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Response to graham4anything (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 08:31 AM

27. What are you?

 

Why do you feel some others (who quote Jefferson) are diametrically opposed to what you are?

Speaking about the geometric metaphor, diametric or orthogonal opposition does not mean hostility, but it is the mathematical definition of another dimension.

Speaking as non-European identifying with indigenous peoples AND whole of humanity, I have no illusions about Jefferson and history of white male land owner supremacy. What he is, is a central figure in American national myth, and when he says things that open common spaces for connecting, they are worth quoting, especially when speaking with white, male Americans.

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