Regeneration Central: Colonisers gonna colonise

Samantha Suppiah
22 min readDec 14, 2022

On normalised white supremacy and ecofascism — personal reflections on having quite possibly roughly survived the last few months with my dignity somewhat intact

There are so many ways I could’ve gone with titling this piece. The runner-up was “Season’s Greetings: Casual co-optation with a dash of ecofascism” and in third place was “White Supremacy x Planetary Regeneration = Fascism”. Also in the running were “Meditative breathing with barefoot zombies”, “VIP invitations to nurture the co-optation industry”, and “Narcissism: a poisonous recipe for planetary systems collapse”.

It then dawned on me that I was merely experiencing the intersection of white supremacy and ecofascism in 4k. This is one great big wall that is being built, with poor unrepresented labourers being senselessly buried underneath it to strengthen its foundations and fertilise its invasive roots.

One of my favourite book titles on white supremacy is Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate by Alexandra Minna Stern, mainly because of the amount of sheer complexity the author manages to pack into six short words. It rolls off the tongue beautifully, I love it. It’s listed in Bustle’s 19 books about white supremacy and how to combat it.

There are far fewer books on ecofascism. Pity really, as it’s such a great concept for horror-fascination as it plays out in real life. Ecofascism: Lessons from the German Experience is an obvious read, as is the more recent The Rise of Ecofascism: Climate Change and the Far Right.

I have never read any of these books, so I can’t exactly make any personal recommendations. Honestly, these books were not written for me, they’re written for you. They describe my daily experience carving a niche tertiary industry decolonising the futuring industries. I note them here because I understand that you like reading books as a form of cheap, private self-education. Bombs away.

But first, let’s return to the topic of zombies.
Yes, I mentioned them once in this piece; it’s okay if you’ve already forgotten.
Zombies. The glorious undead, rotting corpses who were unalived…

Samantha Suppiah

Southeast Asian trickster. Design strategist for decolonial sustainability & regeneration.