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amongstclouds wrote

It's almost as if nothing ever changed following the Enlightenment. Oppression and exploitation just became more 'rational' and therefore in the sights of 'rashenul deescoors'.

Kind of like TERFS who expect me to remain civil while they debate the validity of my entire existence and when I choose to tell them to kindly go love themselves they return with 'LOL AD HOMINEM LOL'.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

also, "rationality" became oppressive itself. colonised peoples were depicted/portrayed/understood as less rational and this was part and parcel of the justification for the 'civilising' process.

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Dumai wrote

and this is why it's not a coincidence that many important liberal theorists (j.s. mill springs to mind here) produced a lot of imperialist ideology!