The entire "race" thing was constructed by Whites. You are 100% right on that one. The ignorance of the past still haunts us to this very day. It hurts me when you classify all white people in one category. Not all white people see the world through ignorant eyes. Fighting fire with fire will get us nowhere. As a black woman I understand where this frustration comes from. It's hard to not categorize all as one But in my I don't think it's right to do so. I see ppl as individuals ...@eco-amazonia
You know what?? I totally understand where you are coming from. I mean few years ago I was there too and I can see that your motives are pure. I used to think EXACTLY like you but I moved on from it as I was learning about the flaws in my though process. I am just going to show you two examples of where you are wrong in this message and I have been there.
“Fighting fire with fire will get us nowhere”
This is the typical false metaphor that people use to support that non-violence and pacisfist garbage that support the racist status quo.
I am NOT fighting fire with fire. Neither were Malcolm x and the Black Panther Party. Why? Because you can NOT equate two things that are essentially different!! The violence of white supremacy as an imperialist hegemony built on white people’s quest for natural and incontestable superiority throughout history and sustain through political, soviological, cultural, economical, religious instutions such as the catholic church or the police, or the media or the educational system has absolutely NOTHING to do with the JUSTIFIED SELF-DEFENSE various POC have been opposing to it!! It has absolutely NOTHING in common!!
The motives are different: While white supremacy stands for absolute destruction and exploitation of POC, from slavery to colonialism and today neo-colonialism and a PARASITE capitalism system based on the exploitation of POC around the world plus the institutional discrimination of POC in the west which ensures that the remain at the bottom of western societies, that they are marginalised, abused by police brutality and plunged into poverty and destitution! We, well I personally and all the people I look up to NEVER claim RACIAL SUPERIORITY. Our motives are NOT to prove that we are better and then spread destruction, our ONLY intention is SURVIVAL!! We don not live unlike whiteness off other people just to prove our superiority! We do not plan to conquer the world and steal and loot and claim everything as our own. We do not want to dehumanise and destroy people. WE JUST WANT TO HAVE OUR HUMANITY ACKNOWLEDGE AND LIVE AS AUTONOMOUS AND FREE OF THE WHITE SUPREMACIST PARASITIC SYSTEM.
The means are different: White supremacy was build through looting, human zoos, concentration camps, biological warfare colonialism, slavery, neo-colonialism etc I challenge anyone to name me ONE black / African revolutionary who ever advocated for the use of any of these methods!
The effects are different: White supremacy/racism’s effects are different. First of all they have a global scale. Secondly they have been creating chaos from ecocide to human and cultural cultural genocide and exploitation. However, the revolutionaries I look up too such as Nkrumah, Lumumba, Sankara, Malcolm X and Huey P Newton, their legacies are all about empowerment and bringing HOPE to millions around the world and through the ages who have been physically and mentally alienated. White supremacy is the exaltation of death and destruction, those men stood for life, resistance, survival as alternatives to the slow and painful death offered by white supremacy! White supremacy is essentially the definition of racism!
So no!! It is NOT fire against fire! It is fire against water, the water and the flow of life against which white supremacy stands. Self-defense is pro-life, not racism aka white supremacy!! You can NOT compare the engineering of a genocide by a bigger power with a simple, isolated and weak person fighting back. Comparisons of this kind are not only irrational but also intellectually dishonest! You know who made such comparisons?? That vile man that was Ghandi!! He chastised Jews people fleeing and fighting back Nazism. This is how disgusting and dangerous this non-violence crap is because it always sustain the oppressive status-quo!
I have never personally heard of any historical/ empirical evidence of it working. I mean if it was the case, native Americans and Tibetan monks would have successfully tackle down their oppressors. Not even Ghandhi did, the British retreated because their power was weakening down!!
“Not all white people see the world through ignorant eyes.”
I just posted a video about prejudices in the context of discrimination. I am not quite sure about what you mean by “see the world through ignorant eyes.” but prejudices play out on the subconscious level. They may or may not see things consciously in some way, but still be driven by biases over which they have absolutely NO control! We all live in a white dominated world, meaning that WE ALL INTERNALISE RACIST DOCTRINE, ALL OF US!! However only white people have the ultimate power to put those racist beliefs in motion!! So yeah THEY CAN NOT escape the socialization and conditioning processes of a society and culture and civilization that conceive them as superior! Hence putting all white people in one category is totally logical in the context of white supremacy, sine their motives, interest and socialisation is THE SAME!!
Moreover, the racially oppressive system is built in a way that is beyond the conscious and intentional levels
‘…..this is not to say that every single white American consciously oppresses black people. He does not need to. Institutional racism has been maintained deliberately by the power structure and through indifference, inertia and lack of courage on the part of white masses as well as petty officials.’
Because racism is NOT simply interpersonal i.e. only prejudices, it is an institutional system that benefit to those in power i.e. whites!!
“It hurts me when you classify all white people in one category”
It is your business, I dont give a fuck. If you care that much about the least oppressed group on Earth yet, the one that oppresses others the most that is your philosophy, not mine. I personally care about the lives of POC ruined by whiteness. I shouldn’t be expected to care or give any fuck about people hurting me, my people and living off a system that oppresses me. But this is just me.