finding and pambana

[re]claiming revolutionary musings

421 notes

and i’m tired of how it is conveniently ignored that when the europeans came to the continents of now-called latin america, africa, asia, polynesia, wherever there were Black and Brown folk, they cried out that our ways of living, building, eating, dancing, were primitive, backwards and to continue to live in those traditional ways meant punishment, even by death. large family homes made of mud and cow dung, or those out of reeds and banana leaves, were all labeled inferior by the european worldview whose discourse relied on a nature (read Black and unhuman)/culture (read white and therefore human) dichotomy. And so trees were felled and wooden single family homes where built. (This is a vast understatement). Plant-based meals supplemented by an occasional animal kill was looked down upon by glutenous european lifestyle and industrial livestock farming introduced to feed the workers of the slave system-fed industrial revolution. seeing the world as a fabric of life, full of plants and animals as members with as much of a right to life as humans, was scoffed at. treating resources like water, the sun and the earth as beautiful in their own right and essential to human well-being was systematically suppressed. these ways of living and loving on this planet were silenced and oppressed and deemed primitive. ANNNND NOWWW white environmentalism celebrates people (and only those certain people who ‘choose’, that is have the privilege to not choose, but then do) who are knocking down their wooden houses and building adobe houses, using earth ovens, talking about deep ecology and the connectedness and inherent worth of all creatures and elements, as rach says “like it’s some new shit”. and they are “enlightened”!! green imperialism……

Filed under environmentalism environmental justice green revolution green imperialism whiteness imperialism

  1. queerandquestioning reblogged this from pambana and added:
    Yet another problematic aspect of the green movement.
  2. culturenautique reblogged this from pambana
  3. jan-allison reblogged this from pambana
  4. femme-unculus reblogged this from le-contre-jour
  5. circuitsmaximus reblogged this from le-contre-jour
  6. le-contre-jour reblogged this from pambana
  7. activismandsnaps reblogged this from soft-grump
  8. dropkicks reblogged this from activismandsnaps
  9. evatsu reblogged this from moniquill
  10. jerathehedgefox reblogged this from edoro
  11. blanketfrt reblogged this from kiriamaya
  12. newanddifferentsun reblogged this from theoceanandthesky
  13. theoceanandthesky reblogged this from kadalkavithaigal and added:
    WELP.
  14. boltcutter-boxcutter-brick reblogged this from karnythia and added:
    this is exactly why the designations “primitivism”, “primitivist”, “anarcho-primitivism” etc. need to stop. read this if...
  15. inperpetualbloom reblogged this from kadalkavithaigal
  16. blackbeatnik reblogged this from dynastylnoire
  17. strawberry-astronaut reblogged this from caterfree10
  18. caterfree10 reblogged this from baskingsunflower
  19. sxizzor reblogged this from moniquill
  20. edoro reblogged this from moniquill
  21. unnecessaryemotion reblogged this from solocaracol
  22. humainsvolants reblogged this from hexgoddess
  23. skai-high reblogged this from brogigay0
  24. brogigay0 reblogged this from rasmalaiwin
  25. rasmalaiwin reblogged this from kadalkavithaigal