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2011 Archives - Benjamin Doolittle

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RESIDENT

RESIDENT
The word “resident” is constructed from two Latin roots, “res” which translates into english as “thing” and “ident” which translates into english as “identified” (also side note on ”IDENTIFY: ID is an association and materialization of the mind.) This refers to the grouping ID, EGO and the Super ego Making up the MIND, now for the second part of the word, ENTIFY which means to actualize a..

Decolonization in theory and practice

Decolonization in theory and practice
Indigenous Nationalism in Taiaiake Alfred’s Wasáse I. “Nations” v. “Cultures” A. The idea that Aboriginal peoples are “Nations,” not just “cultures,” has begun to influence the federal government, the courts, and the study of law and political science. Central idea: the importance of an Indigenous homeland and the difficulties of the displacement from that homeland B. Media representations..

Capitis Diminutio

Capitis Diminutio
Adopted from roman law there are 3 levels of Capitis  Diminutio (Minima, Media, Maxima (minimum,medium, maximum respectively) 1. Capitis Minima = minimal loss of rights (John Doe) 2. Capitis Media = partial loss of rights (John DOE) 3. Capitis Maxima = full loss of rights (JOHN DOE) It all starts at your birth when your parents fill out your REGISTRATION OF LIVE BIRTH. The parents choose a..

Constitutional Paradox

Constitutional Paradox
“There can only be ONE!” ~ Highlander A paradox is a seemingly true statement or group of statements that lead to a contradiction or a situation which seems to defy logic or intuition. A constitution is a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed…written constitutions, also act as limiters of state power by establishing..

Radical Labels, are we Entitled, or are we The Title?

Radical Labels, are we Entitled, or are we The Title?
When choosing to express upon a peoples position in a certain light just to cast shadows of doubt in the mind of the reader, It is thought wise to fictionalize the characters to diminish the value of the person, thing or subject. This is a typical concept and political ploy to undermine and limit the real people and real events, and for a price the hidden hand can influence what is featured in..

From Noble Savage to Righteous Warrior

From Noble Savage to Righteous Warrior
Kanien’kehaka Educator, Author and Activist Taiaiake Alfred talks about the realities and challenges of nativism, decolonization and indigeneity in this lecture, entitled, From Noble Savage to Righteous Warrior: Regenerating and Reinscribing Indigenous Presence. An internationally recognized Kanien’kehaka (Mohwak) intellectual and political advisor, Taiaiake Alfred is well known for his..

Can you Own Yourself

Can you Own Yourself
It seems to me there is confusion on this issue. Here are some of my thoughts on the issue. Obviously we possess our bodies. Does this imply that we own them? I would ask you consider this: I am holding a hammer in my hand. I am obviously in possession of the hammer. Does this imply that I own it? What if I had borrowed it from you? I’m in possession, but you are the owner. So possession does..