April 25, 2007


Filed under: Self indulgence — duncan @ 5:20 pm

Doesn’t that mean action not words?
Isn’t a blog pretty much the opposite of praxis?

But you’re forgetting.

1) The internet is the new grassroots.  This is where you’ll hear the righteous roar of the new middle class proletariat.  Disenfranchisement is a franchise and the revolution will be digitised.

2) Anyway, Praxis doesn’t mean action.  The word has only ever been used by thirty-something media studies postgraduate students.  Anyone who uses the word praxis has so little idea of what real political action might be that the word doesn’t even connote political action.

3) But here it does.  Well, no.  More like: complaining.  Engaged complaining.  Complaining that will change the world.

Ideas spread invisibly.  They can bypass even thought, seeping into the collective unconcious.  As John Maynard Keynes said: “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some obscure blogger.”  Or words to that effect.

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