March 31st, 2011
No, I don’t have problems with being a Buerger – nor do I have problems with being anarchist, finally both goes hand in hand anyway. So I am sitting with my 1st-class super special offer train ticket, enjoying** the couple of hours trip MUC-KASSEL (although this much shorter trip is more expensive than the recent trip BUD-MUC which had been much longer, indeed), notice that the DB has definitely better seats than the OeBB (both standing in the shadow of MÁV which I used last year for the 13 hours trip), also noticing that there are some other small advantages as a complementary copy of the SZ (Suedeutsche Zeitung) for the citoyen and a free FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) for the bourgeois. And it also offers some provocation: A young woman passes by and presumably her boy looks around. The woman sitting more or less next to me asks him: ‘And, where are you going?’ (I nearly hiss: Don’t say it. She’s a b… mole). – To my granny. Are you also going to your granny? – No, I am going to work. – And the man (the little lad points on me, though he asks the women on the other side of the little corridor of the train)? – I don’t know … — I go to work as well. — The mole comes back on stage: we aren;t as lucky as you are. — Now I cannot stop, don’t hiss but say with a gentle and positive voice: Well, you can’t say that. Work is just great fun.
It hadn’t been so much the protestant speaking out of the words, more the anarchist. I really think work is great – the problem is to co-act with petty bourgeois who are just soooo busy with complaining, sooooo eager to put together answers on new management strategies, soooo exhausted by writing mails apologising for not being able to send an an answer that work sees really to be nearly impossible ….
the real Bueger, the citoyen Hegel saw labour as
the accidentality of coming into possession being transcended (aufgehoben).
And he sees it as
universal interaction and education (Bildung) of man
which is a matter of
recognition which is mutual,or the highest individuality.
Perhaps as well enjoying the double status: Buerger, i.e. citoyen (you know he had been very much into Bildung = education and formation, somewhat near to Schelling and Fichte) and anarchist …? A (high-speed) train journey apparently does not transcend only time and space ….
** though I do not really like if they bring the coffee to the seat here. not because I am afraid to be somewhat deprived of my independence and not because I do not like to be spoiled. More because this kind of service is somewhat close to submissive serfdom – just the anarchist