- Imperialism: Everybody Does It
- Good or Bad, Moral or Immoral?
- Historic Non-White Imperialist Invasions of White Territories
- Why Does Whitey Get All of the Blame?
- Note: To keep things simple, I’ll be using “imperialism” as synonym for both imperialism and colonialism throughout this article.
1. Imperialism: Everybody Does It
According to mainstream political narratives, imperialism was invented by nasty White people in the 1800s. We desperately needed to steal herbs and spices to diversify our extremely bland food, and we also needed to kidnap some slaves to pick our cotton, without which the entirety of Western Civilization would have crumbled into dust. In reality, every single race on earth has engaged in expansionism, conquest, imperialism, colonialism, and so on for thousands of years, along with all of its exploitative and genocidal trappings.
The Akkadian Empire (2334 – 2154 BC) is widely recognized as the first empire in recorded history. Located in Mesopotamia, it united the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Sumerian speakers into one political entity. Technically, the Uruk-period Sumerians (4000 – 3100 BC) did some imperialism, but they didn’t really create an empire, as such.
Almost every successful nation in history founded an empire whenever they became materially powerful enough to do so. Yet, Whites are the only race expected to endlessly grovel for committing the heinous crime of besting our enemies in warfare. The Mongols are so proud of their genocidal conquests that they constructed a colossal statue in honor of Genghis Khan, who raped so many people across Eurasia that one in every two-hundred people are descended from his lineage. And why shouldn’t the Mongols be proud of creating the second-largest empire in history? It encompassed a colossal 17.81% of the earth’s surface, bested only by the British Empire, which covered 26.35%.
2. Good or Bad, Moral or Immoral?
The purpose of this article is not to provide a moral critique of imperialism, but, in brief, the only logical stance is as follows: The entirety of human history consists of races and ethnic groups continually conquering and exploiting one another for territory and resources. Every single race on earth lives on “stolen” land, and a nation only has as much “right” to a homeland insofar as it can take and secure a territory by force. Politics is a zero-sum game. We do not live in a utopian world of peace, and conflict is the fundamental law of nature. Your people either conquer or get conquered. This is as evident today as it has been throughout the entirety of recorded history.
So, in summary, is imperialism good or bad? The answer is pretty simple: Good when you do it to other people, and bad when it happens to your people. There is no rational argument against imperialism that is not based on some form of universalized, suicidal, Liberal morality. See: “Ethnopluralism,” for example.
3. Historic Non-White Imperialist Invasions of White Territories
This section contains a few prominent examples of non-White imperialist conquests into European territories. Again, this history shouldn’t be used as a sob story to create some sort of victim status for Whites, but it should serve as a both a warning from history and a reminder of what Europeans as a race have had to fight through to defend our homeland. That being said, we have collectively lost a considerable amount of territory to non-White invasion: Anatolia (modern-day Turkey, formerly inhabited by European Anatolians and Greeks), Central Asia and regions of South Siberia (formerly inhabited by Eastern Iranian Scythians), and Northern China (formerly inhabited by Tocharians and Eastern Iranians). More on this in the Appendix of this “White is White?” article.
Note the conspicuous looking gaps in the Indo-European languages map below:
They conquered us, we conquered them — that’s how the world works.
The .gif map below provides a visual summary of major non-White imperial conquests of Europe.
Achaemenid Empire (550 – 330 BC)
In the 5th Century BC, Western Iranians (Achaemenid Persians) conquered much of Greece and the Aegean, some of the Black Sea coast, and the Anatolian Peninsula (modern-day Turkey, which was European at the time, not Turkic). The Iranians were expelled from Europe by the Greeks via the Greco-Persian Wars.
Hunnic Empire (370 – 454 AD)
The Huns conquered almost the entirety of Eastern and Central Europe in the 5th Century AD, as well as the Eastern Iranian Scythian territories of Russia and the Steppe. Though the population of the Hunnic Empire was overwhelmingly European (consisting of the subjugated Scythian and Germanic populations), the Hunnic elite were an East Asian people, similar to modern Turkic peoples of Central Asia. They were eventually expelled/massacred via a rebellion of their subjects, with assistance from the Roman Empire.
- Note: Eastern Iranians were mostly White, unlike Western Iranians, who had intermixed with native Elamite inhabitants of Iran by the time of the Achaemenid Empire.
The Huns’ incursion into Europe caused the beginning of the Migration Period, which led to the eventual fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476.
Sasanian Empire (224 – 651 AD)
Western Iranians (Sassanids) briefly conquered Anatolia in the 7th Century AD but were defeated by the Eastern Roman Empire, Byzantium.
Turkic Khaganates (552 – 1239 AD)
From around 300 AD onward, the Turkic peoples expanded out of their East Asian homelands in numerous waves, conquering the entirety of Central Asia, much of Eastern Europe, and Russia.
