Share this post“Western Tech & China: Who Serves whom?”emanuelprez.substack.comCopy linkTwitterFacebookEmail“Western Tech & China: Who Serves whom?”Interview with Hopium Den's Craig Howie Emanuel PastreichDec 17, 2022412Share this post“Western Tech & China: Who Serves whom?”emanuelprez.substack.comCopy linkTwitterFacebookEmail“Western Tech & China: Who Serves whom?”Emanuel Pastreich at “The Hopium Den” with Craig Howie December 17, 202212Share this post“Western Tech & China: Who Serves whom?”emanuelprez.substack.comCopy linkTwitterFacebookEmail
I would add this to the preceding: The late French philosopher, Michel Foucault (1926-1984), is credited with saying the following: "[...], no matter how serious a given situation, there are always different options for action and change, although very limited in some cases. Foucault's position is that to ignore unjust practices within the social body is to tolerate and perpetuate their existence, thus condemning a whole section of the population to despair. Although there are multiple social and historical constraints, there is always a way to change these constraints – namely, a margin of freedom. Foucault, therefore, assumes that people will always seek to modify the actions of others. In short, to wield power - but that assumes, at the same time, that people will resist such attempts. To quote Foucault, if only for the last time, and in doing so, paraphrasing him (of course!), in connection with the homo Deus of a Schwab or a Harari (on hacking the human brain): "How does it mean that in Western Christian culture, the government of men demands of those who are led not only acts of obedience and submission but also acts of truth? This requires not only that the subject tell the truth but that he tell the truth about himself, his faults, his desires, and the state of his soul (see Harari's "Homo Deus")... And so on? (Michel Foucault, 1926-1984)
Good interview. More hegemony from the international Corporatocracy. We as Americans have first hand experience at being manipulated by these folks.
The Blame The Victims folks.