(colonization) Clockwork

colonization. like clockwork. lives are twisted and forced together, paced to compete for tainted quartz. beating beating an artificial organ, stolen cut out of mothers and made into lore so that more more, more, more cannibals feast cutting deeply into

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(colonization) Clockwork

colonization. like clockwork. lives are twisted and forced together, paced to compete for tainted quartz. beating beating an artificial organ, stolen cut out of mothers and made into lore so that more more, more, more cannibals feast cutting deeply into

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Message

What art, what poetry, what craft can you bring? What song can you sing? with what dance and what scene? What story, what paint, what stitches and bows? What beats with what rhythms? what costumes and clothes? Time comes when

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Message

What art, what poetry, what craft can you bring? What song can you sing? with what dance and what scene? What story, what paint, what stitches and bows? What beats with what rhythms? what costumes and clothes? Time comes when

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The Code of Hammurabi (c. 1754 BCE)

The Code of Babylonian King Hammurabi (c. 1754 BCE) is considered one of the ancient forerunners of human rights and laws in middle eastern cultures (also the origin of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”). Here a

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The Code of Hammurabi (c. 1754 BCE)

The Code of Babylonian King Hammurabi (c. 1754 BCE) is considered one of the ancient forerunners of human rights and laws in middle eastern cultures (also the origin of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”). Here a

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Interactive no. 1

In the spirit of inclusion I propose anyone share in this thought exercise: What is your conception of Human Rights? In my mind, human rights is this large shifty amalgam of ways people can be included in a community. It changes

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Interactive no. 1

In the spirit of inclusion I propose anyone share in this thought exercise: What is your conception of Human Rights? In my mind, human rights is this large shifty amalgam of ways people can be included in a community. It changes

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HUMANS & MARKETS 101

Follow along as I carefully demonstrate how human awareness cannot ignore relevant facts when making market decisions. If a person prefers A to B, and B to C, does a person automatically prefer A to C? If A > B,

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HUMANS & MARKETS 101

Follow along as I carefully demonstrate how human awareness cannot ignore relevant facts when making market decisions. If a person prefers A to B, and B to C, does a person automatically prefer A to C? If A > B,

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Al-Hakam

Wisdom requires standing away and then stepping forward. I was born standing far away, so much so that the other children knew they could not reach me, and they did not try. I lived many lives a watcher and witness,

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Al-Hakam

Wisdom requires standing away and then stepping forward. I was born standing far away, so much so that the other children knew they could not reach me, and they did not try. I lived many lives a watcher and witness,

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A Crippling Defeat of Bentham’s Utilitarianism

If we accept that a person as a unit acts to maximize utility, then they would ultimately always choose according to their individual utility. But, to maximize utility one must at least exist, and if one exists in the world, one has to have a family. As a unit, the family would seek to maximize its total utility – however, is family utility the same as individual
utility?…

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A Crippling Defeat of Bentham’s Utilitarianism

If we accept that a person as a unit acts to maximize utility, then they would ultimately always choose according to their individual utility. But, to maximize utility one must at least exist, and if one exists in the world, one has to have a family. As a unit, the family would seek to maximize its total utility – however, is family utility the same as individual
utility?…

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Conversation with St. Thomas Aquinas: On Goodness in General, Q5, A1

…When my Teacher says “everything is Good”, it implies that everything is a part of the Whole Being- everything makes up a part of perfection- that everything has a role in the actualization of Reality, and nothing can be outside of the Whole, and nothing can be excluded…

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Conversation with St. Thomas Aquinas: On Goodness in General, Q5, A1

…When my Teacher says “everything is Good”, it implies that everything is a part of the Whole Being- everything makes up a part of perfection- that everything has a role in the actualization of Reality, and nothing can be outside of the Whole, and nothing can be excluded…

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RSVP Your Humanity

Every once in awhile a particular group of peculiar people are consulted about their madness. ‘Are you happy?’, they are asked. They are then pushed to consider whether they would rather trade their emotional incontinence for some semblance of ordinary

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RSVP Your Humanity

Every once in awhile a particular group of peculiar people are consulted about their madness. ‘Are you happy?’, they are asked. They are then pushed to consider whether they would rather trade their emotional incontinence for some semblance of ordinary

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Form vs Nature

It is as if, we are gentle lions far from the pride,
strange and unpredator-like, with curious stride…
and suddenly a herd of buffalo confront us

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Form vs Nature

It is as if, we are gentle lions far from the pride,
strange and unpredator-like, with curious stride…
and suddenly a herd of buffalo confront us

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HALF TRUTHS (essay & stories)

“For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!”

