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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #90 on: July 26, 2022, 12:08:19 am »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/indian-country-responds-pope-francis-213219616.html

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Pope Francis was gifted a traditional headdress by Chief Wilton Littlechild after delivering an apology for the role the Catholic Church played in Canada’s residential schools.



At least some people see how messed up this is:

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Christian Big Eagle said of the Pope’s visit, “Logging off. As an Indigenous person I'm triggered by all the news about the Pope. I saw someone give him a headdress and it just made so angry. A headdress has to be earned. The Pope is head of an organization that raped and murdered Indigenous children.

"Non-whites" are required do something positive in order to earn the headdress. "Whites" are merely required to admit they did something negative in the past in order to earn the headdress. This is how OK it is for headdress wearers to be "white".

What should have happened is for the victims to give Francis a sledgehammer and tell him that the entire Vatican needs to be turned into rubble before we even consider believing his apology is sincere.

Background:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/colonial-era/canada-residential-schools/

Pictures of Vatican:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/true-left-vs-right/western-civilization-is-ugly-48/msg3961/?topicseen#msg3961
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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #91 on: July 26, 2022, 04:49:42 pm »
More criticism of Francis incoming, thankfully:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/first-nations-chief-reacts-pope-203436721.html

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In his apology, Lower Kootenay Band Chief Jason Louie said, the Pope left out a critical type of abuse that children endured: sexual.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission found that thousands of children were sexually abused by clergy or school staff at residential schools, and over 4,000 children died at the schools from abuse and neglect.

“The Pope had an opportunity here to say exactly what caused some of this hurt and pain, and he didn't,” Louie told Native News Online. “There were many key things in that apology that weren’t there, such as the **** of young girls and boys, the torture of young girls and boys, and the murder, and not acknowledging the unmarked graves that we’re still finding more and more [of] across Canada.”

Response to the Pope’s apology is varied widely across Indigenous communities. Louie said that, although his Band was invited to attend the Edmonton speech, he personally decided against it. The Pope, to him, represents the people “who tried to, and who did kill our people.”

This is the correct perception, but in that case, why not attend for the purpose of treating him as such?

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“I still carry the traumas from my father who attended the residential school,” he said. “There are some members who are accepting of the apology. I’m not going to say they're wrong, but I also want to have people see this just acknowledge the hurt and pain we're all in right now.”

I will say it: they are wrong.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #92 on: August 10, 2022, 05:58:36 pm »
The effect of lingering Eurocentrism:

https://us.yahoo.com/news/tiktoker-shares-her-interaction-expat-202038351.html

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TikToker shares her interaction with an expat in Singapore who only dates Asian women
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“Back home he rates himself a 7.5, and in Singapore, he rates himself a 9."
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Candilicious, who makes videos about dating and living in Singapore, ends her video by saying, "I don't know what you Singaporean ladies are doing, but you could do so much better."
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“It isn't just Singapore it's the same in Taiwan too,” one person wrote.

“Hahahahahahahah omg I used to live in Bangkok and this was also painfully common to see/hearv [sic],” another user wrote.

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For a lot of the young male English teachers is Tokyo, the dating opportunities in Japan are their number one reason for coming in the first place.  Seen more than my share of guys who are a "6" on a good day, dating women who are 9's...

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When I first went to South East Asia, I told a friend, "It's like you've become a really good looking millionaire".

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It’s the same in the US, Asian women chase after White guys because it’s a way to climb the social ladder.

Unfortunately, photos are unavailable. I suspect the faces involved could be entertaining.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #93 on: August 11, 2022, 04:51:28 pm »
And then there's the phenomenon of former victims of Western colonization who feel compelled to literally give free money to their former colonizers (as if what was stolen during the colonial era were not enough!):

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mother-death-flight-hong-kong-130600699.html

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Helen Rhodes, a married mom of two, became unconscious during the flight from Hong Kong to the United Kingdom on Friday, reads the GoFundMe page, which was set up to support her family and cover funeral expenses.
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Rhodes spent 15 years in Hong Kong and was in the process of moving back to her native United Kingdom, according to the fundraiser, which was created by a friend.
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The online fundraiser has received more than $34,000 in the three days since it launched.

