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The invention of Asia and what this says about colonial ideology

Posted August 14th, 2018 at 12:00 AM by Maoistic

Asia, also known as the "Orient", the "East", is an European colonial imposition on the geography of the "Asian" peoples they colonised, and the rest of the world as well. No "Asian" before the 16th century actually used this name to identify themselves, but now we have to use it due to the generalisation of European colonial geography to better dominate their colonies.

When and where does the concept of "Asia" originate? The name...
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Human Traitors of Humanity (from reading of Liu Cixin's the Three-body Problem)

Posted August 7th, 2018 at 07:07 PM by VHS

What if the writer and the translator are one person?



生之为人而叛逆人类,多为人不齿。
而《三体之地球往事》中,叛逆人类者,其情却一言难尽。
何故如此?
叶文洁,已言甚多,不用再论。
ETO(地球三体组织)他人,何以无望于人类?
当思当今人类所行,有无无望之处?
罗素当年言:“吾等当自立于世,观世以公正,善恶美丑兼顾;如实知世,无所畏惧”(“何以吾非 基督徒”一文 结语译文);而则,世间人,多无自立于世之能,是故,屈膝事主或事地外智能者,比比皆是。
然而,罗素虽乐观,亦著有《人类可有未来?》一文。
书中叛逆人类者,读者多以“无知、天真”而不齿,而观其书,叛逆者多为人类精英;子言“学而不 思则罔,思而 不学则殆”;读书人,自非学而不思之书柜(今日,则为U盘、硬盘、云端盘),而其思量纵广,亦 为有限。
学者,正因其所思所学,比常人更易误入歧途。
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The reinstatement of the Germanic peoples

Posted August 7th, 2018 at 02:52 PM by Maoistic

When it comes to ascertaining the level of civilisation of a people, one of the first, if not the first, thing that it is pointed to is monumentalism. Did the people in question build massive monuments? Did they have pyramids of Giza, Parthenons or Colosseums?

Monumentalism has been the measuring stick used to beat cultures and peoples for their supposed "backwardness". For a long time it was used to beat the Germanics of Northern Europe, as they lacked the great monuments...
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Sun Wukong’s Greatest Feat of Strength

Posted August 6th, 2018 at 06:52 AM by ghostexorcist

Sun Wukong’s Greatest Feat of Strength: An Allegory for Cultural or Religious Conflict?

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Now that I’ve written an entry debunking the idea that Sun Wukong’s staff anchored the Milky Way, I now want to write a piece about his greatest feat of strength in Journey to the West. This feat takes place in chapter 33 after Zhu Bajie has...
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Jean Victor Moreau: The Eternal Number Two

Posted August 5th, 2018 at 06:44 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Jean Victor Moreau (1763-1813)

Jean Victor Moreau was another skillful contemporary of general Bonaparte. He first established himself as a brigadier under Joseph Souham in Flanders helping to achieve victory during 1794.
In 1795 he was given command of the army of the Rhine and Moselle which controlled the southern flank of Germany whilst his comrade general Jourdan commanded the northern flank. Both...
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