|Brian Holmes on Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:42:40 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> Greek reality board game.: 'Pawnshop- Days of Mistrust'|
On 09/07/2016 07:16 AM, David Garcia wrote:
My question is where will we be able to play the BIG game of contesting neo-liberal power. It won’t be on the streets alone or in national parliaments alone.. And probably not on our own as single nations, but eventually and most effectively it can begin as the actions taken by regional blocks on the long road to a greater convergence of progressive poitics. Its a long game that we should be playing not abandoning the field.
I agree with you David. I don't think one should adopt the "either/or" approach. It is not about EITHER large-scale conventional formal institutional politics OR molecular radical subversive micro-politics. The only way I can see it is to do both. Abandoning the field worsens the general situation. Embracing it entirely worsens your own self and renders any breakthrough, any paradigm shift, just impossible. To be a radical and a reformist at the same time does not make sense, but neither does the world. Frankly I find people who cannot play two desperate games at once to be lacking a tragic sense of engagement with the times.... Marcuse always used to say, "Yes, but remember to vote!" best, BH # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: