Fwd: Re: Warfare as Submission

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<P>The recruit is affected by and becomes part of the military gaze.&nbsp; Docility and utility are parts of governmentality.</P>
<DIV>&gt;From: PsycheCulture@xxxxxx </DIV>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Reply-To: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<DIV></DIV>&gt;To: foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: Re: Warfare as Submission
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 22:30:44 EST
<DIV></DIV>&gt;In a message dated 11/3/02 7:05:26 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<DIV></DIV>&gt;npr4@xxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; welcome Richard Koenigsberg's point that " The idea that the soldier acts
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; from a position of "domination" is one of the fundamental delusions
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; surrounding the institution of warfare." This is a valuable corrective.
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; Nevertheless, it must be understood in relation to the systematic way in
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; which this delusion is inculcated into recruits. Consider the following
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; account, which is interesting when read
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; side-by-side with Koenigsberg's.
<DIV></DIV>&gt; &gt; -Nate
<DIV></DIV>&gt; I suggest that the dynamic comes from both sides. The recruit is
<DIV></DIV>&gt;"inculcated" into the delusion of submission as domination by those in power.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;However the recruit also attaches to power in order to create within himself
<DIV></DIV>&gt;the fantasy of domination (that by submitting to power he will become
<DIV></DIV>&gt; I am suggesting that power is a human creation; that we create (and
<DIV></DIV>&gt;imagine) the idea that are persons "above us" in order to feel that there is
<DIV></DIV>&gt;something to bow down to.
<DIV></DIV>&gt; We "discipline and punish" ourselves in order to put ourselves under
<DIV></DIV>&gt;control. It is the fantasy or need that creates (is the source of/gives rise
<DIV></DIV>&gt;to) the reality, which then appears as a "thing" independent of our own will.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Best regards,
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Richard K.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Richard Koenigsberg, Ph. D.
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Director, Library of Social Science
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