A Colonial mentality is a conceptual theory around feelings of inferiority within some societies post-European colonialism, relative to the values of the foreign powers which they became aware of through the contact period of colonization. The concept essentially refers to the acceptance, by the colonized, of the culture or doctrines of the colonizer as intrinsically more worthy or superior. The subject matter is quite controversial and debated. It is also the state of which a person uses or encourage the things about foreign country. For example, people buy that particular product or goods from foreign countires. Another example is when people get amused by the culture, music and everything about that country.
Why I chose “Colonial Mentality”?
I chose “colonial mentality” because I have noticed that many people are now having or experiencing it. I have noticed that many people buy imported products and that they use that particular product more often than the product of their own country. And colonial mentality is not just about the products that is being used by the people but also the culture. Many people are now letting theirselves being influenced by the culture of that particular country which they are fond of. And another reason why I chose this topic is that I think I am experiencing it right now. Because now, I am fond of “K-Pop” which stands for “Korean Pop” and that I am loving their music more than “OPM” or “Original Pilipino Music”. And lastly, simply because I want to have a topic which I can relate myself to.