I contend that every acre added to our territory means the birth of more of the English race who otherwise would not be brought into existence. Crown and Charter: The Early Years of the British South Africa Company. He was the founder of Rhodesia, which was named after him. Matabeleland fell squarely in the territory which Rhodes hoped to conquer, from the Cape to Cairo, in the name of the British Empire. Rotberg, The Founder: Cecil Rhodes and the Enigma of Power, in The Wilson Quarterly, p. Historical Dictionary of the British Empire.
Put your mind into another train of thought. For the masses there is a cruder appeal to hero-worship and sensational glory, adventure and the sporting spirit: current history falsified in coarse flaring colours, for the direct stimulation of the combative instincts. The Journal of African History. The Moffat Treaty was however between Lobengula and the British Government, Rhodes himself was hardly a relevant player in this. I look into history and I read the story of the Jesuits I see what they were able to do in a bad cause and I might say under bad leaders. I contend that there are at the present moment numbers of the ablest men in the world who would devote their whole lives to it. Rhodes considered joining the rush to open gold mines in the region, but Rudd, convinced him that the Witwatersrand was merely the beginning, and that far greater gold fields lay to the north, in present day Zimbabwe and Zambia.
It is this second fair copy which is reproduced here. Today, his grave site is part of , Zimbabwe. I have endeavoured to explain them to him, but I could see from the look on his face that it made no impression. . By the time Rhodes arrived at the farm his brother had already left the farm to travel 650 kilometres north, to the diamond fields in Kimberley.
An ardent believer in British , Rhodes and his founded the southern African territory of now Zimbabwe and Zambia , which the company named after him in 1895. He was one of six sons to the vicar. But Rhodes had an extraordinary ascendancy over men: he tied them up, as he ties up everybody. By then, they controlled the diamond market so much, that they were able to set prices. However, Rhodes also made some quite rational calculations about British power, particularly its declining economic fortunes.
He wrote of this society, Why should we not form a secret society with but one object the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilised world under British rule for the recovery of the United States for the making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire. The final blow any hopes that the Ndebele might avoid war, came when Jameson was able to convince the British Government that Lobengula had sent a massive impi of 7 000 men into Mashonaland, who then gave Jameson leave to engage in defensive tactics. Then, for the first time, they gave a white man the Matabele royal salute, Bayete. Although he changed his will quite a number of times in years following, the objective remained the same. Jonathan Ball Publishers: Johannesburg and Cape Town. He introduced the to push black people from their lands and make way for industrial development.
He tries to justify English imperialism and bringing the world under English influence by making several claims. Goldfields South Africa performed very poorly, prompting Rhodes to look towards the north for the gold fields that Rudd had assured him were lying in wait. Cecil Rhodes as a boy. Why should we not form a secret society with but one object the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilised world under British rule for the recovery of the United States for the making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire. I once heard it argued by a fellow in my own college, I am sorry to own it by an Englishman, that it was good thing for us that we have lost the United States. He believed his wealth could overthrow the Boer government and install a British colonial government supporting mine-owners' interests in its place.
Fancy Australia discovered and colonised under the French flag, what would it mean merely several millions of English unborn that at present exist we learn from the past and to form our future. It was in Kimberly where Cecil first came into contact with the valuable gemstones known as diamonds. What thought strikes a man entering the house of commons, the assembly that rule the whole world? The English-speaking race would have been reorganized as a unit, with its central Parliament meeting alternately in New York and London, and it would have given peace to the world. I would compare Rhodes to an earlier Adolph Hitler, with trying to succeed a one-race dominance. Does an English father when his sons wish to emigrate ever think of suggesting emigration to a country under another flag, never—it would seem a disgrace to suggest such a thing I think that we all think that poverty is better under our own flag than wealth under a foreign one. Using the Rudd Concession, despite initial protests by the British Government, Rhodes managed to acquire a Royal Charter approval from the British monarch for his British South Africa Company.
In 1873, he returned to to study at , but stayed there for only one term, after which he went back to South Africa. Quoted in Flint, Cecil Rhodes, pp. In belief that their worries and complaints would be given just recognition, the Ndebele and Shona chiefs laid down their arms and returned to their fields. Such bold decisions were to become his hallmark. Such men as these the Society should search out and use for the furtherance of their object.