BARMY MUSINGS by HERCULES GROUNDWATER
Hercules here – for Africa – DON’T shed a tear !

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When I was in Reggio di Calabria I visited the Riace bronzes. These are two larger-than-life Ancient Greek sculptures that were fished out of the sea in the 1970s.

IMPRESSIVE !

They are treated with great reverence, quite rightly. They have an air-lock to keep out pollution, and stand on plinths that are designed to be earthquake-proof. (Though no one seems to have thought that they might get crushed by the falling roof).

They are precious, awesome, alien.

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BUT – WHAT A CONTRAST !…..!

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Calabria is haunted by a tribe of black ghosts aimlessly roaming around the train system and lurking menacingly outside supermarkets and bars asking for money.

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These black ghosts are also precious, awesome, alien….but treated with suspicion, contempt, fear.

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Also fished out of the sea but then neglected, exploited, used as Mafia slaves.
Got me to musing –

WHAT IS WRONG WITH AFRICA?

Why are these black ghost guys risking their all to get to an overcrowded Europe that don’t want ‘em?

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Instead of wandering bored and aimlessly around Italy shouldn’t these guys be developing and using their talents to do something useful back in Africa?

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And who is left behind? If this goes on Africa will be short of its fit young men. Who will look after the kids, the sick, the old?

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Africa needs to get away from this image of being in need. IT IS RICH! Full to the brim with natural resources.

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These black ghosts act like pathetic needy incapables looking for free handouts. They just reinforce the stereotypes.

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THEY ARE STRONG AND ATHLETIC NOT WEAK AND PATHETIC.
I reckon that the world needs a NEW FRONTIER.

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Now that Trump is closing down the USA, Europe is too crowded and protective and Asia too is too crowded. The Middle East is just weird, and South America? Maybe! BUT>>>>>

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LET AFRICA BE THE NEW FRONTIER!

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Create a potent and positive image for Africa. Make it open to immigration from all over the world and welcome back its black ghosts.

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MAKE IT THE NEW PLACE TO BE!

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OK so that’s Africa sorted then…..

Ta Ta for now!

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