winter withered, warm
But that reminds me of a point that Zizek always makes. That certain forms of authority, now, don't just tell you what to do, but instead manage to compel you to want to do it.
@vimothy is right about "historically unprecedented", so long as you mean history before the last century-plusFor me the traditional is just an old set of rules imposed by an old order but for vim the traditional is our natural factory settings
what else are factory settings thoAre you telling me what I'm talking about lol?
I'm trying to approach the current order/phase of hegemony from as demographically broad a toolbox as possible, but I still have quite a ways to go in that department.I see. And what does the liberal order want us to do? What is it trying to compell us to do? For vimothy it is simple. It wants us, (for vimothy us here means The Whites) to 'tolerate' the non whites who have been forced on us. Or rather it wants us to 'celebrate their cultures'. This is against what vim assumes to be the factory settings of hostility towards all outsiders.
I would frame this as a closing-in on the locally optimal permutation, in terms of the evolution of matter through and beyond the human brain. I say locally, because we don't cover nearly all of what there is to cover - in fact we are always but a part of that infinite order perspective. The optimal we are able to collectively hone in on, as a distribution around an attractor, is limited to what ground we cover.I think there's a good argument, as @constant escape makes qua Zizek, about "neutrality" as bypassing the headwater of resistance to an authority
neutrality is de facto the status quo. it seems related to the mechanics of capitalist realism - how does an order come to seem not only like it can crush any resistance, but like it's impossible to conceive of resistance to it in the first place - creating an illusion of inevitability