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Re: "Royal" Family hate thread
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2021, 01:28:22 am »

(Note 8:05-8:13! Duginism is everywhere!)

The real problem is not that the Windsors are willing to accept money in exchange for handing out colonial-era British titles, but that formerly colonized Eurocentrists are willing to pay money to receive them!

The correct behavour is to reject British (or any other Western) titles even if they are offered for free!

Zephaniah was offered appointment as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, but publicly rejected it.[32] In a subsequent article for The Guardian he elaborated upon his reaction to learning about being considered for the award and his reasons for rejecting it: "Me? I thought, OBE me? Up yours, I thought. I get angry when I hear that word 'empire'; it reminds me of slavery, it reminds of thousands of years of brutality, it reminds me of how my foremothers were **** and my forefathers brutalised...Benjamin Zephaniah OBE no way Mr Blair, no way Mrs Queen. I am profoundly anti-empire."[33]

More about Zepaniah (notable Counterculture contributor):

Zephaniah became a vegan at the age of 13[23][24]
Zephaniah is an honorary patron of The Vegan Society,[25] Viva! (Vegetarians' International Voice for Animals),[26] and EVOLVE! Campaigns,[27] and is an animal rights advocate. In 2004, he wrote the foreword to Keith Mann's book From Dusk 'til Dawn: An insider's view of the growth of the Animal Liberation Movement, a book about the Animal Liberation Front. In August 2007, he announced that he would be launching the Animal Liberation Project, alongside People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.[28]
Zephaniah has spoken extensively about his personal experiences of anti-Black racism in Britain and has incorporated his experiences in much of his written work.[30]

In 2012, Zephaniah has worked with anti-racism organisation Newham Monitoring Project, with whom he made a video,[31] and Tower Hamlets Summer University about the impact of Olympic policing on black communities.
Zephaniah is a supporter of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and has joined demonstrations calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands, describing the activism as the "Anti Apartheid movement". He is also a supporter of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.[38][39]
In December 2019, along with 42 other leading cultural figures, Zephaniah signed a letter endorsing the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership in the 2019 general election.
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