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HALF TRUTHS (essay & stories)

“For God’s sake give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!”

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TRANSCENDENCE 101

For life to exist there needed to be duality…there needed to be separation. Division of earth and heaven, and division of qualities. Some qualities were put in certain animals, some qualities in other beings. The more that the universe diversified,

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TRANSCENDENCE 101

For life to exist there needed to be duality…there needed to be separation. Division of earth and heaven, and division of qualities. Some qualities were put in certain animals, some qualities in other beings. The more that the universe diversified,

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GENDER (in)EQUALITY 101

Today, on International Women’s Day, I read this article which actually made some points that poked my brain more than any other women’s rights article or quote ever has. Here is an excerpt for your enjoyment: “In a small village

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GENDER (in)EQUALITY 101

Today, on International Women’s Day, I read this article which actually made some points that poked my brain more than any other women’s rights article or quote ever has. Here is an excerpt for your enjoyment: “In a small village

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SOVEREIGNTY 101

Give a decent group of people a set of cruel laws, and they will ultimately lead a decent life. Give a cruel group of people a set of decent laws, and they will invariably lead a cruel life. Laws, governments,

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SOVEREIGNTY 101

Give a decent group of people a set of cruel laws, and they will ultimately lead a decent life. Give a cruel group of people a set of decent laws, and they will invariably lead a cruel life. Laws, governments,

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The Sinner’s Anointment

Loneliness is a peculiar sensation. Like a suffocating fog that rolls over you and for one weighty moment you are entirely convinced that it is all that there is, and ever was, and ever will be… Its amnesiac toxins smother

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The Sinner’s Anointment

Loneliness is a peculiar sensation. Like a suffocating fog that rolls over you and for one weighty moment you are entirely convinced that it is all that there is, and ever was, and ever will be… Its amnesiac toxins smother

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What is Justice?

Justice is not apparent in an unjust world. One cannot look at someone with privilege and say “If I had that- or even a little bit of that, then that would be justice for me”. It cannot be done so

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What is Justice?

Justice is not apparent in an unjust world. One cannot look at someone with privilege and say “If I had that- or even a little bit of that, then that would be justice for me”. It cannot be done so

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MOVEMENT vs PROGRESS 101

It used to be that when natural disasters struck, humans would do the same as animals- they’d move. But if people own land and rely more on infrastructure than on their community intelligence, then when disaster strikes, there is inevitably

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MOVEMENT vs PROGRESS 101

It used to be that when natural disasters struck, humans would do the same as animals- they’d move. But if people own land and rely more on infrastructure than on their community intelligence, then when disaster strikes, there is inevitably

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IDOLATRY 101 (my understanding)

If we are all humans, then why is it that some humans need to be categorically designated their “own” human rights in order to have their “universal” human rights respected?

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IDOLATRY 101 (my understanding)

If we are all humans, then why is it that some humans need to be categorically designated their “own” human rights in order to have their “universal” human rights respected?

