Monday, January 31, 2011

MUEN SHAKAI

Here is a special message just in from Swarthyface, concerning the problem of muenshakai (society of alienation), a neologism coined recently by NHK which refers to the increasingly rapid disintegration of the network of social relations--a phenomenon Japan is now said to be experiencing. (Others of course may argue that this disintegration has been ongoing since the mid-Meiji period.) At any rate, here is his urgent message:
無縁社会って本当に恐ろしいものだなと最近身をもって感じるようになりましたね。そろそろ近代すなわち資本主義とそれに必然的に伴う疎外感や共同体の破壊という歴史的段階を終焉に至らしめて政治的活動を以て超克せねばならないよね。その活動の最先端に立つ旗手として僕は舵をとって無縁社会解体団体を創立しましたので参加・協力したい方、是非メールをくださいね。(男子禁止、悪しからず。)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exactly, how do you have human compassion, empathy, comfort if you have no social relations? Interactions with others are our greatest teachers, resources and experiences. Just one woman's opinion. mum

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