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To paraphrase and quote a fb friend: So much wokeness ends up being calling for the equal dehumanization and criminalization of everyone, not for ending it all together. You see it in the categorical identity language of left liberals, even if people actually BELONG the category they are demonizing. Identity is the Ur-form of Ideology says Adorno. He was right. He also should have been more consistent about that in his earlier work on the authoritarian personality.

The problem with privilege thinking in regards to this is that what is privilege can be confused with basic human decency because privileges have been used to deny people basic human decency; however, if you deny EVERYONE basic human decency, you have fixed the privilege problem. Which do you see modern states as being more likely to do?

Date: 2018-03-23 03:25 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] randomdreams
randomdreams: riding up mini slickrock (Default)
That's a good and depressing point I'd not considered. We assume we're trying to move everyone up.

Date: 2018-03-23 08:26 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] matrixmann
matrixmann: (Ready (alternative default))
Well... I don't know if that is factually correct, but for me that's the core result of when you start working with shame all the time to try to get people into a morally better behavior.
It's always anything like psychological terror. Never is anything good enough. Never are your affords enough to satisfy...
When always nothing's good enough that you do, always somebody shouts you down with his "privilege" reproaches, then this is something stripping you off every human dignity. You stop being a human because everything is a sin and you must be corrected. Your name becomes forgotten, your personality is turned to zero - why? 'Cause all that anybody perceives is what you do and all of that is unworthy in his view. No recognition, only punishment and surveillance.
What shall remain of a self if it gets constantly treated like that?
Exactly that is what they call "breaking a will".

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