The most stinging rebuke for the lack of international solidarity is the cry “why is the world silent” heard from Kashmir to Myanmar & among millions of refugees shut out of borders. In contrast, there is the international prepossession over terrorist acts in Paris or Florida or California.
In the early 1970s, during a major famine in parts of Africa, professors at Harvard promoted the triage solution–the final solution for those starving to death–claiming it was more merciful to let people starve to death because they had no future anyway. It seemed shocking when they formulated it but it was practice anyway since the origins of colonialism.
There’s no need to beat around the bush. Everybody knows what that’s all about: the same white supremacy that justifies war, colonialism, genocide. But racism is a late invention in human history to justify colonialism & slavery in the Americas. Ancient slavery was not based on ethnic differences but originated as a humane way of addressing prisoners of war. A cabal of exploiters & their intellectual minions invented racist ideology in a German university. A groundswell of committed international solidarity will shred it like confetti & scatter it to the four winds (after pummeling it to death of course) so that human beings can get on with the business of loving one another–because we didn’t survive 4 millions years of evolution with the social model of neoliberalism, the barbaric phase of capitalism, but with the social model of cooperation.