“The world is nearly all parceled out, and what there is left of it is being divided up, conquered and colonized. To think of these stars that you see overhead at night, these vast worlds which we can never reach. I would annex the planets if I could; I often think of that. It makes me sad to see them so clear and yet so far.” ~ Cecil Rhodes. This is the spirit of a visionary explorer.
The progressives who are ranting against Rhodes, demanding that his statues be pulled down, that he should be purged from history textbooks, do not have a fraction of his vision, enterprise, brilliance, and courage. What have these progressives done for humanity? They are corrupt, immoral, weak, and incompetent—whichever country they touch turns into rubbish. But they want to revise the past. They want to rule the present. They want to control the future.
Those who understand how a civilization is created will prefer people like Rhodes in positions of power. These progressives totalitarians are the architects of hell.