Once Aryan Skynet Goes Live It Doesn't Matter Who Pulled The Switch
If, as the celebrated author Susan Sontag famously wrote in a 1967 contribution to Partisan Review, “The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone – its ideologies and inventions – which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself”, then one might expect to find that the diverse victim set of western civilization’s various outrages – blacks, for instance, who have suffered for centuries from whites’ racist and genocidal attitudes toward them – would enjoy a happier diaspora outside of the world’s white-occupied no-go zones. “I do not think white America is committed to granting equality to the American Negro,” sighed Sontag with an understated and disconsolate wisdom. Negro Digest, in its July 1967 issue, corroborated this “white” critic’s perspective. “The ‘beautiful’ panelist in that [Partisan Review] symposium [on “What’s Happening to America”], and the one with a Black viewpoint, was the white lady [sic], Susan Sontag, who swung all over the place telling it like it is.”
Negro Digest, after changing its name to Black World to reflect an increasingly global concern with congoid liberation, would also feature praise for Chairman Mao of the People’s Republic of China. The magazine noted that W.E.B. Du Bois “spoke constantly of the greatness of China” and “was especially drawn by the tremendous faith that moved the nation [. . .] a faith in men’s capacity to change radically for the good of the whole – a faith so absent among vast sectors of America.” “What is the secret of China in the second half of the 20th century?” Black World goes on to quote Du Bois. “It is that the vast majority of a billion human beings have been convinced that human nature in some of its darkest recesses can be changed, if change is necessary.” Surely one can assert with certainty that the People’s Republic of China, after effecting the liberation of the Maoist revolution, must have been able to drive the evils of racial hatred from its shores with the expulsion of European colonial interests?
Many black Marxists in America, impressed by the message they were getting from Du Bois and from Communist Party propagandists, not surprisingly hoisted the Maoist banner in solidarity. Communist chronicler Jeffrey Dean gives the following account of this exotic relationship at Systemic Capital:
Mao not only invited W. E. B. Du Bois to spend his ninetieth birthday in China after he had been declared a public enemy by the U.S. state, but three weeks prior to the great March on Washington in 1963, Mao issued a statement criticizing American racism and casting the African American freedom movement as part of the worldwide struggle against imperialism. “The evil system of colonialism and imperialism,” Mao stated, “arose and throve with the enslavement of Negroes and the trade in Negroes, and it will surely come to its end with the complete emancipation of the black people.” [. . .]
The status of people of color served as a powerful political tool in mobilizing support from Africans and African-descended people. In 1963, for example, Chinese delegates in Moshi, Tanzania, proclaimed that the Russians had no business in Africa because of their status as white. The Chinese, on the other hand, were not only part of the colored world but also unlike Europeans they never took part in the slave trade. Of course, most of these claims served essentially to facilitate alliance building. The fact is that African slaves could be found in Guangzhou during the twelfth century, and African students in communist China occasionally complained of racism. (Indeed, after Mao’s death racial clashes on college campuses occurred more frequently, notably in Shanghai in 1979, in Nanjing in 1980, and in Tianjin in 1986.) Furthermore, Chinese foreign policy toward the black world was often driven more by strategic considerations than by a commitment to Third World revolutionary movements, especially after the Sino-Soviet split. China’s anti-Soviet position resulted in foreign policy decisions that ultimately undermined their standing with certain African liberation movements. In southern Africa, for example, the Chinese backed movements that also received support from the apartheid regime of South Africa.
What of China the rising power and state capitalist model of today? Is this the beacon of international brotherhood that W.E.B. Du Bois saw beaming across the horizon, or do germs of European-style racism of the type Sontag diagnosed persist? Has Mao’s dream finally been realized – or has it been cruelly dashed and betrayed? Sadly, if the Atlanta Black Star is to be believed, China ranks among “8 of the Worst Countries for Black People to Travel”:
A person of African descent traveling to China should not be surprised if they are repeatedly stared at or even swarmed by crowds of curious Chinese who will treat them as a spectacle by taking pictures, touching their hair, rubbing their skin, and asking questions that reflect their ignorance and lack of interaction with Black people.
