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  • "Defend yourself against property!" – local grafiti
  • "If ya can't say 'fuck', ya can't say 'fuck the government!'" – Lenny Bruce
  • "What fetters the mind and benumbs the spirit is ever the dogged acceptance of absolutes." – Edward Sapir
  • "For swords are madmen's tongues, and tongues are madmen's swords" – Jonathan Swift
  • "To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher" – Pascal
  • "The object of science is to rediscover the natural articulations of a universe we have carved artificially." – Henri Bergson
  • "We are abandoning all efforts at pedagogical action and moving toward experimental activity."– Asger Jorn
  • "The American Revolution was waged to preserve the right to own slaves, unimpeded
    – Its Civil War was fought that we could all become slaves, undistinguished." – Historical Documents
  • "Economic injustice will stop the moment we want it to stop, and no sooner,
    and if we genuinely want it to stop the method adopted hardly matters." – George Orwell
  • "From the Indin's point of view, 'white man' is not a race, it's a psycho-social disorder." – Sequoia Chesterfield
  • "What is Ethnography if not an epitaph or eulogy?" – 'Anarchy Al' Radcliffe-Brown
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    This site contains a collection of readings we've found useful, resonant or interesting and some commentary they've inspired.

    Marco Polo's Report Back from Time Travel:
    "What's So Friggin' Different About Then and Now?"


    IT IS UNNECESSARY TO CREATE A CULTURE OF RESISTANCE,
    BUT TO ENCOURAGE ITS SPONTANEOUS GENERATION, IT BECOMES SELF-NURTURING

  • The main difference between a self and the ego is that the self refers to a unique but movable perspective (be)coming in multiple versions – fluid society, whilst ego is the center and/or encapsulating periphery of the surface-area of a spherical universion – singularity. Version brings to mind verse, and that suggests narative: some ego development is necessary for communication. But matured, the superego is a world in itself and from the perspective of any other self, a total contradiction in terms – a square. The self resists the ego or becomes it. Either way, it's best to start young and be encouraged [but see James Walker for an alternate/pre-freudian (colloquial) definition].
    Politics, ‘the science and art of government,’ has little or nothing to do with the anti-politics of liberating life from the control complex.
    The Maximal Attack on the Totality, John Moore

    History which keeps alive the memory of people's resistance suggests new definitions of power. By traditional definitions, whoever possesses military strength, wealth, command of official ideology, cultural control, has power. Measured by these standards, popular rebellion never looks strong enough to survive.

    However, the unexpected victories – even temporary ones – of insurgents show the vulnerability of the supposedly powerful. In a highly developed society, the Establishment cannot survive without the obedience and loyalty of millions of people who are given small rewards to keep the system going: the soldiers and police, teachers and ministers, administrators and social workers, technicians and production workers, doctors, lawyers, nurses, transport and communications workers, garbage men and firemen. These people – the employed, the somewhat privileged – are drawn into alliance with the elite. They become the guards of the system, buffers between the upper and lower classes. If they stop obeying, the system falls.

    That will happen, I think, only when all of us who are slightly privileged and slightly uneasy begin to see that we are like the guards in the prison uprising at Attica – expendable; that the Establishment, whatever rewards it gives us, will also, if necessary to maintain its control, kill us.
    – Howard Zinn
    The Resistance to Christianity – by Raul Vaneigem [@ notbored.org]
    Postscript on the Irrelevance of Religion And Ideology – I.L.F. (Id Liberation Front)


    THE SALVE FOR WASHING SILK

  • There was a man of Sung who had a recipe for salve for chapped hands, his family having been silk-washers for generations. A stranger from Wu who had heard of it came and offered him a hundred ounces of silver for this recipe; whereupon the man of Sung in Yu:eh called together his clansmen and said, 'We have never made much money by silk-washing. Now, we can sell the recipe for a hundred ounces in a single day. Let the stranger have it.' The silk did not get washed.

