Comment from: Dylan [Visitor]
Thanks for the link i found some other informative articles there.
I’m glad to see clear statements that illustrate the myriad ways in which colonialism is still alive and with us all in one form or another. We in the well-off north speak of progress and development when the world is still defined by the legacies and mechanisms of colonialism. It is absurd.
Aime Cesaire pointed out that colonialism not only effects the colonised but also the coloniser. He claimed it was colonialism that gave birth to Nazism. A corruption of the colonisers soul but also a more straightforward transfer of colonial policies to European society. It was only then, when ‘white’ society was under attack that the world stood up against the racial hierarchy and murder of colonialism. Alas he was wrong about the last part, because the world only stood up against racial hierarchy to a point. On the other hand i think he was right about how the ways a society treats other societies will boomerang back on them. The West’s pursuit of capital accumulation and nationalist industrial competition at the expense of social development for all, for me, feeds the ways our Euro-American societies have become. Decayed, stressful and on a road to ruin.
Hopefully thinks will improve. However, with the system of democracy we herald and the entrenched power of capital in certain hands i doubt it. As such its obvious colonialism wins and we are all merely its expendable labour