Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | August 28, 2010

Dehumanization completed

Above photo is not an artwork by any fine artist but a photo taken by the Israeli soldiers. The photo portrays an Israeli soldier, with Palestinian prisoners in the background. When Capitalism becomes humanitarian it dehumanizes, as in this photo. Israelis have almost completed the process of dehumanization. Marx has already said that capitalism is a fundamentally dehumanizing system because its a system of oppressed and oppressors. And Adorno points out that these fascist acts are the very antithesis of education and the result of powerful societal tendencies that continue to exist. The genocide had its roots in the resurrection of an aggressive nationalism. Somewhere its a major ethical problem and perverse mentality of the people of the system of capitalism. Abu Gharib has already shown us much of it in his series of photography.


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