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Unformatted text preview: ey as the ultimate goal of millions of human beings. What is more, among the variables that he discusses, Berger does not include personal responsibility for a political regime. Like Hegel, or perhaps even like Hegel's god, Berger believes that he can suggest how the world functions. To do that he ignores the freedom of each individual person, and with it the possibility that that person has to begin something new and to thus influence history. Capitalism alienates and dehumanizes people E. San Juan, Jr., "Beyond Postcolonial Theory," '98, pp. 214-215 In the famous letter to Carlos Quijano, editor of Marcha (an independent radical weekly published in Montevideo, Uruguay) in 1965 entitled "Notes on Man and Som in Cuba," Che exemplifies the politicization of translinguistics. The dialogization of the orthodox nation-centered discourse is carried out by reversing the anticommunist charge that the sot state subordinates the individual: humans are, for Che, the "basic factor." But this mobilization of the individual from the inert mass molded by centuries of subaltern domination can be achieved only by the inculcation of the "heroic attitude in daily life" (1972: 325). This is the task of the vanguard party epitomized by Fidel Castro who, in his exchanges with the people, personifies the "close dialectical unity between the individual and the mass, in which the mass, as an aggregate of individuals, is interconnected with its leaders" (326). The mutualities condensed in the speaking subject (temporarily occupied here by Che) dissolves the gap between leaders and led. Contrasted with the subordination of humans to the capitalist "law of value" mystified as absolute freedom, the sot narrative manifests itself as a pedagogical novelization: som is a transitional stage from the dominance of market relationships and class divisions to the beginning of rehumanization when sot man reaches "total consciousness of his social function, which is equivalent to his full realization as a human be...
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