A Tear for Africa: Abduction and Reduction

Photo: Nasa (PD)

From Maximilian Forte of Zero Anthropology, A photo and text essay examining the intersection of western hegemony and humanitarianism.

Helpless, pleading, wanting, needing, small, weak, staring at you, black–this is the anti-bogeyman invented by Western humanitarianism, what passes as morality in the ideology of empire (yet again). Past the time of a London Missionary Society, we now have the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), the moral dogma of a white, western elite that projects its abusive notion of “protection” everywhere it is not wanted. Hence we have the “smug self-congratulation” marking Obama’s “Atrocity Prevention Board” and empowering the U.S. to undertake global police work. Part of a long history of casting wars as “humanitarian,” the “moral compass” of Western imperialism has an appropriately nautical sound in this commercial that declares the U.S. Navy to be “a force for global good” (nautical or extraterrestrial perhaps: the images are inspired by the opening of Star Wars, and the narration echoes Darth Vader). Well past the time of “emancipation,” we can now help Africans by owning them yet again–as children, in that state of infancy that we have long associated with primitiveness itself. We thus have the perfect therapy for the racial fear of blackness: shopping, that is, shopping for humans. Whole peoples in need of our “protection” (and the military-industrial racket of defense contractors and mercenaries that makes “protection” possible)–finally, our guilt washed away in their gratitude. For just the price of a cup of coffee–and the occasional high-altitude bombing by faceless “heroes” who never confront their victims–you too can buy yourself a piece of Africa, “the new frontier”. Then you can monitor and police its subordination, with AFRICOM.

Read more at Zero Anthropology

27 Comments on "A Tear for Africa: Abduction and Reduction"

  1. Cantrellesmith | Aug 9, 2012 at 5:17 am |

    I have Lots of Tear for the Africa abduction .
     http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120126213503AAnh0re

  2. sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 8:47 am |

    Not a single mention of the Yeor Plan. Very telling

    • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 10:06 am |

       very telling of what, sam?

      • sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 10:09 am |

        Shilling for the Zionists who are raping Africa for water. You know because they poisoned all the goyim’s wells so now they need Africa’s water. 

        • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 10:48 am |

          shilling? you didn’t read the article. it’s a photo essay critical of the UN, humanitarian aid efforts, and trans-racial adoption.

          • sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 10:51 am |

            It is fluff designed to make trendies buy red laptops while Africa is raped. You people are hopeless and my posts disappear at an alarming rate. Like prison planet for the trivium trendies.

          • Calypso_1 | Aug 9, 2012 at 10:57 am |

            Infowars bounced you.  Priceless.

          • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 11:19 am |

            lol. this article is relating a point opposed to consumerism. it is a critique of racist, imperialist attitudes that corresponds with humanitarian aid in africa, and military intervention in africa. you are so dumb. you still didn’t read the article, and proceeded to write the opposite of what it actually is about. just f*ck off sam, go troll someone else’s post.

          • His obsessive use of the ’80s high school epithet “trendies” suggests to me that he’s talking about Trivium the heavy metal band and not the trivium of medieval education.

          • Calypso_1 | Aug 9, 2012 at 11:44 am |

            [aspirated coffee] :X

          • sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

            Trendies are eternal. They are just a bit smarter than the average goyim, but easily impressed by “scholars,” and other usless professor types. They are the ultimate useful dupes, clever enough to play word games, and stupid enough to keep the questioning to minimum. The house slave on the goyim plantation if you will.

          • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm |

            ‘wretching noise.’

          • sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm |

            Truth hurts.

          • What truths hurt you?

          • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 5:28 pm |

            which is why you go to such outrageous lengths to proclaim bullshit. lies make me sick. hence the vomit.

          • Readthearticle | Aug 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm |

             Jin is right, you obviously didn’t read the article. Its impossible to take you seriously also with that stupid ass picture you are using…

          • sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm |

            I read it. It is fluff. 

          • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm |

            i am willing to bet 5 shillings, you the shill, couldn’t understand the first paragraph- and gave in to fascist frustration. only to bang down on his keyboard rantings about clouds.

          • Elitej Pig66 | Aug 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm |

            I am banned now, so feel free to pile on.  But never ever look into the yeor plan, only fascists do that. Truth is truth. 

          • Jin The Ninja | Aug 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm |

            a banned person doesn’t come back with a new screen name and the same old screed. your truth is nothing but neo nazi bullshit. go now back into the ether.

          • Elitej Pig66 | Aug 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm |

            LOL @ neo-nazi…. hopeless 

          • Matt Staggs | Aug 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm |

             Don’t feed the troll.

    • Submit an article about it.

    • sam23sirius | Aug 9, 2012 at 11:29 am |

      And another response disappears…

  3. Writeous | Aug 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

    ‘Ezekiel 25:17 Fest’, oh and reparations speak louder and clearer than empty words.

  4. lanqiu332 | Aug 13, 2012 at 9:16 am |

    tinyurl.com/cyk9xz2

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