African Enlightenment – Main Difference Between Africa and Europe!

African Enlightenment – Main Difference Between Africa and Europe!

hello this is kenny barney yeah um i’m gonna rant really i’m really going to run today uh because uh if i don’t runs i won’t be able to express the how much dis satisfied i am about the things i see going on across africa that uh are keeping us back i see i’ve lived in europe for over 10 years i’ve worked with some of the best in the final financial industry and i can tell you this africans are not in any way inferior to europeans at all we are excellent people as human beings we are extremely intelligent if you go to the big the best schools in the world you will find a lot of africans there ex excelling you know kicking butts but yet africa is where it is africa is where it is so see we we need to start asking ourselves questions if we need to ask start asking ourselves questions why are we where we are see and we need to be honest to ourselves see i go on social media since i i live in europe and i want to interact with young africans i go to where they are you know and i go on facebook i i am a member of several african groups and i list i read what young africans yes they want africa to progress but the way they are doing it or the way they are trying to do it will not lead to progress because one of the main things that it did do is complain blame yes there are a lot of blame to be handed out especially to europe and america but at the end of it we africans need to be responsible for the development and progress of africa we cannot hide let’s stop hiding behind what has happened in history history is there for us to look at and see okay this happened to me so this is something i don’t want to see happen to me again look at this ah this happened to that person and it helped him or her progress so let me take a look at it and see how i can adapt it to my own situation see we look at history we see what europe has done wrong to africa and we hold on to that and we continue continue happening on it but we haven’t looked at what happened to europe that helped europe to progress that’s what i’m going to talk today that’s what i’m going to talk about today because by the time eur europeans came to africa the first time they came the portuguese were the first to come to sub-hara sub-saharan africa portugal was not better than the kingdoms of africa yes they were see fairing they were a seafaring nation but in their society in their community they were not better than the main empires of africa in fact i can say this maybe we were better than that that our society was better than many european uh countries at that time so what happened why are we behind apart from the horrors of the slave trade and the colonization what else happened see if i look at our our society today it pains me to see that uh africans have the mindset of 16 17 18 19 century europeans yeah that’s where many of us are we’re still super superstitious we are still afraid of witches in fact in some of our of our communities we still kill witches we are extremely fearful of the unknown does we are so religious yes these things i just mentioned once upon a time it was prevalent in the european uh society in fact europe burnt hundreds of thousands of witches in the 16th century so maybe europe burned or killed more witches than any other society in the world yet today europe is up there and europeans know that all the talk of witches was just uh nonsense so how come we haven’t read that memo that tells us all those superstitions all those which which burning is nonsense well europe went through what they call the enlightenment era see i will tell you for me when i blame europe for slavery and colonization the main thing i blame them for is uh the knowledge of the enlightenment uh the stories the the knowledge they were gaining in the enlightenment era didn’t bring those things to africa [Music] they only gave us their religion which at that time was already fading europe in europe but the reason why religion and superstition was fading in europe didn’t bother to bring it to us and that was because of the enlightenment europe europeans learnt a lot from the 17th century to maybe to the end of 18th century that there about you know or the late it started late 16th century i think the likes of spinoza john locke monty montesquieu voltaire for me voter is my favorite uh imagine [ __ ] adam smith see all these people give europe a lot a lot see at that time of the enlightenment there was a lot of critical critical thinking questioning belief systems including religion that the enlightenment helped europe to evolve their political system their social systems economics mathematics and science see during the enlightenment various areas of science were expounded and then they were able to start the industrial age all of these things happened what we have today all the things that is running the world today mostly came out from the enlightenment so the the the the things that they know was there when europe first started colonizing africa at the end of the 19th century yet yet in fact when uh england started fighting against slavery it was part of the things they learned from the enlightenment so the enlightenment actually was the reason why europe uh slavery but then they didn’t bring that that knowledge to us and then they colonized us and then the the institute their religion the religion which was fading fast in europe today less than 40 of people claim to be religious and of that 40 percent they say they are they don’t go to church they don’t go to church yet we as africans we are still as superstitious as we were 500 years ago we’re still afraid of witches what have we learned the public the political system and social systems and the economics and the science we talk about it yes we talk about it we [Music] pretend to buy into them but without understanding the roots of this systems we cannot make do with them see my today i want to encourage you see if you really want to do something to progress africa’s development i want to encourage you first take some time find these books that were written in the era of the enlightenment because there are many that are there see if you understand these things and you buy into them okay then you can now start looking at your society and say okay what can i do to advance this society see a lot of people a lot of young africans uh based on the slavery and colonization they they tend to talk about uh not not wanting to take anything from europe well i would say this i’ve said it before and i will say say it again progress civilized civilization of this on this planet is no one is not made by one group people learn from one group and they expand their knowledge the ideas and somebody some other group take it and expand on it this is how progress is made on this planet and it’s time it is time we africans first understand what progress has may be made and start building on it first to enhance our society and next to enhance the world by adding value the only way we can add value is first understand what has been done so what we what we didn’t get from the europeans who came to africa was the core message of the enlightenment instead we got only religion so young man young lady i encourage you to start learning bits of the core message of the philosophy of the enlightenment well uh well i’ve ranked i’ve granted it enough today i hope you guys get this and i hope you will take it seriously and start exploring all these things and i will tell you something it is extremely extremely interesting to learn about civilization it is extremely extremely interesting to learn about it all right so thank you very much for watching the video please subscribe to this channel and ring the bell to so that you can get in my videos as soon as i post them alright thank you bye
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