[lbo-talk] Platypus: what we are, what we do, and why
cqmv at pdx.edu
Fri Apr 9 12:36:40 PDT 2010
Doug Henwood wrote:
> Sorry to wax Foucauldian, but this word "emancipatory" is not without
> problems. It assumes that there's some inner essence yearning to
> breathe free - and that could breathe free, were it not for all those
> external constraints. Once removed, it would bound about like a
> newborn lamb. But, really, what does this emancipation look like? And
> who is this little shriveled repressed person inside us, anyway? Would
> I recognize mine if we were introduced?
Doug, you're framing this all wrong. We have a free market, so you're
already free! Emanicipation is the freedom to--buy stuff.
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