[iDC] The Politics of Perception

Zbigniew Lukasiak zzbbyy at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 19:09:30 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 7:29 PM, Lucia Sommer <sommerlucia at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Paul.
> Amusing indeed! The article should be perhaps be titled "The Politics of
> Hard-Core Biological Determinism." The real question is WHY are some people
> so afraid?
> I'd reckon it has more to do with historical and political factors than
> "physiology", "reflexes" or "genetics": the Politics of Fear, the rise of
> neoliberalism, the historical destruction of the left and of independent
> journalism, the absence of perceived political alternatives...

You are assuming that your apparent lack of fear is the more 'normal'
state, and that there needs to be something special to move people
from that base state into the 'fearful' state.


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