Capitalist Nigger

By on 10/8/2005 in Uncategorized

Chika Onyeani, author of Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success: A Spider-Web Doctrine , is full of shit. He’s in South Africa at the moment, promoting his uniquely odious mixture of self-loathing, lies, and unreconstructed stupidity. Here’s a bit from the Mail and Guardian’s interview with him.

What about the possibility that the Pakistani(sic), like the Chinese, have access to cheaper raw materials and commodities because of the lower cost of doing business in their countries?

People in Africa should not demand such high wages. The Indians don’t mind working for peanuts as long as it is for the good of their communities.

But there are wealth-gap issues in both India and China.
Why must we concentrate on the negative? In India, the larger part of the population is still poor. So what? India is leading in a lot of ways. If you make a call to [a] credit card company, chances are it would be answered in India. Just because of the way they have been able to do the (sic) things. The reasons we have so many people going to Europe looking for work is because we have not been able to provide jobs for our people.

What would you say to comments that you are playing into the hands of racists by depicting black people as lazy and inefficient?

I don’t care about what white people are thinking. It is what we think about ourselves. If we talk about it, perhaps we will stop doing it.

At the end of his book tour, I imagine he’ll be welcomed as part of Hernando De Soto and Madeline Albright’s High Level Commission on the Legal Empowerment of the Poor.