I was watching the latest France terrorist drama on the news with a homey yesterday and was telling him how, growing up in the ‘hood, gun-based murder and even the killing of innocent bystanders is kind of the norm when someone is irresponsibly targeting an enemy, but niggas don’t just run up and just start shooting in a room full of innocent people. We were watching the news on DW-TV, and of course one of their main concerns was such terrorism spreading into Germany, but I don’t foresee that being the case as Germany has a different history from France, as in Germany tends to fuk more with Europeans and not with like Middle Easterners.
Of course I sympathize with all of the victims involved, in any way, shape or form, with the terrorist shooting that took place in Paris a couple of days ago that has claimed over 130 lives thus far, but I’m a strong believer in karma as in living by and gun and subsequently dying by the gun, and when I say believer I mean that at the end of the day an individual, group or even entire nation will reap what they sow.
Back in the day when I was formally studying Colonialism, it was easy to conclude that France (I would say along with Belgium) was the most fuked up out of a bunch of fuked up, murderous European colonial nations. France had a policy (in nations like Algeria, if I remember correctly) where if you kill one Frenchman they’d kill like a thousand of you, you know with airplanes and ish like that, that you can't defend yourself from. About 10 years ago when there was some beef with France in the Ivory Coast, I actually had a homey from Cote d’Ivoire living with me here in Ghana, and when he briefly went home and came back he gave me an underground website where I could get the ‘real’ news of what was going on there (but unfortunately the site was in French), and he told me that despite what was being portrayed via the mainstream international news, the French were ‘killing people plenty.’ So people who know the history of France know how they get down, even before they started bombing Syria.
I’ll reiterate the same sentiment I made when the US invasion of Iraq was in full swing a few years ago - the citizens in the modern Western world have to show more of a concern for the people of poorer countries that their nations are bombing, and when I say concern I mean something practical like sponsoring NGOs who are already on the ground helping those people. You know colonialism and wars and ish like that are done for reasons, the primary reason usually being something like to benefit the citizens of the metropole. Otherwise while the national military that you support with your taxes or out killing civilians, of course their loved ones are going to be pissed if concurrently you're out enjoying a concert or a nightclub or a football game. I mean that’s just like common sense.