What I mean by the post-modern perspective is the ability to deconstruct everything into power relationships, which naturally denudes the subject of legitimacy. If everything in our world is simply a product of power, it's hard to say that anything is "right," "wrong," "better," or "worse." It's just contingent, or the result of historical processes; perhaps, in fact, what's "right" is "wrong" precisely because those in power support it.
- Padmewan McGregor, answering Sab's question
I don't know ... this feels rather more like a specifically Nietzschean/Marxist interpretation than anything else, Nietzschean in the sense of power equated to morality, Marxist in the sense of a perceived inversion of power and morality (although there were others suggesting something very similar) -- or, to be exact, a colonialist inversion of and response to Nietzschean morality -- or do Nietzsche and Marx in fact embody the postmodern ... exclusively?
(The power of some ideas, that even in rejecting them they still dominate the subsequent discussion!)