Putin and His African Cannibalism Take

Being in St Petersburg and only now learning that Putin said that Africans had a history of cannibalism made me laugh till the tears rolled. Not because what he said was really funny, but because of the knee jerk outrage that poured out of my own folks over the statement and not the promise of aid he made. Here is a guy who on one hand calls you a cannibal and on the other promises you money, and you accept! That is so hilarious because the only other thing it could be is tragic enough to make me cry for days. This is what Trevor Phillips, the UK’s government-appointed commisar of racial equality, had to say: “What a preposterous thing to say. He is at best insensitive and at worst a downright racist”. Insensitive? How hopeless. The brother is trying to spin some poltical correctness game in the midst of madness. Putin knows perfectly well that he doesn’t give a shit about Africans but needs to play ‘the game’ which over the years has come to include merciful gestures for the doomed Africans. For the last week, I have been staying in the city where he was born. It was here that almost a million people died so that I could take admiring photos of the city and in this country that Stalin killed at least 20 million Russians not to even mention the millions that Lenin and Trotsky murdered. There is no need for outrage from the usual coterie of African guilt mongers. Who the hell cares that Putin says Africans are cannibals when he comes from the cruelest place on earth? I think he was joking and actually really didn’t give a damn how it came out. Two minutes in St. Petersburg will show you that political correctness here is absurd.

About bulletsandhoney
I read my first book when I was three, then my second one a few weeks later. It has carried on this way for decades with only temporary distractions of eating, fighting, loving, heartbreak and other such irrelevant biographical details.

7 Responses to Putin and His African Cannibalism Take

  1. kamau says:

    I just read a story by the BBC about how in the Congolese rebels are eating women’s private parts that have a certain anatomy for their magical powers. As strange as this sounds it is most likely true.

    African cannibalism does not absolve Putin for his sins. What I find hilarious is his spin given Russia’s history, even more hilarious is the hoopla raised by the west given their history in colonial Africa.

  2. WM says:

    Yes, but what is up with this cannibalism trope and Africa? I’m convinced that all these people have a secret desire to be consumed by Africans…hence the continued, repetitive, constant, redundant emphasis on us and our human meals.

  3. WM says:

    Dear MMK,
    Have you noticed that other bloggers tend to respond to people who comment? Just wondering.
    Also, dear MMK,
    Would you explain exactly what you mean by “political correctness” as I am becoming somewhat undelighted by its perjorative use by conservatives and reactionaries? I do not mean to imply that you are one of the above groups of people, I just wish to understand your particular employment of the term.
    In addition, dear MMK,
    I meant to say this before, but your free market, small state logic would benefit from a reading of the analysts of the “asian tigers”. I would be happy to supply titles on request.
    Finally, dear MMK,
    Enjoy yourself in the land of Rasputin and Catherine the Great, but do you really want to be there in the winter–er, even when reborn as etc.?
    You know quite well who this is.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Read Gary Brecher’s light hearted take on the whole affair at http://www.exile.ru/2005-June-17/war_nerd.html

    Apparently the Russians themselves indulged in cannibalism as recently as the 1930’s.

  5. mshairi says:

    Was it you I just saw on the BBC this morning re: Live 8, Kimani? Well said!

  6. MMK says:

    WM – I could not respond due to a hangover caused by your bottle of Glenfidich.

    Mshairi – Yes that was me bloviating on the BBC. My goal is to throw a monkey wrench into all things donor and aid industry.

  7. There is obviously a lot to know about this. There are some good points here.

    I’m Out! :)

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