On June 5, 1873, in a letter to The Times, Sir Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin and a distinguished African explorer in his own right, outlined a daring new method to `tame´ and colonise what was then known as the Dark Continent:
`My proposal is to make the encouragement of Chinese settlements of Africa a part of our national policy, in the belief that the Chinese immigrants would not only maintain their position, but that they would multiply and their descendants supplant the inferior Negro race,´
'I should expect that the African seaboard, now sparsely occupied by lazy, thieving savages, might in a few years be tenanted by industrious, order-loving Chinese, living either as a semidetached dependency of China, or else in perfect freedom under their own law.´
Francis Galton, letter to the Editor of The Times, June 5 1873
Well, it’s happening. Big time. Check this over at the South Africa Sucks blog. I can assure our African friends of this: after a few years with the Chinese on top, they’ll be begging for whitey to come back and take over again. I watch this space with a certain grim satisfaction.