10 Things Needed to Fuck Up a Country……or The Constant Project of the Powerful

(from a day with Padraig O’Tuama, April 27, 2020)

Take the land.
Introduce new gods.
Eradicate language.
Murder.
Create internal tensions.
Question the integrity of the culture.
Deepen shame in cultural expressions.
Define progress by dominant standards.
Establish dependency to create benevolence.
Project imagined hostility upon them.

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