Day: January 1, 2009

Borges, Neo-Nazism, and a Pierre Joris Link to Edward Said.

There has been a European under-current in indoctrinated and ugly Neo-Nazism, indeed it turned up on a political site where I sometimes hang out to do my bickering. Political-sites often provide a happy breeding-ground for people who would rather not think, but do one of two things : indoctrinate others of like mind , or have somewhere to vent that has a loosely-managed  and therefore easily circumvented set of policies on violent hate-speech and censorship.  One of the methodologies of indoctrinating young angry and violent men is to utilise the cultivation of ignorance as a tool, this is usually known as applying the imprimatur (censorship), wherein one’s individuation and desire for knowledge is channelled into the creation of violence. There have been shootings of the Jewish community in Denmark. One Irish site had a person encouraging the soft-targetting and murder of jews from the diaspora. A certain inadequacy  is evident when hate-speech is allowed thrive under a banner of free-speech, whilst cyber-bullying is ignored in other places. I expect that it all comes down to editorial choices …