The Many Names Of White Empire

The west, the G7, the ‘international community’, the Empire we live under hides under so many names
5 min readOct 27, 2022


Alice and the White Queen. Art by John Tenniel (1865)

The crazy thing about living under the largest, most rapacious empire the world has ever known is how little we know about it. It doesn’t even have a name.

The White Empire masquerades as the rules-based order. Whose rule? Never answered. It calls itself the international community, which always seems to be white people or their fuckbois. The White Empire hides behind to fig leaf of Japan and South Korea. Beneath is the naked presence of thousands of imperial troops there, still occupying. They used to call themselves the G8, until they got mad at Russia and made it G7. They call themselves the industrialized world (never mind that most industry is in the South) or the developed world (never mind that we developed them). These are all just synonyms for the Empire that has no name. The White Empire. It just disappears into history, in the present, it is simply the walls we are held within. White and unnoticed.

The White Empire is the irrepressible cancer that spread out of West Asia and carried it on boats everywhere. It was the Portuguese, the Spanish, the Dutch, the French, the Dutch the British, the Americans, the Canadians, the Australians. Then those savage people turned on each other, destroying their own homeland in two world wars. Then the Americans took over the mantle of empire from the British, occupying Britain’s bases, Europe, Japan, and never laying down its arms, ever. To them, they go by different names and flags, but those are all fig leaves. To those of us who have been fucked, it is all one undifferentiated White Empire.

The greatest trick this devil ever pulled was convincing the world it didn’t exist. Nobody calls America an empire despite them having over 800 military bases and actively killing people somewhere, all the time. Nobody connects America and Europe and its occupied fuckbois as one militarily and financially cohesive empire, we just mindlessly call it the G7 and never question what these fuckers are meeting about.

We live in a world where people can say ‘rules-based order’ on TV and never question why the US hasn’t even ratified the Law of the Sea, like everybody else. We…



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