When talking with other white people about white supremacy, racism and European history, quite often they say: “Other people do the same”.
Do they? Do other cultures have the ambition like Europeans to dominate the entire world?
In Germany, there is the (unanswered) question: “Why”? (was Hitler and Nazi-Germany possible).
And one part of the answer for me is: Because Germany still ignores another genocide, committed in the name of Germany, against the Herero and Nama people in Namibia at the beginning of the 20th century, which only happend about 30 years before the rise of Hitler. There is a collective silence about this part of German history, not only within Germany but also from the rest of the world besides Africa. The attitude behind this silence is an ingrained lack of the acknowledgment that all human beings on earth are human beings.
There is a ‘racist knowledge’ within Eurocentrism, which is passed on from one generation to the next and this ‘racist knowledge’ take Europeans with them, regardless where they go.
And for example, whites in South Africa are the minority, 9 % of the population. This didn’t hinder them to introduce apartheid. In which nation did or does a non-white minority systematically discriminate against a majority based on race via laws like whites did in South Africa?
Is there any history of whites as a collective integrating into an already existing non-white culture? I don’t know of any.
What must happen in the brain/soul/heart of a white person to think that torture and murder is something like entertainment, like lynching was in the USA, where whites were invited, participated in great numbers, taking “souvenirs” and pictures and how can such people still call themselves civilized and sane?
Why do white people/people of European descent react in such same ways wherever they settle? Fenced communities, Sundown Towns in the USA, Nationalbefreite Zonen (white Germans only towns) in Germany etc. What is it that Europeans seem to be unable to live in peace with other people who don’t look like them, and if they look like them, like Jews in Germany, why was the invention of “race” so powerful that this enabled a nation to commit a genocide?
And when “the world” says we all have to know the German Holocaust so that it can never happen again – why is there such a silence when the Western world is just doing the same again: Inventing the “Muslim race”?
And why are white people feeling so comfortable within such a system when their own history tells them, that at any given day Eurocentrism can invent a new “race”? Why do they believe that this can’t also be directed against themselves one day? And using something like the Star of David, so that people are able to identify the outcast “other”?
Is this really something what other cultures also do?