However, letting go, the benefit of the doubt, ignoring the damage and so forth are strategies that only serve pre-existing dominant narratives and neoliberal transnational white supremacy: “Shouldn’t we talk about it?” “It’s provocative, let’s have a dialogue!” is the oppressor’s passive aggressive way of telling you that your criticisms are secondary, and irrelevant, “subjective”, “emotional”, “reactionary” and not as necessary as the “interesting” ideas that will be presented first. If the theory “It’s provocative, let’s have a dialogue!” is true, then they are sadistically intending to cause pain—it is pain directed at those who have already stated that it is not provocation but damage.


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