… Such knowledge is … essential to good citizenship and fulfillment of the responsibilities by true Christians to their God and Country. Thus, many prefer to school their children at home according to their own particular values. Ironically, the Grange Movement advocated printing more paper money as part of a cheap money policy which would enable farmers to more easily pay off their debts. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires.26, The American Civil Liberties Union also believes that nothing in the Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms. From this Marcuse concludes: I have heard this argument used by Muslims to justify blasphemy laws: because slander is childish and harmful to search for truth, we should legally ban blasphemy for the common good and instead 'reason as men'. Once such myths are in place, veracity is beside the point and ideological questions are no longer open to debate. Despite its air of universal truth it has become dated, and I fully realize the danger of appearing dated myself by starting in this way. Subsequent amendments against poll taxes and discrimination only make matters worse. Nevertheless, declining standards of living and economic dislocations have embittered many—typically middle-class white men, who still view themselves as the majority—depriving them of what they regard as their birthright. This suggests that contemporary political struggle largely concerns the desublimation and re-sublimation of everyday life. (for example, "clear and present danger," threat to national security, heresy). Ronald and Nancy Reagan blowing out the candles on his 82nd birthday cake. Here, the radical Right invokes an exclusively heterosexual, white, middle-class model of the nuclear family to justify its hatred of abortion, gay rights, and integration. Consider how the skinhead movement theatricalizes the image of evil anew in pop culture. Be the first to receive the latest news on international exhibitions and all e-flux related announcements. An even smaller segment of this extreme ever engages in terrorism. With dogma and creed excluded then immutable truth is also dead and buried. Citing Article 1 of the Constitution, the Patriot Network and other groups claim that the Internal Revenue Service is unconstitutional and that paying federal income tax should be voluntary. Repressive intolerance, of course, continually serves to unmask the seemingly benign aspects of liberal ideology. Gun culture is a legacy of frontier justice—and, by extension, has come to represent individual liberty. The following text, which is the first of three installments, traces back to a conversation I had with Mike Kelley in 1994, “Too Young to be a Hippy, Too Old to be a Punk.”1 Christophe Tannert at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin had invited us to discuss underground political and aesthetic culture in the US for the first issue of Bethanien’s Be Magazin. The extreme Right particularly blames John Dewey for shaping—and corrupting—modern public school education. His most ardent campaigner was the fundamentalist preacher Gerald K. Smith. There, populist, socialist, and reactionary tendencies may dovetail. 1, 1994, p. 119–123 (English), p. 124–129 (German). Morris Dees, “The Last Best Hope,” in Dees with James Corcoran, Gathering Storm: America’s Militia Threat (New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1996), 228-29. Given the marked heterogeneity and fragmentation of this social field, one must view it in at least two ways: through a mapping of constituent issues and through a narrative account of constituent movements and organizations. Alan W. Bock, “A Government Out of Control?” Ambush at Ruby Ridge (New York: Berkley Books, 1995), 275. While the left-wing underground paradigm was both political and aesthetic, that of the American Right is nominally only political and religious. Filmmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg maintains that the ultimate goal of National Socialism was not only to unify German people and culture, but also to transform that people and culture into a manipulable aesthetic object. The gay community, for its part, has long been the target of less programmatic, yet more consistent and more generalized “spontaneous” violence: gay bashing. Abortion makes money for Jews. In 1957, when federal authorities first bused African-American children to integrate a school in Little Rock, Arkansas, local officials tried to block the move. Cars and people circulate in apparent chaos around five carved lions statues—symbolizing Ramallah’s five prominent families—which encircle a single Corinthian column, as if standing guard. In opposition, Marcuse’s repressive tolerance essay called out in 1965 what is now more widely recognized today as “the free speech fallacy” (Stanley 2016). The resulting debate over how to allocate power through the Constitution reflected a division between populists and the elite. They believe that the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of 1868 (which respectively prohibited slavery and guaranteed universal civil rights) only corrupt the original document. Even so, Richard Abanes points out that to compare today’s legislative irritations with the widespread sufferings endured by the colonialists is wrong and “an insult to the memory of America’s founders.”22 Moreover, the militias of the Revolutionary War were neither clandestine nor unregulated; members signed muster rolls that bound them to the articles of war and they drew wages from public treasuries. Like all other good Communists, Marcuse hated classical liberalism. One year later, I followed this up with a narrative account and analysis of the subject, “Burying the Underground.” Meanwhile, a series of sieges, armed standoffs, and bombings made Americans increasingly aware of a growing polarization between the US federal government and what was hardening into a grassroots militia movement: Ruby Ridge (1992), Waco (1993), Oklahoma City (1995), and Fort Davis, Texas (1997). Marcuse linked the eros effect, for example, to the events of May 1968.6 Those, however, were extraordinary times and social ideals alone are insufficient to mobilize the masses. Marcuse argues that is it. Why the problem of evil also applies to atheist activists, Beware, o novice philosopher, of charming young girls, Stoicism : Human freedom and determinism (part one). They receive wages. After twenty-two states quickly ratified it, Phyllis Schlafly’s organizations, the Eagle Forum and STOP ERA, rallied opposition against it. Consequently, patriots do not have to pay taxes.19, Income tax is as contentious as civil rights legislation. Populism, by definition, is anti-elitist: favoring individuals and local municipalities over large corporations and big government. JRP/Ringier will publish a new selection of his writing, titled The Ruin of Exchange, in March. 84 Repressive Tolerance ... ments, etc. The Politics of Hate in the USA.” By 2001, the militia movement had run out of steam. Even so, it has also served to mythify Germany as the origin and baseline for all evil, blinding many to fascist realpolitiks elsewhere in the world—especially at home. Despite the enduring Federalist legacy, it was the small farmer’s struggle against the elite that precipitated the American Revolution. What this suggests is a particular binding of the political at the level of libidinal investment, which is necessarily a central concern of aesthetics as well: what is beautiful, what is desirable, what is valuable, and so forth. Shortly after, the Nixon administration reorganized it as the current Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). As a socialist, Dewey advocated further secularizing public schooling: “There is no God and there is no soul. Already recognized by the student left at Brandeis University in the 1950s, Herbert Marcuse theorized the eros effect as the potential for a collective human consciousness to arise spontaneously and transcend the short-term values of modern society. These uprisings included Shay’s Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion. Essentially neither left nor right, the populist rejection of the mainstream sometimes lurches unexpectedly toward extremism. Protest signs in an Anti-16th Ammendment campaign. (Discussion with Mike Kelley),” Be Magazin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, vol. On a clear day, we can see the horizon that tells us we are in the midst of a global regime change, yet we do not yet know the face of the new power just beyond it. Although fiction, the book later served as a template for all-too-real terrorist acts: More and more, the government will lash out at dissidents, at anyone who is not politically correct. —Hussein Barghouti Section One of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment stated: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” The ERA was introduced in 1923 but not passed by the Senate until 1972. The Second Amendment states that “[a] well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” While this right is seemingly enshrined as a legacy of the Revolutionary War, it has become the most widely debated part of the Constitution, deeply dividing the American public.
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