Liberals denounce ‘colonialism’ after Queen Elizabeth’s death: ‘Murder, exploitation, theft’


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The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday sparked social media posts from verified accounts associating the late monarch with ‘colonialism’ and suggesting she is blamed for various suffering and turmoil around the world.

“Journalists are tasked with putting legacies into context, so it’s only fitting to examine the Queen and her role in the devastating impact of continued colonialism,” said the Atlantic writer and former ESPN host. . Jemele Hill tweeted Thursday.

As reports of Queen Elizabeth’s deteriorating health swirled, Carnegie Mellon University professor Uju Anya take from Twitter to wish the 96-year-old monarch “excruciating” pain on her deathbed.

“I heard that the chief monarch of a genocidal, thief and rapist empire is finally dying,” Anya tweeted Thursday morning. “May his pain be excruciating.”

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A man places flowers between the gates outside Buckingham Palace as Queen Elizabeth II passed away today, September 8, 2022.
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Anya later added, “If anyone expects me to express anything other than contempt for the monarch who oversaw a government that sponsored the genocide that slaughtered and displaced half my family and whose the consequences are still alive today, you can keep wishing on a star.”

“The way I wish the newspapers would write: ‘The colonizers lost one of their most beloved foot soldiers as 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, best known for her f***s**t and her racism, is dead,'” Huffington Post Opinion Editor Stephen Crockett Jr. tweeted.

“Black and brown people around the world who were subjected to horrific cruelty and economic deprivation under British colonialism are allowed to have feelings about Queen Elizabeth,” Washington Post columnist Karen tweeted. Attyah. “After all, they were also his ‘subjects’.”

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“Telling the colonized how they should feel about the health and well-being of their colonizer is like telling my people that we should revere the Confederacy,” said University of Ottawa professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. Michigan, on Twitter. “‘Respect the dead’ when we write all these Tweets *in English.* How did that go, um? We just picked that language?”

Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott responded to those who objected to discussing the effects of “colonialism” immediately after Queen Elizabeth’s death by asking when this conversation should take place.

“The real question for the crowd ‘now is not the appropriate time to talk about the negative impact of colonialism’: When is the appropriate time to talk about the negative impact of colonialism?”

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in full court dress

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles in full court dress
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“In nearly 200 years of genocidal colonialism, the British Empire has stolen $45 trillion in wealth from India (17 times more than UK GDP), killing millions of people,” he tweeted. journalist Ben Norton. “The British Monarchy, Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Family are simply symbols of murder, exploitation and theft.”

“For those who say we should be magnanimous about the passing of the Queen, a reminder that the Queen has inserted herself into the lives of Indigenous people here on many occasions,” tweeted Sandy O’Sullivan, a professor at the Macquarie University. “She was not a spectator of the effects of colonization and colonialism, she was its architect.”

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“The matriarch of a royal family inherited from the slave trade, imperialism, colonialism, theft, symbol of opulence and mascot of the ruling class is dead,” director Boots Riley tweeted. “The media will now parade the queen’s zombie ass in front of you while telling you that overthrowing capitalism is not what we need.”

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to mark the completion of the London Crossrail project at Paddington Station on May 17, 2022 in London.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to mark the completion of the London Crossrail project at Paddington Station on May 17, 2022 in London.
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Queen Elizabeth’s death has prompted calls from some for England to return some of its crown jewels to Africa and India to make amends for its past conquests. CNN presenter Zain Asher suggested an apology for colonialism from the British monarchy was in order.

“We now understand how much money the royal family was able to make from slavery,” Asher said. said on CNN. Their involvement in colonialism, and there are calls for reparations, right? And even though repairs are unlikely to happen, you kind of feel like, you know, it’s unfortunate that there wasn’t an apology, and that’s what people are really challenging right now.”

MSNBC host Ali Velshi used Queen Elizabeth’s death to denounce the “horrors of colonialism” which British historian Andrew Roberts called “grossly exaggerated”.

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland aged 96.

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The The Queen’s Physicians said earlier on Thursday that they were “concerned for Her Majesty’s health” and that she was “resting comfortably” at Balmoral under medical supervision.

She died “peacefully” on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.




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