Reading all these posts on FB and Twitter on the UK made me think….
It’s not just Britain or the U.S., one should look around the world as well… reactionary forces are basically everywhere across the board, like a tripwire someone zapped, a current underground one tweaked with normative switching systems and algorithms of smart bombs, but now the circuits have all shorted out, the bypasses melted, the husks of containment dripping into toxicity…. the black ooze is seeping out all over and the only thing to be done is accept responsibility for putting the plug back in the genii’s bottle if you can: it is an inner necessity to submit to and survive this “betrayal,” to survive this violent act of being torn out of one’s complaisance and thrown into a dark landscape where one has to reinvent a politics – only in this way, concrete universality is born. Maybe this is the clarion call the Left has needed to rise up out of its lethargic sleep, its complaisance and finally begin forging a new path forward rather than talking about it, rather now it must act on it – think intelligently instead of moving to some voluntaristic belly twitch.
Mobilize intelligence: Intellect as ACT, not abstraction. Make Intellect concrete, an enactment and participation, realized in its movement. Bring politics and economy together again as Political Economy. Revolution should take place when capitalism fully develops all its potentials and exhausts all its possibilities: are we in that time? We should not just sit and wait for the “ripe moment,” but begin “educating” ourselves for the long struggle ahead. We must reinvent the Left for TODAY, rather than living on the ghosts of failed worlds. Without a platform there can be no struggle, without a struggle there can be no unity, no movement, no mobilization. But if the reactionaries insist on unleashing exit and flight, we should not be afraid of it. Our attitude on this question is the same as our attitude towards any disturbance: first, we are against it; second, we are not afraid of it. What is terrifying today is nothing less than the condition of our freedom. Our freedom to act, and act intelligently going forward.