Liberals blast ‘colonialism’ after Queen Elizabeth’s loss of life: ‘Homicide, exploitation, theft’
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The loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday sparked posts on social media from verified accounts associating the late monarch with “colonialism” and suggesting she be blamed for varied struggling and unrest the world over.
“Journalists are tasked with placing legacies into full context, so it’s totally applicable to look at the queen and her position within the devastating impression of continued colonialism,” Atlantic author and former ESPN host Jemele Hill tweeted Thursday.
As studies of Queen Elizabeth’s deteriorating well being had been swirling, Carnegie Mellon College professor Uju Anya took to Twitter to want the 96-year-old monarch “excruciating” ache on her deathbed.
“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is lastly dying,” Anya tweeted on Thursday morning. “Might her ache be excruciating.”
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Anya later added, “If anybody expects me to specific something however disdain for the monarch who supervised a authorities that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my household and the implications of which these alive at the moment are nonetheless making an attempt to beat, you possibly can preserve wishing upon a star.”
“The way in which I want newspapers would write: ‘Colonizers misplaced one among their most beloved foot troopers as Queen Elizabeth II, 96, largely recognized for f***s**t and racism, has died,'” Huffington Put up opinion author Stephen Crockett Jr. tweeted.
“Black and brown individuals world wide who had been topic to horrendous cruelties and financial deprivation below British colonialism are allowed to have emotions about Queen Elizabeth,” Washington Put up columnist Karen Attiah tweeted. “In spite of everything, they had been her ‘topics’ too.”
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“Telling the colonized how they need to really feel about their colonizer’s well being and wellness is like telling my people who we should worship the Confederacy,” College of Michigan professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas posted on Twitter. “‘Respect the lifeless’ after we’re all writing these Tweets *in English.* How’d that occur, hm? We simply selected this language?”
Washington Put up reporter Eugene Scott responded to these expressing opposition to discussing the consequences of “colonialism” instantly following Queen Elizabeth’s loss of life by asking when that dialog ought to happen.
“Actual query for the ‘now is just not the suitable time to speak concerning the destructive impression of colonialism’ crowd: When is the suitable time to speak concerning the destructive impression of colonialism?”
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“In practically 200 years of genocidal colonialism, the British empire stole $45 trillion in wealth from India (17 occasions greater than UK GDP), killing tens of millions,” journalist Ben Norton tweeted. “The UK monarchy, Queen Elizabeth, the royal household are merely symbols of homicide, exploitation, and theft.”
“For these saying we ought to be magnanimous concerning the passing of the queen, a reminder that the queen inserted herself into the lives of Indigenous individuals right here a number of occasions,” Macquarie College professor Sandy O’Sullivan tweeted. “She wasn’t a bystander to the consequences of colonisation and colonialism, she was an architect of it.”
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“The matriarch of a royal household legacy of slave-trading, imperialism, colonialism, theft, image of opulence and mascot for the ruling class is lifeless,” director Boots Riley tweeted. “The media will now parade the queen’s zombie ass in entrance of u whereas telling u that overthrowing capitalism is just not what we want.”
Queen Elizabeth’s loss of life has sparked calls from some for England to return a few of its crown jewels to Africa and India to make amends for its previous conquests. CNN anchor Zain Asher prompt that an apology for colonialism from the British monarchy is so as.
“There’s now an understanding how a lot cash the royal household could have made out of slavery,” Asher said on CNN. Their involvement in colonialism, and there are requires reparations, proper? And even when the reparations are unlikely to occur, you kind of do get this sense, you understand, that it is unlucky that there is been no apology, and that is what individuals actually do take concern with at this time limit.”
MSNBC host Ali Velshi used Queen Elizabeth’s loss of life as a chance to decry the “horrors of colonialism” which British historian Andrew Roberts dismissed as “wildly overstated.”
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died Thursday at Balmoral Fort in Scotland on the age of 96.
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The Queen’s medical doctors stated earlier Thursday that they had been “involved for Her Majesty’s well being” and that she was “resting comfortably” at Balmoral below medical supervision.
She died “peacefully” Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace stated in a press release.