    The stranger got the recipe, and went and had an interview with the Prince of Wu. The Yu:eh State was now in crisis, and the Prince of Wu sent a general to fight a naval battle with Yu:eh at the beginning of winter. The latter was totally defeated, and the stranger was rewarded with a piece of the King's territory. Thus, while the efficacy of the salve to cure chapped hands was in both cases the same, its applications were different. Here, it secured a title; there, the people remained poor silk-washers.
    – Chuang Tsu, 4th century B.C.
    INTELLIGENT LIFE IN SPACE
    "When civilized people say “intelligent life,” they mean civilized life, creatures on other planets that kill or control other creatures on those planets to produce “resources” and machines of domination, which eventually get so “advanced” that they can fly through space and monopolize and exploit the life of more and more planets... But then our scientists get puzzled: Why, with a hundred billion stars in our galaxy, many of which must have planets suitable for life, haven't we found any evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations, beaming their modulated electromagnetic communications through the galaxy, warping around in metal ships like we see in our own culture's mythology of the future, landing on our planet and trading their more advanced distracting/dominating gadgets for our submission to the Interstellar Monetary Fund which stealthily enslaves the Earth's people and accelerates its transformation into a lifeless desert while temporarily enriching human elites?"

    What we're really looking for in space is other stupid life, other life that has gone mad the same way we have, and we haven't found it because our madness is a violently unsustainable deviation from reality, and if creatures on other planets have done it, they burned out and crashed in a galactic microsecond the same way we're doing, and their sitcoms and commercials and nationalist talk radio blew by us for only 50 years when we were lounging in grass huts eating mangoes, or will blow by us in the future when we're doing so again.
    – Ran Prieur, star-date: 2442
    Anarchists Have Forgotten Their Principles – by Errico Malatesta

    STUPIDITY ONLY LACKS ENCOURAGEMENT

  • Stupidity is a scar. It can stem from one of many activities – physical or mental – or from all. Every partial stupidity of a man denotes a spot where the play of stirring muscles was thwarted instead of encouraged. In the presence of the obstacle the futile repetition of disorganised, groping attempts is set in motion. A child’s ceaseless queries are always symptoms of a hidden pain, of a first question to which it found no answer and which it did not know how to frame appropriately. Its reiteration suggests the playful determination of a dog leaping repeatedly at the door it does not yet know how to open, and finally giving up if the catch is out of his reach.
    – Adorno and Horkheimer, The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception.
    "THE USE-VALUE OF STUPIDITY, THE EXCHANGE-VALUE OF SLANG"
    If it is true that the principle "He who controls meaning controls the world" has been verified, ecclesiastical power, which conceived no other revolt against it than that of those who were outside of meaning -- the senseless, the crazy -- began (in the Renaissance) to lose the means of persuasion and terror that somehow or other strengthened the correct line of the dogma around which gravitated the spirit of beings and things, if not their very hearts. ...Assuredly, the mockery, sarcasm and irony that whipped the austere and unhealthy ass of religion did not give birth to the tumults of the Sixteenth Century. The difference was that it was formulated in speech [parole] and not in writing.
    Raoul Vaneigem

    But now, power itself is becoming farcical, not merely through the appropriation of the weapons of the weak (an old trick), but driven into a situation of such extreme self contradiction and exceptionalism that even it can neither justify itself nor take its own truth claims seriously. However, this discursive breakdown has not made the militarized states of capital any less deadly. Rather, this near total breakdown of sign function even at the level of the state-utterance, a breakdown that allows sanity and madness to turn into their opposites before our very eyes, attests to the radical bankruptcy of political language in general.
    – Jonathan Beller
    WITHOUT INSPIRATION, EXPIRATION IS CERTAIN DEATH:
    ONLY ARISTOCRATS & FOOLS WOULD MIMIC THE IMMORTALS
    “Under how many subtilties or absurdities has the divine right to govern been imposed on the credulity of mankind? ... That which may be thought right and found convenient in one age, may be thought wrong and found inconvenient in another. In such cases, who is to decide, the living or the dead?”
    – Thomas Paine
  • When you look closely, you may discover that what surely appears incredible, is often in fact, only inedible. Incredulous, on the other hand, means 'not gullible', a querisome condition not likely to give credence to those who claim credibility and would extract from your descendants, credit on behalf of your own receptivity and their owned futurity. Indelibly, debt is the expression of a dire futility, all for some property and its insured profitability. There is no violence but for the sake of property. Its destruction is just good common sense:

