2009年2月10日火曜日

I came to feel that I had to state something positive.

"Marx spoke very little of communism, except for the rare occasions on which he criticized others' discourses on the subject. He even said somewhere that speaking of the future was itself reactionary. Up until the climate change of 1989, I also despised all ideas of possible futures. I believed that the struggle against capitalism and the state would be possible without ideas of a future, and that we should only sustain the struggle endlessly in response to each contradiction arising from a real situation. The collapse of the socialist bloc in 1989 compelled me to change my stance. Until then, I, as many others, had been rebuking Marxist states and communist parties; that criticism had unwittingly taken for granted their solid existence and the appearance that they would endure forever. As long as they survived, we could feel we had done something just by negating them. When they collapsed, I realized that my critical stance had been paradoxically relying on their being. I came to feel that I had to state something positive. It was at this conjuncture that I began to confront Kant."(柄谷行人Tranccritique)
 なんとナイーブな、と言うか、率直と言おうか。柄谷が時折り見せるこのような人間臭さが私は好きだ。

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