A noticed pattern of this redefined colonization can be see all the way back to the sass’s and as continued today. Superior groups saw colonization as an opportunity to abuse their power and take over inferior colonies who won’t resist with any armed protection. It is noted that throughout history, countries used colonization as a way to handle their economic and social issues. It has evolved into a vessel for racism, oppression, and demutualization.
These patterns of the development of colonization and its impact can be seen dating back to the sass’s in texts such as A Modest Proposal and Gong, then the transition into the sass’s as colonization evolved from he Industrial Revolution that can be seen In the control of the Native Americans, Into more recently In the SASS In the Salmonella Bag massacre and The Big Chief Englishman and we take a look at how colonization has Impacted the world today In excerpts from “Home”.
We see the impact and extremity of racism and colonization as early as 1729 in A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, where cannibalism is discussed to show the savage aspect of the English colonization of Ireland here. Swift paints a powerful message about the use of colonization and the racism, oppression and unionization tied into it. The author is an Irishman himself so he uses A Modest Proposal to demonstrate the exploitation of the resources of the Irish and the justification of the English, the rulers of England and its people.
At the start of the 17th century, ships became more convenient to sail, which helped to redefine colonization. The Irish had land and the English saw this as an opportunity as the Irish were viewed as Inferior and the English had power and weapons. Originally, It can be perceived that the author is talking about eating babies, but he only preferences them to portray the barbaric and Inhuman side of racism during this time. When the speaker, the Englishman, says “alas!
Too frequent among us, Sacrificing the poor innocent Babes, I doubt, more to avoid the Expense, than the Shame, which would move Tears and Pity in the most Savage and inhuman breast. ” (A Modest Proposal 1729) Though it has been known that there was a famine in Europe, there is no sacrificing or consuming of children here but because racism is a belief that one race is superior to other, Swift uses the word “salvage” in this passage to how how the Irish were viewed as inhuman, or as animals even.
The Englishman blame the Irish for starvation and their poverty, yet they are the ones taking food and land, selling the men as slaves who live on the land. As mentioned in the beginning of this paper, Superior races and countries used colonization as a means of handling their social and economic matters, which Swift shows In A Modest Proposal because English believe that the poverty Is the fault for overpopulation.
Swift only use of cannibalism as a means of selling and cooking the children so the poor would not be Turned. I en readers Deign to see ten early erects AT prejudice Ana racism as ten inferior race, the Irish, are being compared to property. By exhausting the livelihood of the culture, this has a major impact because it begins of pattern of dictatorship, demutualization and racism as the Irish begin to assume that the English have a particular right to their land and its products.
Swift shows how the Irish are festered and are “avoided such a perpetual Scene of Misfortunes, as they have since gone through, by the oppression of Landlords, the Impossibility of paying Rent without Money or Trade, the want of common Sustenance, with neither House nor Cloths to cover them from Inclemency’s of Weather, and the most inevitable Prospect of entailing the like, or greater Miseries upon their Breed forever. (A Modest Proposal 1729) Here the impact of oppression takes hold as the Irish are unable to provide for their families, in terms of food, but also protection from prejudice and discrimination of the Englishmen. The similar spread of colonization can be seen 50 years later in the story of Gong, which tells the story of the history of slaves being murdered and owe these human beings were used as commodities to get insurance money. The story takes place in 1781, a time period where slaves were viewed are nothing more than mere property.
This can be seen as the author references the demutualization of these slaves from “Black Slaves in Britain” stated as “chained two by two, right leg and left leg, right hand and left hand, each slave had less room than a man in a coffin. ” (Gong 1781) As seen thus far, with colonization came a source a greed and an attempt for financial advancement and races and cultures viewed as inferior were only an instrument to get there. Cowling’s made the decision to throw the remaining sick Africans over the boat to do Just that.
As the Law reads, “the insurer takes upon him the risk of the loss, capture, and death of slaves, or any other unavoidable accident to them: but natural death is always understood to be excepted: by natural death is meant, not only when it happens by disease or sickness, but also when the captive destroys himself through despair, which often happens: but when slaves are killed, or thrown into thrown into the sea in order to quell an insurrection on their part, then the insurers must answer. Gong 1781) Throwing slaves overboard for money may seem prejudiced, but at the time, it is seen in government laws that slaves were only perceived as merchandise and a subject of money. Though we see slight differences here as the discrepancy that took place on the ship became a court case in 1783 Surgeon v. Gilbert, but not much. The thought of bringing a Captain to trial in this time period for the injustice abuse of slaves was improbable.