The Scythians (people of European origin) who inhabited Central Asia were absorbed into the Turkic population, in a process known as ‘Turkification,’ whereas the Turks who invaded Europe were either absorbed into European populations, massacred, or expelled.
Major Khaganates that intruded into Europe included:
– Göktürk Khaganate (552 – 603 AD)
– Avar Khaganate (562 – 829 AD)
– Khazar Khaganate (618 – 1048 AD)
– Volga Bulgars (630 – 1236 AD)
– Bulgar Khanate (681 – 864 AD)
– Cumania (1067 – 1239 AD)
Umayyad Caliphate (661 – 750 AD)
In the 8th Century AD, the Umayyads (mostly North African Berbers, with some Arabs) conquered the Visigothic Kingdom of Iberia (Spain, Portugal), and attempted (but failed) to expand into Gaul (France). Iberia was under Muslim control from 711 AD until the fall of the Emirate of Granada in 1492 AD. The Reconquista, or reconquest of Iberia, lasted a grueling 781 years. Muslims were eventually expelled from the Iberian peninsula by the decrees of King Philip III in 1609.
Sicily was under Muslim occupation from 902 until the Norman reconquest, which was partially assisted by the Varangian Guard of Byzantium (consisting mostly of Norsemen and Anglo-Saxons). Both Corsica and Sardinia faced repeated Muslim invasions, but neither fell to full occupation. The earlier Rashidun Caliphate (632–661) conquered the eastern periphery regions of Byzantine Anatolia during the Arab–Byzantine wars.
Seljuk Empire (1060 – 1307 AD)
Seljuk Turks invaded Anatolia in the 11th Century AD, conquering almost the entire peninsula. Around half of the territory was reconquered by Byzantium. However, by the end of the Byzantine–Seljuq Wars, severe damage had been inflicted upon Byzantium and Christendom alike. Although the Seljuk Empire had collapsed by 1260, they paved the way for the Islamization of the region, as well as subsequent Mongolic and Turkic invasions of Anatolia and Southeastern Europe.
Mongol Empire (1206 – 1368 AD)
East Asian Mongols conquered much of Eastern Europe and Russia in the 13th Century AD.
Ottoman Empire (1299 – 1923 AD)
Ottoman Turks conquered much of Southeastern Europe, the Aegean, and the Black Sea region between the 14th and 17th Centuries AD. Constantinople fell in 1453, marking the end of the Roman Empire, which had protected Europe from Eastern imperialist invasions for over 1,000 years.
4. Why Does Whitey Get All of the Blame?
Why are Whites expected to apologize for imperialism when every other race on the planet is not only completely unapologetic for their conquests, but smug about them? Long story, but here’s the short version:
The pseudo-religious founding myth of the postwar global order is that “Whiteness” (lit: White people) must be crushed in order to protect “our wonderfully tolerant, racially diverse, Democratic Utopia.” White Supremacy is the ultimate enemy; “dismantling” “Whiteness” is the highest social goal; the Straight White Male is the singular most “oppressive” force in the Universe; White people as a collective — including women and even children — are solely responsible for all worldly suffering, and an unrivaled force of tyranny that must be usurped, impoverished, disenfranchised, and, fundamentally, destroyed; all for the good of “human progress.”
Under this system, Whites must always be framed as the oppressors and aggressors, and non-Whites as the eternal victims. Any inconvenient victimization of Whites at the hands of non-Whites, historic or contemporary, is a direct refutation of the founding myth of the postwar global order. Any historic non-White imperialist aggression against Europeans — of which there are countless examples — is point-blank denied or hurriedly brushed under the rug. The Arab, Barbary, and Ottoman slave trades, responsible for the kidnapping of millions of Europeans, mostly women and children, are flat-out ignored. The Leftist myth of “Systemic Racism” claims that any non-White who criminally victimizes a White person is actually the true victim in the scenario. This is due to the “systemic oppression” that “People of Color” face in their day-to-day lives, relative to the “systemic privilege” that Whites are born into. The criminal blame, thus, fundamentally lies with Whites themselves, the mythical “great oppressor.”
This anti-White bias exists to destroy Whites’ sense of racial and ethnic identity, to trick us into embracing our own ethnic displacement via an endless torrent of violent and hostile mass migration, to destabilize our societies, to prevent us from speaking out against these injustices, and to prevent us from uniting against the tyranny of our globalist, technocratic overlords. In other words, if the White masses understood that our European homelands have been under constant invasion for the past 2,500 years, they may start to view modern mass migration in a slightly different light.
- Note: These anti-White narratives are primarily derived from Western Marxism and Critical Theory, see: Post-colonialism, anti-imperialism, Third Worldism, decolonization etc.
Hopefully this article has provided a valuable, rational perspective on imperialism. In summary: Imperialism is what happens when an ethnic group becomes powerful enough to flex on everyone else. Everybody does it and people are only mad at Europeans because we were the best at it.