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Ka fu Tong
£11•14 hrs
Karina Tong, schoolmates of Nathan. Known Helen since our kids in same kindergarten

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Chow Wah
£100•1 d
RIP Helen, deepest condolences to the family (from your neighbour in Hong Kong)

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Tim Chow
£100•1 d
Saw Helen nearly every morning with her two lovely kids, really heart-breaking.

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Ai Sumimura
£50•2 d
It is heartbreaking. I didn't know her personally but my daughter goes to the same school as her children... My thoughts are with her family.

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Ken Chu
£100•3 d
I’m one of the crew of the flight, I wish the best for you and your kids❤️

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Rachael Guan
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I am so sorry to hear this sad, sad news. I didn’t know Helen well but live in Tung Chung. I could tell she was a kind-hearted person, and so proud of her kids. I am thinking of you all.

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Danika Lee
£20•4 d
I don't know this family but I'm truly sorry to hear about this tragedy! RIP

At least the comments from the article see how ridiculous this is:

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10 hours ago
why do i get the feeling that a lot of these "go fund me's" are set up for well to do people or at least for those capable of handling the expenses themselves.  Every article about death these days has a "go fund me" included.

6 hours ago
Right.  Whole family can afford a trip from Hong Kong to London but they can't afford their mother's funeral?

11 hours ago
Why is there a go fund me?

6 hours ago
Quick, free, money grab.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #94 on: August 15, 2022, 07:14:42 pm »
https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/13/africa/rwanda-skin-whitening-ban-as-equals-intl-cmd/index.html

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Musanze (CNN)Sierra asks to use a pseudonym for fear of being caught by the authorities. The 27-year-old shopkeeper explains that she can't maintain her seven-year skin lightening routine because a ban has made the products unaffordable.

In 2018, the Rwandan government began enforcing a nationwide ban on cosmetics and hair dyes containing harmful chemicals like hydroquinone (above certain levels) or mercury, making it illegal to produce or sell most skin lightening cosmetics.

So now, Sierra has a pressing problem: finding a new supplier. Because of the stiff penalties attached to getting caught, smugglers "refuse to sell them to just anyone," she tells CNN. Anyone caught trading them is subject to up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of five million Rwandan francs (around US $5000). Many dealers have been arrested to date.

What could possibly make someone willing to not only spend money but additionally risk both damaging their health and going to prison in order to bleach their skin?

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For another user, Clementine, who also asked to be referred to by an alias, her cream became five times more expensive. It went from 2,000 Rwf (US $2) to 10,000 Rwf (US $10). She tells CNN she would often skip meals to be able to afford the products.

And go hungry too?!

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Beyond product testing, awareness raising, and enforcing the ban through raids, Makolo admits that Rwanda still has some way to go to eliminate the practice of skin whitening altogether because there is still a generation "stuck to the idea that fair skin is better than dark."

Dr. Kayitesi Kayitenkore, managing director at Kigali Dermatology Center, also tells CNN that colorism -- which is discrimination against people with darker skin complexion, usually within the same ethnic or racial group -- had not been sufficiently addressed as a cultural driver by the Rwandan government's policies, and as such keeps feeding the underground market for skin lightening products.
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Reflecting on the Rwandan government's progress to date, Makolo acknowledges the challenge is not just limiting supply but also changing harmful cultural norms.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #95 on: September 11, 2022, 07:56:47 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/asia-mourns-death-queen-elizabeth-235320858.html

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India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to praise the queen as “a stalwart of our times.”

“She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life,” Modi wrote.

The Indian government also announced that it has designated September 11 as the day of State Mourning throughout the country. The Indian National Flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings where the flag is regularly flown.
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, a British colony from 1841 to 1997, mourned the queen’s death, with many visiting the British consulate to pay their respects.

