World NewsLiberals blast 'colonialism' after Queen Elizabeth's death: 'Murder, exploitation, theft'

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

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The demise 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 numerous struggling and unrest the world over.

“Journalists are tasked with placing legacies into full context, so it’s completely applicable to look at the queen and her function within the devastating influence 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 Anya tweeted on Thursday morning. “Could her ache be excruciating.”

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A person locations flowers in between the gates exterior Buckingham Palace because the information that Queen Elizabeth II has died in the present day, September 8, 2022. 
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Anya later added, “If anybody expects me to precise something however disdain for the monarch who supervised a authorities that sponsored the genocide that massacred and displaced half my household and the results of which these alive in the present day are nonetheless attempting to beat, you’ll be able to maintain wishing upon a star.”

“The way in which I want newspapers would write: ‘Colonizers misplaced one in every of 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 all over the world who had been topic to horrendous cruelties and financial deprivation underneath British colonialism are allowed to have emotions about Queen Elizabeth,” Washington Put up columnist Karen Attiah tweeted. “In any case, 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 those that we must 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 demise by asking when that dialog ought to happen.

“Actual query for the ‘now isn’t the suitable time to speak in regards to the unfavourable influence of colonialism’ crowd: When is the suitable time to speak in regards to the unfavourable influence 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 docket gown
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“In almost 200 years of genocidal colonialism, the British empire stole $45 trillion in wealth from India (17 instances greater than UK GDP), killing thousands and thousands,” journalist Ben Norton tweeted. “The UK monarchy, Queen Elizabeth, the royal household are merely symbols of homicide, exploitation, and theft.”

“For these saying we needs to be magnanimous in regards to the passing of the queen, a reminder that the queen inserted herself into the lives of Indigenous individuals right here a number of instances,” 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 isn’t what we want.”

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

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to mark the completion of London’s Crossrail mission at Paddington Station on Could 17, 2022, in London.
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Queen Elizabeth’s demise 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 urged that an apology for colonialism from the British monarchy is so as.

“There may be now an understanding how a lot cash the royal household might 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 form of do get this sense, you realize, that it is unlucky that there is been no apology, and that is what individuals actually do take challenge with at this time limit.”

MSNBC host Ali Velshi used Queen Elizabeth’s demise as a possibility 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 Fortress 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 underneath medical supervision.

She died “peacefully” Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement.

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