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Post"Faccetta Nera": Italians in Ethiopia (Carmen Negrin, France, 08/22/17 11:04 am)
Regarding the lyrics of the Italian war song "Faccetta Nera" (Eugenio Battaglia, 21 August), it seems quite cynical to pretend to liberate a fraction of slaves while enslaving the totality of a population.
This was the not very advanced philosophy of conquest and colonies: We are a superior race, we will teach you what you need to know and, en passant, we will use your goods.
JE comments: Carmen Negrín has identified the essence of paternalism and the White Man's Burden.