The myth of the 'brutal savage' and the mindset of conquest
Date Written: 2016-04-21
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19335
The 'brutal savage' meme has enjoyed a resurgence in popular culture and establishment narratives, despite abundant evidence that it's fundamentally wrong. But it suits today's dominant mindset of conquest, conflict and colonialism all too well, and serves to justify the ongoing genocide and expropriation of surviving Indigenous Peoples today.