Download e-book for kindle: Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other by Slavoj Žižek

By Slavoj Žižek

ISBN-10: 0241278856

ISBN-13: 9780241278857

This present day, thousands of individuals, desirous to get away warfare, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to hunt shelter in Europe. Our reaction from our secure ecu point of view, argues Slavoj Žižek, deals models of ideological blackmail: both we open our doorways as broadly as attainable; or we strive to drag up the drawbridge. either options are undesirable, states Žižek. They purely delay the matter, instead of tackling it.

The refugee challenge additionally provides a chance, a special likelihood for Europe to redefine itself: yet, if we're to take action, we need to commence elevating disagreeable and tough questions. We should also recognize that enormous migrations are our destiny: basically then will we decide to a gently ready means of switch, one based now not on a neighborhood that sees the excluded as a chance, yet one who takes as its foundation the shared substance of our social being.

The in simple terms method, in different phrases, to get to the guts of 1 of the best matters confronting Europe this present day is to insist at the worldwide harmony of the exploited and oppressed. probably such unity is a utopia. yet, warns Žižek, if we don’t have interaction in it, then we're quite misplaced. And we'll need to be misplaced.

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The boom was based largely on a collective ideation (you might say hallucination) about the infinite power of technology (“You will,” one ad campaign promised vaguely). Yes, companies did lay miles of fiber-optic cable (some of it even now going unused), and they did hire programmers and create new Web sites and software applications, but it was the abstract idea of technology as an autonomous, inevitable force, as much as it was actual applications, that fueled the economic and cultural effects of the boom.

Bill Joy’s Epiphany The use of “Luddite” as a synonym for “technophobe,” or even “anticomputer,” is a defensive reflex built into today’s technology-based business culture. This means that any defection from this culture counts as news worth reporting. Thus it was with Bill Joy, a former head ­scientist at Sun Microsystems, prophetic voice in the wilderness, and most recently venture capitalist. His essay in Wired magazine for April 2000, the one cited by Stephanie Mills at the IFG teach-in and by countless neo-Luddites after its appearance, was lavishly photo-illustrated, the first illustration a stark, full-page photograph of the author theatrically dressed in black against an all-black backdrop.

Government to nineteenth-century working-class radical activists. indd 35 2/13/06 12:03:21 PM 36 Against Technology the tech-mad climate of 1998 Microsoft could assume that the term Luddite would count as a profound insult. It’s patently absurd to refer to Netscape and the rest of Microsoft’s technological competition as Luddites, but it is in keeping with Bill Gates’s own faith in technology and the inevitability of progress. In his 1995 bestseller, The Road Ahead, he declared, “One thing is clear”: We don’t have the option of turning away from the future.

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