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Alain Leroy, owner of EVE auction house in Paris, which recently sold 25 Hopi and Apache sacred objects against the objections of the Hopi and Apache Nations to which they rightfully belong, as well as petitions by Indigenous rights organizations and last-ditch efforts by the US embassy to halt the auction. The sales ended up fetching $1.3 million.
Take a moment to digest this incredibly aggressive statement of European and French colonialism by this racist prick. He explicitly believes that literally nothing is sacred and everything originating in the non-white world can simply be snatched up through force by white people if they feel like it. Sacred objects are reduced to “aesthetic shock” value for white enjoyment, while “anthropological issues”, i.e. non-white peoples and cultures, are “secondary”. They don’t even give a fuck if it’s Maori or Hopi or whatever colonized people, who cares, if they like it, they can take it.
And these are the same people who made it illegal to sell nazi paraphernalia in their country. So their taste for shock doesn’t extend to reminders of the regime that made Europeans suffer (alongside many others), and that some French people were complicit in.
Good point. In France you can get prosecuted for anti-Semitic hate speech if you downplay or deny the Holocaust, but glossing over genocidal colonialism against people of color is still clearly the law and order of the day. Much of France — like much of Europe — cooperated with the Nazis, and I’ve come to understand that the shame of this legacy is precisely that genocidal tactics were carried out within Europe which should only be carried out against people of color outside of Europe, in Africa and Asia and the Americas, where clearly genocide still carries no shame.