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<nettime> ***SPAM*** Re: what if we were all right but all wrong?
morlockelloi on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:54:50 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> ***SPAM*** Re: what if we were all right but all wrong?

The understanding and manipulation of masses has become a technology-based activity. Like transportation or food production.

Reflexes and intuition in activism from the last few centuries are becoming irrelevant in this regard - this is what 'activists' generally refuse to understand, despite repeated and consistent failures.

'Knowledge' how to stir political movements based on Marx, '68, etc, is as relevant as knowing how to hunt lunch with bow and arrows: when you enter supermarket with those, you will be tased, hamstringed, and beaten for a good measure. What puzzles me is that these people, after they recover, go back to practice bow and arrow to 'do better next time.'

The myth that, unlike everything else, political technology is at the 18th century level, and that all it takes is to gospel the truth (via Internet this time), which will set everyone free, is the main reason that they will continue to fail.

much I know of Italy the country also Alex comes from.  In Italy we are
literally engulfed by (critical or not, same) intellectualoids swimming
into academy/politics and unable to get anything done, or even
understood by the masses, completely detached from the actual legwork it
takes to carry on a political campaign or initiative.

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