Being-with-others in my recent sense is another way of talking about the will-to-unity which is the basic drive which precedes and powers any given verbal game of a leftist. Whenever they politick, no matter how hifalutin as in the manner of Zizek, dub over it. “Will-to-unity will-to-unity no no no will-to-unity listen listen being-with-others being-with-others got it? Will-to-unity because will-to-unity and furthermore being-with-others being-with-others.” They’re less arguments than they are actions. Votes without the ballots to lead to votes with the ballots. They try to populate the somewhere else that isn’t you in your mind with those verbal votes so democracy in your mind votes to send messages to “you” so that you verbally and eventually literally vote for being-with-others-will-to-unity-ism. There’s a lawgical confusion here. Being-with-others is implicitly being-with-others against being-with-others-against-others. Sorry if this is annoying, you need to screw with language to express an idea sometimes. Put differently, on the surface being-with-others is the stance that we shouldn’t be against others, yet being-with-others is against those who are against others, so it concedes that who they’re against is right about something. So really the question for both camps is What kind of beings should we be against. Can’t get around that. And the answer to that question? You know the list. Unless you’re on it, in which case you probably have evolutionary reasons to forget it. From the hyper-anti-demos stance I dabbled yesterday, most people fall into the being-with-others crowd on both the right and left, the left is just the purest incarnation of that spirit. Pedants reading this post might be thinking “Maybe Schmitt is more ontologically perceptive than Heidegger?” Does seem so, at least in this context. See, if we were really really strict we could say that not even Heidegger is allowed in Indonesia, only those as perceptive as Schmitt. That’s obviously crazy-talk, there’s a place to draw the line. Where we draw it today should be moved a lot closer to that attitude which would tell Heidegger sorry.

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