Friday, November 07, 2008

A Failed Conspiracy

Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902), known today as one of the all-time meanest imperialistic despots in Africa—raping its land of its mineral wealth—hatched a grand conspiracy in his younger years. [King Leopold II of Belgium probably ranks higher than Rhodes as an evil pariah in Africa.] In his first will, Rhodes specifies his money be used as follows:

To and for the establishment, promotion and development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world, the perfecting of a system of emigration from the United Kingdom, and of colonisation by British subjects of all lands where the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labour and enterprise, and especially the occupation by British settlers of the entire Continent of Africa, the Holy Land, the Valley of the Euphrates, the Islands of Cyprus and Candia, the whole of South America, the Islands of the Pacific not heretofore possessed by Great Britain, the whole of the Malay Archipelago, the seaboard of China and Japan, the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire. . . .