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Aime Cesaire, “Discourse on Colonialism” pg. 31-78 Notes 31. A civilization that engages in regressive action, or is unable or unwilling to stand up for the very problems that arise under its Authority is a civilization that is destined to fail. Proletariat (noun )- Working Class People, in reference to them collectively. Western antics has given rise to 2 problems in the wake of it's new civilization: 1. Struggle of the working class 2. The rise of colonialism, leading to weakening patriotic loyalty. 32. There is a common misconception of what colonization is and what it stands for. Many find the term synonymous with civilization itself. However, the so-called heroic, evangelical, philanthropic Grace's of colonialism are, in fact, objective pirate earring by the means of cruel actions. To steal from others. Cupidities (noun)- Greed for money or possession Pedantry (noun)- Excessive concern with minor detail or rules, such as those exercised by religious entities Atrophy (verb)- To decline in effectiveness or power, due to neglect of action 33. Near the close of the introduction, the author then makes note of the good things that can come out of intermingling civilization with civilization; To habitate in a collective, knowledgeable prosperity. To not do so would mean to do a civilization of failure because it is isolated. But then, the author refutes all claims that attribute colonization to bringing that contact. He establishes the opinion that Civilization and colonization are very different, that colonization goes against human values and moral code.
35. Colonization wakes up the Savage instincts in its colonizers. They become warped, brutal and willing to commit indefensible terrors onto other human beings in the name of patriotism. 36. Societies will attempt to legitimize war crimes, but they are acts of barbarism; Hidden in plain sight because they occur on such a vast scale. Societies legitimize these crimes. 37. Cesaire quotes Hitler as the “end” to many lost moralities. He is the farthest a human has ever traveled into complete abhorrent nature. “We aspire not to equality, but to domination.” - Hitler Analysis: This is vaguely reminiscent, to me, of Plato's ideal Society. From this full quotation I see the differences. I see that Hitler was missing the Glamour and

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