quote:Originally posted by kresge:
The question as phrased is a hard on for me, for I would assert that everything is political or has been politicized. Bare life has become political [what we eat, who we love, what we read, what we say, where we work, what we do with our bodies, etc.] Any kind of liberation that I can conceive of must involve politics understood as that which is associated with power.
I only use the word "political" to differentiate from those activities that some of us propose which are outside the purview of government. For example, some would propose more "revolutionary" activities that are not dependent upon our working within the current political system.