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Cecil Rhodes

Fecha de nacimiento: 5. Julio 1853
Fecha de muerte: 26. Marzo 1902

Cecil John Rhodes [1]​ fue un empresario, colonizador y político británico. Gran defensor de la colonización, fundó el país que a su muerte llevaría su nombre, Rodesia, cuyo territorio está actualmente dividido entre Zambia y Zimbabue. El fundador de la influyente Fundación Rhodes fue también el fundador de la compañía De Beers, que en la actualidad controla el 60 % del mercado de diamantes en bruto del mundo y que en un tiempo llegó a comercializar el 90 %.

Frases Cecil Rhodes

„Igualdad de derechos para todos los hombres civilizados, al sur del Zambeze.“

—  Cecil Rhodes
Source: Gordon Le Sueur, Cecil Rhodes the Man and His Work http://books.google.com/books?id=96AYdAqncoYC&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=%22equal+rights+for+all+civilized+men%22&source=bl&ots=m1cSqKQE0h&sig=r1b3XeSqYuVKlAfdmkBZ32mP3ps&hl=en&ei=97xgS6r1CJTatgO2u8XGCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CCMQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=%22equal%20rights%20for%20all%20civilized%20men%22&f=false (2009), p. 76.

„Pure philanthropy is very well in its way but philanthropy plus five percent is a good deal better.“

—  Cecil Rhodes
Attributed, Attributed by J. C. Johari, Voices of Indian Freedom Movement (1993), Anmol Publications, ISBN 9788171582259, p. 207

„Equal rights for all civilized men south of the Zambesi.“

—  Cecil Rhodes
Gordon Le Sueur, Cecil Rhodes the Man and His Work http://books.google.com/books?id=96AYdAqncoYC&pg=PA76&lpg=PA76&dq=%22equal+rights+for+all+civilized+men%22&source=bl&ots=m1cSqKQE0h&sig=r1b3XeSqYuVKlAfdmkBZ32mP3ps&hl=en&ei=97xgS6r1CJTatgO2u8XGCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CCMQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=%22equal%20rights%20for%20all%20civilized%20men%22&f=false (2009), pg. 76 Le Sueur states that Rhodes originally said, c. 1893: "Equal rights every white man south of the Zambesi", as reported in the press, and he later "clarified" it.

„… you are an Englishman, and have subsequently drawn the greatest prize in the lottery of life.“

—  Cecil Rhodes
said by Rhodes to Lord Grey. [Lewis, Michell, The Life and Times of the Right Honourable Cecil John Rhodes 1853-1902, Volume 2, 178, New York and London, Mitchell Kennerly, 1910, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t5m90j14v?urlappend=%3Bseq=194] Often quoted in variant forms such as "To be born English is to win first prize in the lottery of life".

„We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.“

—  Cecil Rhodes
Disputed, Teaching a “Racist and Outdated Text”: A Journey into my own Heart of Darkness, Wong, Melody, Western Washington University, 2008-09-20 http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Resources/CEP/eJournal/v003n001/a025.shtml, [Britten, Sarah, The Art of the South African Insult, 30° South Publishers, 2006, 167, 9781920143053]

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„In order to save the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling the surplus population of this country, to provide new markets… The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question.“

—  Cecil Rhodes
Quoted in Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/ch06.htm#bkV22P257F01. [William Simpson, Martin Desmond Jones, Europe, 1783-1914. p. 237, http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AGxlZbfJdy8C&pg=PA237&lpg=PA237&dq=million, 2000, Europe, 1783-1914, Routledge, 2009-06-13]

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