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Something of Value Social Concerns

Robert Ruark
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Ruark loved Africa, its landscape, its animals and its people. The plight of those people, black natives and white settlers, disturbed him greatly. He believed that the white man had robbed the tribesmen of their traditional culture and given them nothing of value with which to replace it. Wise white settlers used the Kikuyu and Masai customs to ensure a settled and productive life for the natives, but government bureaucrats, well-meaning yet ignorant do-gooders, and London politicians undid their efforts.

According to Ruark, the African, bereft of his traditions, and still savage at heart had come to envy the material wealth of the white man and hoped to wrest it from him by violence. He then became prey to Communist and other anti-British agitators such as the Indians who organized and funded his rebellion.

Out of their love for secret societies, according to Ruark, the Kikuyu formed...

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