Re: [gaia] controversy at its best

Vesna Manojlovic <becha@xs4all.nl> Fri, 15 September 2017 14:02 UTC

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From: Vesna Manojlovic <becha@xs4all.nl>
To: Kurtis Heimerl <kheimerl@cs.washington.edu>
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(hi, i am mostly lurning here, but this got my attention..)

On Thu, 14 Sep 2017, Kurtis Heimerl wrote:

> I'm personally pretty sure this is satire.

i hope you are right.

> On Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Arjuna Sathiaseelan <arjuna.sathiaseelan@cl.cam.ac.uk>; wrote:
>       a paper thats creating a furore within the development community
>       http://fooddeserts.org/images/paper0114.pdf

i can imagine why the furore.

i find the argumentation well polished, but full of falacies, 
entitlement, patronising and morally wrong. it justifies violence and 
dispossession, destrucion of natural habitats for profit of the 
"technologically advanced" colonizers, genocides and ecocides...

i don't have enough words to describe my outrage. that this kind of 
"paper" could be published by a serious academic, in a peer-reviewed 
"journal", is making me sad.
(or can just anyone pretend to be on the editorail of such a journal?)

Vesna



for the backgorund: "Wretched of the Earth", Frantz Fanon

https://bookshop.theguardian.com/wretched-of-the-earth.html

Provides inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the 
role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for 
freedom. In this book, the author makes clear the economic and 
psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism.

& http://www.essential-humanities.net/history-supplementary/european-colonialism/


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