Saturday, February 11, 2017

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I agree with Don Santo when he says that this new proposal must challenge the legacy of colonization from within. He recognizes that it is really hard to escape from this legacy “because…[to] try to compete at the same level with the bigger software is almost impossible because it basically controls the market.”[1](C.P. Software) Therefore, this new proposal advocates for a project of self-colonization using the same methods practiced by the colonizers.
      It has become very complicated to propose something without affecting others. Or as Foucault would argue, every time we try to bring a subjugated knowledge back to the surface, we need to ask ourselves what are we replacing? What are we removing? Are we bringing a new knowledge back to the surface based on the global terms?[2] Therefore, Don Santo and I believe that instead of looking for the most suitable answer we should construct a response that is obviously meant to fail. We need to find some kind of form that functions as a camouflage to help us navigate in the field of the colonizer. We believe that this camouflage can be found within the process of copying the copies left by the colonizers. This process of copying will eventually create a new option based on a ‘real-fake’ answer. This seems to be the most suitable way to respond, since Latin America was invented using real-fake facts.

[1] Don Santo, Colonial Photoshop Software Manual. 8.
[2] Ibid., 10.

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