Material interest includes more general needs (food, water, shelter) but is also always particular and has integrated particular desires and forms of needs (not just food proper, people conceive of food in particular). Material fears are their fears that come from social situations and the material conditions. Many people have a general fear of invasive control into their personal lives. The particular form of that fear is contingent on what could enable that. The (Western) totalitarian fear as it exists today involves fears that are particularized through the relationship to mass media, surveillance, and the party-centered nation-state.
"...in the grim dark future there is only war." As I continue to ponder what, precisely, my politics are - and how I can understand The Political in connection to said politics - I decided it might be worthwhile to attempt a kind of critique against some of my favorite fiction to draw out my … Continue reading Some odd thoughts: Warhammer 40k & Politics