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I think once you become a colonial country (Phillipines, Hawaii,
Alaska, etc) outside people will stop thinking of you as post-colonial,
though you might still think of yourself as post-colonial (with the
peculiar victorious-victim-menality it brings.)
Mind you, some people think of "colonial" as a mind-set rather
than a particular political/economic arrangement.
(Australia administered Papua New Guinea for a few decades until
independence, so some might consider us colonial too, however we didn't
buy or fight the natives for it. We also have a chunk of Antarctica,
but the penguins are poorly armed. Some people regard our sugar
company as having been colonial on some Pacific islands.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <email@example.com>
To: "Rick Jelliffe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] If XML is too hard for a programmer, perhaps he'd b e better off as a crossing guard
> Rick Jelliffe scripsit:
> > Though perhaps that 1 cent topic is a symptom of a person from one
> > post-colonial country weary of the inescapable influence of another
> > country. A hundred billion dollar topic!
> Hmm. Is the U.S. a post-colonial country too? AFAICT, the English
> have never thrown off the Norman yoke, either, even if their monarchs
> are a bunch of Germans.
> John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
> To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There
> are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
> that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
> --_The Hobbit_