“Their ability (political, literary, organizational ) to act is blunted, and when an activity actually takes place, the intellectual house of cards collapses because of its one-off character (with the exception of the truly courageous “old-style” activists, i.e., from a decade ago ).
And thus, the left’s desire to have the “king’s head” collapses again and again. The problem with this desire to decapitate is that since the king is undefeatable in the absence of continuous and ongoing activism, the desire becomes the most important thing and seeks out more accessible heads, who suddenly become “internal enemies.”
Thus begins the rifts, another leftist hobby, the substitute for civil war. Here, too, the strugglers need rhetoric, rather than practical thinking; there are debates about evil, and not about ways to defeat it. What was, is invalid or unimportant, and what will be, is ours, thanks to our power - imaginary power, of course. And there’s nothing like Facebook to nurture it. The passion for anti-authoritative power also gave birth to the slogan “without leaders,” a kind of democratic envy. Symbols? Dead Moshe Silman - yes; symbols of evil - of course, but leaders, who are more effective symbols - no.
The right is at rest. The left is going through its cyclical purging process; once again the focus will be on “identity politics” that always leans on the ultimate victims, who point accusing figures in small, poisonous flocks.
The Israeli Left At Play, Ytizhak Laor, Aug 13 2012, Haaretz
Entire left’s activity is based on ‘memorization’ - not real thinking, not real pursuit.
Confirming ‘passwords’ (Have you read that author? Are you familiar with this jargon?)- only that level of brain activation is required.
It’s a tremendous waste of potential brain power and good will humanity holds.
August 13, 2012, 8:58pm 0 notes