The second half of chapter 4 is greatly centralized around the idea of cultural invasion. Freire describes cultural invasion as the last fundamental characteristic for the theory of antidialogical action. “In this phenomenon, the invaders penetrate the cultural context of another group, in disrespect of the latter’s potentialities; they impose their own view of the world upon those they invade and inhibit the creativity of the invaded by curbing their expression.” (152) What are some groups or people that are using or have used cultural invasion in their conquest of antidialogical action?
Freire says that cultural invasion is both an instrument and a result of domination. How have we seen cultural invasion used as an instrument of domination? And a result?
Freire then begins to explain how institutions of child rearing and education “function largely as agencies which prepare the invaders of the future.” (154) Do we agree with Freire? How are we being prepared to invade the future? On page 155 he says that in order to receive satisfaction (as in the home or school) people must adapt to the precepts set above. I agree with this statement however, Freire follows this with the sentence, “One of these precepts is not to think.” At first I disagreed with this but as I thought about it I realized this has a great deal of validity. From an early age in school we aren’t taught to think we are taught to regurgitate information. Do you agree? Disagree?
Later in the chapter, page 165, Freire states that “due to certain historical condtions, the movement by the revolutionary leaders to the people is either horizontal- so that leaders and people form one body in condradiction to the oppressors- or it is trianglular, with the revolutionary leaders occupying the vertex of the triangle in contradiction to the oppressors and to the oppressed as well.” What are some examples of horizontal revolutions? What are some examples of triangular?