While German theorist Karl Marx rarely used the term "class consciousness", he did make the distinction between "class in itself", which is defined as a category of people having a common relation to the means of production; and a "class for itself", which is defined as a stratum organized in active pursuit of its own interests.
Conflict theorists and mistake theorists are attracted to each other, each imagines a perfect partner: someone to fight with for the former, someone to correct for the latter.— Sport of Brahma (@SportOfBrahma) May 17, 2019
War is the father of us all and our king. War discloses who is godlike and who is but a man, who is a slave and who is a freeman.
It must be seen clearly that war is the natural state of man. Justice is contention. Through contention all things come to be.
Without Contraries is no progression Opposition is True Friendship
Forces that ally themselves in the course of a trial are said to be durable. Each entelechy generates times for others by allying with or betraying them. "Time" arises at the end of this game, a game in which most lose what they have staked.
Nothing escapes the primordial trials. Before negotiation we have no idea what kind of trials there will be-whether they can be thought of as conflict, game, love, history, economy, or life.
There is no natural end to such controversies.They may always be reopened. The only way to close them is to stop other actants from leading those that have been enrolled astray and turning them into traitors. In the end, interpretations are always stabilized by an array of forces.
Contest is part of human life everywhere that human life is found. In war and in games, in work and in play, physically, intellectually, and morally human beings match themselves against one another....Context is one kind of adversativeness, if we understand adversativeness in the ordinary large sense of a relationship in which beings are set against or act against one another.
In Egypt a few years ago I met an itinerant self-styled "conflict engineer"...
In this book, we argued that two key concepts – ‘antagonism’ and ‘hegemony’ – are necessary to grasp the nature of the political. Both pointed to the importance of acknowledging the dimension of radical negativity that manifests itself in the ever-present possibility of antagonism.
This dimension, we proposed, impedes the full totalization of society and forecloses the possibility of a society beyond division and power.
War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the people who have the courage to meet it.
A thing without oppositions ipso facto does not exist.
The mark of a knight of the vast round table of the Internet of Beefs is the relentless pursuit of the Holy Grift. A mercantile mission for the end of history.