File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0107, message 32

Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 15:05:58 -0100
Subject: Re: globalisation:

Steve and All,

Points 1) and 2) are impersonal academic truisims. As to Point 3 -
everything after modern is, and will be chronologically, postmodern.  But
the "Postmodern Condition" of Lyotard was based on the years preceding the
Soviet collapse.  And that collapese commenced the stampede to corporate
domination we call globalization.

Globalization is old wine in new bottles, old wolves in new sheepskins.
Describing the theft of  lands of indigenous peoples, the killing of their
fighters, the raping, burning, and pillaging, are not speech acts of
academics and historians, but daily reports and pictures that enrich the

The information revolution facilitates globalization in much the same way
naval technology facilitated and maintained colonization in the late 19th
and early 20th

> The below 'simply', (simply ye-gods! Hugh i'm doomed...) simply describes
> normal state of all post-the-invention-of-the-state societies... I'd
> that it's neve been different.
> The economic structures of the past thousand years are understandable in
> following three groups - 1) agriculture and the use of primary raw
> worldwide 2) industrial production and the gradual invention of consumer
> based essentially around the western economies and the disgusting colonial
> ideal 3) the post-modern economic system focusing on services, and the
> manipulation of information on a global scale. The movement from the
> economic structure to the third is the process we know as the
> regards
> sdv
> hbone wrote:
> > Globalization exempts Arms, Illegal Drugs and Oil from international
> > control, favors secrecy, profits from child labor (read Eliz. Barrett
> > Browning on children in 19th century mines) takes the legacy of
> > to new heights - destroys able-bodied males, sends elders, mothers and
> > children on a Trail of Tears, and,
> >
> > describes those who protest as as CRAZIES
> >
> > HB


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