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The Only Law

Red people worked in pens Black people worked in chains They branded us with colour They gave us foreign names They think they own our bodies They think they own our lands They take our children from us They rip

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The Only Law

Red people worked in pens Black people worked in chains They branded us with colour They gave us foreign names They think they own our bodies They think they own our lands They take our children from us They rip

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Article 4 & the Bendhu Atrocity

“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” -Article 4, Universal Declaration of Human Rights THE BENDHU ATROCITY as reported in the West Australian Sunday Times (Perth,

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Article 4 & the Bendhu Atrocity

“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.” -Article 4, Universal Declaration of Human Rights THE BENDHU ATROCITY as reported in the West Australian Sunday Times (Perth,

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Article 4 & James Revel

Much hardship then indeed I did endure,
No dog was ever nursed so before,
More pity the poor negro slaves bestow’d,
Than my brutual and inhuman master would,

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Article 4 & James Revel

Much hardship then indeed I did endure,
No dog was ever nursed so before,
More pity the poor negro slaves bestow’d,
Than my brutual and inhuman master would,

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Article 4 & Fountain Hughes

You wasn’t no more than a dog to some of them in them days. You wasn’t treated as good as they treat dogs now. But still I didn’t like to talk about it. Because it makes, makes people feel bad you know. Uh, I, I could say a whole lot I don’t like to say. And I won’t say a whole lot more.

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Article 4 & Fountain Hughes

You wasn’t no more than a dog to some of them in them days. You wasn’t treated as good as they treat dogs now. But still I didn’t like to talk about it. Because it makes, makes people feel bad you know. Uh, I, I could say a whole lot I don’t like to say. And I won’t say a whole lot more.

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The Frowner

There was a very sad looking boy. At night he would worry, and during the day his face turned solemnly in every direction. One night the boy did not sleep. He went for a walk under the light of a

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The Frowner

There was a very sad looking boy. At night he would worry, and during the day his face turned solemnly in every direction. One night the boy did not sleep. He went for a walk under the light of a

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Little Story 1

There was once a slave who looked at his master and thought, “I wish I had his privilege, his wealth, his food, his clothes, his house”…

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Little Story 1

There was once a slave who looked at his master and thought, “I wish I had his privilege, his wealth, his food, his clothes, his house”…

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A conversation with my father

I was telling my father the result of reflections on a frustrating fact: that in 1830 the world population reached it’s first billion people. It took 10,000 years to reach one billion. After that it only took 100 years to

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A conversation with my father

I was telling my father the result of reflections on a frustrating fact: that in 1830 the world population reached it’s first billion people. It took 10,000 years to reach one billion. After that it only took 100 years to

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Article 3 and Martin Luther King, jr.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. -Article 3, Universal Declaration of Human Rights EULOGY FOR THE MARTYRED CHILDREN [Delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at funeral service for three of the children—Addie Mae Collins,

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Article 3 and Martin Luther King, jr.

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. -Article 3, Universal Declaration of Human Rights EULOGY FOR THE MARTYRED CHILDREN [Delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at funeral service for three of the children—Addie Mae Collins,

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Article 2 and Hiawentah

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

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Article 2 and Hiawentah

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

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Article 2 and Dalai Lama

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

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Article 2 and Dalai Lama

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

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Article 2 and Nelson Mandela’s Defence

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

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Article 2 and Nelson Mandela’s Defence

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore,

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Article 1 and Malcolm X

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -Article 1, UN Declaration of Human Rights MALCOLM X’s LETTER

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Article 1 and Malcolm X

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -Article 1, UN Declaration of Human Rights MALCOLM X’s LETTER

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Article 1 and Meno

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -Article 1, UN Declaration of Human Rights MENO (by Plato)

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Article 1 and Meno

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -Article 1, UN Declaration of Human Rights MENO (by Plato)

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Article 1 and Anansi

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -Article 1, UN Declaration of Human Rights THUNDER AND ANANSI

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Article 1 and Anansi

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” -Article 1, UN Declaration of Human Rights THUNDER AND ANANSI

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CHILD-CULTURES & SELL-OUTS 101

It is the natural tendency of people to establish social structures which form the skeleton of culture. We are communal creatures, we rely on each other, and we are heavily dependent upon each person fulfilling their role in our communities.

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CHILD-CULTURES & SELL-OUTS 101

It is the natural tendency of people to establish social structures which form the skeleton of culture. We are communal creatures, we rely on each other, and we are heavily dependent upon each person fulfilling their role in our communities.

