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Re: [xmca] History, today, individual, action and no action


US Foriegn Policy was merely an example.

I intended to ask the fact that human mind seems to be much more critical to
similar past events than to actual current ones and I wonder what may be the
reasons for this.

When I compare current responses of today's people to Hiroshima and to
Baghdat, it seems to me that the one for the first is quite ciritical,
towards a past event whereas most of humand minds are not so much critical
to that extent for the second.

This brings to my mind an explanatory reason like: People are less critical
to current facts which may invite them for opposing action...Past events are
frozen facts, not inviting people to change them...But current ones invite
them to change, to action

Anyway, I will think more on this and then return back to the group later
wit some better formulations of my questions...



2009/9/16, mike coole <lchcmike@gmail.com>:
> Too abstract for me, Ulvi. Are you referring to events like discussion of
> learning sciences or American foreign policy in the last decade? And if the
> later, hard to see connection to academic concerns of xmca, although I
> could
> surmise ways to tackle it.
> Past events have ready formulated narratives while the present is a
> contestation of them.
> What do you have in mind?
> mike
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 12:55 AM, ulvi icil <ulvi.icil@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have one question in my mind that I look for the answer and intend to
> > share:
> >
> > People seem to be more critical towards facts, actions etc in history,
> > let's
> > say, United States foreign policy...or let's say some "bad" features of
> > capitalism
> >
> > But the same people seem less critical towards the current ones, parallel
> > or
> > similar to the same fact...and tend to see these facts unavoidable, as
> > facts
> > to be admitted as facts etc
> >
> > What may be the reasons for this?
> >
> > May one of these the fact that, historical one is frozen and needs no
> > change
> > but if you are critical towards a current one, then you should move
> against
> > it, you should enter into action against it...and this is the reason why,
> > people do not criticize the current one, because they do not want to act
> > against it...they know the fact is "bad" , they admit it, but they
> perhaps
> > try to rationalize their position etc?
> >
> > (It is obvious that that inaction is not merely inaction, it means also
> > less
> > consciousness in some respects...In some respects, because "action" is
> not
> > always filled with a better consciousness...e.g. actions of masses at a
> > historical moment may be with or without more or les consciousness)
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Ulvi
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