In a statement, Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said the queen was “greatly respected, admired and praised by the British people.”
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Indonesia

Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo also used social media to call Elizabeth II a “widely admired and beloved queen.”

“My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family, the government, and the people of the UK,” he tweeted.
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Malaysia

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob also took to Twitter to say the queen’s death was “truly an irreparable loss to the Commonwealth and the world.”

Malaysian King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah and Queen Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah also released a joint statement praising the queen’s “dedication to the people and the government of the UK as well as for her deep concern for the welfare and well-being of the people.”
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Thailand

Anucha Burapachaisri, Thailand’s deputy secretary-general to the prime minister, paid respects to the queen, who she says has been a “highly respected figure of the international community."

In honor of Elizabeth’s passing, Thailand will lower its flags for three days starting Friday.
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Singapore

In a Facebook post, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described the queen as “the very heart and soul of the UK."

“She performed her duties with devotion, grace, and humility,” Lee wrote. “Her contributions to the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and indeed to the world will be recorded in history, and she will always be remembered fondly as a great world leader.”

In Singapore, state flags will fly at half-mast on the day of the queen’s funeral, and parliament will observe a minute of silence on Monday.
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South Korea

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol released a statement hailing the monarch for her “strong belief in the cause of human freedom.”
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China

Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed “deep condolences” in a statement that noted the queen’s passing is “a great loss to the British people.”
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Japan

Speaking to reporters, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida acknowledged the queen’s “great contribution” towards stronger ties between Japan and the U.K.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing,” Kishida was quoted as saying. “The government of Japan expresses its heartfelt condolences to the British royal family, the British government and the British people.”

The Japanese flocked to the British Embassy in Tokyo to lay flowers and pay their respects to the queen.
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Condolences also poured in from the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and other parts of Asia.



At least this comment gets it:

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People with Slavish mentality.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #96 on: September 13, 2022, 08:37:41 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0vNeH0u--I

A man carrying a baby wrapped in a British flag and a young girl who appears to be breaking down in tears (0.21) are highlighted in this video showing the long queue (1.06 - 2.57) waiting outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong to pay tribute to the late Queen EII.
The presenter is so baffled that he equates the psychology of these people to the Stockholm Syndrome. 

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #97 on: September 13, 2022, 05:31:28 pm »
Stockholm Syndrome also mentioned here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-m-not-shedding-tears-173242463.html

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The shock and utter disgust I felt as I tapped through Instagram and WhatsApp stories and saw so many Africans posting pictures of the Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by a broken heart and sad face emoticons, left me broken. I know we’ve all been patiently waiting for Jordan Peele to make Get Out: Part Two, but it seems as though I’m one of the main characters in the imagined sequel.

I can’t understand why any African person, or a person of African descent, would mourn the Queen in the same way one would a close maternal relative. Simply put, the Queen is the symbolic embodiment of colonialism, imperialism and white supremacy.

“What in the Stockholm Syndrome?” is a message reply I received in a group chat, where an ongoing discussion was taking place surrounding the reactions to the Queen’s passing. And honestly, I think Stockholm Syndrome is the only viable explanation one can give for the horrifying response.

For me, the response to the Queen’s death is about the devastating psychological impact of colonialism in Africa and slavery in America.
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The main rebuttal in response to the critiques of mourners and sympathizers is “the Queen is a human” and the mourning is out of respect. While she is in fact a human being, our ancestors suffered the most inhumane atrocities at the hands of the British monarchy. I ask us, was the British monarchy being respectful when they held our ancestors in slave castles on the West African coast? Did the British monarchy show reverence to our ancestors as they boarded slave ships and endured the treacherous journey to America, with chains wrapped around their wrists and ankles? Has the British Monarchy mourned the lives of our ancestors who did not survive the journey across the Atlantic?

While the U.S. economy was being built by the hands of stolen Africans, the African economy was being destabilized at the hands of colonial masters. The Queen herself worked tirelessly to avert independence movements across Africa. As if shamelessly adorning herself in stolen African jewels throughout her reign isn’t enough to make you regurgitate, the ease in which she pranced around the continent, visiting her former colonies as if absolved from African exploitation, should be enough to call for the permanent removal of your eye sockets.

