|Native American Paiutes under colonization of the Americas, wearing western hats and garb mixed with traditional items, becoming like the killers who came to kill (posthard.com).|
|COOKBOOK: Decolonize Your Diet|
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” —Steve Biko
|US, UK, and Israel versus the World (jvp.org)|
The effect of the cultural bomb is to annihilate a people’s belief in their names, in their languages, in their environment, in their heritage of struggle, in their unity, in their capacities and ultimately in themselves. It makes them see their past as one wasteland of non-achievement and it makes them want to distance themselves from that wasteland. It makes them want to identify with that which is furthest removed from themselves; for instance, with other peoples’ languages rather than their own. It makes them identify with that which is decadent and reactionary, all those forces that would stop their own springs of life. It even plants serious doubts about the moral righteousness of struggle. Possibilities of triumph or victory are seen as remote, ridiculous dreams. The intended results are despair, despondency and a collective death-wish.
|UC Berkeley (Cal): Thanks for the protection of NAZI sympathizers. Good work! (AP)|