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Check out this keynote address by Dr. Arnold Itwaru, one of my fave thinkers and speakers.  He was the catalyst for my own decolonization process which continues today as it is a lifelong process.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO  (Sorry, I can’t embed it here.  You’ll need to crank up the volume and listen carefully; well worth the time and effort!)

Some excerpts:

This western civilization is not just an ordinary civilization.  It is characterized by supremacy and it is called western supremacy.  Western supremacy comes into existence as a result of imposing its will upon unsuspecting numbers of people throughout the world, violating them to produce wealth for the coffers of imperialism.  When people accept this sort of thing (and it takes a long time to happen, years and years, it doesn’t happen overnight), what tends to happen is people begin to suffer from various forms of psychic anguish, psychic torture.  People begin to feel, without any explanation, that they’re somehow inferior, that they’re somehow incomplete.

You see, unlike many people, I don’t subscribe to the idea that colonization has ended.  I want to see the evidence.

The spread of white supremacist control characterized by western civilization’s notion of its own supremacy and its economic organization, capitalism.  This consortium is in fact working towards the totalitarian control of every inch of earth and every person on earth.  But it is euphemistically called “globalization.”  Globalization is the incessant chant of white [male] supremacy today.

“Democracy” is a white supremacist conceit that we have to be careful of.  So many people use this word as though it’s a wonderful word.  It is elitist to begin with.  It is a phallocentric representation based on state order over people.  The acceptance of democracy is in fact the acceptance of a particular method of manipulating the public to facilitate in the order of the day.  It is not about any kind of significant change.

We’re dealing here with no less than the devastation of the entire world.

This notion of multiculturalism is used by the Canadian [and American] state to claim there is no racism.  Those who are so inclined will take pride in referring to themselves as being racially “tolerant” people.  Tolerance is the footstool of supremacy.  Tolerance is not acceptance.  You see, acceptance is not acceptable in the culture of tolerance.  Tolerance demarcates barriers; the conditions are strictly drawn.  It’s a calculated allowance in which The Othered are tolerated as long as they continue to work as sources of cheap labour to facilitate this capitalist order here.  Those who are tolerated are constantly watched.  They are heavily policed.  They are always suspect.  This seems to be far from acceptance.  In the culture of tolerance, the white supremacist decides what the tolerated are allowed to do and what they’re not allowed to do, and they have the means to stop people from doing what they’re doing.  And yet, this place calls itself a free society.

War – the killing of human beings – is highly profitable business.  It is good for the military industrial complex.  As far as the master race culture is concerned, the deaths of those who are in the way, those deaths are inconsequential.  It doesn’t matter.  The humanity of The Othered is inconsequential in the rise of white supremacy.  In the rise of master race culture, and rule of people, the humanity of The Other is inconsequential.  Their deaths, their mournings, their sorrows don’t matter.  What matters is how much benefit is accrued in the coffers of the capitalist order.  That is what matters.  We are living in a very dangerous time, to put it mildly.  We are living in a time where the master race culture seems to have cloaked itself in discourses of “nationhood”, “freedom”, “progress”, “knowledge”, “science, [“primary sources”, “peer-reviewed articles”, “studies with n > 100”, “published books”].”  These are some of its buzzwords.  Whose freedom are we talking about?

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Hierarchical Privilege: Is it Inherently Abusive?

Colonist Hierarchy of Shit

In a recent conversation about privilege-clinging, power-overing, and busting down – or working within – the colonist patri-hierarchical system of oppression and exploitation we’re all embedded in, a friend and I agreed that it is the ABUSE of privilege that is the problem.  But on further thought, I’m now wondering if privilege in itself is abuse, exactly because OF the nature of the colonist hierarchy: to “profit” is to exploit; there is just no getting around this.  So to move up the colonist patri-hierarchy one must abuse/exploit/oppress those ‘beneath’ them.

Enter integrity and not “selling out”.  There are people in positions of privilege who genuinely want and try to do some good.  Like lawyers who devote their professional work to trying to legally right some deep wrongs, even though this work is limited due to the oppressive, repressive and rigid colonist nature of the idea and practice of what it calls “the law.” Continue reading

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Sex Trade Survivor Abolitionists Are the Heartbeat of My Feminism


My last post paid tribute to Amy Herdy wherein I praised her for grappling with male violence at its white hot center.  She does a most excellent job of trying to understand one particular sadistic sociopath, Brent Brents.  But I was wrong; Amy is not at the center of male violence. Continue reading

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