Cultural Self-Criticism: Escaping from Fear Fascism

I just finished writing in my previous post about distinguishing between Amerikkka and America, and about that American “underground” that is essentially a counterculture whose virtues include strong self-criticism, rehumanization of ways of perceiving Others, greater empowerment of disadvantaged communities, personal decolonization, to name only a few. Moments afterwards, I found the following comment posted […]

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Your Nation on White Privilege

Tim Wise has written a very scintillating essay titled, “This is Your Nation on White Privilege,” wherein he scours the current U.S. political landscape and finds the double standards of racist hypocrisy undergirding contemporary pretensions and selective blindness. For example, White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone […]

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The Issue Joined

Now this is what “civilized discourse” is supposed to look like. When certain issues cannot be resolved by logic and reason, it is then necessary to challenge one’s opponent to a fist fight, preferably out in the quadrangle in front of the bell tower, at 12 noon, accompanied by one’s second and one’s third. In […]

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Fidel: Obama, the “Empire’s Hypocrite” (1.4)

Not all is cheerful on the Caribbean front for Senator Barack Obama, someone who has gained the public support, memorialized in reggae and calypso tunes (as featured on this blog), by some prominent artists in the region. Writing in Granma‘s edition for Monday, 26 May, 2008, in a column titled, “The empire’s hypocritical politics” — […]

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