Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Is Frantz Fanon in the house?

On December 6, 1961, FRANTZ FANON died in
Bethesda, Maryland, in the custody of the CIA.

Frantz Fanon (July 20, 1925 – December 6, 1961) was a Martinican physician and revolutionary philosopher. He was the father of synthetic Marxian cultural analysis as applied to the colonized people of the world. In academic circles, Fanon is known as a radical existential humanist thinker who delved into the blood-soaked horror of race and class and elucidated their relationships to the dialectical  figure/ground paradox of subjectivity in the midst of social revolution. Among progressive activists and cultural workers, Frantz Fanon is actively studied as the epitome of the righteous intellectual, who cast aside his bourgeois privilege to actively participate in the armed overthrow of French rule in Algeria. Moreover, his written works have stirred and inspired millions of students for five decades all over the world.

“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”--FRANTZ FANON 
Celebrate Comrade Dr. Frantz Fanon now and forever!
--William PLEASANT/Sekou OSEI

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