There is a list of British writers that agreed with the sentiments of white imperialism in the 19th century: Charles Kingsley, creator of “social problem” novels, historical romances, and children’s literature. Thomas Carlyle, a historian and essayist. Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book. These men all believed in the “white man’s burden”, which is defined as bringing down the concept of a non-white civilization to adhere to what is called “beneficent imperialism”.
Imperialism is about unity according to Alexander the Great. He wanted equality for all people, not just the people living in the Roman Empire. It became divided with the rise of the Islamic population. Imperialism was no longer about equality after this. World War I centered around the rise of independent imperial states, primarily Russia, Italy, Germany, and the United States, and Japan. The pursuit of financial power and control became the form of Imperialism that exists to this day. Capitalism being the most popular, especially in the United States.
The rise of capitalism is rooted in the colonization of the United States after the genocide of Native Americans a few hundred years ago. This genocide paved the way for white male citizens to bring slaves from Africa beginning in 1619. Twenty Africans were bought through slave trade that lasted for many years. These African slaves were granted very few rights and were not allowed to partake in any of the economic, social, and political progress of the United States.
Africans and their decedents play a large part in United States culture, scientific discoveries and progress. This trickle-down effect created a society where Caucasians rip off the culture of Africans and their decedents who pretend it is their own. America would not be the country it is now without the contributions of Africans and African Americans. The theft of the choreography belonging to black content creators on the app TikTok by white content creators such as Charlie D’Amelio as demonstrated on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show is a good example.
This beneficent imperialism that exists in the United States has only fully benefited its Caucasian male citizens. Beneficent imperialism has also mutated into systemic racism over time. What was once a dream of equality so many years ago has become a nation run by Caucasian men, for the benefit of Caucasian men only. The fact that women and the BIPOC community were not allowed to vote until recently proves this.
There is still so much work to be done in a country that grants voting rights to marginalized communities only to then do everything in their power to suppress said rights to this day.
This gang of “executioners” is a prime example of white supremacy and white nationalism keeping its knee on the throat of all people of color who reside in America.
To learn more about The Executioners:
“Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck, for the rain to gather for the wind to suck. For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop. Here is a strange and bitter crop.”-Billie Holiday
A mistake that one commits over and over and over again is no longer a mistake. It has morphed into a choice. According to the U.S. Sun, there is a gang in L.A. police stations who took it upon themselves to chose to get a tattoo that only means one thing: that if you are a BIPOC, the white police officer holding the gun at you did not shoot you accidentally because they mistook their gun for a taser. They are aiming it at you to kill you in the name of white supremacy.
May I present to you, dear reader, with a short cliff notes version of this infestation that plagues the United States, a plague that has never left. The plague of white supremacy.
During the 19th to mid-20th century, white supremacy became more mainstream with the help of the four volume long Essay on the Inequality of Human Races by the French writer & diplomatist Arthur de Gobineau. It was published between 1853 through 1855 and it centered on how the Germanic population known as Aryans are superior.
“Aryan” is the term coined for people who spoke a certain Indo-European language. Indo-European languages are a group of languages that were spoken in areas of Europe and South Asia that scholars called “Indo-Hittite” (hypothetically). Hittite is an extinct language that is part of a group of languages dubbed the Anatolian languages. These languages, which belong to a piece of land found in what is now called Asia Minor, belongs with the Asian part of Turkey.
These languages also date back to the prehistoric era (BC-before Christ). This means that the Aryan race predates Jesus Christ, who was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth, which is in Northern Israel. Jesus was of the faith created by Hebrews known as Judaism. This means that Jesus was a Jewish person of color.
No true white supremacist has any business being a Christian.
White supremacists believe that Aryans, or Germanic peoples, are at the top of the food chain of humanity itself.
Any other race should be subservient property or killed in the eyes of white supremacy.
They believe that all non-Aryan races are on the same level as animals. Along with anyone with too many disabilities, people with very dark skin deserve to be served up as medical experiments or flat out executed. This was Hitlers dream; for the Germanic peoples to become the superior race.
Part 2 coming soon.
I don’t even know where to start.
When I watched the insurrection on the news, the first thing that popped into my head was “Holy shit, is Margaret Atwood some kind of prophet???!!!”
Can you imagine what could have happened if the White House was broken into by people who were carrying a shit ton of guns and bombs etc. that could have killed everyone in our government?
Can we all just put the bullshit aside, be adults, and have a serious discussion about this event in Amerikkkan history?
Every time I think about this, I think about how Camden, New Jersey had protests about George Floyd and police brutality. No one was killed. There were riots in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and no one was killed. There were protests in Trenton, New Jersey, and no one was killed.
Do you even know how many gangs exist and/or matriculate through New Jersey every year? How did New Jersey manage to have riots and protests with no casualties??!!
Can we all for a second forget how jaded and desensitized from sex and violence we’ve become? Can we not just talk about this, but listen to each other?
Evil can only be unstoppable if it is never confronted by a force of good that decides to be much bigger and more powerful than evil is. That means enemy must wave the white flag against enemy. That means rivals must stop and shake hands in the name of changing Amerikkka to America.
I have faith that the next time something like this happens, we will all agree to put our nonsense aside and fight for the greater good.