CES Journal 2 - Matt Koziol CES 101, Section 3 Journal #2...

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Matt Koziol CES 101, Section 3 Journal #2 Aime Cesaire’s piece “Discourse on Colonialism” was a huge eye opener for me. So many points he made in there made me realize how many dominant ideologies I have believed my entire life. Toward the end of the piece I also began to wonder what would change if these ideologies were changed and also how I should change with this new knowledge. The strongest point of this piece, I believe, was very near the beginning where Cesaire clearly reveals his position by stating, “…what, fundamentally, is colonization? To agree on what it is not: neither evangelism, nor a philanthropic enterprise, nor a desire to push back the frontiers of ignorance, disease, and tyranny, nor a project undertaken for the greater glory of god, nor an attempt to extend the rule of the law.” This immediately opened my eyes because it shot down nearly every idea I had about colonialism in less than a paragraph. I couldn’t wait to read more about why he feels this way. And the
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 101 taught by Professor Wilson,sky during the Spring '07 term at Washington State University .

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CES Journal 2 - Matt Koziol CES 101, Section 3 Journal #2...

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