By Alastair Bonnett
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The question is, can mankind fulfil its destiny without a fundamental revolution in the social state of Asia? If not, whatever may have been the crimes of England she was the unconscious tool of history in bringing about that revolution. , p. ’. Comte’s and Marx’s universalism relied on according Europe the position of civilising centre, of the cockpit of history, the place where human liberation and equality are defined and from where they are disseminated. The universalist promise of equality demands the submission, the self-obliteration, of those to whom it is ‘offered’.
Hierarchical distinctions between racial groups were inscribed by these two European powers in legal and economic conduct within their American dominions from the sixteenth century. At the apex of this configuration stood the white Christian settler. Below him or her other ‘primary types’ were identified, as well as a bewildering variety of racial mixtures (demarcations in Spanish-speaking Latin America included ‘chinos’ (‘Negro’ and ‘Indian’ parentage), ‘zambos’ (‘mulattos’ and ‘Negro’ parentage) and ‘zambo-chino’ (‘chino’ and ‘Negro’ parentage).
P. 306). In order for history to dawn within Asia, and other nonWestern societies, they must be subject to the revolution that, for Marx, is inaugurated by Western colonialism. England, it is true, in causing a social revolution in Hindustan was actuated only by the vilest interests, and was stupid in her manner of enforcing them. But that is not the question. The question is, can mankind fulfil its destiny without a fundamental revolution in the social state of Asia? If not, whatever may have been the crimes of England she was the unconscious tool of history in bringing about that revolution.
Anti-Racism (Key Ideas) by Alastair Bonnett