The ruling White Empire are just Nazis that won. As Churchill was giving rousing speeches in the 1940s, he was killing millions of brown people in Bengal (whom he called “a beastly people with a beastly religion”). Today as Biden is giving drowsy speeches about freedom and sovereignty, he has stolen all of Afghanistan’s forex leading to the starvation of millions.
Nazis Then, Nazis Now
Same shit, different day, and all the talk of decolonization remains a branding exercise until these people are defeated. Indeed, the branding is all that changes. Instead of spreading Christendom and civilization, the branding is now democracy and human rights, all just different flags to wave over the same imperialism.
As a memo meant to put the training wheels on Trump’s Secretary of State read:
Like a Christianity they don’t follow, human rights concerns they wouldn’t swallow among allies or themselves become the pretext for imperial sanctions and war wherever they see fit. But it’s really just the same shit. Dehumanizing the people you want to hit or exploit, and finding a way to feel good about it.
Please compare Churchill’s 1902 statements about the rise of China to anything about the same ‘issue’ today:
I think we shall have to take the Chinese in hand and regulate them. I believe that as civilized nations become more powerful they will get more ruthless, and the time will come when the world will impatiently bear the existence of great barbaric nations who may at any time arm themselves and menace civilized nations. I believe in the ultimate partition of China — I mean ultimate. I hope we shall not have to do it in our day. The Aryan stock is bound to triumph.
How is this so different from Joe Biden today? Besides the openly Sinophobic campaign ads and policies, here he is speaking at a ‘security’ summit in Munich (I put security in quotes because it means insecurity for everyone else).
We’re at an inflection point between those who argue that, given all the challenges we face that autocracy is the best way forward, they argue, and those who understand that democracy is essential — essential to meeting those challenges. Historians are going to examine and write about this moment as an inflection point, as I said. And I believe that — every ounce of my being — that democracy will and must prevail.
So let me conclude with this: We cannot allow self-doubt to hinder our ability to engage each other or the larger world. The last four years have been hard. But Europe and the United States have to lead with confidence once more.
Substitute ‘civilized’ for ‘democratic’ and both of these guys are saying the same thing. ‘Barbaric’ for ‘autocratic’. Substitute ‘Aryan’ for ‘Europe and the United States’ and he’s talking about the same people. How is this anything but the ‘white man’s burden’ rebranded, spoken from the Aryan heartland once again?