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So is it always nationalist to resist US ...
by Fredric Jameson

So is it always nationalist to resist US globalization? The US thinks it is,
and wants you to agree; and, moreover,
to consider US interests as being universal ones.
- Fredric Jameson

For when we talk about the spreading power and influence of globalization,
aren't we really referring to the spreading economic
and military might of the US?
- Fredric Jameson

A further point is that, little by little,
in the current universe, everything is slowly being named;
nor does this have anything to do with the older Aristotelian
universals in which the idea of a chair subsumes all
its individual manifestations.
- Fredric Jameson

The more worrying feature of the new global corporate
structures is their capacity to devastate national
labour markets by transferring their operations to
cheaper locations overseas.
- Fredric Jameson

 

If it is, in reality, capitalism that is the motor
force behind the destructive forms of globalization,
then it must be in their capacity to neutralize or
transform this particular mode of exploitation that
one can best test these various forms of resistance to the West.
- Fredric Jameson

In most of the European countries - France stands out
in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism -
the national film industries were forced onto the defensive
after the war by such binding agreements.
- Fredric Jameson

The standardization of world culture,
with local popular or traditional forms driven out
or dumbed down to make way for American television,
American music, food, clothes and films,
has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.
- Fredric Jameson

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Often, these downplay the power of cultural imperialism -
in that sense,
playing the game of US interests - by reassuring us
that the global success of American mass culture is not as bad as all that.
- Fredric Jameson

The United States has made a massive effort since the
end of the Second World War to secure the dominance
of its films in foreign markets -
an achievement generally pushed home politically,
by writing clauses into various treaties and aid packages.
- Fredric Jameson

And this fear that US models are replacing everything
else now spills over from the sphere of culture into
our two remaining categories:
for this process is clearly,
at one level, the result of economic domination -
of local cultural industries closed down by American rivals.
- Fredric Jameson

There's been quite a clear upswing in nationalist sentiments.
Everyone is talking about it, in Turkey as well.
- Orhan Pamuk

Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride,
can be a substitute for self-respect.
- Eric Hoffer

It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto,
I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer
ghetto and moving out into the world more.
- Rick Moody

I am, as a European, absolutely shocked by European people.
I am also shocked by European nationalist people.
They have allowed themselves to be so emasculated so silently.
- Ernst Zundel

It would, of course, be hopeless to attempt to crowd
into an international language all those local overtones
of meaning which are so dear to the heart of the nationalist.
- Edward Sapir

And my father, after all, was a nationalist.
- Heinrich Mann

I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the
destination and got off the train.
He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person,
but I'm not a nationalist.
- Clarence Thomas

I am a nationalist...
my native soil is the theatre.
- Cyril Cusack

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities
committed by his own side,
but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
- George Orwell

There is a great deal of work that can be done between
the SDLP representing the Nationalist population and the Unionist Parties,
and I believe we should set down to do that.
- Dick Spring

Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism,
militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state
against the forward march of internationalism.
- Christian Lous Lange

Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation,
would accept the nationalist gambit that says only
European Americans can be racists,
which is an interesting gambit.
- Anthony Braxton

You know, many people have called me,
friends from the nationalist camp, revisionists and so on,
from around the world, have called me over the years -
and now again because of what happened -
and they are all very cynical about the police and the authorities.
- Ernst Zundel

When the problems in Northern Ireland started,
it was not a question of Protestantism or Catholicism,
because the Catholic church was the only church at
that time-it was a nationalist conflict.
- Harri Holkeri

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others,
I can see them as teachers.
- Gerald Jampolsky

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

What you resist, persists.
- Carl Jung

We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I Resist the Temptation to Judge Others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

I can resist everything except temptation.
- Oscar Wilde

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep,
and there comes a time when it is wrong,
as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop

(Jesus on Anger and Revenge)
You have heard that it was said,
"Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth."
But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person.
If someone strikes you on the right cheek,
turn to him the other also.
- Matthew 5:38-39

What I learned with Cecil Taylor was strategy and survival
and how to resist temptations and resist getting discouraged.
- Steve Lacy

Refuse to be ill.
Never tell people you are ill; never own it to yourself.
Illness is one of those things which a man should resist
on principle at the onset.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
- Jules Verne

Nevertheless, I resist cynicism and continue to believe
in the possibilities for genuine democracy.
- William Greider

I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States.
Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
- Cindy Sheehan

Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily,
for the habit will encroach.
- Sydney Smith

Never resist a sentence you like, in which language
takes its own pleasure and in which,
after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
- Jean Baudrillard

I enjoy popping in to World Duty Free at the airport
and trying out perfumes -
I can never resist a new scent.
- Lisa Snowdon

Individuals can resist injustice, but only a community can do justice.
- James J. Corbett

Exhortations to obstruct the operations of Government in detail,
should; Exhortations to resist all.
- James Mill

By and large the United States has been able to resist
the temptation to close its doors to the world.
- Roger Mahony

The people ask much, often more than any government can give.
We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
- Jane Byrne

The French and the British are such good enemies that
they can't resist being friends.
- Peter Ustinov

Take heed of critics even when they are not fair;
resist them even when they are.
- Jean Rostand

A bargain is something you can't use at a price you can't resist.
- Franklin Jones

There are only two cases in which war is just:
first,
in order to resist the aggression of an enemy,
and second, in order to help an ally who has been attacked.
- Charles de Secondat

Where youth and diffidence are united,
it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist
the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
- Jane Austen

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard,
being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm,
neither of us understanding the one the other.
- Will Adams

That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists.
People continue to resist the challenge of learning
about aspects of life they don't understand.
- Mary Wesley

I tend to resist invitations to interpret my own fiction.
- J. M. Coetzee

I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment.
And I didn't resist it.
- Vincente Minnelli

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
- Tacitus

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man
and ultimately defeat him.
- Russell Baker

Too many girls follow the line of least resistance
but a good line is hard to resist.
- Raoul Walsh

But if something funny happens, I can't resist.
I have to tell the people.
- Kathy Griffin

The ordeal of virtue is to resist all temptation to evil.
- Thomas Malthus

Lebanon was under Israeli occupation,
up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster.
Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.
- Bashar al-Assad

They, astounded at the flash of the armor,
and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles,
half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
- Arrian

I could never resist the call of the trail.
- Buffalo Bill

What we resist persists.
- Sonia Johnson

Love is easy, and I love writing.
You can't resist love.
You get an idea, someone says something,
and you're in love.
- Ray Bradbury

Why resist temptation? There will always be more.
- Don Herold

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature,
I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and
resist or endure those of others.
- Lord Byron


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