Talk:Simba Rebellion

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POV template[edit]

I have added a POV template to this article and, to show this is not just a drive-by tagging, will add reasons:

  1. Frequent use of rather impartial terminology and weasel words. "Shaman", for instance, is a word with a particular meaning and seems to be used here as a catch-all term for a religious figure in indigenous Congolese religion.
  2. Ethnocentrism. "Modernity" here clearly equals "Western" in the eyes of the writer. A few similar instances of this (though certainly a good reflection of early secondary literature on the subject) in which the Simbas are depicted as both irrational and militarily incompetent. Whether or not this is true can be treated with more subtlety.
  3. The white mercenaries. No mention of the considerable and well-documented atrocities committed by 5 Commando during the conflict, while comparable Simba ones are heavily labeled.

Hopefully none of this should be too contentious. —Brigade Piron (talk) 09:55, 28 August 2014 (UTC)