To mourn the Queen is to mourn a monarch who has committed the most extreme acts of terrorism that have reached far beyond the physical to impact our psyche.
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Our ancestors did not fight for justice and freedom in order for us to one day mourn a member of a monarchy whose only gift to Africa and her children was a legacy of pain. There is no place for the idolization of our oppressor in the healing of Black America from the legacy of slavery or in the rebuilding of Post-colonial Africa.

(I completely agree with the sentiment of this article, but wish the author would stop using the Eurocentric term "Africa".....)

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #98 on: September 14, 2022, 12:36:31 am »
Even worse:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/japanese-emperor-empress-attend-queens-050945456.html

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will travel to Britain to attend Queen Elizabeth II ’s state funeral next week to pay respects to her, Japan's top government spokesperson said Wednesday.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said the Japanese government requested they accept the British royals' invitation to attend, considering the close relations between the two countries' royal families.

Traditionally, a Japanese emperor stays away from funerals whether at home or abroad because of a cultural belief based in the Shinto religion that considers death impure.

It's official: Windsors > gods in the LDP's ultra-Eurocentrist hierarchy.



See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/dress-decolonization/msg2247/#msg2247

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/decolonized-housing-(america-edition)/msg13580/#msg13580
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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #99 on: September 14, 2022, 07:12:54 am »
Just another outgrowth of the Meiji era.
When in doubt, use the 16 Words: 'We must Engineer the Destruction of Western Civilization and Tribalism, and Unite All Races Through Nobility.'

Aryan ≠ 'White'.

History is Written by the Victors.

He Who Controls the Past Controls the Future; He Who Controls the Present Controls the Past.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #100 on: September 14, 2022, 09:26:25 pm »
There is hope in the youth:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/across-generations-south-southeast-asians-001152209.html

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When 21-year-old Samaa Khullar found out Queen Elizabeth  had died, she was in a U.S. college classroom filled with other people of color.

“We had just wrapped up a conversation about white feminism,” the New York University student said. “Everyone was checking their phones and saw that she died. There were a lot of South Asian girls and East Asian girls and girls from the African diaspora, as well. No one was in mourning.”
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When her parents found out the news, they had a different reaction than she expected, she said.

“My mom was like, ‘Oh, it’s sad to see her reign end.’ And I was like, ‘Why?’” she said. “I was like, ‘She literally ruined everything.’”
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“There’s such a weird fascination and almost a parasocial relationship, where you think that they care about you,” she said. “I have to keep reminding my parents that they don’t. They do not care about us.”

Years of trying to survive as immigrants in a predominantly white society have also forced South Asians in the diaspora to swallow their suffering and trauma, Khullar said.

“Their whole lives, they were accustomed to being polite towards their British colleagues, and their peers,” she said. “And I know that now, it’s just become so ingrained that they feel they can’t express their sorrow about their own pain.”
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At her former college campus in London, Bangladeshi Brit Fatima Rajina recalled how she was confronted daily with the royal family’s legacy on the subcontinent.

“When you walk into my campus, the first thing you see is a statue of Queen Victoria on her throne. And at the bottom it’s carved, ‘The Empress of India,’” she said. “That has shaped my identity. I remember just being furious…I had to see her presence every day for four years.”

In London, train stations, statues and buildings are named after officers of the British Raj, the name for direct crown rule in India, Rajina said. South Asians who now live there are forced to encounter them every day.

“Colonialism’s presence is there pretty much in every building,’’ she said. “Go to the British Museum and you will see artifacts that were looted and stolen.”
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“It might be quirky to come and see Kensington Palace or Buckingham Palace. But for a lot of us who live here who drive past these monuments, these aren’t just a tourist hotspot. These are memories of people who died, people who were oppressed and looted by her and her family.”

The British Empire has shrunk in size, but the legacy of its violence and plundering remains across the world, she said.

