I'm not a great student of philosophy, but I've been working on reading some Foucault and it's interesting this picture showed up today as I just read the following from one of his q & a sessions:
I have an unfortunate habit. When people speak about this or that, I try to imagine what the result would be if translated into reality.... I take the words they use - demolish, destroy, reduce to silence, bury- and see what the effect would be if they were taken literally.(The Masked Philosopher)
Though he wasn't speaking of immigration I think the idea of actually visualizing the world that anti-migrants support is important. In this world the idea of building razor wire covered walls around every structure is not actually that far fetched. The idea is to protect everything with the threat of death or violence rather than to work to give everyone exactly what they need to survive and live wonderful lives.
Wow, symsess pulling out the Foucault on us. I think the title of this cartoon is something like the "new capitalist pyramid" or something, according to Sings of the Times, and as soon as I saw it, I thought of the world that anti-migrant organizations want to live it. Kind of scary actually.
They're right and I hope they succeed.
I bit of honesty from an anti-migrant advocate. I'm glad you admit this is the world you want to create because I'm sure most U.S. citizens would disagree.
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