Learn a bit of history you damn fools

Time has long worked against Indigenous peoples. The English-speaking epochs of the last 200 years – the Pax Britannica and American Century – share the same dramatic opening scene: a global coup displacing millions of people and thousands of societies from the Mi’kmaq in New Foundland to the Māori in New Zealand.

Property, sovereignty and even history itself are said to originate with these Anglo-Saxon triumphs. History and time are appropriated as the sole possessions of the white men who inherited the earth. For the ruling class, their passage marks the steady advance of civilization, modernity and progress. Rapturous booms and tumultuous busts are punctuated by bloody wars recast as heroic conquests. All throughout the land, alabaster monuments memorialize these triumphs and tragedies.

For Indigenous peoples, the same dates, statues and eras mark massacres, epidemics and expulsions. Generations rue the insidious devastation of occupation. Songs and stories reverberate to the rhythms and dreams of a halcyon freedom receding into legend as our last elders who bore witness pass onto the next world.

The history of the English-speaking world, brought crashing down upon Aboriginal peoples is a shared nightmare lurking in the collective subconscious of the survivors. From reservations, ghettoes and schools where the first peoples of these lands were sent to assimilate or die, we look out upon a world built on the premise that in it we have no place.

Sigh.

The entire history of the world is one group conquering, fucking, eating their way trough the tribe next door. Whitey’s just the latest to do it and not even the most successful. The Bantu in Africa, the Han in China, have rolled over the original competitors rather more thoroughly than the Anglo Saxons have done.

Inquiries have been made of the Moriori reaction to the news about the Maori but at pixel time no response. It is though they were all eaten.

14 comments on “Learn a bit of history you damn fools

  1. Where’s this Earth we inherited? Africa is mostly the province of black people, Asia mostly brown and yellow. Australia was basically empty desert and still would be – it wasn’t inherited by white people, it was built by them. Ditto the USA – without whites it would have remained a large area of nothing much inhabited by people who kept being killed by the Comanche, or the Apache if the Comanche were busy. South America is a fair example of where white people – if the Spanish and Portuguese are actually white? – went over and fucked the place up a bit, but there is little evidence that it would have been better if the Aztecs and their chums had carried on attempting to make progress via human sacrifice.

    That leaves Europe. We didn’t inherit that either, we built the fucker. We are now doing our level best to give it away, evil bastards that we are.

  2. Julian Brave Noisecat? FFS.

    How about Julian Marxist Stoogecunt instead. If they like fuck-weird names.

  3. ‘The entire history of the world is one group conquering, fucking, eating their way trough the tribe next door.’

    No, it’s not – at least if we take your claim all together. In history (as opposed to prehistory) killing or displacing whole groups of people is unusual. It’s bad governance. You lose the tax base (even if the tax is in chickens and pigs) and folks were as sophisticated then as now (which might not be saying a lot, but there we are).

    The empire builders (psychotic bastards) tended to replace the rulers, either by co-option or head lopping.

    Of course it happened, but there’s a good case to be made that the Europeans were pretty damned talented at it – sometimes by mistake (disease), sometimes not.

  4. “…..assimilate or die.” Yes, that. Because people living in the stone age meeting people who had passed through this stage of development some 8,000 years previously find that the invaders have little patience or incentive to wait for the stone age people to catch up.
    In an alternative universe, the Pacific Ocean is smaller and the North and South American continents are colonized by Chinese or Japanese. The result would be no different to the aboriginals.
    It is speculative of course but suppose an Alien species whose technology is 5,000 years ahead of ours (and presumably there culture as well) arrives at our planet. Do you suppose they’ll be enlightened enough to wait until we catch up or will they require us to assimilate?
    I do not yearn to return to the short brutish life of a hunter/gather …. the picture these race baiters paint of an idyllic life is a false one.

  5. The Han still subjugate indigenous populations but they aren’t a bunch of self hating weirdos so no one’s trying to take advantage of them. Recently a term has started to mock western SJWs in China and Chinese who follow western progressives, 白左(Baizuo) which means ‘white left’.

  6. ‘History and time are appropriated as the sole possessions of the white men who inherited the earth.’

    History is the possession of white men cos we can write, shithead.

    Ignorant creep.

    History is WRITTEN. Subsaharan Africa has no history because THEY failed to write it. Few things are as gnawing as “Black History Month.” There is no fvcking such thing. Black history (sic) is written in Spanish, English, and Dutch, hence it is not black history at all, rather Spanish, English, or Dutch history.

  7. Yes the evil English just look at the racist treachery of the Blue Books from the mid-1800’s referring to a whole group of people as slovenly, lazy, ill-educated, immoral and blaming it in part on their language which was evasive and rooted in slavery and recommending Anglicisation of this group as the solution.
    Well it would be racist if it had been written about anyone other than the Welsh I suppose

  8. Australia was basically empty desert and still would be – it wasn’t inherited by white people, it was built by them. Ditto the USA – without whites it would have remained a large area of nothing much…

    Not so. The populations of both continents were greatly reduced by diseases brought by European settlers.

  9. @:Gamecock
    My wife repeatedly reminds me of the history of one part of Sub-Saharan Africa written by French missionaries. Infrequently she mentions the vast amounts of historical data in other Sub-Sharan areas.
    Yes, there is zilch in the area conquered by the Zulu in the 19th Century, but that is not the whole of Africa.

  10. @SJW
    The Carribean islands were worse than decimated by measles and other diseases brought by Europeans.

    Australia and North America? Well, obviously measles would kill a few of those who had no resistance but what evidence dfo you havew for “greatly”?

  11. john77: this is not controversial. wk has for the Americas “the lowest estimates give a death toll due from disease of 90% by the end of the 17th century”. The numbers in the wk article on Indigenous Australians suggest a similar decline.

    (I’m citing wk because it gives a summary of the large body of literature)

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