It is actually our inferiority complex instilled in us by our colonisers that anachronistically makes us think of Oxford and Cambridge as institutions which were disseminating scientific and technical knowledge in 17th century.
An alternate reality is created as a smokescreen to hide coloniser's repression, tyranny and exploitation.
This class, because of a language and education that enabled them to work for the coloniser, ran the colonial machinery.
If you come from the Rhondda and are third generation Welsh-born, yet choose to speak English, you would be seen as a "coloniser
" if you chose to move to certain parts of your own country.
One could argue that if Western academics are to examine the interaction of politics, psychology and culture, the fundamental conflict to be addressed before any other is that between coloniser and colonised, since it underlies nation building in the vast majority of societies.
Finding concrete answers in the book is hard for a researcher qua coloniser. Decolonizing Methodologies was not written with us in mind, however, and Smith makes no concessions to potential coloniser readers, not even `post-colonialists': "the fashion of post-colonialism [may have] become a strategy for reinscribing or reauthorizing the privileges of non-indigenous academics" (p 24).
'I want to remind Mohamed Khaled that Malaysia's history was created by the struggles of the people of different races against the colonisers
for the sake of independence,' she told a news conference at the headquarters of PKR ally in Bandar Baru Uda here today.
We may claim to be independent but as long as our constitutions are the handworks of our former colonisers
, our independence is questionable.
'Is not that all the way British colonisers came to Malaya first?
The people of Johor should be aware of the DAP's 'A La Coloniser's Democracy' tactics in gaining support and votes ahead of the 14th general election (GE14), said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
The first task, focusing on colonialism, is sub-divided into two: a focus on colonialism and the colonised and the second on the coloniser. In assessing the record of colonialism, Cesaire looks carefully at the nature and claims used by the coloniser to justify colonialism.
In regards to the coloniser's justification of colonialism as a civilising process, Cesaire shows that Africa had much advanced and thriving civilisation before colonialism.