(Faber is a Swiss economist residing in Asia, he's not an American and he doesnt live in America, though he does contribute to American business channels like CNBC and Fox Business)
Ive seen many White supremacists on social media ask "well what's wrong with what he said? Pre-colonial Africa didnt contribute anything to the sciences and technologies!".
But anyone with an even basic understanding of African history knows thats false. It's interesting that the professor mentions modern Zimbabwe and the Mugabe era as his example of Black failure and intellectual incompetence. But the Shona people, who occupied ancient Zimbabwe were known for their feats of engineering and architectural skill.
Great Zimbabwe:For centuries, this ancient Shona city stood at the hub of a vast trade network.
White supremacists cant even get their own lies and fabrications right. Maybe they should spend less time disparaging other races and cultures and more time actually learning about them before they speak so arrogantly about what they have or havnt contributed to the world.
Did he also mention how white supremacy doesn't exist because of Asians' success?
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Isn't this the same Marc Faber who spent most of the past decade screaming about how liberal economic policies will trigger hyperinflation and predicting massive recessions basically every year (aka: Buy my newsletter!)?
Good to know he's a racist as well. Scumbag.
I find it saddening when people point to Asia's success as some sort of argument against colonialism ruining Africa - nevermind that most of its success stories (Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand) were never colonized by Western powers.
Men like Faber believe people become victims of colonisation because they are inherently lesser peoples.That statement really belies a lack of understanding of the historical and global forces that have influenced Zimbabwe as a nation to be economically less prosperous, relatively, to its European and North American peers.
It wasn't so long ago I genuinely thought the world was in a place that anybody saying something like this would be social and professional suicide, where people knew to keep their toxic views to themselves.