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Old 09-13-2017, 01:25 AM
eripiomundus (Offline)
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Originally Posted by flyingtart View Post
A fashion model with a brain. They should have her stuffed.

Of course she's right. History is a catalogue of white supremacist exploitation and genocide.

Are we guilty because we weren't the ones who pulled the trigger? Yes I think we are, as long as we continue to celebrate racial murder as some kind of glorious achievement. Empire is an ugly thing, not a force for good. I recently read "The Blood Never Dried" by John Newsinger, an honest account of the cold blooded atrocities of the British Empire. It's a brilliant read and I heartily recommend it, but it will have your toes curling for shame of what was done in the name of 'progress' and 'democracy'.

If this imperialism had ended we would have grounds to distance our generation from guilt, but it never ends. Whether it's Shock and Awe, or drone strikes, or economic sanctions, the White Man still plays at ruling the world and doesn't mind how many casualties he inflicts to do it.
Nonsense. Every race on the planet has a history drenched in blood. Should people of Mongol descent be blamed for their forefathers' conquests? Should the children of the Zulu be blamed for the bloodletting of their ancestors? The empire of Xerxes, the Xia dynasty, the Aztecs and Apaches... Every single race has a history of greed and violence, and at different times in history different races held power over different tracts of land.

Aside from those areas where no one has ever lived there probably isn't a scrap of dirt for which someone hasn't died. If we're all to be accountable for the actions of our ancestors then we're all liable. Every one of us.

I think racism is on its way to an overdue grave due to increases in communication that allow people to realise we're all more alike than different. I don't think "white privilege" exists. Only economic privilege, and money is blind to race.
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