Saturday, October 1, 2022

Elizabeth II: Faithful Representative of Slavery, Genocide and British Imperialism


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I wrote this piece under severe duress, duress from my own self. I wanted to ignore the whole issue, but my conscience would not allow it; I could not sit by and ignore buffoonery, white supremacy and bias from the corporate media and their spokespersons to go unchallenged.

What was even more appalling was the idiocy and lunacy of the response by some of the leaders in Africa and the Caribbean, victims of colonialism. Ever since the passing of Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, the corporate media have bombarded the airwaves with commentaries and images in an effort to confuse and sanitize the inglorious history of the British Empire and its representative, the occupants of Buckingham Palace.

I am, moreover, encouraged and congratulatory of the scholarship and guts of Carnegie Mellon University Professor Uju Anya who put the issue surrounding the British Monarch’s death in perspective.

Professor Anya in part said: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving, raping, genocidal empire is dying; may her pain be excruciating.”

For those of us who were once enslaved and colonized and are enlightened regarding the history and legacy of our holocaust, we share similar sentiments and should be unapologetic about voicing those sentiments. It is an objective and documented fact that Elizabeth II inherited, represented and presided over an Empire that has its beginnings and gained its wealth and power from the pillage and enslavement of African people on the Continent and extended into Latin America and the Caribbean.

The legacy of poverty, socio-economic underdevelopment, the partitioning parts of the so-called Middle East and the cultural dysfunctionality still experienced today, all have their genesis of this holocaust with the establishment of the British Empire and the enslavement of African people throughout the diaspora.  (more...)

Elizabeth II: Faithful Representative of Slavery, Genocide and British Imperialism

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