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  1. Mar 2024
    1. most colonizing schemesthat took root in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British America werebuilt on privilege and subordination, not any kind of proto-democracy.



  2. Oct 2023
    1. During the establishment of the covenant between Yahweh and Israel, the people were commanded to destroy the sacred stones of the Canaanites, “You must demolish them and break their sacred stones (masseboth) to pieces” (Exodus 23:24).

      In neighboring cultures in which both have oral practices relating to massebah, one is not just destroying "sacred stones" to stamp out their religion, but it's also destroying their culture and cultural memory as well as likely their laws and other valuable memories for the function of their society.

      View this in light also of the people of Israel keeping their own sacred stones (Hosea 10:1) as well as the destruction of pillars dedicated to Baal in 2 Kings 18:4 and 2 Kings 23:14.

      (Link and) Compare this to the British fencing off the land in Australia and thereby destroying Songlines and access to them and the impact this had on Indigenous Australians.

      It's also somewhat similar to the colonialization activity of stamping out of Indigenous Americans and First Nations' language in North America, though the decimation of their language wasn't viewed in as reciprocal way as it might be viewed now. (Did colonizers of the time know about the tremendous damage of language destruction, or was it just a power over function?)

    1. let us talk about our two maybe our two 00:22:06 settler colonial societies so to speak two political projects established in the past with the help of what the late patrick wolf called the logic of the elimination of the 00:22:19 native these settler colonial society the canadian one and the israeli one still by large deny their past a denial that enables them to continue so to speak the project of the 00:22:32 elimination of the native
      • for: colonization, colonization - Canada - Palestine, elimination of the native

      • paraphrase

        • Gabor was accept as an immigrant to Canada, itself a colonizer country in denial, much like Israel itself is
        • The elimination of the native is the effect of colonization
  3. Sep 2023
    1. Whiteness. Similarly, my students from the Caribbean Islands at Mercy Col-lege, where I teach, describe how openly the lighter skin tones are privilegedover the dark skin tones. I see this not only as a legacy of colonization but alsoas a form of present-day colonization.

      Thank you for mentioning this. Colorism is prevalent in my culture too; I am beginning to understand how deeply woven the roots of colonization is throughout the world.

  4. Mar 2023
    1. The only possible opening for a statement of this kind is that I detest writing. The process itself epitomizes the European concept of "legitimate" thinking; what is written has an importance that is denied the spoken. My culture, the Lakota culture, has an oral tradition, so I ordinarily reject writing. It is one of the white world's ways of destroying the cultures of non-European peoples, the imposing of an abstraction over the spoken relationship of a people.
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      • The only possible opening for a statement of this kind is that I detest writing. The process itself epitomizes the European concept of "legitimate" thinking; what is written has an importance that is denied the spoken. My culture, the Lakota culture, has an oral tradition, so I ordinarily reject writing. It is one of the white world's ways of destroying the cultures of non-European peoples, the imposing of an abstraction over the spoken relationship of a people.

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      • One critique of this statement is that it wasn't only European cultures that created written language. It has a rich non European history.
      • also, from an evolutionary perspective, written language use a major variable Facilitating Evolutionary Transition (FET) for a Major Evolutionary Transition (MET) of our species.

      • https://jonudell.info/h/facet/?max=100&expanded=true&user=stopresetgo&exactTagSearch=true&any=Major+Evolutionary+Transition

  5. Feb 2023
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  7. Nov 2021
    1. i 00:35:57 think that's really important but i want to come back to a bigger issue which is the lack of the hundred billion dollars and also loss and damage and i think that actually goes back to a lack 00:36:09 of knowledge and education in the developed world about our history and i think this is incredibly important that we need to think not just about the science but actually educating people 00:36:20 about colonization about how much we've actually admitted i think that if we can get the developed world to actually understand uh the crimes of our past to 00:36:32 be able to understand why there is this trust issue i think that's actually critical and it sounds really strange to deal with history to actually save the planet to deal with climate change but 00:36:44 i've become more convinced having heard politicians who supposedly studied history and politics at university must admit it was a very strange small oxford university you know they're not very 00:36:56 good but again i think we really have that whole education piece to do before we can acknowledge those crimes and move forward

      Education about the history of colonization is critical to helping developed country leaders understand and prioritize the transfer of funds.

  8. Oct 2021
    1. Canada’s Indian Reserve System served, officially, as a strategy of Indigenous apartheid (preceding South African apartheid) and unofficially, as a policy of Indigenous genocide (preceding the Nazi concentration camps of World War II).

      The Doctrine of Discovery

      Since the Doctrine of Discovery was issued by a Papal Bull in 1493, Western Europeans have used this document as legal justification for the genocide, colonization, extraction, and profit from the theft of land and its resources in what they called the New World.

  9. Jul 2021
    1. He find out the place of all the world most of promise for him.

      Prominence of England.

    2. when he was a student here

      Van Helsing was educated in London, making England responsible for his intelligence. The country has a reputation good enough to bring in foreign students.

    3. a vast number of English books

      English is peak society, a true sign of intelligence for Dracula to have books in English than in another European language. Also provides clues about his next target to conquer.

    4. British Museum

      Colonial/imperial force. All knowledge will be viewed and interpreted from this Western lens. Example of a reading room that Harker may have used (and Stoker himself when researching this novel). "Enlightenment room, British museum" by mendhak is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

    5. there are no maps of this country as yet to compare with our own Ordnance Survey maps

      Superiority of British society. No maps to compare when searched where? The British Museum? The country's own government buildings?