“People have been trying to dilute the monarchy and the royal family’s relationship to colonialism and imperialism,” she said. “They’re very much representative of modern-day colonialism and how it has continued from its past.”
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Khullar, who is Indian and Palestinian, grew up with the queen as a constant presence in her life. Attending English schools during her childhood in Dubai, once a British protectorate, she remembers pausing class in third grade to watch William and Kate’s wedding. Every Christmas, she would be forced to listen to “God Save the Queen” and sit in the corner while the other kids decorated crosses and tree ornaments.

“I felt so out of place because I was an Indian Muslim,” she said. “We were like seven or eight. And I realize now that we were being indoctrinated into something that we didn’t believe in. It was a club that we couldn’t be a part of.”

Woke comments:

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When I was a child in the caribbean and had to take the "common entrance exam", there were questions like, "describe a snowy day in blah, blah, blah. . "  Well, it doesn't snow in the caribbean, but since we're part of the Commonwealth, they dictated the education and we had to make up stuff that wasn't part of our reality.

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Adolf Hitler is the savior of the colonized.  He shattered the backbone of the British empire and freed half the world from colonial slavery.  He bombed london continuously for 6 months and gave them a taste of their own terror they exported worldwide.  Those same anglo saxons are the ones writing the history on Hitler.

I am especially proud of the second comment. See also:

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/when-history-is-written-by-leftists/

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/when-history-is-written-by-leftists-contd/

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/blm-sides-with-third-reich/

http://aryanism.net/blog/aryan-sanctuary/mainstream-admits-churchill-was-defending-western-civilization/
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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #101 on: October 03, 2022, 06:28:30 pm »
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cultural-biases-made-could-love-180940926.html

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While waiting at the airport, my undocumented Mami would look for the camouflaged yellow of crocodile eyes. And when she finally spotted some — on the faces of patrolling white immigration officers and security guards — she would stand close to them and take out her tattered copy of The Wall Street Journal, flipping through the pages as though she understood every word. Mami was a woman of pretend. Growing up, I watched her mouth spin the lies and tricks that kept us safe in a white man’s world, learning to hold my breath whenever I saw her hold hers.

And how do you respond?

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I didn’t always get it right, though. I wasn’t always as good at controlling my feelings as Mami was, and it frustrated me that I couldn’t be better. The first time someone called me a white boy simp, outing me to our entire sixth grade class, I punched him in the face. As I got older, I couldn’t tell which felt worse: admitting to myself that all my crushes had blonde hair and turquoise eyes or the thought of telling Mami that I dated more white men than I would read newspapers in front of. It didn’t seem to matter to me that these were the same boys who pestered me about my country of origin or used “deport” as a slang word, either. I stopped answering questions in math class because I thought they would like me better that way.

Answer: Eurocentrism.

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At home, I forced an awkward laugh whenever my cousin warned me that I was attracted to my own oppressor — and at school, I listened quietly as my Asian classmates tore down European beauty standards and homonormativity, wanting nothing more than to be able to do the same.

Well, at least your cousin and classmates are woke. And at least you know wokeness has the moral high ground. So why can't you practice it?

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The answer to that question came packaged in freckles, a yellow plaid shirt and mahogany shorts towering above me at the Young Adults corner of Barnes & Noble — a flickering shadow over the copy of Pride and Prejudice resting on my lap.

Firstly, my theory about Giant-worship among Gentiles appears validated. Secondly, you fantasize about life in colonial-era Britain:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5MmcT_vcBU

so there is no hope for you.

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Three years ago, during the summer of my sophomore year of high school, I met Owen. He asked if I knew any good coffee shops here in downtown Brooklyn, and I gave him my two favorites, thinking that he was just another stranger I would smile at once and never again.

