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It’s time to accept that normalcy no longer exists

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15/07/16 08:14

<nettime> Forms of decisionism

It’s time to accept that normalcy no longer exists. The world is on
the edge of some new form of order. You can’t appeal to the past,
to the constitution, to due process, to human rights, to your bank
account, to anything. Either we decide to know in our bones and in our
acts that inequality is already a state of emergency both nationally
and internationally, or the racist classist nationalist xenophobes
are going to decide on their own pathway. And it could easily become
something comparable to the last big round of authoritarianism and
global war.

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July 16th, 2016 at 2:18 pm

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republicrat

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 Difference in such a system is reduced to catchy,
emotional sound bites, which serve to polarize viewers, spectators and
ultimately, voters, while simulating difference - enacting a facade of
political diversity.

In the end, the winners in such a set-up - that amounts to a
perpetual, media-sparring match for cap feathers among the
self-appointed wealthy and commercial society elected, or 'electable,'
contestants - are the corporations, who infuse enough capital to the
Republi-crat majority to decide the outcomes of political policy
questions. So the corporations (and aristocratic interests) get what
they want, at the expense of the rank and file public, year after
year, ad infinitum.

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December 23rd, 2009 at 11:39 pm

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Metanarratives

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Metanarrative – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

… attempts to construct grand theories tend to dismiss the naturally existing chaos and disorder of the universe. Second, metanarratives are created and reinforced by power structures and are therefore not to be trusted. ‘Metanarratives’ ignore the heterogeneity or variety of human existence. They are also seen to embody unacceptable views of historical development, in terms of progress towards a specific goal.

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October 21st, 2009 at 6:02 am

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