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The Kenya-Uganda Railway aka "Lunatic Express"

Progress and development aren't without its trade-offs and challenges. It would usually cost a lot of money, energy, and lives to bring a small tribal community to modernity and that's what it cost for many places in the world especially those which the Europeans had exploited for resources and a strategic geographical location. Many locals would shed their own lives to resist the colonizers and in the end fail to bring any fruit from their resistance. They would still succumb to the more powerful and more advanced civilizations. And in Kenya, that came with much expense to the Nandi people in order to build the "Lunatic Express".

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Agreed. Baby Boomers and Neocons use words like "modernity" "progress" "development" to justify sucking money out of the local population, manipulating other countries, and worst of all not being responsible for the damage after. And now we're here in 2019 with nearly 7.6 billion poor people, while the rich get richer and poor get poorer. Yet everyone wants to talk about how cool space is. Everyone wants to talk about "what that politician said last week". It's all wizardry.
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I don't know what's more offensive -- how terribly written this is, or how totally racist it is. Spoiler alert, it's the racism: "More powerful and advanced civilizations"? "bringing a small tribal community to modernity"? Come on Neatorama. Take this colonialist crap down.
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