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RE: what is a "nebish" (aka, "nebich" or "nebbish")?

From: ISSO Stark <issostark-AT-yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 28 Apr 2009 02:14:48 UTC   (09:14:48 PM in author's locale)
To: Situationist <situationist-AT-lists.nothingness.org>
hmmm.
 
isso

--- On Sun, 26/4/09, Woolley A.F. <afw2-AT-soton.ac.uk> wrote:

From: Woolley A.F. <afw2-AT-soton.ac.uk>
Subject: RE: what is a "nebish" (aka, "nebich" or "nebbish")?
To: "Situationist" <situationist-AT-lists.nothingness.org>
Date: Sunday, 26 April, 2009, 1:48 PM

But Kafka didn't 'say' it. He created a formalised and so mystified expression of it as story to be consumed and translated by the enemy's language.

Alex
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From: situationist-AT-lists.nothingness.org [situationist-AT-lists.nothingness.org] On Behalf Of ISSO Stark [issostark-AT-yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: 26 April 2009 03:01
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Subject: Re: what is a "nebish" (aka, "nebich" or "nebbish")?

Chris,
Why didn't you just say, "kafka said it all."

isso

--- On Sun, 26/4/09, Christopher Gray <rasputin-AT-teleport.com> wrote:

From: Christopher Gray <rasputin-AT-teleport.com>
Subject: what is a "nebish" (aka, "nebich" or "nebbish")?
To: "Situationist" <situationist-AT-lists.nothingness.org>
Cc: "Christopher Gray" <rasputin-AT-teleport.com>
Date: Sunday, 26 April, 2009, 1:49 AM

It's a Yiddish term. I explain it on my Point-of-Departure.org site in the Mission Statement.
See www.point-of-departure.org for the full context, or, here's the context-"lite" rendition:
               ================We are a class of nebishes. Nebish (a.k.a. nebich or nebbish) is Yiddish for "An insignificant person; an incompetent person; a perpetual victim." Context-wise, nebishism is the unconsciously-active ideology of those refusing BOTH the responsibility for reproducing the social relations of enslavement, AND consequently also, of being able to create the social relations of liberation. Basically, it's the character-armor of the passive — of pseudo-objects — acting as such. The subjects of their own history, the proletariat inverts (alienates) that self-power at the point of production (including distribution and consumption), as a class, so that they are perpetually "done to", and act as perpetual sickly, co-dependent objects — empty of all but what shod they consume, as "nebishes", cynically blaming and whining about all but the inverted image in the mirror.... Until the proletariat takes responsibility for reproducing and decorating its chains, all
"change" shall dominate in alien form. Until the proletariat becomes self-managing agent of its only destiny — to end class society — its members will "live the lives" (rather, "survive" themselves) as "nebishes", making "nebishism" the CLASSical "lifestyle" of dysfunctionality. The "left" and "right" pander to nebishism and are a fine "crop" of nebishes themselves, harvested for their ability to perpetuate class un- and pseudo-consciousness.

It's time to face this well-funded 'absence of soundness & methodology' exhibited in the left-right dysfunctionality — that dual punch that always comes to the proletarian chin for the master class — wherein each false absolute duct-tapes two colors of the same master hue together and calls the result a rainbow.... I and millions more prefer calling it "the Big Lie" — hosted by those characterologically-blindered, imaginatively-incapable, and/or political-economically-unwilling to attempt revolutionary life rather than a perpetual rehearsal of a dreary lifestyle that exhalts the paltriest of visions and activities. Their "this is as good as it gets" and "this is the way" really means "as good as our masters — internalized *and* externally-funding our organizations — will allow".

The continuation of a whored-out /will to live/ is no longer tolerable, except by those very [counter-/pseudo-]revolutionaries-in-training who best find their own (and the proletariat's) home within a master's leash.

best wishes,
chris

ISSO Stark wrote:
> What the hell is a "nebish" ?
>
> --- On Sat, 25/4/09, Christopher Gray <rasputin-AT-teleport.com> wrote:
>
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> From: Christopher Gray <rasputin-AT-teleport.com>
> Subject: beyond both sides (conspiracy/anti-conspiracy) of inactivated theory
> To: "Situationist" <situationist-AT-lists.nothingness.org>
> Cc: "Christopher Gray" <rasputin-AT-teleport.com>
> Date: Saturday, 25 April, 2009, 9:03 PM
>
>
> It has been said that 'conspiracy theory" is the poor person's political theory.
> The latter is the exclusive domain/ownership/stable of the bourgeoisie.
> It's an alien realm to us because it is made entirely out of our alienated self-powers.
> So, we try to piece what once, just, and will happen to us so that we are not always hapless victims, i.e., nebishes.
> To chastise us for being alienated is like the story told by Vaneigem of the Prince riding through the streets whipping the commoners with a riding crop yelling all the while "love me, you swine".
> It smells of an elitism born of living off others toil and suffering.
> It blames them for their own condition.
> Sure, we stay where we are because we know no better and because we usually get beat to the draw by all the gadgets our alienated power has built to protect them from us.
> The point is to understand conspiracy theory as an active attempt to break out being objects.
> It lacks all the evidence that surveillance cameras, listening bugs, secret police, eavesdropping web scans, and black helicopters can offer the "correct" researcher, i.e., the bourgeois theorist.
> They theorize about why we revolt.
> We theorize about why we do NOT revolt.
> Therein lies the difference.
> The lie about conspiracy theory not equaling the standards of bourgeois theory (aka "ideology") is that our theory needs more than its assurance that we're "on the right track"., smelling the scent of our past, present and future demise.... We need to create beyond the theoretical, real forms that transcend the snares of surviving bourgeois-owned society.
> If 'conspiracy theory' and its implied detraction have one thing in common is this inability to go further than theory/anti-theory; it's an area where, if RH, would agree to go, we could work to go beyond the fascination with connecting or deconstructing "dots".
> Especially when those "dots" are laser (made by us) targetings on our foreheads....
>
> best,
> chris
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