I’d normally agree with the “before my time” defense but King Leopold, well, I was trying to stay away from saying it, not being an expert, but he probably was a real monster.
They cut people’s hands off and anyone can check any of the search engines and find pictures of it. It’s not fit to post here.
If Belgium never apologized for it before, good, they did now. Some of these people did too foul of things, learn history. Absolute viciousness… and I mean, we are talking about the Kings of Belgium, a direct lineage.
The Butcher of Congo: King Leopold II of Belgium.
In the 23 years (1885-1908) Leopold II ruled the Congo he massacred 10 million Africans by cutting off their hands and genitals, flogging them to death, starving them into forced labour, holding children ransom and burning villages. The ironic part of this story is that Leopold II committed these atrocities by not even setting foot in the Congo.
It was especially bad… but we may have our reckoning as well some day. I don’t say I welcome that, I’ve got my Slavic heritage, Slavs were slaves. According to the logic being presented and I’m not saying I agree with it, perhaps, I’d be entitled as well.