The Royal Family of Belgium: King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and their children.
“It takes a million people to build up a good reputation, but it takes one stupid fool to destroy everything they have done,” sings the late Lucky Dube, South Africa’s reggae legend. This is the exact situation of the Royal Family of Belgium, because one of the ancestors, King Leopold II, was a greedy mad ruler and a murderer.
Some women have given birth to monsters to rule this world. Apart from Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot, Josef Stalin, Saddam Hussein etc, another evil man whose crimes against humanity shocked the world is King Leopold II. Born on 17 December 1865 in Brussels, the horrible crimes Leopold committed were swept under the carpet, but the hump in the carpet has exposed his heinous crimes to be seen by the whole world.
In 1880’s, when Europe was scrambling over the continent of Africa like ants stumbling upon sugar, Congo became the personal property of King Leopold II of Belgium. The 905,000 square miles (76 times larger than Belgium) of African rainforest held vast natural mineral resources, including in rubber, a commodity in high demand in late 19th century industrial Europe.
King Leopold II of Belgium was responsible for the deaths and mutilation of 10 million Congolese Africans during the late 1800’s. On his throne in Brussels, Leopold gave orders to his commanding officer to: Cut off the heads of the men and hang them on the village palisades, also their sexual members, and to hang the women and the children on the palisade in the form of a cross.”