A war of words and symbols. During the Cold War, the arena of political struggle moved from physical theaters of war to the non-physical psychological spaces of culture. CIA funded art and music movements, White psyops, and space-race power plays became the dominant method of promoting power around the world. This soft-power first approach set the stage for the almost exclusively virtual political stage we find ourselves in today. Tweets, live-streams and podcasts are the main modes of operation of politicians, activists and political dissidents. The central crisis of political liberation is the need to evade recuperated logomachy battles and reassert “The Real” conditions of contemporary life under capitalism.
LIL INTERNET: I found the word Logomachy, which is a battle between words. It's in reference to like Sophists. It's like a battle purely of rhetoric and ideas, but it's not related to reality. You can righteously and validly defend looting in terms of words, ideas, theories. But when it just comes down to material reality, and pragmatism, it's not a good tactic, and it's not helping.
Daniel Keller: There's all these things that work on a generalization, but when you actually get to the specifics, it breaks down. And this is the same issue of QAnon. There is a lot of shady pedo stuff, obviously, we're all aware of it. Epstein-pilled, whatever, but they will just kind of, allude to that and that's enough for them. If you ask QAnon person any specific thing at all about anything, it breaks down.