    High-temper aftershocks of Iron, Exchange & Patrilocal Residence: The Kalevala: Epic Poem of Finland – tr. John M. Crawford, 1888
    The Authority Of The Gift: Rioting & Looting As a Modern-Day Form of Potlatch – by Neal Keating
    WARS & WARES
    "And first, please to understand that our present system of Society is based on a state of perpetual war. Do any of you think that this is as it should be? I know that you have often been told that the competition, which is at present the rule of all production, is a good thing, and stimulates the progress of the race; but the people who tell you this should call competition by its shorter name of war if they wish to be honest, and you would then be free to consider whether or no war stimulates progress, otherwise than as a mad bull chasing you over your own garden may do. War or competition, whichever you please to call it, means at the best pursuing your own advantage at the cost of some one else’s loss, and in the process of it you must not be sparing of destruction even of your own possessions, or you will certainly come by the worse in the struggle. You understand that perfectly as to the kind of war in which people go out to kill and be killed; that sort of war in which ships are commissioned, for instance, “to sink, burn, and destroy;” but it appears that you are not so conscious of this waste of goods when you are only carrying on that other war called commerce; observe, however, that the waste is there all the same."
    – William Morris, 1888: Signs of Change

    COMING INTO ITS OWN
    "The labourers have the most enormous power in their hands, and, if they once became thoroughly conscious of it and used it, nothing would withstand them; they would only have to stop labour, regard the product of labour as theirs, and enjoy it. This is the sense of the labour disturbances which show themselves here and there. The state rests on the slavery of labour. If labour becomes free, the state is lost."
    – Max Stirner, 1844: The Unique One & its Characteristic Thrust [Eigentum: aspect, doom, domain, possession]

    The Property Theory & Labour – I.L.F.
    Anarchy or Socialism – Gustav Landauer,1895
    Liberty, Law, And Democracy (& other commentaries) – by Dora Marsden, 1914
    Why I Am An Anarchist – by Voltairine de Cleyre, 1908
    “When the ship goes down, so too do the first class passengers… The ruling class, for its part incapable of struggling against the devil of business activity, superproduction and superconstruction for its own skin, thus demonstrates the end of its control over society, and it is foolish to expect that, in the name of a progress with its trail indicated by bloodstains, it can produce safer (trains) than those of the past…”
    – Amadeo Bordiga, Murdering the Dead
    You Must Help Yourself – from datacide, Vol. 9, 2005
    Anarchy Secession Subsistence – by sea weed, 2006-'08

     
  • Genghis Kahn's English Lament & Apology to the Chinese Concerning his Son's Recent Behaviour Regarding their Throne:

    The Mask of Anarchy – by Percy Shelley, 1819
    GRADGRIND, BOUNDERBY & ROMANTIC IRONY
    "The subject of romantic irony is the isolated, alienated man who has become the object of his own reflection and whose consciousness has deprived him of his ability to act. He nostalgically aspires toward unity and infinity; the world appears to him divided and finite. What he calls irony is his attempt to bear up under his critical predicament, to change his situation by achieving distance toward it. In an ever-expanding act of reflection he tries to establish a point of view beyond himself and to resolve the tension between himself and the world on the level of fiction."
    – Szorbi, on Kierkegaard

    "(I)n Kierkegaard philosophy becomes poetry. Modem philosophers have always thought it possile to be objective; that is, they have claimed to occupy an existentially neutral standpoint, to view reality from the perspective of the angels. Kierkegaard counters: every standpoint is in fact not neutral but biased, not objective but subjective, not angelic but human and finite. Philosophy as understood by modern tradition is impossible."
    – Louise Mackey. Kierkegaard: A Kind of Poet.

    "A passionate. tumultuous age wants to destroy everything, set aside everything. An age that is revolutionary but also reflecting and devoid of passion changes the expression of power into a diaiectical tour de force: it lets everything remain but subtly drains the meaning out of it; rather than culminating in an uprising, it exhausts the inner actuality of relations in a tension of reflection that lets everything remain and yet has transformed the whole of existence into an equivocation that in its facticity is – while entirely privately, a dialectical fraud interpolates a secret way of reading – that it is not."
    – Søren Kierkegaard.
    "with neither romantic nor ironic intention,
    a muddlement is the process
    of sustained cardiac vivisection."
    ~ Janis Joplin

    Hard Times – For These Times, by Charles Dickens & Edgar Poe (†, more & less), 1854
    Without a Goal, by Zo D'axa, 1895
     