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SLAVERY: THE THIN LINE 101

“…the day shall come on which some one of the Achaeans shall rob you for ever of your freedom, and bear you weeping away. It may be that you will have to ply the loom in Argos at the bidding

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SLAVERY: THE THIN LINE 101

“…the day shall come on which some one of the Achaeans shall rob you for ever of your freedom, and bear you weeping away. It may be that you will have to ply the loom in Argos at the bidding

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SPIRITUAL WARRIOR & PROTEST 101

“[O my persecutors!] you banished me on the pretense that I am waging a war against you. Indeed you are right because I am really combating for the Countenance of the Lord. But I am waging my war through understanding

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SPIRITUAL WARRIOR & PROTEST 101

“[O my persecutors!] you banished me on the pretense that I am waging a war against you. Indeed you are right because I am really combating for the Countenance of the Lord. But I am waging my war through understanding

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IMMORTALITY OF A CULTURE 101

I was grateful to get off the town shuttle because the driver had a radio station ad playing “they say coal is bad for our health, but they are attacking the American coal communities, putting people out of work”… Well

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IMMORTALITY OF A CULTURE 101

I was grateful to get off the town shuttle because the driver had a radio station ad playing “they say coal is bad for our health, but they are attacking the American coal communities, putting people out of work”… Well

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THE COLONISATION FACTORY 101

“Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of twentieth-century civilization, and

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THE COLONISATION FACTORY 101

“Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of twentieth-century civilization, and

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BATTLE FATIGUE & FAMILY 101

We feel the pain, we see the injustice, and we can’t sit still… so we clamour and we organise, or we study and we work…and after years and years of effort and sacrifice we may sit down and observe to

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BATTLE FATIGUE & FAMILY 101

We feel the pain, we see the injustice, and we can’t sit still… so we clamour and we organise, or we study and we work…and after years and years of effort and sacrifice we may sit down and observe to

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AFFECTION IN ACTIVISM 101

Before I go, just share some thoughts building up inside of me. People who care, wherever you are, whatever work or life you live, when someone hurts, you hurt. It can be overwhelming, and people say you gotta make time

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AFFECTION IN ACTIVISM 101

Before I go, just share some thoughts building up inside of me. People who care, wherever you are, whatever work or life you live, when someone hurts, you hurt. It can be overwhelming, and people say you gotta make time

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SCHEDULES & ADDICTION 101

“There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!’ She was close

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SCHEDULES & ADDICTION 101

“There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it’s getting!’ She was close

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BIRTH OF A SOLDIER 101

First you are hopeful, you start off thinking that things can improve, can be fixed, can evolve. You try and understand the system in the hopes that you can change it… Then you realise the system by DESIGN will never

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BIRTH OF A SOLDIER 101

First you are hopeful, you start off thinking that things can improve, can be fixed, can evolve. You try and understand the system in the hopes that you can change it… Then you realise the system by DESIGN will never

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DEATH OF A CULTURE 101

I am a mixed black ally of indigenous rights movements. Don’t get me wrong- I found myself here quite by accident… ..because my interest was culture. As a student of pediatrics, I noticed nurses and doctors were not very culturally

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DEATH OF A CULTURE 101

I am a mixed black ally of indigenous rights movements. Don’t get me wrong- I found myself here quite by accident… ..because my interest was culture. As a student of pediatrics, I noticed nurses and doctors were not very culturally

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COLONISATION GLOBALISATION 101

This is a way of life characterised by a system (or society) in which everyone has the same expectations, same types of roles, and same kinds of opportunities, with very little deviation from the norm… Over time roles, opportunities, and

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COLONISATION GLOBALISATION 101

This is a way of life characterised by a system (or society) in which everyone has the same expectations, same types of roles, and same kinds of opportunities, with very little deviation from the norm… Over time roles, opportunities, and

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DOMINANT WESTERN CULTURE 101

“He would say that men strive in digging and kicking to outdo one another, but no one strives to become a good man and true. And he would wonder that the grammarians should investigate the ills of Odysseus, while they

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DOMINANT WESTERN CULTURE 101

“He would say that men strive in digging and kicking to outdo one another, but no one strives to become a good man and true. And he would wonder that the grammarians should investigate the ills of Odysseus, while they

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