How is capitalism connected to the dispossession of the peasantry from their land and livelihood in Europe and elsewhere? How does capitalism relate to the dispossession, enslavement, ethnic cleansing, and genocide of indigenous peoples in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world? How and why did the creation and maintenance of capitalism as a mode of production and accumulation require such immense brutality, displacement, and mass murder?  How are these developments connected with settler state colonialism, the forging of

the ideology of “White Supremacy” (often under the euphemism of “The Civilizing Mission,” “The White Man’s Burden,” and “Manifest Destiny”) and claims of Western and US “exceptionalism”?