What will undo us in the end is our lack of concern for our fellow human beings. No-one knows what would have happened in Africa if we had not colonized it. But we did colonize it and altered its history, and so have a responsibility for it. In a globalized world we are all connected with each other and are interacting on each other as never before. If we write off Africa because of our lack of love we will be forced to recognize our responsibility through fear. Desperate people will get hold of WMD as sure as alcoholics get hold of drink, and threaten us until we address their plight. But how do you do that when so many African countries are ruled by regimes even more stupid and selfish than we are?