I hope that when I die there will be thousands of people on Mastodon telling the world how evil I was and that they're glad I'm gone and that I was personally responsible for all of dutch colonial history. !t


It is absolutely necessary to force the UK to finally accept responsibility for all the crimes against humanity that colonialism brought. But pinpointing that to one single person just because she just died - that doesn't feel like a good approach, IMHO.

@jwildeboer Especially the person who had no decision making power at all. I don’t know about the Dutch monarch, but the English one really cannot decide about much.

@mcepl but she had a lifetime to talk about it and admit/apologise for all the wrong things done in the name of the crown. She chose not to. That can and should be criticised. I fear that King Charles won’t change that „tradition“, though.

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