(VIDEOS) WHAT DID FRANTZ FANON UNDERSTAND BY 'EMANCIPATORY VIOLENCE'?
(A Series in 12 Parts)
By Franz J. T. Lee
WHAT DID KARL MARX, LEON TROTSKY, MAURICE MERLEAU-PONTY, GEOGES SOREL, FRANTZ FANON AND CHE GUEVARA CONSIDER 'EMANCIPATORY VIOLENCE' TO BE?
The opposite of violence is not peace, on the contrary, peace complements violence; dialectically, they form two sides of the very same global class struggle, of the labor process, of history.
When capitalist exploitation of nature and workers is 'peaceful', when nobody is on strike, when the wage slaves have swallowed bourgeois ideology, bait, hook, sinker and shark, when they are docile, submissive and religious, when the process of production, distribution, consumption, profit-maximization and of world power has no limits, when all goes well in the closed system, in the systemic jail, this is called world peace, democracy, development, progress, globalization.
However, when capitalism is in severe crisis, is collapsing into mortal economic recession, like now, then the State becomes more bellicose than ever, it then reduces the historic economic gains of workers' struggles to nothing, it murders radicals, Palestinians, Arabs, 'Blacks', gypsies and Marxists, uses its terrorist prerogative, its genocidal monopoly of violence, ... then we see the real grimace of 'democracy', of imperialism; yes, this is real world fascism, true terrorism, the murderous essence of capitalism.
Human emancipation is neither violence nor peace, it transcends both, towards creativity and creation. ... but,
MORE about this in our first two videos of a series of six.
Emancipation Part 1
Emancipation Part 2
PARTS 3 & 4
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