Speakers Push Air

Up Against The Wall, Bill Gates
September 26, 2011, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Politricks, Reading, Uncategorized

Increasingly often of late I find myself tending to the kind of hard left stance I’ve always avoided. I’ve always placed myself on the vague anarcho – angry liberal end of things, but maybe it’s time to stop fucking about.

“This is why the delicate liberal communist  – frightened, caring, fighting violence – and the blind fundamentalist exploding in rage, are two sides of the same coin. While they fight subjective violence, liberal communists are they very agents of the structural violence which creates the conditions for the explosions of subjective violence. The same philanthropists who give millions for AIDS or education in tolerance have ruined the lives of thousands through financial speculation and thus created the conditions for the rise of the very intolerance that is being fought. In the 1960s and 70s it was possible to buy soft-porn postcards of a girl clad in a bikimi or wearing an evening gown; however, when on moved the postcard or looked at it from a slightly different perspective, her clothes magically disappeared to reveal the girl’s naked body. When we are bombarded by the heartwarming news of a debt cancellation or a big humanitarian campaign to eradicate a dangerous epidemic, just move the postcard a little to catch a glimpse of the obscene figure of the liberal communist at work beneath.”
– Slavoj Zizek, Violence

Step forward: we hear
That you are a good man.
You cannot be bought, but the lightning
Which strikes the house, also
Cannot be bought.
You hold to what you said.
But what did you say?
You are honest, you say your opinion.
Which opinion?
You are brave.
Against whom?
You are wise.
For whom?
You do not consider your personal advantages.
Whose advantages do you consider then?
You are a good friend.
Are you also a good friend of the good people?
Hear us then: we know.
You are our enemy. This is why we shall
Now put you in front of a wall. But in consideration
of your merits and good qualities
We shall put you in front of a good wall and shoot you
With a good bullet from a good gun and bury you
With a good shovel in the good earth.
– Bertholt Brecht, The Interrogation Of The Good

The meek ain’t gonna inherit shit
– Alabama 3, Mansion On The Hill

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