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"Colonialism a grave mistake" Macron of France

No, Mr. Macron, Colonialism was a tad bit more than a "grave mistake". Macron stated that Colonialism was a "grave mistake" made by the French government in a recent visit to the Ivory Coast, citing Euronews.
He also called it a "serious fault". He made this declaration on Saturday, in a joint press conference with Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara.

Colonialism was far more than a grave mistake. It was the introduction of foreign disease, the eternal saga of wars for Africa's resources, and the catalyzing agent of both historic and modern slavery.

While he hopes that a "new page" of history can be written, Mr. Macron, along with the rest of the foreign world, must never make the mistake of downplaying Colonialism as a mistake. Colonialism was conquest. It should not have happened, and it has crippled Africa's self-reliance. Today, Africa will establish her own voice, to reverse the curse of yesterday's sins.

Moving forward sometimes means remembering the burning empires that came before. There is no goodwill of today that can downgrade what took place yesterday. Do not forget this as you move toward progress. The past has many demons. Put them on a leash. 

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