Koupe tèt, boule kay
(Chop heads, burn down houses)
–Ayisyen revolutionary slogan
After a bit of back and forth with myself on whether or not it was worth it to respond to an article by Ross Wolfe (1), in which a bumbling, offhanded academic attempt is made to paint my article Decolonization is not a Metaphor: The Basics of a Genuine Anti-Colonial Position as the height of absurdity, i have decided to take the proverbial plunge and jot down a few thoughts. Perhaps against my better judgement, i decided to do this because the article by Wolfe, for all of its demonstrable euro-chauvinist flaws, does provide us with a nice teachable moment—indeed its euro-chauvinism is precisely why it is a useful pedagogical tool. Continue reading White Fear of Savage Reprisal in the Course of Decolonization
Following the posting of my quite well received article Decolonization is Not a Metaphor: The Basics of a Genuine Anti-Colonial Position—which was shared by anarchist communists, maoists, anarcha-feminists and many others i would not normally expect to see digging into the kind of material i produce—there were a slew of not even sort of surprising, much less interesting, responses from certain sectors of the north amerikan settler left. Continue reading On the Concept of Indigenous Assent: A Rejoinder
The following article is a slightly modified version of a paper i had previously written during my Ph.D studies.
Introduction: War on the Border
Today many euro-amerikan citizens of the united states on both sides of the political spectrum are growing increasingly concerned about high rates of migration from México and other Latin Amerikan states south of the Kótsoi River (Rio Grande/Río Bravo del Norte). This phenomena is perhaps seen most spectacularly within the current juncture by the mass swell of support by “everyday” settlers for the white supremacist, borderline-fascist candidacy of Donald Trump for the amerikan presidency. Continue reading Strangers in Their Own Land: Lineages of the Conquest of Aztlán