A dead white European male was teaching a class on English literature, known tool of imperialist oppression. “Before the class begins, you must get on your knees and worship King Leopold II, greatest monarch the world has ever known, even greater than James Monroe!”
At this moment, a black, female, transgendered, cis-hetero-homoflexible Latino transvestite man who has over 20,000 Tweets and 12,000 Tumblr posts stood up and held up an novel.
“What is this book?”
The professor smirked oppressively and smugly replied “Heart of Darkness, by Polish-British writer Joseph Conrad, an intelligent and insightful study of the primitive mind of the African peoples.”
“Wrong. The book is a racist and oppressive piece of propaganda designed to dehumanize the proud peoples of the African continent. Conrad is a bigot. If the book truly had merit as you claimed, Oprah would’ve reviewed it on her show already.”
The professor was visibly shaken, and dropped his chalk and Iron Cross. He stormed out of the room crying those DWEM crocodile tears.
The students applauded and all registered Marxist that day and accepted Martin Luther King Jr. as their lord and savior. An okapi pounced into the room and stood next to a south-up map centered around Africa. The students joined hand in hand and sang Toto’s Africa several times, and Jesse Jackson, king of all black people, showed up to enact affirmative action across the country.
The professor lost his tenure and was fired the next day. He died of a giant black nigger dick up his ass was tossed into the Sahara desert for all eternity.
>>7606368 I think this is undeniable, but having reread Heart of Darkness recently the passage about his dying (black) helmsman is amazing, and represents the most sincere human connection Marlow makes to anyone in the story, in contrast to the white men who he describes as paper mache, fake, full of nothing but a little loose dirt, etc.
>>7606422 There's actually evidence AGAINST this. During his trek through the jungle to the Central Station, Marlow hears the drumming of natives. He contemplates that their meaning is as profound as those of churchbells. Throughout the novel there are parallels between native culture and Europeans.
>>7606458 Don't bother, the position you're arguing against is indefensible. On page 6 Marlowe states (paraphrasing) "stealing the land of others who have darkers skin and flatter noses is not a moral thing". That's as close as you could've gotten in that era to the statement "race is skin deep".
OP: Nostromo is his magnum opus and will forever be my favorite piece of literature
>>7606639 A hesitance to condone imperialism is far from resentment. I'm sure he was aware that at another point in history Poland had its own (although vastly inferior) empire in the form of the commonwealth.
The complaints about Heart of Darkness seem very similar to complaints about Uncle Tom's Cabin. In both cases the author has an "evil liberal SJW tumblr" opinion (4chan is edgy enough to be pro-slavery and pro-rape) but portrays the minority characters as caricatures/stereotypes which made some people angry.
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