      Examples of an Ordance Survey completed 5 years after the publication of Dracula.

    6. brought from a far distant land for such fell use


    7. Van Helsing is off to the British Museum looking up some authorities on ancient medicine. The old physicians took account of things which their followers do not accept, and the Professor is searching for witch and demon cures which may be useful to us later.

      This is how Stoker himself conducted research for this novel and Harker was shown doing the same to prepare for his journey to Dracula. It can be assumed that at least some of the "authorities" are from colonized countries. This is a foreign threat to England and thus requires foreign knowledge.

    8. From thence I went on to Carter Paterson’s central office, where I met with the utmost courtesy.

      Jonathan is able to follow a very clear paper trail left by Dracula because British society is very organized. Everybody is polite and willing to help. Contrast this with his experiences in Eastern Europe.

  10. Jun 2021
    1. I was helping to transfer to London, where, perhaps, for centuries to come he might, amongst its teeming millions,

      Immigration fears.

    2. his youth had been half renewed

      Relies on others to become more powerful, similar to how England and other colonizers must constantly acquire new land and subjects

    3. I know now the span of my life. God help me!

      He needs to ask Jonathan questions about England so he arrives knowing what to expect.

    4. Mem., get recipe for Mina.

      Bring cultures and ideas from East to West. Also expectation for Mina to cook though Jonathan has experience with the dish.

    5. I had the idea of going to London, have given me many, many hours of pleasure. Through them I have come to know your great England; and to know her is to love her. I long to go through the crowded streets of your mighty London, to be in the midst of the whirl and rush of humanity, to share its life, its change, its death, and all that makes it what it is.
    6. In this respect it is different from the general run of roads in the Carpathians, for it is an old tradition that they are not to be kept in too good order. Of old the Hospadars would not repair them, lest the Turk should think that they were preparing to bring in foreign troops, and so hasten the war which was always really at loading point.

      The East must always be held back out of fair of being dominated and colonized by more powerful forces.

    7. on learning that I was English

      & therefore ignorant to their Eastern customs.

    8. thoroughly old-fashioned, for of course I wanted to see all I could of the ways of the country

      Idea that the East should be old-fashioned, modernity is for the West.

    9. It seems to me that the further east you go the more unpunctual are the trains. What ought they to be in China?

      Again, Harker laments that the East is less technologically advanced and thus inferior to the West, evidenced by unpunctual trains.

    10. one of the wildest and least known portions of Europe

      "Wildest and least known" to who??? Western/British.

  11. Sep 2019
    1. .GreenetoF.Ayer,MissionaryRooms,Boston,Jun

      Greene suspects that soon the influx of white people into the "wilderness" will soon reach the missions in the Northwest



  12. Oct 2018
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    1. And among the Malay pirates

      The Malaysian archipelago was a major center of the spice trade and maritime commerce with Europe. Its takeover, first by Portugal in 1511, then by the Dutch East India Company in the mid-16th century, and followed by British colonization at the end of the 18th century, further complicated the diverse socioeconomic and cultural conditions that develop in the midst of international trade. Then as now, the flow of capital and goods made piracy a lucrative, albeit dangerous, activity. For more information see The Maritime Heritage Project.

    2. for Lima, her destined port.

      Map of Lima, cir. 1750

      Lima was "founded)" by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, who assassinated the Inca ruler Atahualpa in his effort to claim Peru for the Spanish crown.

      As the seat of the Viceroyalty of Peru, Lima was also the center of the brutal Peruvian Inquisition, which ended for good in 1820.

      Painting of a victim of the Inquisition paraded through streets by afro-Peruvian painter Acuarela de Pancho Fierro (1807-1879).

  14. Jul 2018
    1. This industrial norm, as I suggested above, is fundamen­tally rooted in clock time and underpinned by naturalized assumptions about not just the capacity but also the need to commodify, compress and control time.
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    1. “When I came here from London with that horrible Diamond,” he said, “I don’t believe there was a happier household in England than this. Look at the household now! Scattered, disunited–the very air of the place poisoned with mystery and suspicion! Do you remember that morning at the Shivering Sand, when we talked about my uncle Herncastle, and his birthday gift? The Moonstone has served the Colonel’s vengeance, Betteredge, by means which the Colonel himself never dreamt of!”

      Franklin laments that the Moonstone compromised relationships and destabilized families. England is defined by noble traditions of family. Why Moonstone can spoil the family? There are two chief reasons. Firstly, the desire to wealth causes big conflict within families. Secondly, violation of religious and colonization bring many unstable elements to the society. References:Hang Jin-feng (English Department, PLA University of Foreign Languages, Luoyang 471003, China) (Anti)-Orientalism as Reflected in“TheMoonstone”

  16. Feb 2016
    1. Moreover, he said, the New World could provide an escape for England’s vast armies of landless “vagabonds.”

      Vagabong: a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job. (as defined by Google)

      In what way would The New World provide an escape for the vagabonds? Was it an easy way to get rid of them? Were they going to use them for work?

    2. touted more than economic gains and mere national self-interest. They claimed to be doing God’s work.

      Could this go back to the Genesis reading, where God speaks of "dominion", but clearly in a more extreme sense?