This in a nutshell is the idea behind my use of the phrase “intellectual imperialism” –
the question of:
- whether you (the superior help-giving entity) will help
- me (the unfortunate in need of a hand up) by
- (option A): partnering with me to achieve common goals – or
- (option B): whether you will simply use that superiority to dominate – conquering rather than helping, but
- justifying with the language of help.