    THE RELIGION OF LABOUR IS THE STATE

  • A matrix of nutritious raisins of history imbedded with inedible spatterings of commentary dough (useful primarily for eclectic divination). Our own time seems to have proved the "stupid" practitioner of direct action more prophetic than the enlightened scientist of the progressive state, for whom liberty has become a joke and affinal egality (the word I'm seeking is "agility") is missing, utterly:
    TRINITY IS THREE VIEWS ON THE SAME SCENE:
    "Capital, whose mirror-image in the political sphere is Government, has a synonym in the religious context, to wit, Catholicism. The economic notion of capital, the political notion of government or authority, the theological notion of the Church, these three notions are identical and completely interchangeable: an attack upon one is an attack upon the others, as all the philosophers today know fine well. What capital does to labour and the State to freedom, the Church in turn does to understanding. This trinity of absolutism is deadly, in its practice as well as in its philosophy. In order to oppress the people effectively, they must be clapped in irons in their bodies, their will and their reason."
    Proudhon, Confessions of a Revolutionary 1849
    Violence and the Labor Movement – by Robert Hunter, 1913
         – compare with –
    Introduction to Proudhon: General Idea of the Revolution in the 21st Century – from the Anarchist Writers Group,
         – or –
    Origin Of Freemasonry – by Thomas Paine, 1804, and
    Pythagorics – by Charles S. Peirce, 1892
    IN MIMICRY & ITS VARIANCE
    It is impossible that any one who inhabits the same age with such writers as those who stand in the foremost ranks of our own, can conscientiously assure himself that his language and tone of thought may not have been modified by the study of the productions of those extraordinary intellects. It is true, that, not the spirit of their genius, but the forms in which it has manifested itself, are due less to the peculiarities of their own minds than to the peculiarity of the moral and intellectual condition of the minds among which they have been produced. Thus a number of writers possess the form, whilst they want the spirit of those whom, it is alleged, they imitate; because the former is the endowment of the age in which they live, and the latter must be the uncommunicated lightning of their own mind.
    – Percy Shelley, 1818: Prometheus Unbound
    FUNNY. BUT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF THE LITTLE DASH, "NOW-HERE" IS SPELLED EXACTLY THE SAME AS "NO-WHERE":

  • Liminality: "a state or process which is betwixt-and-between the normal, day-to-day cultural and social states and processes of getting and spending, preserving law and order, and registering structural status. Since liminal time is not controlled by the clock it is a time of enchantment when anything might, even should, happen. Another way of putting it would be to say that the liminal in socio-cultural process is similar to the subjunctive mood in verbs – just as mundane socio-structural activities resemble the indicative mood. Liminality is full of potency and potentiality. It may also be full of experiment and play. There may be a play of ideas, a play of words, a play of symbols, a play of metaphors. In it, play's the thing. Liminality is not confined in its expression to ritual and the performative arts. Scientific hypotheses and experiments and philosophical speculation are also forms of play, though their rules and controls are more rigorous and their relation to mundane "indicative" reality more pointed than those of genres which proliferate in fantasy. One might say, without too much exaggeration, that liminal phenomena are at the level of culture what variability is at the level of nature."
    – Victor Turner

    Frame, Flow and Reflection: Ritual and Drama as Public Liminality – by Victor Turner
    EUTOPIA LITERALLY MEANS A HEALTHY PLACE, OF WELL-BEING
    Now, the Golden Age, or Dream Time, is remote only from the rational mind. It is not accessible to euclidean reason; but on the evidence of all myth and mysticism, and the assurance of every participatory religion, it is, to those with the gift or discipline to perceive it, right here, right now. Whereas it is of the very essence of the rational or Jovian utopia that it is not here and not now. It is made by the reaction of will and reason against, away from, the here-and-now, and it is, as (Thomas) More said in naming it, nowhere. It is pure structure without content; pure model; goal. That is its virtue. Utopia is uninhabitable. As soon as we reach it, it ceases to be utopia. As evidence of this sad but ineluctable fact, may I point out that we in this room, here and now, are inhabiting utopia.
     
