At a party I am my own. I dance with other klutzy people, our feet exchange blows. Of course, were I a ballerina I surely would be satisfied as well, but I wouldn’t be this I. I am pleased that my disfunction has brought me to such wonderful people. The tight twisting squeezes and nearly terminal separations gesture at where our owns overlap, and tell a story of what’s to come. The moment is mine and theirs also.
The Anvil Review has returned!
the faithful of progress appear to believe that you can "innovate" your way out of any predicament. this belief grew out of a historical moment where extraction of natural resources was growing and the climate was stable. but as fossil fuels and ores become depleted and more costly to extract, the belief persists. "renewables", "space mining", "carbon capture", "fusion", or "nuclear power" become the new articles of faith to animate the believers. i doubt any of these will shake out anything like the faithful claim, but even if the techno-solutions did fulfill their promises, to what end? to keep the death machine which ensnares us all into its project of totalizing domination running for decades or centuries more?
Way later on posting this than I’d have liked to be, but next weeks #nrg post is finally up!
Reading group today at 6pm CST!
We will be discussing the portion of the text The Individualist Anarchist Discourse of Early Interwar Germany from this blog post (https://chi.st/nrg/the-individualist-anarchist-discourse-of-early-interwar-germany-pt-2).
It's not that we think "order" can be found in chaos, or that chaos constitutes order, rather, we recognize the endless 'sense' that chaos makes, and are aware that chaos is only so defined because of a lack of understanding, an manufactured othering of everything, a forgetting of stories. This clarifies the prestige of order as an artifice, instead revealing it as simply the most dominant story of whatever context.
The next reading for #nrg is up! This one should be quite insightful. See you theeereeeee!
Halvor Fosli describing the Kristiania Bohemians in the pubs: "four different types.. the green, the black, the red and the blue. The green bohemian is young, happy, and free, an apolitical bohemian. The black is a sad figure; poverty, despair and vices lead to apathy and depression. The red is willing to sacrifice, committed, and dreams of social revolution, and the blue bohemian type has no issues on the program, has good finances, and lives first and foremost on its own." anarchist Hans Jaeger stirred controversy and was jailed for their novel Fra Kristiania-Bohêmen: a depiction of this bohemian life in 1880s Oslo.
"One can view technological civilization, in particular its accelerations in the twentieth century, as an attempt to drown the questions of Nietzsche's chief witness, the tragic Diogenes, in comfort. By making technological living tools of unknown perfection available to individuals, the modern world aims thus to silence their uneasy inquiries about the space in which they live, or from which they constantly fall." - Peter Sloterdijk, "Bubbles"