6 Feb 2011

Raves and Capitalism

"In the rave there is a scream of refusal, a breaking of windows, a walking in the wrong direction, a creation of social relations on a basis other than money. This is what I call a 'crack' in capitalist social relations: a conscious or not-so-conscious misfitting, a refusal-and-creation, a refusal to go with the capitalist flow and an attempt to establish life on a different basis here-and-now.

In the rave there is a contradiction between fitting and misfitting: a tension between 'let's get the kids off the streets and give them a good night out' and let's explode against a world in which the reality principle is identical to money'.  How do we relate to this tension?  Which side do we take?"

John Holloway

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