It’s All One Genocide. From Palestine To The Planet

Colonizers call Palestinians ‘human animals’. Just imagine how they treat animals

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“Olive Harvest” by Maher Naji. (Via)

Colonizers always kill plants and animals along with the people. Everybody with genes gets genocided, and everything without is denied spirit entirely. They even use the same word for the bodies and things they destroy. Savage. It’s the same word they use to describe Palestinians today, as they kill them and raze their land. Palestine is the genocide of the planet, in a microcosm. The truth is it’s all one genocide, and we are all Palestinian.

When Israeli colonizers talk about eliminating ‘animal people’, it’s the same as American colonizers attacking ‘merciless savages’ in their Declaration of Independence. It’s the same imperative. Kill the native people and take their land. The language they use is telling. Why do animals deserve to be treated badly? Why do plants (Israel calls its killing sprees ‘mowing the grass’)? Why does the ‘savage’ Earth? You can see how white supremacism and human supremacism are connected. It’s all one continuum.

It’s no coincidence that Israel completely ravages the soil of Gaza with two nuclear bombs worth of explosives (and counting). It’s no coincidence that they uproot ancient olive trees wherever they ‘settle’. Their ongoing genocide of Palestinians is a continuum, crushing both the native people and the natural world around them. This is not unique to Israel, this is colonialism, but Israel is doing it right in front of us.

Now why do the old colonizers support Israel? Fake recognize fake, it’s all part of the artificial growth that chokes the natural world. Israel is often referred to as an ‘aircraft carrier’, most recently by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He said, “Israel is almost like having an aircraft carrier in the Middle East. If Israel disappears, Russia, China, and BRICS+ countries will control 90% of the oil in the world and that would be cataclysmic for US national security.” For the native this is a home, but for Americans this is a base, and Israelis are just the sepoy guards. They get petty colonial privileges over the natives, but are ultimately just a colony of the greater White Empire.

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.