[ilds] conspiracy

Michael Haag michaelhaag at btinternet.com
Sat Jul 7 17:51:46 PDT 2007


Come again?

:Michael


On Sunday, July 8, 2007, at 01:46  am, william godshalk wrote:

> Okay, after the coronation of Bush 2, I do believe in conspiracies. 
> Perhaps theory is a way of keeping us from close analysis of what is 
> actually happening. Is theory a way of intellectualizing the fact that 
> Iraq is a killing ground, a slaughter house? Theory is a way of 
> keeping a segment of the society off the streets and away from 
> revolution.
>
> Bill
>
> At 08:29 PM 7/7/2007, you wrote:
>
> Yes, but where did this term 'postcolonial' theory come from?  There is
> an angle to it, I suspect, and a boundary -- things it includes and
> excludes, and does so in certain ways to a certain purpose, and
> arranged by certain people with an agenda.  My suggestion is that the
> so-called theory is in fact a highly tendentious, ideological and in
> fact extremely narrow-minded, short-sighted and basically unlearned way
> of looking at history and culture, not to mention literature.
> :Michael
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