ANGLO-SAXON LINGUISTIC NEOCOLONIALISM BRILLANTLY EXPOSED BY ALASTAIR PENNYCOOK

ANGLO-SAXON LINGUISTIC NEOCOLONIALISM BRILLANTLY EXPOSED by ALASTAIR
PENNYCOOK



Le texte suivant de l’auteur cyrano@pasdepub.com
est extrait du groupe de discussion soc.culture.belgium.

Lots of naive people are, still, not aware that colonialism is well, allive and very
strong! This neo-colonialism is made through the spread of the English language, as
brilliantly demonstrated by a book which I have just read from Alistair Pennycook.

Now, in fact, we are engaged in what the French have called la "Guerre de
Velours" or the "Velvet War", a new form of stealth war which uses
information instead of machine guns and bombs as tools of colonisation.

The objective of the Velvet War,lead by the US merchants, is to anglosaxonise the whole
planet, in order to control the wealth of other countries.

The primary objective of the Velvet War is to destroy the cultures of others by making
them believe that their cultures are worth nothing, as compared to anglo-saxon culture!

The prime target are children who are very easy to manipulate and brainwash through TV
programs, anglo-saxon cartoons and movies, anglo-saxon music and language.

Once the children believe that the anglo-saxon culture is superior to their own
culture, then the war is,practically,won…

To understand all this I refer the readers to the book of Pennycook:

[1] "English and the discourses of colonialism", by Alastair Pennycook,
Routledge, 1998.

See,especially: [2] "The cultural politics of English as an international
language", par Alastair Pennycook, XXXXXX

See also the other valuable and illuminating books concerning the anglosaxon ideology
of world colonisation through the English language.

[2] "White mythologies : writing history and the West", par R. Young, London
Routledge (1990).

[3] "Colonialism and its forms of knowledge", by B. Cohn, Princeton
University Press, 1996.

[4] "Images of English : A cultural History of the Language", by R. Bailey,
The university of Michigan Press, 1991.

[5] "The politics of discourse : the standard language question in british
cultural debates", par T. Crowley, Macmillan, 1989

[6] "The age of folly : a study of imperial needs, duties and warning", par
C. J. Rolleston, John Milne, 1911.

[7] " The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language ", byr D. Crystal, Cambridge
University Press, 1987

[8] "The triumph of English", par S. Jenkins, "The Times", 25 feb.
1995

[9] "The English language", par R. Burchfield, Oxford University Press, 1985.

[10] "English the dominant language of the future", by W. Axon dans
"Stray chapters in literature, folklore and archaeology, John Heywood, 1888.

[11] "The treasure of our tongue", par L. Burnett, Secker and Warburg, 1962.

[12] "The life and times of the English language : the history of our marvellous
tongue", par R. Claiborne, Bloomsbury, 1983.

[13] "Cultural thought patterns in intercultural education", par R. Kaplan,
Language learning, 16, 1 – 20, 1966

[14] "The language instinct", par S. Pinker, Penguin, 1990

Le 31 janvier 1999