The Reality Behind Modern Shopping And The Famous Brands Essay
University of Northern Colorado
Colonialism is the subjugation by physical and psychological force of one culture by another a colonizing power through military and economic conquest of territory and stereotyping the subordinated cultures. The globalization project is about market integration, legitimacy management, and resistance. Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908. Under King Leopold II control, Congo became a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality. Leopold posed as the protector of Africans fleeing Arab slave-traders but, in reality, he carved out an empire based on terror to harvest rubber. The new rulers of the world film looked at the great multinationals, the governments, and the institutions that back them the IMF and the World Bank. Because of the IMF rules, millions of people throughout the world have lost their jobs and livelihood. The reality behind modern shopping and the famous brands is a sweatshop economy, and is being duplicated in country after country. Throughout this essay the conflict theory will be utilized to examine how colonialism is continued through the more covert practices of the globalization project, while comparing the Congo: white king, red rubber, black death and the new rulers of the world.