Imperial Abduction: The Globalization of Residential Schooling

The following is an extract from my chapter, “Imperial Abduction Lore and Humanitarian Seduction,” which serves as the introduction to Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. 1-34: In Canada, there have been official government apologies for the abuses committed during the residential schooling era (which lasted until 1996),… Read More Imperial Abduction: The Globalization of Residential Schooling

ANTHROPOLOGY–The Definitive Definition (2nd edition)

ANTHROPOLOGY–DEFINITION an·thro·pol·o·gy  /ˌanTHrəˈpäləjē/ Noun The professional looting of other cultures, by persons with few original or significant ideas of their own. Institutionalized raiding among academics, by persons with few original or significant ideas of their own. An established sport among white people which, like cricket, has been exported internationally and is sometimes unnecessarily copied by… Read More ANTHROPOLOGY–The Definitive Definition (2nd edition)

A Tear for Africa: Humanitarian Abduction and Reduction

Helpless, pleading, wanting, needing, small, weak, staring at you, black–this is the anti-bogeyman invented by Western humanitarianism, what passes as morality in the ideology of empire (yet again). Past the time of a London Missionary Society, we now have the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), the moral dogma of a white, western elite that projects its… Read More A Tear for Africa: Humanitarian Abduction and Reduction

HTS Hostage Issa Salomi Lived Off Base: John Stanton

HTS Hostage Issa Salomi Lived Off Base: SOS From the Island of Misfit Toys by John Stanton Monday, 15 February, 2010 “As a taxpayer I find repugnant the gross negligence and criminal activity that takes place at HTS.  People’s lives  are at stake!” “Sad part is, this is not news,” said Human Terrain System observers. There… Read More HTS Hostage Issa Salomi Lived Off Base: John Stanton