Monday, 13 July 2009

Milking history

The multimillionaire White Mohammedan King has been making an “emotional” visit to the continent of his birth, along with his simpleminded wife. They visited an old fortress in Ghana where the slave trade was conducted in the past and where photo-ops abound. They stayed well clear of the Sudan and other areas where the slave trade is still very much an issue of the present and where life is a bit too complicated to boil down into the straightforward vote catching emotive.

The two large upward pointing cannons seen on the shoreline were once intended for lobbing Africans over to Mississippi but the slave trade ended before they came on stream.