Where prejudice exists it always discolors our thoughts -Mark Twain
In the opening lecture of the State of Man Congress, 1 January 1960 (the day that French Cameroon became independent), L. Ron Hubbard describes how he had been making the world safe by ensuring people are "governable", that is, by bringing "civilization" to the unlearned.
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Now, you wonder why I'd spend so much time abroad. Well, you could censure me for that. You could if you wished, because it's a little bit reprehensible of my — on my part to put in as much time outside the borders of the United States as I have put in in the last ten years. But there's a good reason for it, as you should realize. And that is, with as much arms and ammunition drifting around, as much atomic fission and other things in the offing, the ability to govern must be supported and must be spread around. And you cannot govern people unless people are governable.
They've been trying to give people down in the Cameroons here for some time some independence. Have you noticed that? Every time they say "independence," the people in the Cameroons, they kill off another thirty or forty natives. There are some five thousand people have been killed in the Cameroons just trying to establish civilization in the Cameroons, because nobody ever started at a basic, which is to have somebody there to give civilization to. That's been neglected. They took people who were totally dedicated to certain tribal procedures, took those people and said, "You're free."
And they said, "Free. Free? Free. Ah! You mean there's no police anymore." Boom! Boom!
Cameroon was under German rule beginning in the late 19th century and continuing until after World War I when the country was divided between France and England. After World War II, the U.N. took over stewardship until French Cameroon became fully independent in 1960. The following year, the southern portion of English Cameroon (largely Christian) joined the Republic of Cameroon to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon, while the northern portion (largely Muslim) merged with neighboring Nigeria.