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The reality behind the colonial myth

Since the Second World War colonialism has retreated but could still be see most starkly into the 1990s in apartheid South Africa and today in the colonial settler movement in Palestine.

Nowadays the high priests of the image of Western Civilisation, funded by such sources of enlightenment as minerals and fossil fuel companies, tirelessly promote the myth of adherence to human rights, freedom of speech and democracy, as markers of the high point of human social evolution, which they claim to monopolise.

Various vehicles of this school of thought declare the superiority of their way of life over “the other” of primitive lifestyles and ethnicities found amongst the indigenous people of their own communities or in the “Third World.”

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