4 de noviembre de 2011

El crepúsculo de los ídolos

Nunca es mal momento para reubicar los pensamientos. Ha pasado largo tiempo desde que este rincón quedó prácticamente abandonado, a merced de los guardianes del olvido. En breve volverá a la actividad con los contenidos prometidos en la petulante descripción de la izquierda. Aquí, un adelanto:

The Post Industrial Strategy (Twilight of the Idols)

"Michel Foucault in 'Discipline and Punish': the mechanism of social control has changed from liquidation or internment to therapeutic. Criminals or the insane are now simply recycled and turned into normalized homogeneous citizens. Both the right and the left wish to feel responsible for these problems and to reintegrate the deviant. We must not do this Our interest in social deviance must be to maintain and extend the disability of the system to keep its margins under its control.

Another fiction is the idea that by liberating the unconscious or the "psychic" we can attack the post-industrial simulacre. To begin with, the modern notion of unconscious is just another metaphysical concept. The primitives had no need of it because they had no distinction between the civilized and the savage mind. Only with emancipation or the idea of freedom did the need arise for the Master to be interiorized in us all and alienation begins. All savage, wandering and symbolic processes came to be called "unconscious" and were thereby domesticated like death. Any idea which maintains this artificial separation is tragically missing the point. Furthermore it is foolish to think that a social code which created the unconscious is not able to inscribe and control it, just the same as it manipulates our conscious lives. Indeed this is the most effective method the code uses for its perpetuation. Psychic liberation is the very form of the system, not a radical solution as the drug experimentation of the Sixties showed. Changing individuals does not necessarily change societies."

SPK, "Auto da Fe" (Mute Records, 1983)

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