Dialectics and the Ending of History (The Beatles)
Dialectic is always dreaming of the next era. Hegel’s “master-slave dialectics” has finally finished its comedic synthesis in the commercial society. When two individuals initially encounter, they try to deny each other out of the most fundamental desire: the desire for others and the desire of itself being recognized. And they also attempt to thusly put each other’s desire under the control of their own desire. In consideration of the “survival” instinct of animosity, slave de facto gives up the dignity of humanity. And the recognition for master by the “inferior human” is not what he initially desired to get from an equal counterpart. From then on, the non-working master breaks away from his connections with laboring work and natures, and becomes the slave of nature who has to depend on the real slave’s labor. The master has gradually lost the dignity of humanity from then on.
And now this history has been ended. The master who has become his own slave and the slave who has become his own master get reconciliation in the commercial society. All labors are no longer serving any purpose, and the distinction between labor and leisure will no longer exist. There will be no longer historical and political meanings for people’s labor. The products of labor will freely transmit and flow in a lateral level, without any depth, which is the allegory of commercial culture’s de-politicization.
～extracted from part 8, chapter 4
THE COMMERCIAL CULRURE
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