Thursday, October 9, 2008

FANON: THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH

Kathy from cognitive continuity wrote this.The FUCKING BOOK Shrub should have read in 1999. He's one of my favorite authors.Kathy, you're my sista,on the real.Hey Sen.Obama read it.



Jean Paul Sartre, introduction

Europeans, you must open this book and enter into it. After a few steps in the darkness you will see strangers gathered around a fire; come close, and listen, for they are talking of the destiny they will mete out to your trading-centres and to the hired soldiers who defend them. They will see you, perhaps, but they will go on talking among themselves, without even lowering their voices. This indifference strikes home: their fathers, shadowy creatures, your creatures, were but dead souls; you it was who allowed them glimpses of light, to you only did they dare speak, and you did not bother to reply to such zombies. Their sons ignore you; a fire warms them and sheds light around them, and you have not lit it. Now, at a respectful distance, it is you who will feel furtive, nightbound and perished with cold. Turn and turn about; in these shadows from whence a new dawn will break, it is you who are the zombies.

In this case, you will say, let’s throw away this book. Why read it if it is not written for us? For two reasons; the first is that Fanon explains you to his brothers and shows them the mechanism by which we are estranged from ourselves; take advantage of this, and get to know yourselves seen in the light of truth, objectively. Our victims know us by their scars and by their chains, and it is this that makes their evidence irrefutable. It is enough that they show us what we have made of them for us to realize what we have made of ourselves.

3 comments:

Kellybelle said...

Is this Franz Fanon he's speaking of? I've been wanting to read him. I haven't been able to watch those strongsville videos. Kid, I think I wd just cry.
I've never heard Fanon put that way--that he explains them to us.
I'll definitely pick up something from this library.

kid said...

Kelly I usually would be talking to you every day. I will pay for the geeksquad or anybody to fix my stuff.I can only post where there is no visual verification.
Fanon is deep,Satre is his friend.

Kuyahoga Kounty tried to mess up Enigma's vote, read her blog.

There's so much to say.BTW, I gave you a Brillante award too.

Straight Talk on McCain said...

The video, unfortunately, is not all that surprising. The one lady is obviously playing it up for the camera, but not realizing that she’s all along making the interviewer’s point. And the bloodline and name comments are disturbing, but again, not really surprising. Fear can be a powerful thing, and when you can use it a political weapon, you can accomplish much. Look at Hitler. http://straighttalkonmccain.blogspot.com/