“The mindset is the barbarians are backward and inferior and for their own benefit we have to uplift them, civilize them.”
Noah Chomsky in Uganda Rising (2006)
From an auto-critique I made to the European consciousness, I launch a question that deals with our own historical past. The goal is to reflect upon the impact of that colonialist past which, to our western culture, has a certain distance in time, but whose consequences are still extremely felt in the African Continent today. Europe left military and religious marks and created a profound division in this continent only due to an illusory notion of superiority; actions that the European culture managed to disassociate from its own identity through a discourse of dissemination of democratic values, plurality, and rights.