Fanon on Violence

“In colonial regions, however, the proximity and frequent, direct intervention by the police and military ensure the colonized are kept under close scrutiny, and contained by rifle butts and napalm. “

“For a colonized people, the most essential value, because it is the most meaningful, is first and foremost the land: the land which must provide bread and, naturally dignity. But this dignity has nothing to do with ‘human’ dignity. The colonized subject has never heard of such an ideal. All he has ever seen on his land is that he can be arrested, starved with impunity… ” 

Frantz Fanon in Wretched of the Earth

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