So I will let you know now that this blog isn’t going to be very good. But on the plus side it will be short and sweet, and since we are all pretty busy I think everyone can appreciate a short blog! 🙂
I am going to try and define “post colonialism.” (Emphasis on the word ‘try’)
First I think it is important to get a basic understanding of colonialism. Colonialism is the dominance of a powerful nation over a weaker nation. The stronger nation invades the weaker nations land in order to retain control over it’s people, it’s resources and it’s boundaries. One of the biggest consequences of colonialism is the oppression of the natives; the colonizers view natives as in superior and ‘savages.’
‘Post Colonialism’ from what I understand is the awareness that the act of colonialism was politically and morally incorrect. Post colonialists understand and reiterate the fact that the colonizers discourses and languages were absurd, and no one nation is superior to others. I believe that post colonialists acknowledge that what the colonizers did was immoral and resulted in several negative consequences on the colonized.
Hmmmm…so thats it. If I keep rambling on I think I might make less and less sense. All I can say is that I tried, I read a bit about post colonialism last year and thats about it. So now I am going to go find out what exactly it is and probably laugh at how far off I was.
Happy Blogging Everyone!
By the way, anything that you guys can contribute to help me understand this better would be much appreciated! I look forward to reading what everyone else wrote about.
And…I don’t know what Post Colonialism looks like, so instead here’s a picture of my dog Cocoa playing in the snow 🙂 lol…