The case is held for the sole purpose of the case was to get reimbursed for lost merchandise, which was the slaves. In Gong, you can see Just that when tutors points out that “the laws of England can be said to have condoned the quest for power that these men had due to their inferiority because of the way they were viewed in their own society. One other thing to point out is the fact that the case was not about seeking Justice against Luke Cowling’s and his crew.
The case was not about the murder of 132 human beings. It was about money and power, and that also says a lot about the European culture at the time as well. ” (Gong 1781) It can be said that racism and prejudice were not only seen in Luke Cowling’s and his crew, but n the English law as well, as they did not change the law because they saw nothing wrong with the murder of these slaves. Though Captain Cowling’s was not held account Ole Tort Nils unjustly cremes, nope Deigns to emerge Tort ten Torture AT colonization.
It is sad that it was only the trial over insurance money that brought light to this situation, but a positive outcome resulted from an extremely unfortunate tragedy. The trial not only set an example that one will not be compensated for such gruesome actions but this incident of colonization and racism contributed to the volition of slavery, such as Aloud Equation. Aloud Equation was a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade and spoke out against the murder of the African slaves.
Though slavery still existed for several years to come, it was the colonization that took place on Gong and its atrocities that inspired Equation to bring attention to this issue in his autobiography, which was considered highly effective in acquiring passage of the Slave Trade Act 1807, which put an end to the African trade for Britain and its colonies. (Abolition of the Slave Trade 142) Both A Modest Proposal and Gong show major patterns of colonization and racism form as the superior group show their indifference’s towards the inferior groups destroying their culture on their quest for power and luxuries.
This is the pattern that forms in cases of racism and oppression in circumstances to follow, and even today. As the exploration for power and riches continue, so does this evolved understanding of colonization and how it is used as a means for superior races to control and abuse inferior races, such as the Irish, the Africans, and the Native Americans, as they are powerless. Moving forward, a new form of colonization begins to take place as the Industrial Revolution grows and evolves. If you were born in 1765 and you happened to live to a ripe old age… You would have to learn a whole new vocabulary to describe your social world: the terms “factory”, “middle class”, “capitalism”, “industry”, “Journalism”, “liberal”, and “conservative” would come into use during your lifetime. ” (An Age of Revolutions in Europe and the Americas 369) No matter where one lived or what their economic status, the mechanics of market and the government were changed forever. Prior to the sass’s, economics transformed as a slow pace.
The beginning to a game changer is introduced as there was a new notion of slavery and the rapid growth of factories and corporations were “the seeds of an entirely new, fast growing capitalism economy. ” (An Age of Revolution in Europe and the Americas 370) Small family farms of slave owners could no longer attempt to compete with the large industrials and their ways of production and manufacturing of goods. The new catalyst for this new global economy was cotton and it created a higher demands for workers, from slaves to women and children.
This was the beginning of “the working class” in which a large portion of the population was categorized as “lower class” This new business profited millions of money for the rich men that were not concerned about the brutal working conditions the slaves were being subjected to. There are still major patterns of colonization here as slaves were overworked for the profit of cotton. Although the Industrial Revolution evolved the world we live in today, it was then that power and greed identified as the Industrial Revolution and many people had to pay the price for the world we live in today.
After the Industrial Revolution, there existed a new world, yet history is still repeating itself. This new period created more demand, more profit, more immigration, and more colonization. With this new open land, immigrants were coming from European nations in search for more resources, especially now with the initiative for gold and need AT railroads Tort western routes. A tans “game changer” Ana new world, TN calamity of the Native Americans appeared to be inevitable. They were indifferent, they hard working people with a lot to offer and the Whites saw this.
The invention of he industry created this strong yearning for resources and unfortunately what happened to the Native Americans could have been avoided. An intensified form of colonization was developing, as immigrants viewed inferior cultures, such as the Native Americans, as a means of control with armed resistance to seize these unlimited resources. We see a sad pattern of greed and superiority continue. For example Custer attacked the 7,000 Sioux with only a few armed men to take control of the gold and the Black Hills.
Although the white settlers were blatantly outnumbered, he Indians showed no sign of resistance and the white settlers still killed them to attain financial and land gains. A compromise could have been made and a lesson of sustainability could have been gained if the white settlers weren’t power and resource hungry. In the “Black Hawk Surrender Speech”, Don Cheated states, “an Indian who is as bad as the white man could not live in our nation, he would be put to death and eaten up by the wolves. We were not safe, we lived in danger.
