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When they say Africa is poor…
Africa’s wealth is getting stolen by the West.
These so called first world nations are developed because they steal billions of dollars worth of African resources annually and then have the nerve to look down on us for having nothing.
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South Africans protest Barack Obama’s visit to their country and his support of apartheid against the Palestinian people.
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Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis with Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis, Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture: The Reception Area, 1972
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Lumping together Stalin and Hitler was already a sign of extreme intellectual poverty: the norm by which any collective undertaking has to be judged is, it was argued, the number of deaths it causes. If that were really the case, the huge colonial genocides and massacres, the millions of deaths in the civil and world wars through which our West forged its might, should be enough to discredit, even in the eyes of ‘philosophers’ who extol their morality, the parliamentary regimes of Europe and America. What would be left for those who scribble about Rights? How could they go on singing the praises of bourgeois democracy as the only form of relative Good and making pompous predictions about totalitarianism when the are standing on top of heaps of victims? […] It indicates that our democratic West is none too fussy about the nature of the historic fuel it uses to keep its propaganda machine running.
Alain Badiou, 'The Communist Hypothesis, What is Called Failure?' (via bourgeoisentimentality)
How could they go on singing the praises of bourgeois democracy as the only form of relative Good and making pompous predictions about totalitarianism when the are standing on top of heaps of victims?
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Basra Mosque, Basra, Iraq.
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Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas, 1966-68
The fact is, capitalism penetrates much more deeply into our existence. That system, as it was established in the nineteenth century, was obliged to elaborate a set of political techniques, techniques of power, by which man was tied to something like labor - a set of techniques by which people’s bodies and their time would become labor power and labor time so as to be effectively used and thereby transformed into hyperprofit. But in order for there to be hyperprofit, there had to be an infrapower [sous-pouvoir] . A web of microscopic, capillary political power had to be established at the level of man’s very existence, attaching men to the production apparatus, while making them into agents of production, into workers. This binding of man to labor was synthetic, political; it was a linkage brought about by power. There is no hyperprofit without an infrapower.
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