Perhaps some people may not entirely understand the back lash against Santorum’s statement that “there isn’t much Native Culture in modern American culture”.
There is plenty of Native culture in American culture, but Santorum is talking about
(1) popular material culture, where we literally do not see very much representation of Native art in pop media, cities, etc.. which is true.
(2) his positivist naive view on culture which explains current manifestations of institutions, events, activities as a result of European (read: white) ingenuity, intelligence and fortitude, etc…
This latter is false because it ignores and eliminates the actual material conditions upon which such positivist notions gain their substance. It is a “never mind that man behind the curtain” view of America. It is a view which supposes itself arising and occurring in a vacuum that is itself.
Ideals of Positivist Mental Health likewise suffer from the same kind of myopia.
As well, what I term conventional philosophy.
Later on those last two.x
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