STORIES OF SELF ENTANGLEMENT
OF DOMINATION ARE, at the same time, relations of resistance. Once established,
domination does not persist of its own momentum. Inasmuch as it involves the
use of power to extract work, production, services, taxes against the will of
the dominated, it generates considerable friction and can be sustained only by
continuous efforts at reinforcement, maintenance, and adjustment. A good part
of the maintenance work consists of the symbolization of domination by
demonstrations and enactments of power.
︎James C.Scott, Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, Yale University Press, 1990
-oh come on!
-As if you don’t know what I’m taking about!
-You’ve been there, we’ve all been there, -blessed alternative
-When I know I need to do it, or you know you can’t do
otherwise. As if we have to enforce it as a self-punishment for our submission.
-We all create the tension, pushed towards each other and
onto one another.
-And all these apparatuses of complication, systematically route
interactions of friction and tension amongst us all.
-They make everything immaterial and unapproachable, dependent
on the friction and the tension
-We’ll get to behold it, once, twice, never or forever.
Obsessed with it or completely neglecting it. It has become a syndrome
-But, how much force can it take?
-How long will it take to accept the fact that we are criminal?
-To the methodically absent, routinely persistent, or
occasional offenders; expect repercussions upon contact.