Can we sum up here? Probably not. Probably a fool's errand, but call me foolish:
Assassination of journalists (not really clear who killed the hostages
in the supermarket) by those claiming allegiance to iterations of
Al-Qaeda and/or ISIS/ISIL
2. After shock, outpouring of grief:
Everybody (well, almost everybody) is flicking their Bics, like at a big
concert, humming the tune "Unity, Republican Values," holding hands and
swaying to the music.
3. A few, tone deaf Marxists, anarchists,
etc. can't hear the music, but do see where this "unity" is heading-- or
rather trailing. It's trailing behind in a march with Merkel, Cameron,
Hollande, Netanyahu, etc. etc. ad infinitum at its head.
danger, these few tone deaf off-key malcontents suggest, is that nothing
greases the wheels of repression, and war like national unity....and
republican values. Check your history if you disagree
few, different drummers provide the usual, and requisite
opposition to terrorism;
opposition to hostage taking;
opposition to executing journalists;
opposition to "fundamentalism."
They repeat this despite the fact that all their previous actions,
arguments, positions amount to a rejection of terrorism. religion, etc.
They do this for a number of reasons:
a) they believe it's worth
b) they do it in the attempt to pre-empt the unity and value
c) they do it to provide some protection against the repression
that is sure to follow the attacks
d) they do it because they think
there's a deeper problem, a deeper "reason"-- using "reason" to mean a
determining force that is getting expressed in the warped actions by
e)That deeper "reason" of course is of course the
conflicts, antagonisms, that both rend, and bind, capitalism
few, different drummers, point out, tactlessly, vulgarly, rudely,
whatever-ly, that the victims, were actively promoting the dominant
side, in a conflict-- that is to say the ridicule and demonization of an
entire "type"-- "the other"-- those who are associated with Islam.
7.Well, that's just intolerable to unity and value, so the argument is
joined. Meanwhile, of course, what the few pointed out, that any
expression of unity and values that excised "bourgeois" from "republic"
only provides a cover for repression, takes material shape. Quelle
And here's a bit of obiter dictum for comrades who
think the institutions and "democratic values" of France were built by
the French Revolution-- bullshit. Those institutions were built by
bringing the revolution to an end. Read your history.
Your institutions, your values are built upon slavery, upon the re-imposition of slavery, you ignorant, blind "republicans" you.
January 16, 2015