Sunday, August 19, 2018

Singal: "Is It Racist To Refer To Space Colonization?"

   Singal errs by bending over backwards to pretend that this question is not stupid.
   I'm about to err by answering the question instead of ignoring it: 'colonization' here means something like establishing a colony, i.e. a kind of outpost or settlement. It has nothing to do with exploiting native populations. Because there aren't any native populations in the non-Earth part of the solar system, as you may not have learned by reading all that Foucault and Edward Said.
   The drawing of the relevant conclusion is left as an exercise for the reader.


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