The contours of colonialism and cultural identity, along with socio-economic class and discrimination, create the uneven and violent relations within nations. Citizenship is only a paper-worked body-armor when it lives everyday in social relations anywhere.
We are both governed and we govern. We govern ourselves, to some extent. We are also governed, in some extent. When we don’t know histories, and the history of our own ancestries and legacies, we are ignorant, then of certain patterns and therefore reasons and connections. We are connected.
This is a very short piece in response to the Aurora, Colorado rampage shootings that occurred in the US on July 20, 2012. There are micro-violences that are perpetrated every day, every moment. These micro-violences accumulate.
In the present times, the nation-state and its corporate-military structures hold life into place with discourses. As humans, we respond to it. When we live in resistance to certain rules of language, concepts and positions in relation to identity and place and self and community, we find out that assimilating … Continue Reading The problem is ….. #2
Memory’s Destruction and its twists and turns, are present in many forms. The links between personal forgetting/remembering dynamics and social forgetting and remembering can also be linked to proximities to Dominant Nation-State maintenance and social engineering.
“As the war years themselves changed over into an era of peace between Japan and the Allied powers, the shrill racial rhetoric of the early 1940s revealed itself to be surprisingly adaptable. . . . . . . .
The link I comment on in this post, is to a site called Transracial Abductees: A Critique of Intercountry Adoption (link at the end of this commentary). It is a particular perspective and gaze, a big-picture gaze, a gaze that includes histories of hierarchy in the global economy, global culture. … Continue Reading A Blog Site: Critique Empire, Race and Transracial Adoption
Hypodescent: The ordering of people along a hierarchy of color, is prevalent in almost every society today, solidified by nation-state structures of power and form. In the ordering of color, the term for the ordering of people from the top that is lightest in color (white), and gradually lower to … Continue Reading Colonial Theory: Race & Gender Hierarchy = Hypodescent
Mixed race? Biracial? Multiracial? Isn’t that a problem for you? Wasn’t it confusing? Hard?