[ilds] Po-co/poco

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 11 13:52:44 PDT 2007

Sounds like Bhabha and Fanon are inventing things to say, which, if they didn't, would result in the death of po-co.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Pamela Francis <albigensian at hotmail.com>
>Sent: Jul 11, 2007 12:59 PM
>To: bredwine1968 at earthlink.net, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] Po-co/poco
>Bruce says:
>It a matter of "us" vs. "them," and we are "them."
>I reply:
>This is one of the main points of po-co: that it is NOT just us/them.  Read 
>Bhabha's article on "mimicry" and Fanon on the emerging nationalist 
>bourgeosie.  If it were all about they are depressed and we did the 
>oppressing, there would be nothing to say.
>It's far more complicated than this since someone can undoubtedly cite 
>examples of Third World colonialists (Vietnam in Cambodia, China in Tibet), 
>but I'll accept the division for the sake of argument.  If so, don't the 
>true and bonafide po-cos reject the ersatz and Johnny-come-lately po-cos?  
>Shouldn't one have to prove and show one's po-co bonafides before making a 
>po-co argument?

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