Reflections

Regarding the globalization of indifference

Economically more advanced societies develop the tendency to a strong individualism that combined with utilitarian mentality and multiplied by the media network, produce the “globalization of the indifference.” In this scenario, migrants, refugees, displaced people and victims of human trafficking have become an exclusion symbol because, apart from suffering difficulties for their own condition, they are frequently the object of negative judgments, as they are considered responsible for social ills.

Francisco

Regarding why politics is of interest

Why am I so interested in politics? If I could answer in a very simple way, I would say the following: Why shouldn’t it be of interest to me? That is, which blindness, which deafness, which ideological density should I carry to avoid having interest for the probably most crucial issue of our existence, this is, society in which we live, economic relations within which it functions, and the power system that defines the ways, what is permitted and what prohibited in our behavior. After all, the essence of our life consists on the political functioning of the society we live in. Not being interested in politics is what constitutes the problem.

Michel Foucault

Regarding the establishment of the gap

Social establishment of the gap was very effective, very effective for the evil because it is a disaster what they are doing with the breakdown of the social fabric, of the family and friend ties. Who benefits with that? The power. Thus, popular field campaigned for hate. I believe that such was the colonization of the popular field because one thing is the political conflict as conflict of interests, as debate, as sublimation of hate, and another thing is the promotion made by the power, particularly some unmentionable journalists. The popular field also campaigned for hate. If we speak about cultural struggle, one of the main programs in that cultural struggle is solving this hate. It must be solved as it is not through there that we will orientate us in an emancipatory path. Neoliberalism needs cultures without politics. Hate is fantastic as culture without politics because if we treat political conflict as “good” and “evil”, as “corrupt” and “decent”, it becomes a moral conflict. It is morality instead of politics. Then, who benefits from the establishment of hate? Only the power because it obtains a culture with a social fabric completely divided and a depoliticized culture because of the fact of “good” and “evil.” That is the way that totalitarian ideologies, such as Nazism and neoliberalism, have to deal with political conflict. It is a trap. Instead of conflict, they produce the strategy of the internal enemy. It is the hated.

Nora Merlín

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