Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Bit Of Indoctrination

 All countries indoctrinate their citizens, attempting to convince them toward patriotism and supporting the government.  American indoctrination includes senior trips to national monuments and parks, a requirement to learn US history, and song.  

Angola also indoctrinates, and this monument is one of the ways it does so.  The pergola shows a very victimhood version of Angolan history - exploitation until they threw off colonial bonds with the help of Neto.  After that, the bounty of Angola has benefited the natives of Angola and not outsiders.  It's a pretty piece of jingoism.

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