Sunday, April 22, 2012


Q: Do you think that you have already achieved the American Dream of being your own boss?

A: Yes, I do...umm, but I don't know what the American Dream is. I never heard of it before. Are you going to buy a Fun Pass from me now?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Some men, after they have crawled through a thousand indignities to the supreme dignity, have been assailed by the gloomy thought that all their labours were but for the sake of an epitaph."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

This epistemological impasse precisely marks the postcolonial knowledge condition. It is an amnesia, but one that does not exactly mean forgetting; rather, it signifies the collective condition of a group that does not know what has been forgotten.
In the midst of the discussion, a peasant....said: "Now I see that without man there is no world."
...The educator responded: "Let's say, for the sake of argument, that all the men on earth were to die, but that the earth itself remained, together with trees, birds, animals, rivers, seas, the stars ... wouldn't all this be a world?"
"Oh no," the peasant replied emphatically. "There would be no one to say: 'This is a world.'"