Memo to Arsh Khaira

Colonialism was awesome.

Everything in this song is a lie.

Khaira wails through the glass ceiling, “You’ve taken the lion’s share of their pride, so we’ll cast our votes for only your side. Losing their rights, I’m losing my mind, can’t break the chains you’ve tied on so tight.”

His single is specific — citing the 19th century opium wars, the 1947 Partition of India and the titular blood diamonds mined in war-torn Africa — but also a general expression of both outrage and hope.
What was wrong about the Partition of India? It prevented a bloody civil war: the colonial English know that dark-skinned people can't help but be insanely violent.