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Intolerance of groups is often, strangely enough, exhibited more strongly against small differences than against fundamental ones. Sigmund Freud
I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... Our goal is a Christian nation. Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, organisation intimidating abortion providers
I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Intolerance betrays want of faith in one’s cause. Mahatma Gandhi
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. Mahatma Gandhi
The supreme satisfaction is to be able to despise one’s neighbour and this fact goes far to account for religious intolerance. It is evidently consoling to reflect that the people next door are headed for hell. Aleister Crowley
Intolerance is evidence of impotence. Aleister Crowley
Intolerance has been the curse of our country. James Larkin
There will always be those who just can’t bring themselves to accept people who are ... ginger. The Catherine Tate Show s2e1, rozzer, BBC 2005
They’ve been trained [at the ginger refuge] to work with ginger people. ibid.
Refuge supervisor: You’re safe now. Come through. Welcome to Russet Lodge ... The ginger gene can skip a generation. Helen is what’s known as a carrier ... And that’s why we’re here. We have all sorts of gingers here – gingers in denial, confused gingers, even militant gingers. But they have one thing in common – they don’t need to fear the outside world. ibid.
Gingers out! ibid. protest outside refuge
Is this fair? Enforced segregation? Hours of basket weaving with nothing to look forward to but a self-esteem workshop with Mick Hucknell. The Catherine Tate Show s3e7: Patsy Palmer et al, Gingers for Justice
I am Ginger. ibid.
We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant. Karl Popper, The Open Society and its Enemies, 1945
I learned that very often the most intolerant and narrow-minded people are the ones who congratulate themselves on their tolerance and open-mindedness. Christopher Hitchens
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. Robert Kennedy
There are three words that summarise the whole history of humanity: civilisation, colonisation, extermination … between colonists and colonised … Entire civilisations in the western hemisphere were wantonly destroyed, setting the western world on a path of greed and destruction. Exterminate All the Brutes I: The Disturbing Confidence of Ignorance, Sky Documentaries 2021
In Sweden, one of the most tolerant countries in Europe, like everywhere else in the world, hate is on the rise again. ibid.
America was born as a colonial power … it bears the fatal capacity to destruct the core story we have been told all these years and the very foundation of this country … A story of survival and violence. ibid.
Kurtz [Heart of Darkness]: Exterminate all the brutes ... It simply tells the truth we try to forget. ibid.
Renowned industrialist Henry Ford gave the Nazi party all the profits from cars sold in Germany. And every year an additional $350,000 was allocated for Hitler’s birthday. ibid.
The charge of genocide when applied to the United States has been unacceptable for a very long time. But the evidence leaves no other choice today. ibid.
It is about how African bodies became properties and source of labour. ibid.
The demand for rubber exploded: this would carry incalculable consequences for the villagers of the Congo. ibid.
The history of America is being written in a world where few little boys want to be Indians. In 1492 neither Europe as we know it nor Whiteness as we now experience it existed as such. Exterminate All the Brutes II: Who the Fuck is Columbus
The great majority of these people did not die in battle; most died of disease, hunger, and inhuman labour conditions because their social organisation had been wrecked by the white conquerors. ibid.
Trading human beings: what sick mind thought of this first? Brought by force and pushed to death: slavery, or the trade as they referred to it euphemistically. ibid.
The silencing of the Haitian revolution is part of a narrative of global domination; nevertheless, the revolution played a central role in the collapse of the entire system of slavery and in the liberation of the land in America. Haiti created the possible. ibid.
During the sixteenth century, England began its brutal conquest of Ireland, and declared half a million acres of land in the north open to settlement. Under British colonial rule, the Irish were regarded as a lower species and naturally inferior. They were descendants of apes. ibid.
Methods of genocide: massacre, sterilization, mutilation, destruction of cultural symbols, deportation, starvation, forceful conversion, separation of families, slavery. ibid.
On these roads, the circulation of the most valuable and decisive commodities would permit the survival of the human race in its adaptation of the planet. And along these roads, for better or worse, silk of course would circulate, but also religion, language, refugees, artists, technology and pandemics. Exterminate All the Brutes s1e3: Killing at a Distance or … How I Thoroughly Enjoyed the Outing *****
Sudan 1898 colonials wars. In Omdurman in 1989 the whole European arsenal was tested against a numerically superior and very determined enemy. One of the most cheerful depicters of war was Winston Churchill, later Nobel winner for Prize for Literature. Was the war correspondent of the Morning Post. ‘Nothing like the battle of Obdurman will ever be seen again’, wrote Churchill in a book published after the experience. ibid.
An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan by Winston Spencer Churchill: ‘They were a condensed mass: 2,800 yards from the 32nd field battery and the gunboats. The ranges were known. It was a matter of machinery. The mind was fascinated by the impending horror. I could see it coming. In a few seconds swift destruction would rush on these brave men … It was based on a fatal underestimation of the effectiveness of modern weapons. Within the space of five hours, the strongest best armed and savage army yet arrayed against a modern European power had been destroyed and dispersed with hardly any difficulty, comparatively small risk and insignificant loss to the victors. Thus ended the Battle of Omdurman, the most striking triumph ever gained by the arms of science against barbarians … only a sporting element in a splendid game. ibid.
Joseph Conrad’s book Heart of Darkness was influenced by the Battle of Omdurman. ibid.
A new era in the history of racism. Europeans started mistaking military superiority for intellectual and even biological superiority. That’s when things turned nasty. No-one had to pretend any more. ibid.
Baden-Powell writes to his mother: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Except for want of a fight. Which I fear will preclude our getting any medals or decoration’. ibid.
Lord Salisbury, Albert Hall 4th May 1898: ‘One can roughly divide the nations of the world into the living and the dying. The weak nations become increasingly weaker and the strong, stronger. It was in the nature of things that the living nations would fraudulently encroach on the territory of the dying.’ ibid.
The Germans did not think that as a higher race they had any need to abide by treaties they made with the natives. As in north America, the German plans for immigration presupposed that the natives were to be relieved of all land of any value. When the Hereros resisted … every Herero found within the German borders with or without weapons was to be shot … 80,000 Hereros died in the desert. ibid.
Eugenics: The over-infatuation with genetic impurity, an impressive amount of energy put into the classification of people. A pathological obsession for the concept of race that scientifically doesn’t exist. ibid.