I still want a gone to funding infrastructure in
 fulfilling love life and if my husband England. The only way to re-kindle
 can't provide it I fear I may end up your husband's interest in sex is to vote
 the bedroom is due to him worrying
 revenues from North Sea Oil have
 going elsewhere to find intimacy. YES for an independent Scotland in the
 Mrs F-H, Falkirk referendum on September 18th.
<p><a href="https://declansutherland98.tumblr.com/post/159899492766/bowie1984still-the-greatest-thing-ive-read-i" class="tumblr_blog">declansutherland98</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://aladdinsane.co.vu/post/109799211451/still-the-greatest-thing-ive-read" class="tumblr_blog">bowie1984</a>:</p>
<blockquote><blockquote>still the greatest thing ive read</blockquote></blockquote>

<p>I bloody love Alex Salmond</p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="https://declansutherland98.tumblr.com/post/159899492766/bowie1984still-the-greatest-thing-ive-read-i" class="tumblr_blog">declan...

Future, Memes, and Money: Black hawk down is one of the most racist and dishonest movies ever made... Ochakabars lt basically brands all Somalis as pirates, while glorifying the US military murdering, Ooo Somali people, many were innocent If you want the knowledge to spread tag everyone... The movie depicts a raid gone wrong during the 1993 U.S. occupation of Somalia, leading to the deaths of 18 U.S. soldiers and some 1,000 Somalis. Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon brass hoped it would help to whip up patriotism and justify future military adventures to stop "terrorism." But actor BRENDAN SEXTON III, who appeared in the movie, believes that the real story of the U.S. government's "humanitarian" mission in Somalia is very different. In certain scenes, U.S. soldiers-before they even entered the now-infamous firefights in Mogadishu-were asking whether the U.S. should be there, how effective the U.S. military presence was, and why the U.S. was targeting one specific warlord in Somalia, Gen. Mohammed Farah Aidid. As we moved closer to actually filming the script, the script moved further and further away from the little that existed of its questioning character. The U.S. Army Rangers, who we were portraying in the film, are an elite group of soldiers that only number 1,500 or so. Their average age is 19. They're not Special Forces, but they carry out "Special Ops" DURING THE Cold War, Somalia was a client state of the former USSR, with the U.S. supporting the regime of King Haile Selassie in rival Ethiopia. When Haile Selassie was overthrown, the alliances switched, and the U.S. then backed the dictator Siad Barre in Somalia. From the late 1970s onward, the U.S. sent about $50 million a year in arms to Barre's regime to help him keep a tight grip on the country. When repression wasn't enough, Barre exploited divisions among the different clans in Somalia. When Barre was overthrown, these clan rivalries exploded. The civil war that followed caused a horrible famine that took 300,000 lives, as the warring factions took over the farms of rival clans and burned their crops. Had the U.S. given Somalia constructive aid-like money for agriculture and infrastructure, instead of military aid-the famine most likely never would have happened. U.S. intervention was supposedly to stop this famine, but the reality is completely different... chakabars more below
Future, Memes, and Money: Black hawk down is one of the most racist
 and dishonest movies ever made...
 Ochakabars
 lt basically brands all Somalis as pirates,
 while glorifying the US military murdering,
 Ooo Somali people, many were innocent
If you want the knowledge to spread tag everyone... The movie depicts a raid gone wrong during the 1993 U.S. occupation of Somalia, leading to the deaths of 18 U.S. soldiers and some 1,000 Somalis. Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon brass hoped it would help to whip up patriotism and justify future military adventures to stop "terrorism." But actor BRENDAN SEXTON III, who appeared in the movie, believes that the real story of the U.S. government's "humanitarian" mission in Somalia is very different. In certain scenes, U.S. soldiers-before they even entered the now-infamous firefights in Mogadishu-were asking whether the U.S. should be there, how effective the U.S. military presence was, and why the U.S. was targeting one specific warlord in Somalia, Gen. Mohammed Farah Aidid. As we moved closer to actually filming the script, the script moved further and further away from the little that existed of its questioning character. The U.S. Army Rangers, who we were portraying in the film, are an elite group of soldiers that only number 1,500 or so. Their average age is 19. They're not Special Forces, but they carry out "Special Ops" DURING THE Cold War, Somalia was a client state of the former USSR, with the U.S. supporting the regime of King Haile Selassie in rival Ethiopia. When Haile Selassie was overthrown, the alliances switched, and the U.S. then backed the dictator Siad Barre in Somalia. From the late 1970s onward, the U.S. sent about $50 million a year in arms to Barre's regime to help him keep a tight grip on the country. When repression wasn't enough, Barre exploited divisions among the different clans in Somalia. When Barre was overthrown, these clan rivalries exploded. The civil war that followed caused a horrible famine that took 300,000 lives, as the warring factions took over the farms of rival clans and burned their crops. Had the U.S. given Somalia constructive aid-like money for agriculture and infrastructure, instead of military aid-the famine most likely never would have happened. U.S. intervention was supposedly to stop this famine, but the reality is completely different... chakabars more below

