Richard Burton, an orientalist called somalis 'superstitious' for believing Mosquitos caused Malaria



This is from Richard Burton book written in the 1850's.



Fun fact, the scar from his face was due to a Somali nomad who threw a spear at him for deceiving them.


















He also said this when it came to criticising the Somali people (he did praise their poetry prowess and the unusual respect the somali men had towards their female counterpart compared to the Arabs and how they treated their womenfolk.

"The Somalis are a fierce race of republicans, constantly changing political loyalties-the Somalis lived in what amounted to a state of chronic political schizophrenia, verging on of anarchy."-Sir Richard Burton"

Look at our current day state, fits what he said, nearly Two centuries ago!
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"The Somalis are a fierce race of republicans, constantly changing political loyalties-the Somalis lived in what amounted to a state of chronic political schizophrenia, verging on of anarchy."-Sir Richard Burton"
This is so accurate, even 2 centuries ago.

But what's with the Republican part? Most Somalis are Democrats.
 
Those habar Isaac fellows ran down on Burton the First time he tried to enter Somalia :damedamn:

And they took out the specke (?) fellow when he tried going to Harar :damedamn:

Alla ragas ba rag aha :denzelnigga:
 

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Imagine still using this shithole of a website.
This is so accurate, even 2 centuries ago.

But what's with the Republican part? Most Somalis are Democrats.
The archaic definition of republican is "a group with a certain equality between its members." The concept of Republicans and Democrats as we know now didn't exist at the time
 
Richard Burton was a perv:mjlol:


Burton's writings are unusually open and frank about his interest in sex and sexuality. His travel writing is often full of details about the sexual lives of the inhabitants of areas he traveled through. Burton's interest in sexuality led him to make measurements of the lengths of the penises of male inhabitants of various regions which he includes in his travel books. He also describes sexual techniques common in the regions he visited, often hinting that he had participated,[citation needed] hence breaking both sexual and racial taboos of his day. Many people at the time considered the Kama Shastra Society and the books it published scandalous






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton#Scandals
 

Merchant of Mogadishu

From Pella to Pattala, then back to Babylon
Richard Burton was a perv:mjlol:


Burton's writings are unusually open and frank about his interest in sex and sexuality. His travel writing is often full of details about the sexual lives of the inhabitants of areas he traveled through. Burton's interest in sexuality led him to make measurements of the lengths of the penises of male inhabitants of various regions which he includes in his travel books. He also describes sexual techniques common in the regions he visited, often hinting that he had participated,[citation needed] hence breaking both sexual and racial taboos of his day. Many people at the time considered the Kama Shastra Society and the books it published scandalous






https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton#Scandals

He was one weird Victorian
 

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