Colonialism Capitalism and Christianity
Document Type:Research Paper
The European colonization confounded many African communities as well as their economies. Nevertheless, the leaders organizing the movement quoted the “White man’s burden whose philosophy comprised of ‘’Three C’s of colonization which included; Christianity, capitalism and civilization, an aspect this paper seeks to address. Colonization to a wider extent has in this case prompted changes in capitalism and Christianity, with their implications evident in the modern civilization. Colonialism, Capitalism, and Christianity We believe that we live in an excellent era surrounded by progressive developments, prompting us to think that these developments have surpassed those of our forefathers. The twentieth century in our eyes is perceived as a glorious age, with pride according to the achievements and strides made in regards to matters development, an aspect that justifies the satisfaction of complacency.
Joan Pinkham alleges that Europe is Indefensible, with America's strategies whispering to each other. This, as established by Joan is not a serious issue since what is more severe lies in the fact that Europe has lost its morals and spirituality. Joan alleges that Currently, the indictment has not been brought about by European masses alone, but on a global scale that has seen populations of people who from the depths of slavery have chosen to set themselves as judges (Aimé 5). In my view, Joan points out to facts that reveal the manner in which the western civilization has stood out as a dominant society, a factor that is attributed to the fact that the West knows better methods of the invention while learning and borrowing from other civilizations to become better.
However, a controversy emerges in the sense that the Western nations are growing in a faster pace, pointing to their interest to control the world since they all want to be dominant nations to spread and introduce their cultures to every country (Buker et al. On the other hand, Joan points to the puerile objectification of the European colonial enterprises with the intent of possessing the lands that are occupied, a right that creates fierce isolations that have seen the abandonment of unutilized resources that currently lie idle in the hands of incompetents. Rev. Barde is however aroused to indignation, an effort that sees him assure individuals that if the goods of the world remained undivided indefinitely as this was without colonization, then they would answer to God for failing to meet the demands of human collectivity.
Rev. Muller on the other hand makes a declaration that humanity must and should not allow negligence, laziness, and incompetency to dwell in the hands of the people as it does on uncivilized people who live idle the wealth that God has confided to the people, charging individuals to make good use of resources in serving the good for all. p). Capitalism never rose through a set of developed natural laws which have a root in human nature but was spread by an organized approach that saw the elites use violence to conquer, an approach that typifies the methods of colonization. The element of owning means of production and acquiring private properties especially land may seem like the natural state of capitalism, but the author in his book reminds us of how man developed measures of enforcing methods of conquering other civilizations.
From the viewpoint of historical materialism, the development and rise of capitalism viewed as a social system remained inevitable. The bourgeoisie, therefore, believed that the growth and expansion of capitalism would have been faced with retardations in the event that it failed to overcome nature with the avowed purpose of accelerating the process of development through a concentrated effort to harness nature (Adams & Charrad n. p). According to Sarah a girl called Winnemucca" is depicting as growing up amongst the Piute tribe believing that the whites eat people. Winnemucca's grandfather, the chief of the Piute tribe, takes an effort to befriend the whites, an aspect that results in dreams of how the white men will attack the members of this tribe.
In this story, it is vivid that the faiths of the Piute tribe are solely relying on their dreams rather than their faith in God in making decisions. As established in this account: A dream inspired Winnemucca's father that their tribe needed to move upwards towards the mountains to avoid contact with the whites, an oblivious thought that emanated by a perception that the white men were dangerous (Sarah n. This points out to facts that reveal the manner in which the western civilization has stood out as a powerful society, a factor that is attributed to the fact that the West knows better methods of the invention while learning and borrowing from other civilizations to become better. According to Joan, the current society has transformed saints into mere martyrs and saviors into scapegoats all for the purpose of washing imagined sins in the blood of perceived gods.
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