    – Ursula K. Le Guin, Theory of Eutopia: A Non-Euclidean View
    Rimbaud: Intermediary Militant – Through Rimbaud's Season In Hell – by Howard Slater
    "Reality is more theatrical than the theatre. It is why naturalism looks so unreal and comedy so much truer than tragedy, which sentimentalises violence, misery and death and poeticises rotting corpses by calling them noble. The artistic rendering of the physical pain of those who are beaten down with rifle butts and iron bars contains the possibility that profit can be squeezed from it. Tragedy makes the unthinkable appear to have some meaning. It becomes transfigured, without the horror being removed... Comedy does not tell such pernicious lies."
    Peter Barnes

    "Our historical reality may have been truer, but the technological age has obliterated such dreams. The television has become the perfect weapon for hyper-reality to thrive. We experience through images, lies, and clichés – this is how we accept life today. In order for a pure experience (whether in one event or multiple), the subject’s fidelity to the hyper-real must be radically broken. Through a revolution against cultural (thus inherently conservative) images, the subject finds the autonomy of experience:"
    – alberto
    The Realization of the Objective/Subjective Dichotomy: Anarchists in Colonial America And Other Tales – from alberto.the.penguin

    ON THE BANJO, WHEN DISHARMONY IS PRESENT, RESONANCE MAY ONLY BE A FRET AWAY

  • "At bottom Kropotkin conceived nature as a kind of Providence, thanks to which there had to be harmony in all things, including human societies. And this has led many anarchists to repeat that “Anarchy is Natural Order”, a phrase with an exquisite kropotkinean flavour. If it is true that the law of Nature is Harmony, I suggest one would be entitled to ask why Nature has waited for anarchists to be born, and goes on waiting for them to triumph, in order to destroy the terrible and destructive conflicts from which mankind has already suffered. Would one not be closer to the truth in saying that anarchy is the struggle, in human society, against the disharmonies of Nature?"
    – Errico Malatesta
    STATIC STASIS
    What is work? Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other such matter; second, telling other people to do so. The first kind is unpleasant and ill paid; the second is pleasant and highly paid. The second kind is capable of indefinite extension: there are not only those who give orders, but those who give advice as to what orders should be given. Usually two opposite kinds of advice are given simultaneously by two organized bodies of men; this is called politics. The skill required for this kind of work is not knowledge of the subjects as to which advice is given, but knowledge of the art of persuasive speaking and writing, i.e. of advertising.

    ...there is a third class of men, more respected than either of the classes of workers. There are men who, through ownership of land, are able to make others pay for the privilege of being allowed to exist and to work. These landowners are idle, and I might therefore be expected to praise them. Unfortunately, their idleness is only rendered possible by the industry of others; indeed their desire for comfortable idleness is historically the source of the whole gospel of work. The last thing they have ever wished is that others should follow their example.

    ...The conception of duty, speaking historically, has been a means used by the holders of power to induce others to live for the interests of their masters rather than for their own. Of course the holders of power conceal this fact from themselves by managing to believe that their interests are identical with the larger interests of humanity.
    – Bertrand Russell
    THE BULLSHIT INTONEMENT: MAYBE WE OUGHT TO TUNE OUR OWN BANJOS
    "The sociologist Stephen Lyng writes that some criminal actions are experienced as almost magical events that involve distinctive ‘sensual dynamics’. These criminal pursuits often take on a transcendent appeal, offering the criminal an opportunity for a passionate, intensely authentic experience. Although urban exploration may be, as Siologen contends, a “victimless crime”, at some point we all have to admit that in order to obtain a Holy Grail, boundaries have to be pushed hard, if not necessarily broken, though the politic behind this is more subtle than assertive, more subversive than transgressive."
    Consolidation Crew
  • "In the interest of extending misery (for whatever reason), demoralist deflation pulls the strings out from beneath encouragement when punishment will no longer suffice. Like the military draft, it is based on the logic of induction ("It's always worked befooore!"), discounting the notion that conditions themselves change, (which – of course – would suggest each repeated performance is still a unique swerve). Further, since resistance failed to break one free in the galactically recent past, the erroneous conclusion is presented that the cosmos is set in stone; all our efforts are folly. A merely repeated glance at the night sky shows, on the contrary, that it is the perpetual movement itself which prevents the whole ball of wax from collapsing into a high-grav black hole at the ego position of the universe. Each perpetual moment is a possible turning point which has nothing to do with the accumulation of mass, in both senses of the term. We've heard an answer to utter despairity: "spontaneous frivolity...the righteous be damned!"

