Posted by: quiscus | August 28, 2010

August 28, 2010

1.  “Almost 50 years ago, Frantz Fanon raced against death to finish his famous indictment of colonialism, The Wretched of the Earth. In that book, he wrote:

“Western bourgeois racial prejudice as regards the nigger and the Arab is a racism of contempt; it is a racism which minimizes what it hates.”

But there was a twist.

The ideology of Western prejudice, Fanon observed, “manages to appear logical in its own eyes by inviting the sub-men to become human, and to take as their prototype Western humanity…”

What enables such awe-inducing cognitive dissonance? Is this perhaps a symptom of the ideology Fanon identified — “a racism which minimizes what it hates?” Having anointed himself arbiter of the acceptability of the country’s most besieged Muslim, Hitchens has perched himself so high above Muslims that he may no longer be able to discern their human features, their human motivations, or their humanity at all.”

2.  Good:

“France willing to arm Lebanon with 100 missiles”,7340,L-3944658,00.html


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