Racism against Blacks may be the strongest form of prejudice in China. Chinese racism is linked to ignorance, class divisions, ethnocentrism and colorism that exists within Chinese society. Many people in China look down upon other Chinese of darker skin, and believe the whiter skin has more beauty.
In China, Black people are viewed through stereotypes, and most Chinese assume Blacks are poor, uneducated, violent, play basketball, are barbaric and wild, and even eat each other. The most common Chinese slur used against Black people means “black ghost.”
Such perceptions have not, however, stopped blacks from settling in China. Today it is economic opportunities rather than anticolonialism and Marxist study that are attracting African aspirants to the ascendant People’s Republic. Not everything here is peachy, though. Chinese state-run media outlet CCTV gives this muted account of the African influx confronting one of the country’s teeming metropolises:
Like any big multicultural city, Guangzhou [formerly Canton] has its problems making everyone feel at home.
All sides want integration to work, because when it does not, everyone suffers. The community centers work closely with the police. A big problem is visa overstays. Drugs and prostitution are other problems.
No precise data exists on the number of foreigners living in Guangzhou without a valid visa at any given time. But police are working hard to make the city and its African community safe for everybody.
The Africans living here have become used to the police checks. They are part of a routine that keeps them and their community safe. The authorities say that China welcomes foreigners, but a valid passport and visa are necessary to visit or do business. Being caught without the proper documentation means a visit to the local police station, an investigation, and the risk of deportation. Fortunately, that does not happen very often.
As the experiences of the African immigrant colony in Guangzhou – estimated to constitute as many as 200,000 legal and illegal congoids – illustrate, their lot appears to be little better than that of their oppressed co-racialists in the United States, so that one can only draw the disheartening conclusion that the cancer of whiteness must have permeated Chinese civilization itself – no doubt owing to the long and pernicious administration of the white supremacist British Empire in that long-suffering country – complete with Ferguson-style police harassment and racial profiling! After all, to “understand the history of the ideology of ‘race,’ and combating racism today,” as the University of Calgary’s “Understanding Whiteness” Anti-Racism Education resource explains, “involves understanding (and challenging) ‘whiteness’ as the foundation of racial categories and racism” – even in China!
— Viola Rothschild 罗兰 (@vrothsch) May 31, 2015
Viola Rothschild, in a handwringing piece published in the globalist organ Foreign Policy (“When Baltimore Shook With Anger, Here’s What China Saw”), writhes:
What I saw online was broadly consistent with my findings in the field. The majority of netizen comments focused on the race of the protestors, not the underlying reasons for the protests, or the fact that they occurred Stateside. And they were nasty. More than one user chalked the behavior up to “black people being black people,” while posts referring to “black devils” were not hard to find. One user complained that black people “lack self-discipline and family values,” adding, “this group is pouring into China. I hope the government will take steps to prevent this.”
A growing number of black people – in particular, traders from African countries — are indeed moving into China. Guangzhou, a massive city in the country’s south, houses Asia’s largest African population. According to local officials in Guangzhou, 16,000 Africans legally resided in the city in 2014. Experts estimate the total number of Africans living in Guangzhou – legally and illegally – lies somewhere between 20,000 and 200,000. Debate is fierce about just how many Africans live there — and no one knows how many Africans live in China overall — but few dispute that the steady influx of African immigrants into Guangzhou since the late 1990s has led to growing tension between local and African communities. Africans are routinely characterized as illegal workers responsible for a rise in robbery, drug dealing, gang activity, and general disturbances of the peace, and are subject to random visa inspections by local police. The African community has taken to the streets to demonstrate against unfair treatment — in 2009 following the death of a Nigerian man who jumped from a window trying to escape a police raid, then again in 2012 when an African man died mysteriously in police custody.
Many comments on articles about the Baltimore protests mentioned these African immigrants, drawing an implicit connection between one and the other. Commenters called them “out of control,” and a “hidden danger to the future public safety of our country.” Another warned, “Black people love to make trouble.” There were far worse comments, not fit for print. Many were written out of a professed concern for Guangzhou. Although there are no available statistics for African crime in Guangzhou, crimes committed by foreigners tend to attract disproportionate media attention.
