Why in the Left’s re-writing of history is imperialism purely a Western tradition?

There is a deep and enduring lie at the heart of the ideological Left’s agenda. The lie is that imperialism (and with it, racism) is something unique, and uniquely evil, to the Western tradition. The Left should read some history

There’s a particularly ludicrous piece in the Guardian today about Prince Harry’s photograph of a Losotho herdsman in traditional dress. It is described by the author of the piece as “a specious salmagundi of complacent assumptions and frightening arrogance.”

Here’s the offending photo (shown above).

“It may seem harsh,” says columnist Jonathan Jones, “to accuse a young man who is seen here taking a sensitive portrait of one of the people helped by his charity of posing like a Victorian imperial monarch next to a colonial inferior. But that iconography is undeniably present.”

Oh, for goodness sake. But leaving aside the general idiocy of the complaint, there is a deep and enduring lie at the heart of it that is central to the prejudices of the ideological Left. The lie is that imperialism (and with it, racism) is something unique, and uniquely evil, to the Western tradition…


There is a list of well-known non-Western empires at the link.

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  • little fluffy bucket

    Islam videos beheadings. Or, Prince hazza e photographing a black, person? Yup

    • winniec

      Yup. Which do you prefer?

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Showing he’s cool. Rubs shoulders with the common folks.

  • little fluffy bucket

    Or, a male human form another part of the world.

  • winniec

    Islam’s imperial caliphate is real Islam. The role of the caliphate is IMPERIAL ISLAM. The methods of the caliphate are invasion, plunder, enslavement, rape, ethnic cleansing, extortion, misogyny and genocide. Muslims support these aims merely by remaining Muslims whether they realize it or not. Muslims are all imperialists until the day they leave Islam. Arabian racism is Islam’s dirty secret.

    • ntt1

      not so secret any more, it is just that a frighteningly high number of people refuse to see it.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    We should note that China, so admired by Turdeau 2.0 is ultimately an empire. And let’s not forget the Oyo Empire of the Yoruba. Oh yes, mustn’t forget the Africans. 🙂

    • And the Japanese Empire.

    • winniec

      Send Trudeau to China, his Marxism will fit in.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    The Prince Harry photo will be famous and sell for big money, but I bet the woman’s name is already forgotten…I wonder if he got her to sign a Release?

  • mauser 98

    who’s your daddy?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      lol