Dr Jonica Newby
The Australian Broadcasting Company
Thu, 05 May 2005 12:26 EDT
"Signs of the Times"
Janary 22, 2010
As Adorno puts it: "the ontology of the wrong state of things"
The products of this "wrong state of things",
individuals and their intellectual efforts,
can only be put wrong too.
"There's a growing realisation psychopaths are thriving in today's workplace".
But these 'psychopaths' need to be understood
under their social and historical role in this society,
in our society,
and not only on their 'psychological' functions "treating others".
They must be viewed objectively
in the capitalist distortion under which we live,
namely: BEHAVI-ORAL ALIENATION.
For Marx, the history of mankind had a double aspect:
It was a history of increasing control of man over nature,
and, at the same time, was a history of the INCREASING ALIENATION OF MAN.
Alienation may be described as a condition
in which men are dominated by forces of their own creation,
which confront them as alien powers.
To Marx, all major institutional spheres in capitalist society,
such as religion, the state, and political economy,
were marked by a condition of alienation...
...WERE MARKED BY A PSICOPATHOLOGIC CONDITIONS,
BY AN ONTOLOGY OF WRONG STATE OF THINGS...
Added: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 05:15 EST