South China Morning Post reported as follows in the wake of the 2009 incident:
Guangzhou has long dreamed of being considered an international city – but events last month at a downtown police station were not quite what leaders had in mind.
Furious when they thought a Nigerian clothes trader had died, more than 200 Africans dragged the body to the station in Kuangquan district and started a siege.
For four hours they vented their fury at officers and onlookers, smashed plants and trees, and forced traffic on a busy road to grind to a halt.
The protest, believed to be the first by a group of foreigners anywhere on the mainland, was the boiling over of long-standing frustrations with visa policies among the city’s sizeable African community.
Emmanuel Okoro fell from a second-storey window of a market when he attempted to flee a visa check on July 15. His fellow traders filmed him with blood pouring from his head and assumed he was dead, but police later said he was still alive and being treated in the intensive care unit of a local hospital.
The incident was a reminder of the huge challenges that internationalisation will bring Guangzhou.
The city is home to the mainland’s largest African enclave. Authorities said in May that there were only 20,000 foreigners of all nationalities – but this is a major underestimate. Local media puts the number of Africans alone at up to 100,000.
Many work in the markets around Xiaobei district – known to irreverent locals as “Chocolate City”. It cuts an incongruous sight in a mainland metropolis – with English and Arabic signs instead of Chinese, and streets full of Africans. Many make money as traders cashing in on ultra-cheap products directly from the doorstep of the “world’s factory”, but others struggle to make ends meet and find low-paying work as porters or cooks.
Overstaying is a major problem. An official report said the number of overstayers had risen from about 2,400 in 2001 to more than 6,300 in 2005, an average annual increase of 40 per cent. And these, of course, are just the ones that get caught; on the afternoon Mr Okoro was injured, police chased three other African traders. One was caught when he injured himself jumping out a window, but the other two escaped.
Officials warn that the increasing number of overstaying foreigners – mostly Africans and Southeast Asians – has led to crimes such as robbery, fraud and smuggling. There is also the problem of drug dealing.
A couple of years ago a group of provincial consultants proposed that Guangdong should only welcome foreigners who are “experts, hi-tech professionals and investors”.
“It is impossible for Africans who want to do basic labour work in Guangdong because we already have great employment pressure,” one of the consultants who drafted the proposal told the South China Morning Post.
Tea Leaf Nation describes a similar incident that occurred in 2012:
According to media reports and photos posted on Weibo, China’s Twitter, a mass protest took place in Guangzhou on June 19 following the death of an African man in police custody. One netizen, @GingerYip reports, “According to a black brother at the scene, this morning a black brother got involved in a physical altercation with an electric bike driver over a RMB10 fare (less than US$2). The police took the black brother away. Then they told his family that he died and his family asked for his body. According to the police’s account, the fight happened around 1pm on [the 18th], and the man lost consciousness around 5pm, and he died despite emergency medical attention.” [. . .]
As can be seen in the photos below, some protesters held up placards asking the police to “Give Us the Dead Body.” Other protesters reportedly attacked police and threw rocks at police vehicles. Online sentiments on Chinese social media were overwhelmingly in favor of the police, with many netizens resorting to xenophobic and racist taunts against the estimated 200,000 African migrants living in Guangzhou. @马娅会长, an eye witness, complained, “I saw them blocking traffic. A strong black man blocked a bus with a tree from the sidewalk. They threw water bottles and wood blocks and did African dances at the cross section. Millions could not get home because of the traffic jam. Troublemakers with no morals or civic values, don’t treat us as people. This is our country, can’t let outsiders run wild and trample everything.”
Uh-oh. Sounds like racism, hate, nativism, and other expressions of uniquely white cultural cancer and abnormal supremacist ideology are alive and well in Mao’s benighted haven of racial emancipation. If even the People’s Republic of China is unsafe for blacks who clearly dindu nuffin and find themselves forced by circumstances to chimp out, does any harbor of peace and equality outside of the Dark Continent remain? If matters get much worse, blacks for their own wellbeing and sanity may be compelled to go back to Africa!