Palestine Is How Colonialism Happens

It’s happening right now, in front of our eyes
8 min readOct 12, 2023

If you wondered how you would react during a slave rebellion or anti-colonial struggle, well, this is how you’d react. It’s happening right now, in front of you in this cursed panopticon. Israel is a literal settler colony and they’re slaughtering the natives that dared rebel against them. And the other colonizers are piling into help. This is why colonial history is important. Because it’s not history at all. It’s happening right now.

Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in 1831 was covered the same as the Palestinian rebellion today, as you can see in the woodcut above. The enslaved were portrayed as brutally murdering women and children, and then mercilessly pursued by Dragoons with modern weapons. What’s happening to Palestine now? It’s literally the same script, 200 years later. They even use the same lies to justify themselves.

In a 1641 Irish rebellion, newspapers and politicians fabricated accounts of the rebels killing…



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