Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bring back Western Colonization

Bruce Gilley writes a paywalled article, The case for colonialism:
For the last 100 years, Western colonialism has had a bad name. It is high time to question this orthodoxy. Western colonialism was, as a general rule, both objectively beneficial and subjectively legitimate in most of the places where it was found, using realistic measures of those concepts. The countries that embraced their colonial inheritance, by and large, did better than those that spurned it. Anti-colonial ideology imposed grave harms on subject peoples and continues to thwart sustained development and a fruitful encounter with modernity in many places. Colonialism can be recovered by weak and fragile states today in three ways: by reclaiming colonial modes of governance; by recolonising some areas; and by creating new Western colonies from scratch.
If this wrong, you might expect scholarly articles rebutting it. Instead, the leftists want to censor it:
Now several petitions are circulating (here and here) to ask for the retraction of this article, and an apology from the editors. Together, the petitions garnered around 16,000 signatures. The editor of Current Affairs, Nathan J. Robinson, went as far as to say that the article was “morally tantamount to Holocaust denial”, because it does not mention any “colonial atrocities” (although it does refer to at least one book about such atrocities).
These articles explain that most of the world would rather live under the authority of white ppl. Maybe a new colonization would improve the Third World enuf that the citizens are less eager to move to white countries.

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