nika on war
one of nika dubrovsky‘s many threads during ukraine:
This war did not begin yesterday, and it has unfolded an inhumane world system. This is the real “hybrid warfare.” It is not against countries and their governments, it is against humanity.
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikadubrovsky/status/1497906138699993092
The interests of those who started this war are purely economic; if that were not the case, Swift would be shut down for all of the Russian economy, not just certain parts of it that are not harmful to the Western interests. 8/
need to let go of any form of m\a\p
Wars are the must-have in capitalist economies to bring wealthy industrialized nations out of cyclical crises, and perhaps this crisis is not cyclical, but final. 10/
How can humanity get out of the bloody world show? Maybe we should first learn collective, large-scale behavior that defies the logic of the system. Stop reacting to the stimulus and emotion that is being injected into us from above and that makes us so predictable. 12/
need: means to undo our hierarchical listening
tweets that esp resonated.. out of 14 of them
david on war – video via m of care email share
nika reflecting on it
Thinking about what is War https://t.co/6665Vho5i1
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/nikadubrovsky/status/1501550747292516354
In such a war there are no rules. It is not really possible to negotiate because the opponents are not equal. . David also talked about another type of war, a war between sovereigns, where there are rules and a clear objective to sign a peace agreement. . It is the peace treaty on the terms of the winner that is the victory for one and the defeat for the other.
I really hope I’m wrong about the West’s plans, because the best thing to do during a war is to end it, and for that you have to talk.. If there are no sides willing to talk to each other in this war, then we will all be involved in an endless war..t
perhaps (at this point) ‘talking’ ness is a distraction to david’s ‘how could we have a society where social peace isn’t a truce in permanent war but rather actual peace’
i agree convo is huge.. but our convo today is all like whalespeak.. so (to me) talking ness is a distraction.. again.. we need a means to get to what david raises in video: ‘what would peace actually be like..how could we have a society where social peace isn’t a truce in a permanent war but rather actual peace‘
this is huge.. and today we have the means to leap/detox us to that.. ie: a means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature.. so that we can org around legit needs.. rather.. live in legit/deep peace
then via nika fb post:
It’s scary to think that in a week, a huge number of my friends were either bombarded, refugees, or locked up in a prison called “Russia”.
No clear ideas how this could end, I have no idea. Maybe someone knows something?
am thinking.. esp w friends ness.. she is wanting ideas to end what is happening to her friends (everyone) right now.. but (to me) this is a huge part of our problem (why people – who want peace – can’t seem to get to it).. we keep getting distracted by distractions/part\ial ness (ie: david on war – this is deeper.. and what would peace be like.. not just truce)
we do have a means today (i think) to end this permanent/perpetual war.. and contrary to belief.. it would actually be faster than anything we could do right now for the specific situation right now.. not to mention.. deeper.. as in global peace vs global/specific truce..
ie: a nother way
from email on meeting early (to talk about war ness) for m of care – mar 10.. she writes:
It seems relevant to try to avoid, as much as possible, a conversation about the War that is going on right now; instead, we can try to expand and enrich the discourse.
huge.. need deeper.. otherwise just a bandaid.. this is why we’re still stuck..
I would like to quote David’s text from his Malinowski lecture “On the relation of power, ignorance and stupidity,” where he talks about structural violence and communication, especially gender relationships.
“violence may well be the only form of human action by which it is possible to have relatively predictable effects on the actions of a person about whom you understand nothing.“
There are many other ideas in the same text, including colonial relations and the link between structural violence and the simplification of the social sciences.
To me, it is correlated to the film I watched yesterday, “IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND INSCRIPTION OF WAR, BRD 1988”.. explores the problem of interpretive work and understanding the Other in the relationships to power as alienation and violence.. I would be very grateful if someone could help me make sense of the words “enlightenment” linked to violence that is clearly present in this film.
interpretive labor et al
science had not merely become a means for describing society but had become its fate.. t
domination literally ‘orders’ the project and gives it intelligibility.. far more important than marx’s concept of social development as ‘the history of class struggle’ is his drama of the extrication of humanity form animality into society, the ‘disembeddedness’ of humanity form the cyclic ‘eternality’ of nature into the linear temporality of history
when marx declares that /men may be distinguished form animals by consciousness, by religion or anything else you like (but they) begin to distinguish themselves from animals as soon as they begin to produce their means of subsistence.. he essentially deals w humanity as a ‘force’ in the productive process that differs from other material ‘forces’ only to the degree that ‘man’ can conceptualize productive operations that animals perform instinctively..
the working class that has ‘bought into capitalism’ that seeks its share in the affluence provided by the system.. thus where reaction is the real basis of action and needs is the basis of motivation, the bourgeois spirit becomes the ‘world spirit’ of marxism
just as necessity becomes the basis of freedom, authority becomes the basis of rational coordination..t class society or classless.. the realm of necessity is also a realm of command and obedience.. of ruler/and ruled..
again.. once w distrust us (the dance).. we have to manage us (any form of m\a\p)
once we don’t grok enough ness.. once we think whale needs are our essential/legit needs.. we assume all/any form of m\a\p.. which perpetuates the insatiation ness of org ing around non legit needs.. et al
marx: ‘the pure light of science seems unable to shine but on a dark background if ignorance’
there can be no marxian theory of the fam, of feminism or of ecology because marx negates the issues they raise or worse, transmutes them into econ ones.. hence, attempts to formulate a marxian fem tend to degen into ‘wages for housewives’ a marxian psychology into a marusan reading of freud, and a marxian ecology into ‘pollution is profitable’..
our part\ial ness fixes.. rather .. our perpetuation of the cancer/war.. because we keep trying to fix by using cliches of freedom which negate/compromise/destroy freedom