HIDDEN HISTORY: The Belgian Genocide and the Slave State in the Congo – 10,000,000 deaths from 1885-1908 (Archive)

As painful as this may be to reflect on the past, the truth must out; in peace

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Source – espressostalinist.com

– “Listen to the yell of Leopold’s ghost,
Burning in Hell for his hand-maimed host.
Hear how the demons chuckle and yell,
Cutting his hands off, down in Hell.”

— Vachel Lindsay’s 1914 poem, The Congo

– “Leopold II…has knit adventurers, traders and missionaries of many races into one band of men, under the most illustrious of modern travellers (H.M. Stanley) to carry into the interior of Africa new ideas of law, order, humanity, and protection of the natives.”
— The Daily Telegraph, 22nd of October 1884

“I was so moved, Your Excellency, by the people’s stories that I took the liberty of promising them that in future you will only kill them for crimes they commit.”

— John Harris, Missionary in Baringa

“The condition of things in the Congo is atrocious, as shown by the photographs of children whose hands have been cut off. Leopold…

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