david on possibility of pleasure
(2013) The possibility of political pleasure: David Graeber at TEDxWhitechapel
had notes on david graeber page.. but adding to this page this day:
One of my favorite talks. https://t.co/AijqR6vrNB
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikadubrovsky/status/1605538332582084609
“There’s all these imaginary lines around the world with not-so-imaginary weapons protecting them.” @davidgraeber
Over 5 years ago and still relevant https://t.co/JmbdvPBgEk
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/THREADRIOT/status/1009116647242780673
video is his 15 min talk – The possibility of political pleasure: TEDxWhitechapel
on trusting the consensus process – coming up w a creative solution that no one violently objects to
3 min – part of the pleasure is an abandonment of self.. that comes from the trust in others that others (or group as a whole – which doesn’t always happen) are actually smarter than you..
4 min – i could speak but i don’t have to.. sometimes you just let go.. and that’s a lot of where the pleasure comes from
let go ness
so how is that experience reproducible..
5 min – people who created constitution.. hated democracy/diversity.. ie: we need to contain this.. we need to tamp down too much democracy..
any form of democratic admin
7 min – why did they have to do that?.. seems to be a desire.. that people should be able to manage own affairs.. so what would it take to bring that idea to realization.. t
9 min – they didn’t imagine equality was possible
11 min – imaginary lines w/not so imaginary weapons
major thing.. there is no lacking creative interesting ideas.. imagine.. all lines erased..
12 min – the greatest squandered resource is all those people who have got them (creative ideas to solve solutions) have no forum in which to say them.. or literally told to shut up.. question is how to unleash that.. t
13 min – need to create structures/context .. where that kind of group mind.. actual democracy can take root.. we have to challenge those invisible walls.. look at those structures of power more seriously
most people .. i know what we could do.. i wish i could say it
structure of ineq make it impossible.. but.. it would create a society actually capable of solving problems the world faces today..