If you want the knowledge to spread tag everyone... The movie depicts a raid gone wrong during the 1993 U.S. occupation of Somalia, leading ...

Empire, Ethiopians, and Memes: Somalians have had to fight the Italians British, French, Cubans, Ethiopians &more because everyone wants control of Somalia BARTAMAHA, COM chakabars Colonialism of Somalia 🇸🇴 : 1840-1960 Between 1840 and 1886, the British East India Company established a series of trade treaties with various Somali chiefs. Italy also had a hand in the early establishment of Somalia and marked out the boundaries of Italian Somaliland in the south between 1897 and 1908. Ethiopia claimed the Ogaden region of western Somaliland in 1897. The first uprising against colonialism occurred when Somalis sought to push the Ethiopians out of the Ogaden region but then expanded to target European colonists as well. The Dervish State, headed Mohammed Abdille Hassan, an Ogaden himself who the British referred to as “Mad Mullah,” conducted a religious-based war of resistance against the Ethiopians and British from 1899 to 1920, resulting in the death of nearly one third of northern Somalia’s population. Great Britain defeated Hassan in 1920. Italy maintained control of Italian Somaliland as a part of its African empire (including Ethiopia and Eritrea) until 1941. During WWII Great Britain also took over these areas and ruled them as military protectorates until 1949, at which time the newly formed United Nations granted Italy a trusteeship over most of present-day Somalia. The British maintained a trusteeship over what is today the self-declared state of Somaliland. While the Italians dedicated significant effort towards developing their colony, Great Britain took a more hands-off approach to governance, leaving more responsibility in the hands of local leaders but also providing less by way of infrastructure. These distinctions are often cited as underpinnings of the incompatibility that would arise between the two areas. This colonial history, in addition to other dynamics, is also seen to play a role in the subsequent, contrasting levels of stability of Somalia and Somaliland. chakabars
Empire, Ethiopians, and Memes: Somalians have had to fight the Italians
 British, French, Cubans, Ethiopians &more
 because everyone wants control of Somalia
 BARTAMAHA, COM
 chakabars
Colonialism of Somalia 🇸🇴 : 1840-1960 Between 1840 and 1886, the British East India Company established a series of trade treaties with various Somali chiefs. Italy also had a hand in the early establishment of Somalia and marked out the boundaries of Italian Somaliland in the south between 1897 and 1908. Ethiopia claimed the Ogaden region of western Somaliland in 1897. The first uprising against colonialism occurred when Somalis sought to push the Ethiopians out of the Ogaden region but then expanded to target European colonists as well. The Dervish State, headed Mohammed Abdille Hassan, an Ogaden himself who the British referred to as “Mad Mullah,” conducted a religious-based war of resistance against the Ethiopians and British from 1899 to 1920, resulting in the death of nearly one third of northern Somalia’s population. Great Britain defeated Hassan in 1920. Italy maintained control of Italian Somaliland as a part of its African empire (including Ethiopia and Eritrea) until 1941. During WWII Great Britain also took over these areas and ruled them as military protectorates until 1949, at which time the newly formed United Nations granted Italy a trusteeship over most of present-day Somalia. The British maintained a trusteeship over what is today the self-declared state of Somaliland. While the Italians dedicated significant effort towards developing their colony, Great Britain took a more hands-off approach to governance, leaving more responsibility in the hands of local leaders but also providing less by way of infrastructure. These distinctions are often cited as underpinnings of the incompatibility that would arise between the two areas. This colonial history, in addition to other dynamics, is also seen to play a role in the subsequent, contrasting levels of stability of Somalia and Somaliland. chakabars

Colonialism of Somalia 🇸🇴 : 1840-1960 Between 1840 and 1886, the British East India Company established a series of trade treaties with vari...