The Clare Spark Blog

March 18, 2019

Unity as a problem

Filed under: Uncategorized — clarelspark @ 5:37 pm

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We long for inner unity in order to reconcile the warring parts of ourselves, thus it is a reliable propaganda strategy, adopted by both Right and Left. The Marxist Left wants unity as solidarity with the working-class majority, while the Right and “moderates” (compromisers) seem concerned with the perfectly loving unified family, Never-Trump-ers and other deviants from the President’s agenda.

In the wake of the New Zealand Muslim massacre, their elected leader, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, stated that “we are united by grief.”

Fox News Channel (in its move toward the Left) declared that “white supremacy” (as opposed to China-style authoritarianism, admitted by a few Fox anchors) was responsible for the shooting spree that took 60 lives.

Nobody blamed the intrinsic polarization (disunity) conferred by multiculturalism. See https://clarespark.com/2016/11/25/german-romanticism-hitler-herder-and-multiculturalism/. (As I have explained Herder was a racist, see https://clarespark.com/2010/10/18/the-dialectic-of-multiculturalism-helvetius-herder-fichte/.)

But Democrats and most Republicans regularly denounce “racism,” which contradicts the longed for solidarity/unity.

Does “tolerance” (aka MC) amplify or diminish our recognition of ambivalence and ambiguity? Is the Behaviorist objection to ideological conceptions of unity the primary reason for anti-Freudianism?

Integration, like unity means to overcome divisions. Isn’t this a contradiction?

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