[ show plain text ]
Now I see what Julian means (below). The answer is yes indeed, the
development of socialism (whatever that will be - see my other recent
and the transcendence of the pig's ear would proceed together and
interactively. Given my libertarian yearnings, and doubting its efficacy,
I would also hope to avoid compulsory 're-education' for recalcitrant ears.
Dr Michael Williams
Economics and Social Sciences
De Montfort University
fax: 0870 133 1147
[This message may be in html, and any attachments may be in MSWord 97. If
you have difficulty reading either, please let me know.]
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2000 5:13 PM
Subject: RE: [OPE-L:2193] Re: FW: Re: : value-form theory and socialism
> Mike wrote
> > > > 5. The central role of fetishism and alienation in the conditioning
> > > > human
> > > > agency by value-form determined social structure suggests that it
> > be
> > > > difficult to create the silk purse of socialism without rectifying
> > > > pig's
> > > > ear that capitalism has made of human nature.
> > > >
> > > > Can I take it that Mike sees these as simultaneous processes?
> > I'm not sure what are the 'processes' that might be 'simultaneous here?
> Dealing with the silk purse and the pig's ear (which I take it from
> your wording can't be the raw material of the purse -- tho' if it is then
> suppose the metaphor *requires* simultaneity...). I raise the point
> of the political implications of the idea that one has to rectify human
> nature *before* the socialist project can be started.
> > (Anyway, I am a bit hesitant about putting my hand up to any charge of
> > 'simultaneity' on this list ... !)
> I don't think that even the most passionate TSS supporter would
> claim that *all* simultaneity is vicious.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Mon Jan 31 2000 - 07:00:08 EST