The next time I saw Owen, he was shirtless and blowing a whistle at some kids who were tossing loose change into the water. The English accent and black nail polish gave him away. I told myself it was embarrassingly shallow to fall for another white guy that quickly, someone who probably didn’t even remember me, but I couldn’t help angling my good side towards the third lifeguard tower anyway. When his shift ended, I was giving piggyback rides to my younger cousins in four-foot-deep water, and Mami was sitting a few feet away in a neon bikini, asking me to get her lemonade. Not the view I wanted to be part of when I saw Owen jump into the pool and swim my way.
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on one date in Little Italy, Manhattan, I kissed his lips for the first time. Nearly as sweet as his touch was the July air around us, thick with the smell of donuts, cannabis and his sea salt cologne.

So let's not expect legalizing even https://trueleft.createaforum.com/news/marijuana/ will cure Eurocentrism. It won't.

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I used to think that dating a lifeguard would mean I’d finally learn how to swim, but all I learned was how to hold my breath forever. I was jealous of the time that slipped so effortlessly past our fingers. Sweaty afternoons falling asleep on his chest, singing Christmas songs in the blistering heat, looking at our baby photos together — I didn’t want to come up for air.  All I knew was that Owen cared about me, and I found comfort in how unafraid he was to show it. In the stickers he put all over his face after I said that my acne made me feel insecure about going out — and in his winces as I slowly peeled them off his stubble. I liked the feeling of dissolving in his hugs that made me feel so protected and small at the same time. I waited for Saturday beach dates sitting atop his shoulders like a baby crocodile being carried into the water, my helpless eyes silently begging his wild, crocodilian ones for love.

The thought of giving up my vulnerable Asian body so easily disgusted me, but I couldn’t stop. I started to think about sex all the time.

Again the Giant-worship.

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One evening, a few days before the start of my junior year of high school, and his senior year, the guilt consumed the last of me. It didn’t help that no matter where I was, I’d always felt like a nobody; 15-year-old me dreaded the reality of returning to my life outside of this person who made me feel so guarded. There was still so much to figure out — Mami’s tumor treatment, junior year workload, my loneliness at school — and I didn’t want to picture how the few people who chose to stay in my life would react to Owen. Loving a white boy felt like coming out all over again. To my Asian bloodlines that called me a white man’s ****, to friends I didn’t have and to the side of myself that claimed I was an activist, even though all I ever wanted was to belong.
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I finally understand that there is no form of activism more powerful, no greater security in my Asianness, than unapologetically choosing someone who made me feel chosen.

Your Eurocentrist bloodline has been chosen by me for elimination.

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #102 on: October 05, 2022, 05:46:33 pm »
It's OK for refugees to be "white" contd.:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/russians-fleeing-draft-unlikely-haven-115630368.html

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Russians Fleeing the Draft Find an Unlikely Haven
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on the dusty, sunny streets of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, bands of young migrants, nearly all men, wander aimlessly, dazed at their world turned upside down — and their hasty, self-imposed exile to a poor, remote country that few could previously place on a map.

After leaving often well-paying jobs and families in Moscow and Vladivostok, Russia, and many places in between, tens of thousands of young Russians — terrified of being dragooned into fighting in Ukraine — are pouring into Central Asia by plane, car and bus.
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their citizens can of course come here and work freely” and had no need to fear being extradited home.

He said he did not know how many Russian draft dodgers had arrived but added that the influx would help his country, even as it jacks up rents and leads some landlords to evict Kyrgyz tenants to make way for Russians willing to pay double, triple or more.

“We don’t see any harm and see lots of benefits,” he said.
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Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries have long worried that refugees would pour in from nearby Afghanistan

Eurocentrism never fails.....

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Fleeing Russians, he added, did not want to be regarded like refugees from developing countries

And they aren't!

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In Osh, the country’s second-largest city, a Kyrgyz woman, Dinara, posted her telephone number online and offered to host penniless Russians at her home. “I will be happy to help you. No money needed, meals included,”



Comments are even worse:

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This is sometimes how history is made. No one ever imagined that there will be migrants from Russia to Kyrgyzstan. These Russian migrants could end up being the ones to help turn Kyrgyzstan into a developed state.

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With the influx of highly trained Russians maybe Kyrgyzstan will be uplifted on a brighter path towards modernization and 1st world status? One can hope.

