Deleting www.intima.org Net Art Works.

08. Overcoming Political Anxiety

Title: Overcoming Political Anxiety / net statement
14 files: 488 KB
Created: 2004 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Deleted: 18 May 2011
Author: Igor Štromajer
Produced by Intima Virtual Base – www.intima.org

– 5 HTML files
– 5 GIF files
– 4 MP3 files

– Original intima.org URL (2004-2011): http://www.intima.org/opx

– List of exhibitions (until 2007): www.intima.org/exhibit.html
– List of selected related texts (until 2007): www.intima.org/archives.html

Selected screenshots/fragments (click to open/enlarge):

[More Screenshots] www.intima.org/opx/scr.html

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[txt/code] from the project:

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Our class enemies are in the habit of complaining about our terrorism. What they mean by this is rather unclear. They would like to label all the activities of the proletariat directed against the class enemy’s interests as terrorism. The strike, in their eyes, is the principal method of terrorism. The threat of a strike, the organisation of strike pickets, an economic boycott of a slave-driving boss, a moral boycott of a traitor from our own ranks – all this and much more they call terrorism. If terrorism is understood in this way as any action inspiring fear in, or doing harm to, the enemy, then of course the entire class struggle is <A HREF=”#01″ onclick=”window.open(’01.html’, ‘lc_to’, ‘width=110, height=110, toolbar=0, directories=0, menubar=0, status=0, resizable=0, location=0, scrollbars=0, copyhistory=0, screenX=’+ dis_l_3 +’, screenY=’+ dis_t_3 +’, top=’+ dis_t_3 +’,left=’+ dis_l_3 +”); return true;”)”>nothing but terrorism</a>. And the only question remaining is whether the bourgeois politicians have the right to pour out their flood of moral indignation about proletarian terrorism when their entire state apparatus with its laws, police and army is nothing but an apparatus for capitalist terror!<br><br>

However, it must be said that when they reproach us with terrorism, they are trying – although not always consciously – to give the word a narrower, less indirect meaning. The damaging of machines by workers, for example, is terrorism in this strict sense of the word. The killing of an employer, a threat <A HREF=”#01″ onclick=”window.open(’02.html’, ‘lc_to’,’width=110, height=110, toolbar=0, directories=0, menubar=0, status=0, resizable=0, location=0, scrollbars=0, copyhistory=0, screenX=’+ dis_l_3 +’,screenY=’+ dis_t_3 +’, top=’+ dis_t_3 +’, left=’+ dis_l_3 +”);return true;”)”>to set fire to a factory</a> or a death threat to its owner, an assassination attempt, with revolver in hand, against a government minister – all these are terrorist acts in the full and authentic sense. However, anyone who has an idea of the true nature of international Social Democracy ought to know that it has always opposed this kind of terrorism and does so in the most irreconcilable way.<br><br>

Why?<br><br>

‘Terrorising’ with the threat of a strike, or actually conducting a strike is something only industrial workers can do. The social significance of a strike depends directly upon first, the size of the enterprise or the branch of industry that it affects, and second, the degree to which the workers taking part in it are <A HREF=”#01″ onclick=”window.open (’03.html’, ‘lc_to’, ‘width=110, height=110, toolbar=0, directories=0, menubar=0, status=0, resizable=0, location=0, scrollbars=0, copyhistory=0, screenX=’+ dis_l_3 +’, screenY=’+ dis_t_3 +’, top=’+ dis_t_3 +’, left=’+ dis_l_3 +”); return true;”)”>organised, disciplined, and ready for action</a>. This is just as true of a political strike as it is for an economic one. It continues to be the method of struggle that flows directly from the productive role of the proletariat in modern society.<br><br>

Lev Trotsky, 1909
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