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The authoritative attack Mythology of PDF #202 on the idea that the American working class i. Let me start by saying that the main thing on my mind while reading Settlers was the following uestions Why have I never seen this book or most of the information included in it referenced by any self described leftist academics Why have I instead heard mostly the same flawed incomplete and misleading interpretations of American history that Sakai discredits From the first pages of Settlers I got a hint of why It s not because Sakai isn t accurate most of the time but instead because the style of writing takes the exact tone that evokes hostility from leftists who at core believe white supremacy is only for broke white Republicans and from lukewarm liberals who prefer multiculturalist reform strategies that involve assimilation as am answer for racial minorities I am skeptical that the people who are most damned by this piece can fall out of love with whiteness long enough to actually see any of Sakai s points all points that must be addressed if you are proposing radicalism or revolutionary idea that is afraid of alienating white identified people Overall this book kept me repeatedly shocked because on nearly every page there was a new detail that I never heard in a classroom discussion of the very same time periods and events in history For example at one point I was somewhat annoyed at the fact that I was reading new details that were not addressed in Ira Katznelson s When Affirmative Action Was White Specifically Katznelson presented the time period as if it was merely an unplanned unintentional result that Black veterans were left out of New Deal benefits yet Sakai provides details suggesting that it was NOT coincidence but instead part of a very large pattern in which the government administration was nakedly and blatantly pursuing imperialist goals enacting violence on anyone who got in the way Similarly I ve repeatedly heard of various rebellions being touted by leftists as evidence of white Black unity in anti capitalist action but Sakai also offers some pretty unignorable details that raise uestions about the intentions of people circulating these misleading narratives My biggest take away from this book is that people are sorely mistaken and severely misinformed if they think anti capitalist action in the West can stand alone rather than being guided first and foremost by an internationalist strategy that struggles against imperialist capitalism Excellent and necessary read especially if you re for some reason buying the idea that unity or some other empty concept will solve problems that are the direct conseuence of the colonialist and imperialist origins of the seat of the Empire Incubus following uestions Why have I never seen this book or most of the information included in it referenced by any self described leftist academics Why have I instead heard mostly the same The Sharpe Companion The Early Years flawed incomplete and misleading interpretations of American history that Sakai discredits From the Tantra y salchicha. La vía sabrosa al sexo sagrado first pages of Settlers I got a hint of why It s not because Sakai isn t accurate most of the time but instead because the style of writing takes the exact tone that evokes hostility Textbook of Clinical Hemodynamics from leftists who at core believe white supremacy is only Down and Out in Paris and London from lukewarm liberals who prefer multiculturalist reform strategies that involve assimilation as am answer PHP Pocket Reference fact that I was reading new details that were not addressed in Ira Katznelson s When Affirmative Action Was White Specifically Katznelson presented the time period as if it was merely an unplanned unintentional result that Black veterans were left out of New Deal benefits yet Sakai provides details suggesting that it was NOT coincidence but instead part of a very large pattern in which the government administration was nakedly and blatantly pursuing imperialist goals enacting violence on anyone who got in the way Similarly I ve repeatedly heard of various rebellions being touted by leftists as evidence of white Black unity in anti capitalist action but Sakai also offers some pretty unignorable details that raise uestions about the intentions of people circulating these misleading narratives My biggest take away The Face on the Milk Carton first and Winds of Enchantment foremost by an internationalist strategy that struggles against imperialist capitalism Excellent and necessary read especially if you re The Odds Against for some reason buying the idea that unity or some other empty concept will solve problems that are the direct conseuence of the colonialist and imperialist origins of the seat of the Empire

SUMMARY î THECOLCHESTERCIRCLE.CO.UK ´ J. Sakai

S primarily white with Black Asian and Indian labour being little than special interest grou. Completely upends the myths of racism as some sort of unfortunate transistory phenomenon the situation of whites as comparable to other groups and the idea that radical movements are some sort of white only thing It has problems that are inevitable for a pretty short book many areas being somewhat rushed through but it still manages to be pretty comprehensive of what it does cover and to clearly and forcefully show the truth of what it argues Absolutely essential and it s fucked up but unsurprising how little of what s discussed here is considered by the radical left and how little follow up there s been on the points raised which are essential to challenging the reality of the imperialist capitalist system

J. Sakai ´ 1 READ

Ps This book presents US history from a working class revolutionary and non white perspectiv. To echo the words of Kersplebedeb the book is groundbreaking Magnificently simple and yet so earth shattering for anyone raised on a heavy diet of bourgeois historicism Truly rewriting the history of settler colonialism in a way which highlights the utter ugliness of it all

  • Paperback
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  • Settlers The Mythology of the White Proletariat
  • J. Sakai
  • English
  • 04 September 2018
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10 thoughts on “Settlers The Mythology of the White Proletariat

  1. says:

    Let me start by saying that the main thing on my mind while reading Settlers was the following uestions Why have I never seen this book or most of the information included in it referenced by any self described leftist academics? Why have I instead heard mostly the same flawed incomplete and misleading interpretations of American

  2. says:

    Settlers has been the most influential book I've ever read clueing me into the revisionism and pro imperialism endemic amo

  3. says:

    The author takes an anti Marxist racialist and essentialist approach to summarize a highly distorted history of the relationship between race nationality and class in the US Ends up fawning over someone who colaborated with the KKK and considered himself a fascistDon't waste your time with this

  4. says:

    The definitive book on Why You Should Hate Amerikkka Not only educational but entertaining too A must read book for radicals of all stripes

  5. says:

    Completely upends the myths of racism as some sort of unfortunate transistory phenomenon the situation of whites as comparable to other groups and the idea that radical movements are some sort of white only thing It has problems that are inevitable for a pretty short book many areas being somewhat rushed through but it still manages to be p

  6. says:

    In many ways J Sakai's Settlers was a groundbreaking book for that sliver of the North American left that one may term revolutionary People fr

  7. says:

    To echo the words of Kersplebedeb the book is groundbreaking Magnificently simple and yet so earth shattering for anyone raised on a heavy diet of bourgeois historicism Truly rewriting the history of settler colonialism in a way which highlights the utter ugliness of it all

  8. says:

    This is a dodgy book Its radical and unflinchingly anti racist and anti imperialist nature make it very appealing to those with a s

  9. says:

    Missing the kind of academic rigor expected of contemporary political philosophy the book is absent large numbers of suppor

  10. says:

    Definitely a necessary read for those who want to understand the mythology of the white proletariat how it conceptualizes itself as a broad based workers movement when the reality and history of white labor organizing tells a completely different storyIt makes for a fascinating read but by the same token there are some noticeable fl

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