Deadliest Journeys: Congo

Congo

H/T Nicawawa.

“Hey white man, when you go home, tell them to rebuild our roads.”
– Congolese trucker

In this video, 1,500 Congolese sail up the Congo River from Kinshasa to Kisangani, formerly Leopoldville and formerly Stanleyville in the Belgian Congo, now the world’s leading pioneer in “barbaric-democracy”:

In these videos, “Deadliest Journeys” travels 650 miles through the Democratic Republic of Congo from Lubumbashi to Kolwezi to Bukama in Katanga Province. Under Belgian rule, Lubumbashi used to be the prosperous city of Elisabethville, and the center of the (now destroyed) world class mining industry of Union Minière du Haut Katanga.

Welcome to the Democratic Republic of Congo … after 52 years of “free society.”



2 Comments

  1. It’s interesting to see the brave ones who remain among them. Rolled into one:
    Colonel Kurtz, Rudyard Kipling and Cecil Rhoades.

    I do not know how they do it.

  2. If your only asset was a truck, and you made your living hauling loads over bad roads, would you load it to the gunnels and run it through mudholes? I thought not. I get the distinct impression that these blokes regularly drive their machinery past the breaking point, then spend days or weeks getting it back on the road. I don’t think they know how to calculate the costs of the breakdowns against the benefits of hauling a few more sacks of chicken feed.

    In Cuba, where there have been no imports from the US since the revolution, the white mechanics are still keeping 1949 rolling stock on the road. In Africa, the Negros are taking brand new trucks, and running them into the ground.

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