Tag Archives: Hannah Arendt
“I expect serious problems in terms of civil unrest and I expect pretty draconian responses from our internal security systems, and you can look at Ferguson to get a sense of what that looks like: that’s militarized police in armored personnel carriers with 50 caliber machine guns pointed at nonviolent protesters.”
“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia. America, as it is discussed in public forums by politicians, academics and the media, is a fantasy, a Disneyfied world of make-believe.
“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”
Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?
Collective self-delusions, have now been mainstreamed. They are trumpeted by media platforms across the political spectrum and by the political establishment.
RS: The governments that all attacked Israel [in the Six-Day War}…they all made peace with Israel. The only people that didn’t make peace were the Palestinians, and the Palestinians were actually occupied by these Arab governments.
The law as an instrument of morality at the state and federal levels has been deformed into an instrument of racialized social control.
Totalitarianism is. . . a system in which human beings, both as individuals and distinct groups, become surplus, unnecessary, and unwanted, cease to have any intrinsic value as human beings — are dehumanized.
The problem for the rest of the world actually, now, is the containment of the United States.
Certainly, it is obvious that Trump is a racist, xenophobe and egregious sexist. But most of all, he is emblematic of a ruthless corporate, self-serving, greedy elite who will do anything to consolidate their class and financial power.
“Disarm and live.”
This world in arms is not spending money alone.
People dare to be comfortable with uncertainty if they are in solidarity with each other.
Wrongheaded Calls to “Give Trump a Chance”
As Pollock says: “What she was afraid of was the tendency to devalue action, for the economic to overtake the political.”