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Marxist Supernanny

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Supernanny is a British reality TV show about parents with uncontrollable kids. solipsism (and how it's produced by capitalist forces) and the media. problems with today's left (too reactionary) and how we can overcome them. sadly, we shall have to do that without Fisher :(

Fisher, M. (2009). Marxist Supernanny. In Fisher, M. Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?. Zero Books, pp. 71-80

relating to or denoting the political and economic theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (noun or adj)

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A Marxist Supernanny would of course turn away from the troubleshooting of individual families to look at the structural causes which produce the same repeated effect.

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A Marxist Supernanny would of course turn away from the troubleshooting of individual families to look at the structural causes which produce the same repeated effect.

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Dutch philosopher of Sephardi/Portuguese origin; in Ethics, laid groundwork for the 18th-century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and the universe

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Supernanny is a Spinozist insofar as, like Spinoza, she takes it for granted that children are in a state of abjection

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Supernanny is a Spinozist insofar as, like Spinoza, she takes it for granted that children are in a state of abjection

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ethical component of the personality and provides the moral standards by which the ego operates (acc to Sigmund Freud)

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the failure of the Father function, the crisis of the paternal superego in late capitalism

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the failure of the Father function, the crisis of the paternal superego in late capitalism

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(noun) a division or split in a group or union; schism / (noun) an action or process of cutting, dividing, or splitting; the state of being cut, divided, or split

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Spinoza's move both deprives the grounding of Law in a sadistic act of scission (the cruel cut of castration), at the same time as it denies the ungrounded positing of agency in an act of pure volition

on Spinoza's reading of the Fall as God not condemning Adam because eating the apple was wrong; rather, he tells him it is wrong because it's bad for him

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Spinoza's move both deprives the grounding of Law in a sadistic act of scission (the cruel cut of castration), at the same time as it denies the ungrounded positing of agency in an act of pure volition

on Spinoza's reading of the Fall as God not condemning Adam because eating the apple was wrong; rather, he tells him it is wrong because it's bad for him

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1 year, 2 months ago

(noun) the act of renouncing or rejecting something; self-denial

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allow the media class to further abnegate its function to educate and lead

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allow the media class to further abnegate its function to educate and lead

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[...] Against the postmodernist suspicion of grand narratives, we need to reassert that, far from being isolated, contingent problems, these are all the effects of a single systemic cause: Capital. We need to begin, as if for the first time, to develop strategies against a Capital which presents itself as ontologically, as well as geographically, ubiquitous.

re: things like mass shootings

—p.77 by Mark Fisher 1 year, 2 months ago

[...] Against the postmodernist suspicion of grand narratives, we need to reassert that, far from being isolated, contingent problems, these are all the effects of a single systemic cause: Capital. We need to begin, as if for the first time, to develop strategies against a Capital which presents itself as ontologically, as well as geographically, ubiquitous.

re: things like mass shootings

—p.77 by Mark Fisher 1 year, 2 months ago
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[...] One of the left's vices is its endless rehearsal of historical debates, its tendency to keep going after Kronsdadt or the New Economic Policy rather than planning and organizing for a future that it really believes in. The failure of previous forms of anti-capitalist political organization should not be a cause for despair, but what needs to be left behind is a certain romantic attachment to the politics of failure, to the comfortable position of a defeated marginality. The credit crisis is an opportunity--but it needs to be treated as a tremendous speculative challenge, a spur for a renewal that is not a return. As Badiou has forcefully insisted, an effective anti-capitalism must be a rival to Capital, but a reaction to it; there can be no return to pre-capitalist territories. Anti-capitalism must oppose Capital's globalism with its own, authentic universality.

—p.78 by Mark Fisher 1 year, 2 months ago

[...] One of the left's vices is its endless rehearsal of historical debates, its tendency to keep going after Kronsdadt or the New Economic Policy rather than planning and organizing for a future that it really believes in. The failure of previous forms of anti-capitalist political organization should not be a cause for despair, but what needs to be left behind is a certain romantic attachment to the politics of failure, to the comfortable position of a defeated marginality. The credit crisis is an opportunity--but it needs to be treated as a tremendous speculative challenge, a spur for a renewal that is not a return. As Badiou has forcefully insisted, an effective anti-capitalism must be a rival to Capital, but a reaction to it; there can be no return to pre-capitalist territories. Anti-capitalism must oppose Capital's globalism with its own, authentic universality.

—p.78 by Mark Fisher 1 year, 2 months ago
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The long, dark night of the end of history has to be grasped as an enormous opportunity. The very oppressive pervasiveness of capitalist realism means that even glimmers of alternative political and economic possibilities can have a disproportionately great effect. The tiniest event can tear a hole in the grey curtain of reaction which has marked the horizons of possibility under capitalist realism. From a situation in which nothing can happen, suddenly anything is possible again.

beautiful writing

—p.80 by Mark Fisher 1 year, 2 months ago

The long, dark night of the end of history has to be grasped as an enormous opportunity. The very oppressive pervasiveness of capitalist realism means that even glimmers of alternative political and economic possibilities can have a disproportionately great effect. The tiniest event can tear a hole in the grey curtain of reaction which has marked the horizons of possibility under capitalist realism. From a situation in which nothing can happen, suddenly anything is possible again.

beautiful writing

—p.80 by Mark Fisher 1 year, 2 months ago