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Well all those young educated men can boost there economy , and help that poor nation grow. Wishfull Thinking, but it would be great if that happens .

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Sound like Kyrgyzstan will benefit greatly from a range of talents and abilities bring with them.

Similar behaviour:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/psychological-decolonization/msg1497/?topicseen#msg1497 (second story)

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/reproductive-decolonization/msg11491/#msg11491

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/reproductive-decolonization/msg12084/#msg12084
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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #103 on: October 05, 2022, 07:29:40 pm »
Progressivism led into "White Nationalism", culminating in Yahwism

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Re: Psychological decolonization
« Reply #104 on: October 11, 2022, 12:04:53 am »
Another case of psychological colonization:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/column-nury-martinezs-rant-reveals-000533149.html

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Column: Nury Martinez's rant reveals the worst enemy of Latino political power: ourselves
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instead of taking responsibility for the underwhelming state of Latino political power, they just whined and whined about their predicament and blamed everyone else — especially Black people.

When you have an elected Latina official use words to describe Black people — children, no less — as changuitos ("little monkeys") and negritos ("darkies") while no one else in the room pushes back, it shows the rot, pettiness and paranoia that infests L.A.'s Latino political class.
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"Hay trae su negrito," Martinez added — there he goes, bringing his little darky. Later, she said the boy's behavior on a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade made him seem like a "changuito."
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Herrera then said, "You just gotta combat CoCo with that seat. That seat has to be anti-CoCo."

He was referring to Community Coalition, the nonprofit started by mayoral candidate Karen Bass and once headed by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson that has spent the last three decades trying to improve relations between Latino and Black folks in South Los Angeles. Bass and Harris-Dawson are Black; Community Coalition's current chief executive and executive vice president are Latino.
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"Twenty-five or so are Black," Cedillo added. "And the 25 Blacks are shouting."

De Leon interjected, "But they shout like they're 250."


The toxicity of the quartet was such that they found time to trash other groups too.
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Martinez mentioned Oaxacans, who have lived in the neighborhood for decades.

“I see a lot of short little dark people,”
she said, cackling as she trotted out anti-Oaxacan stereotypes common in Mexico and the U.S. "Not even like Kevin — little ones," Cedillo added — a backhanded compliment to De León, who is of Guatemalan descent, when Guatemalans also get mocked by Mexicans for their stature and complexion.

“I don't know where these people are from," Martinez continued. "I was like, 'I don’t know what village they came from, how they got here.'”

"And now they're wearing shoes," someone added.

“’Tan feos,” Martinez responded — they’re ugly.
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a conversation in which she and her political allies ridiculed Black people, Oaxacans and Central Americans, who are now apparently not "communities of color" in her Mexican-centric world.

No, she is not a Mexican-centrist. If she were, she would also ridicule "whites". She doesn't. She is, like all the psychologically colonized, a Eurocentrist, who replicates the exact attitudes introduced during the colonial era by the Western colonialists.

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Sadly, nothing about this embarrassing fiasco surprised me. I hear whining all the time from Latinos that Black people have too much political power, at their expense. Mexican discrimination against Oaxacans is so pernicious, even in Southern California, that the term "oaxaquito" — little Oaxacan — was banned in Oxnard schools. I'm surprised Martinez didn't call Koreans "chinitos" — Chinamen — because that would've followed the same diminutive, demeaning line as slurs like "negritos" and "changuitos." Too many Mexican Americans still toss them around.

The one term she will never use is "blanquito". We all know why not.

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Casual racism and classism among Latinos is something our community has never really confronted until recently, as a new generation has started frank and honest conversations about our anti-Blackness and colorism.
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when you're now the majority, you're not supposed to act like those who previously oppressed you.

Our enemies have already given Martinez a pictorial feature (and of course she looks like what we would expect):



This is the type that, given a choice between identifying with the conquistadors or their victims, will always choose the former, as we were discussing here:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/issues/uniting-americans/msg16017/#msg16017
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