Wellsy wrote:Although this game of body counts won't amount to much other than morbid fascination.
In part, because such violence and death is abstracted entirely from the conditions in which they occurred and thus given significance.
Made so abstract is like family conflict scales that measure every incidence of violence as if all kinds of violence are considered morally equal by all persons.
I could speak of death tolls in a war but leave implied whose deaths were the 'bad' deaths and the others were a necessary sacrifice of the conflict.
I find this a common error in criticisms of contemporary Marxism.
For example, when looking at Cuba limiting the press, most critics simply see it as abrogating the freedom of the press and end their analysis there.
They ignore historical context such as the fact that the CIA had (and probably still does) co-opt media in Latin America in order to subvert democracy.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...