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I smell a rat.

Posted by: Frenchy on December 08, 1999 at 16:42:44:

In Reply to: Reflection upon the quote posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on December 08, 1999 at 10:59:22:

: : : The original post is a good illustration of propaganda at work on illiterates. That "doctor" ought to be pistol whipped, tarred and feathered and driven out of town.

: : Why? Because he brought them to the realization that they didn't have to just do as they were told? Because he put them on the road to self-government?

: SDF: Actually, in the passage I displayed, Freire only tried to show that it wasn't God who was resposible for the plight of peasants. It was the peasants themselves who came to the realization that it was their entrapment within an economic system ("the boss") that made them what they were.

Could you tell us if there was another purpose in the doctor telling the peasants of their condition? Or was it simply to impart his insights and understanding to them?
I smell a rat.

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