roastedDeflator,
roastedDeflator avatar

This article doesn't mention that -once more- this famine is due to british colonial biopolitics:

The colonial strategies and utilitarian principles by the British authorities exacerbated the Bengal famine. Utilizing Foucault’s concept of biopolitics, I point out how the British viewed Indian bodies discursively. To reaffirm their sense of superiority, they reduced their Indian subjects to animal-like beings’ incapable of controlling their own reproduction.

RealEarthHuman,

“I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”

-Winston Churchill

Read more at: yourstory.com/2014/08/bengal-famine-genocide

Mr_Blott,

Cool you should stir all that 80 year old shit up again, that’ll really help everyone

In fact, why don’t we jail those responsible?!?

roastedDeflator,
roastedDeflator avatar

I'm not sure I understand what you say?

Mr_Blott,

I’m saying I’m not responsible. Neither is anyone who is still alive. I didn’t make those decisions, neither did anyone related to me

yesman,

You’re right. British People should forget the past. The Battle of Trafalgar, The Battle of Quebec, and Waterloo are none of your business if you weren’t alive at the time. All of those monuments should be burred with the last surviving witness.

There are only a handful of Brits left who can even claim to have defeated the Nazis.

roastedDeflator,
roastedDeflator avatar

Thanks for the clarifications. Of course noone can be responsible for stuff that happened before their lifetime.

Our responsibility lays on to how we address this colonial past. The way I see things, we need to face it and address it, not put it under the rug. It's the least we can do and its important to do so for the millions of people around the world who were not alive then, but still have to live/survive the outcomes of colonial past policies. Racism would be one of them, the list is long.

Mr_Blott,

Yep, and a lot of racism is caused by people dragging up the past, and telling people that, for example “The Brits are to blame, you should hate them for what their ancestors did!”

It’s fucking stupid and does nothing but fuel hate

DragonTypeWyvern,

British people don’t like being reminded about one of their many, many genocides they refuse to acknowledge.

Mr_Blott,

I don’t remember committing any atrocities, was I drunk at the time? There was that one evening in Newcastle mind you…

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