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We were always told what to think; what is correct and what is wrong. By the white dudes living in or coming from Europe and North America. They knew everything. They were the most qualified.
When I write "white," I don't mean just their race or color of their skin. To me, "white" is their culture, where they belong. Yes, their identity.
We Russians, Cubans, Venezuelans, Chinese, Iranians, Turks are not really "white," even if our color of the skin is. Not that we are dying to be white, really! We have our own way of living and thinking, and most of us are on the side of the oppressed, of the 'wretched of the world,' intuitively. For centuries, our nations have been plundered and attacked. Millions of our people vanished during invasions, genocides, like those in Africa and all other parts of the 'non-white' world.
We have always been studied; we have been analyzed, we have been described by those confident scribes and reporters coming mainly from the U.K. and North America. They know the best who we are and what type of political systems and culture we deserve and should aim at. These people know how to speak. Their accents are so, so perfect, so "scientific." If they say something, it must be pure veracity, simply because they are qualified, as they have been ruling the world for centuries.
We, the Others, are expected to shut up and to listen, to learn who we really are, from the masters of the universe. Because in their eyes we are nobody, just a little bit more than animals. And animals do not speak; they only listen, take orders, and serve. They also get obediently slaughtered, when 'it is needed.'
White rulers of the world have been expected to know about us, much more then we know about our own people and our countries.
God forbid one of us, 'non-white' individuals, would dare to pass publicly some judgment, especially a negative one, about Europe, North America, or Australia!
Well, first of all, nobody would listen to us, because we are not expected, we are not allowed to judge the West. We are here to sit politely, submissively, to listen and to take notes.
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