The power of Power

Essentially life is power and power is life and in the end it is through the power of Power that all life is realized. However, in the existing discourse of human affairs the life-giving forms of power have been usurped towards a power relation of violation. Hence, there is a critical desire to go further towards a new paradigm of power relations, a way that is experiential and relevant to present situations and one that certainly demands a dialectical relation between theory and practice. From this viewpoint, it means analyzing power relations in the form of strategies rather than as point of justification. It means perceiving power relations as a form of resistance, identifying the needs and forming the relevance of its application by evolving methods that can effectively be implemented to bring forth the power of Power.

The power of Power fundamentally depends on how it is exercised and the process in which actions are formulated to allow other actions to emerge on the principles of a discourse that cultivates just power relations. It implies that power is rooted deep in the social and political relations of a people, and not structured above a society. After all a society with no power relations can exist only in abstraction. This however does not indicate that existing established power relations are good in itself because a society with structured power relations constituted above the people only suggests subjugation and domination. 

It is of political necessity and expediency to analyze the history of truth of a society’s power relation by identifying its historical formation, the source of its strength and fragility and the conditions required to transform it. The process of transforming contradicting power relations towards an ethical discourse will remain a permanent political task inherent in all social and political existence.   

There is consequently an acute need to evolve a perpetual link in power as a strategy of struggle. This perpetual link is a necessity because at any moment of power there may be confrontations in the way power is being exercised. The confrontation creates space that allow mechanisms of power to be put into place which ultimately dichotomizes power into two contradicting forces; the struggle for rights and the pursuit for power. This dichotomy results in instability and disparities which ultimately leads towards the phenomena of State domination. 

There is need for realization that the power of Power does not lie in structures that have been created outside the contextual realities of people. The guile of the State is to breakdown the inherent relations of people so as to maintain the structures of power. In response, the strategy of power is to strengthen the intricate existential social and political relations of the people with the realization that real power lies with the people when exercised judiciously in rhythm with their yearnings.