Leftists Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Death As A Win Against Imperialism While Ignoring China’s Growing Empire

Leftists Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Death As A Win Against Imperialism While Ignoring China’s Growing Empire


“We must speak the ugly truths about Queen Elizabeth and Britain’s empire,” declared the title of a Sept. 10 op-ed by Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah. The late queen, Attiah claims, is “guilty for the nation’s historical crimes,” including the overseeing of a “historically brutal empire.” Attiah censures Elizabeth II for having “willingly adorned herself with jewels plundered from former colonies” and having “willingly took on the symbolic, patronizing role of ‘white mother’ to the darker peoples of the former empire.” 

Attiah is not alone in such anti-British sentiments. Last week, Uju Anya, a Nigerian Carnegie Mellon professor, tweeted: “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is dying. May her pain be excruciating.” Shailja Patel, a Kenyan author and activist, criticized

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