Thursday, April 17, 2014

On reactionism vs. cooptation/adaptation: postcolonial strategies

Mobutu vs. Moped: "Authenticité has made us discover our personality by reaching into the depths of our past for the rich cultural heritage left to us by our ancestors. We have no intention of blindly returning to all ancestral customs; rather. We would like to choose those that adapt themselves well to modern life, those that encourage progress, and those that create a way of life and thought that are essentially ours."
OK, so that's if you believe there is such a thing as 'essentially ours.'

See also: Vice Guide to Faschion

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