We were becoming like them, hypocrites and liars, adulterers, lazy drones, all talkers and no errors. ” (Black Hawk Surrender Speech 1832) This is how the Indians viewed the white man, and they were right and Just in that prospect. The white man took what they wanted, what didn’t belong to them. Indians were killed and forced to move out of their homes and into reservations, because they were not white. This new selfish and greedier form of colonization was taking place, using massacres and genocide as a means to get what they want and the Native Americans and their culture were victims to that.
The same pattern of colonization is also viewed in The Clinically Bag massacre of one nation trying to take over and control another nation to force their religious beliefs and rules upon the habitants of India. An army fired shots on the crowd of protesters for over 10 minutes to ensure that the people did not disrupt them and so that they remained under their control. It is yet another example of prejudice and intolerance inspired from the quest for power and wealth. Colonization was used here to take over the Indian culture.
The Clinically Bag massacre took place in 1919, yet similar patterns of colonization can be seen here dating back hundreds of years. Ignited by racism, Just like we saw in A Modest Proposal, the murdering of slaves in Gong, the annihilation of the indigenous people of North America, the Imperial powers were ruthless and insensitive of humanity in the name of greed. As we fast forward to 1951, it is noted that colonization was inevitable. Although patterns of racism and indifference are seen throughout history, in The Big Chief Englishman, author Doris Leasing, makes a strong point that demutualization and racism are learned, not inherited.
History keeps repeating itself because children of high class are taught to be superior to others. We see that racism and prejudice only continue to flourish because it is widely practiced. In the story of Chief Englishman, the narrator says “But I thought: this is my heritage too; I was bred here; it is my country as well as the black man’s country; and there is plenty of room for all of us, without elbowing each other off the pavements and roads… T seemed it was only necessary to let free that respect I felt when I was talking with old Chief Englishman, to let Don Dalai Ana went people meet gently, Witt tolerance Tort can toners differences: it seemed quite easy. ” (The Big Chief Englishman 1479) She couldn’t understand where her initial feelings about the African Americans rooted from, why the two cultures couldn’t get along. This is a great story of how patterns of prejudice and racism caused by colonists hundreds of years ago, still proceeded hundreds of years later.
There is a glimmer of hope that through breaking through these rooted stereotypes and prejudices, and forced indifference’s, anyone can break this cycle. This young girl was a victim of colonization. Leasing further adds, that “the child was taught to take [the natives] for granted” (The Bid Chief Englishman 1477). This story ally embodies how the past is the present and the impact of colonization, how the patterns of colonization have been rooted all throughout history.
If more people came to this realization, Just as the narrator did, cultures could be transformed. With colonization, comes consequences, as it can be learned through its history over the past three hundred years. The reality of how colonization ultimately impacted the world can be seen almost everywhere today. As the world progressed, so did the need for further resources and fuel. The excerpts from “Home” realistically uncover he impact of colonization and its global effects on not only the people, but on Planet Earth.
The reality of this impact is summed up in a quote from the video that states “50 years, in a single lifetime, the earth has been more radically changed than by all previous generations of humanity. ” (Home opt. 2) The quest for resources has always been a huge aspect for the survival of human beings where before agriculture, there were shortages of these resources and famine. To produce more of these resources, slaves had to work more which therefore, increased not only the demand for sources, but the demand for slaves. Colonization has not only striped the land of its resources, but it has striped many people’s cultures.
It is astonishing to think that major cities such as New York City, or Chicago, were once home to an indigenous culture that a superior culture took over. Millions of people walk past sky scraper after sky scraper, not ever knowing what was once there before them. For the sake of colonization, a lot of people in some way, have lost their roots. “Home” shows exactly how colonization and the ability to rapidly consume and produce has reshaped the world. That being said, in order to understand the present one must always look to the past.
It is astounding to know where some of the major problems our world deals with today came from. The roots of racism and oppression challenge us to this day. As learned throughout history, human nature is not inherently greedy and prejudice, but it was simply taught this way through the inability to break through patterns. Colonization has not only formed believes and prejudices that root back hundreds of years, but it has formed colonies into the major cities we know today. In fact, colonization is to blame for the issue of global warming.
This pattern of greed and hunger for resources that stemmed from colonization has contributed to global warming and pollution with consumer over consumption of fossil fuels, our modern energy, chemical, and GUM foods. Without a balance with not only power, but respect for other cultures and their land, no species will live on. As we see history repeating itself, it is important for humanity to understand the direct and profound results of colonization and industrialized farmed in order to moderate such resources to protect the beautiful Earth and its environment we live on today.