Tolerating mass murder: migration, diasporas, genocide and climate imperialism; an investigation by virtual migrants

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  • Tolerating mass murder: migration, diasporas, genocide and climate imperialism; an investigation by virtual migrants

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    Climate change needs radical strategies, but also a re-writing from an anti-imperialist perspective. Imperialist socio-economic genocide has a parallel genocide of the environment and bio-diversity. In his book Exterminate All The Brutes, Sven Lindqvist directly links the mass industrial-style slaughter of humans during European expansion through Africa with both the German holocaust against the Jews and the creation of racist ideologies as developed and reinforced by key scientific thinkers, including, contentiously, Charles Darwin. These he links together as one historical process. Zygmunt Bauman links industrialisation and modernity with the abilities and ideologies that make mass genocide possible. As colonial, and then post-colonial states, have yielded ever more profits for the West, the minority elites of those states have also become areas segregated from our existence – hegemonic and complex mass exploitation camps – which remain disconnected from the experience of Westerners, except through distant and problematic media representations.   virtualmigrants.com