    At some weird juxtaposition in space-time, the door opens, turns the world inside-out, sets the dog free. If we can remember any of our own gifts, it would be unwise for humans to forget (or fail to expropriate – thank the heavens for crime!) promethean fire in its DIY manifestation. After all, that door is only made of dead wood (and rotting by the minute)! Every pyramid is an ominous mountain made atop a harmless mole hill, so why should its deconstruction or abandonment set a'side nature's erosive effects be considered utopian futility? Today's induction: No dystopian has ever discounted the utopians biting at his heels and lived to tell about it! Our present, violent deviation encompasses a mere galactic microsecond. No one can predict the opportune moment when favourable conditions coalesce prior to a distributive outburst. No one! The ripened moment will pass us by unawares unless the flaming baton is passed on during provisional breaks; the only real time has always been now.

    And first, please to understand that when the semantic of pyramid (literally, 'fire midden', 'flaming pier/pyre') is deconstructed from its disposition toward property and pressure, back to its originary "Landmark" (a sort of "Park Art" – see "Mirrors aren't just for seeing yourself!"), and its market decomposes to "Mark it" (an adornment), violence is never super-induced atop self-defense, and weight is neither here nor there."
    YOUNG PEOPLE do not have this "disposition toward property" that characterizes the homo economicus (STRIGL). They are treated as slaves, tools, luxury goods, the property of others, whatever their class, because they do not have "freedom of choice," their family decides for them. Whence comes a revolt in the face of their INEXISTENCE to win Real Independence because they form a compact mass situated outside the exchange circuit (insiders) of agents who match up with their income and their property...

    Those who are "established" are passive, because they do not want to compromise themselves by going into the streets. They have possessions and children to defend! The young, who have nothing to lose, represent the Attack, even Adventure.

    It was the young who made up the Resistance, and not the directors who gave orders and commanded from their comfortable armchairs. Revolutions have been made by the young, outside of any class, joining up with these classes to be betrayed by them or rejected. Let the young stop serving as merchandise to become the consumers of their own force.

    IF YOU DO NOT SAVE THE YOUNG, THE YOUNG WILL LOSE YOU.
    Isidore Isou
    Youth Uprising: First Manifesto (1950) – by Isidore Isou (from notbored.org) [pdf]
    May Day: The Witch's Child – by Hu Noze


    "THE HOLY FLAME OF DISCONTENT" – William Morris
    "To the ordinary person, the standards by which he lives seem logical,.and natural, and even inevitable. But when we discover how differently other peoples act in identical situations,.or how differently they meet a common problem, the question is raised: "Are these ways really logical? Are they natural? Are they inevitable?" It then becomes apparent that much of what one group may consider logical and natural and inevitable, another will deem illogical, unnatural, and contrived"
    – Melville Herskovitz 1972

    "...no indignation is possible at the moment when there echoes the cry for death of one human being whom other human beings are maltreating. There is only the cold seizure of horror, and that neither speaks nor is spoken. Afterwards comes anger, revolt, but how could one express that cry? What if one could cry it out again, such cold – that of death. Revolt warms us: it brings us back from death. Revolt scrubs out death. Revolt acts. Indignation seeks to speak out."
    – bernard noël, The Outrage Against Words
    Dream-Time – from I.L.F.

  • The greatest problem with a delimited revolutionary theory is that one's own or one's group's ideas translate every other conception into "counter-revolutionary" and therefore, enemy activity. The idea of "Open Society", originally a reformist goal set forth in 1945 by Karl Popper ("Open Society & its Enemies") allows an at-least provisional solidarity to spread beyond the group or individual, and is released into the environment like a dirty bomb. Inserted into a revolutionary ethos, the semantics of party reverts to festivity, platform to theatrical stage and politics – once confined to the circumscribed ethics within the city- and later nation-state – a state or condition of multiple seizures or tics, hopefully aesthetically pleasing tics. Transgression is merely a matter of tacking, mimicry an affinal, approximative iteration and the individual/collective dichotomy explodes until a new liminal perturbation arises – a turning point. If a new name is desired for this transmogrification or annihilation & reconstitution, it would be the anarchy of socio-aesthetics.

    Is Contemporary Linguistic Theory an Instrument of Cultural Imperialism? – George Grace, 1990
    Open Creation and its Enemies – by Asger Jorn




  • Insurrectionary Epistemology: Both Wrecking and Recreational!
    Mother, sun and father moon
    Responsible Friends Split my Affinities
    Think Three Impossible Things
    Four Manifestos, a Quadrilogy in Clear Language

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