Saturday, May 23, 2009

Contra as ideias feitas: o soluço do homem branco

"Le sanglot de l'homme blanc" era o título de um livro de Alain Bruckner contra a culpabilidade pós-colonial. Não sendo nenhum saudoso do colonialismo, oponho sempre aos pós-coloniais o velho Marx fora de moda (artigo escrito em 1853):

"England, it is true, in causing a social revolution in Hindustan, was actuated only by the vilest interests, and was stupid in her manner of enforcing them. But that is not the question. The question is, can mankind fulfil its destiny without a fundamental revolution in the social state of Asia? If not, whatever may have been the crimes of England she was the unconscious tool of history in bringing about that revolution".

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