Re: Is homosexuality a social construction?
Originally Posted by wild.river
the simplistic viewpoint would make sense to you if you had read the context: "I'm trying to extricate all of those colonial ideologies from my mind and spirit."
It did "make sense" but I still hold that it is simplistic. There is so much about the context as in "what exactly is a colonial ideology" To ascertain that one would have to accurately trace the germination of the idea and then search to make sure that there was no corresponding or even relatively similar idea in or around the indigenous population.
"The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books - a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects." - Albert Einstein