many African countries are trying to emulate America that I'm sure
there's an "Afro-Disney" in the works. At most, the attempts to be like
America are very palpable:
A visitor to South Africa today can scarcely help but be struck by how American it seems. Yet few appreciate the long historical roots of the U.S. presence in South Africa, or the complex political and cultural conflicts to which it has given rise.
Dr. James Campbell, Brown University Americanization of (South) Africa
But in some countries, the "aping
of America" goes only as far as the amount of money they receive. Or
the amount of aid from American faith-based charities. And while we
do not know approximately what Rick Warren's P.E.A.C.E. program in
Uganda and Rwanda dishes out, it is enough to allow it and others
like it to proselytize (excuse me) evangelize whole nations.
the encouragement of people like Lou Engle, Tony Perkins, Rick Warren
and a host of evangelizers Africa has shunned the virtues of compassion
and tolerance: people are scouring the villages and towns for sinful
gays to report on.. Many are practicing "corrective rape" on lesbians
From The Times Online: