That the USA and its lifestyle are finishing, there isn't the slightest doubt. yet for what cause, and in what demeanour, and what can in all probability come subsequent? What occurs within the hole among worlds, whilst the recent is simply dimly glimpsed like a much shore within the evening, and the previous is disappearing so quick there appears to be like no reliable flooring closing? Questions of first issues and of final issues unavoidably come up. this is often the location of our new release. this can be our place, in addition to our generation—at the very finish of the United States, and the very starting of whatever new. every little thing is dissolving so quick that not anything continues to be of the sea-foam goals of our unsatisfied formative years. what's taking place to us—it is like our too-brief reminiscences of belonging are already being become crystalline memories of a bygone international. So we're as Ancients, we, fingering our threadbare fragments of reminiscence accumulated from this death civilization. Is it long gone, then, this entire form of an international? We welcome its passing. is that this the long run speeding in the direction of us? We needs to prepared ourselves. we're the basically ones who've rather begun, simply because we're the in simple terms ones who've began to think.
Everything starts off in notion.
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As time has passed the new German society, scarred by the 20th century, has bizarrely come to resemble the American society: Foucault’s studies on West German and American neo-liberalism do not go far enough along on their route, nor did Foucault study America as much as it merited, limited as he was by his “structural” materialism.
This much was obvious a century before to Hegel: he claimed that any ruler who enslaved half of Europe would never last, since Christianity forever ends slavery. America shows itself as a vaguely European society that can never really get rid of the regressive character of racial slavery that wrecked the society. The other nihilistic countries based on these doctrines, for example apartheidera South Africa or Nazi Germany, have also collapsed of their own nothingness. The reason is that the contradictory materialism that founds the modern doctrine of racial slavery is itself bound to evaporate, since it is (like all materialism) based on vanishing, inessential characteristics of people, and in contradiction with all the prior traditions of the West which concerned the spiritual, lasting, essential behavior of humans.
But as everyone remarks, the proliferation of law as purely normative only marks its passing into generalized contempt. It is the last ruse of a law losing its power everywhere to pretend to be everywhere. Americans lose their respect for legality, and even become something other than Americans, when the law infringes so much upon their daily lives that they can no longer obey laws! Biopower has become so absurd as to not constitute merely guidelines over this or that item of health, but a whole new supposedly natural life, over and against the old one.
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