By Peter Lamborn WIlson
Whilst Peter Lamborn Wilson despatched us the pile of paper that at last turned this booklet (and the non secular sequence) shall we now not were extra thrilled. Peter has been a writing laptop for many years and it'd be effortless to overlook out at the type of writing that he likes top. Punchy, idiosyncratic manifestos (of a sort). This selection of Peter's Anarchist Ephemera is full of middle and astute observations.
All plans for "saving the realm" eventually leisure at the assumption that humanity needs to endure a transformation of center. the anomaly here's that if this alteration have been to ensue, no plans will be had to lead to a "different world." The switch of middle, different attention, will be in itself the very shift in course, the Reversion to human and non secular values required for "salvation." spoil the machinic brain and there'd be no use to damage the particular machines.
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Capital is "liberated" to follow its own fate-which consists of a kind of fatality, a totalitarianism of pure money. When every human relation is defined by money, ideology loses definition and seems to evaporate. But the phrase "out of control" here describes only an 20 illusion. Control only "disappears" because of its perfection, its universalization, and its identification as "pure" capital . The net seems to have followed a parallel trajectory. The State appears baffled by certain uncontrollable aspects of the Net, but Capital feels no such dismay.
Utopia conceals/reveals its pulsating pulchritude behind the seven veils of a Baltimore stripper or Kabuli teen bride. Take one step outside yourself & you're there reading by the black lamp of a thousand glowworms quaffing the dandelion wine of a recrudescent pubescence, sez this hootchycootchy Isis: a rosicrucian cocoon with you as a Nabokov's Blue. Easy as turning out the light & leaving the room & looking for the Moon. But somehow far more difficult even than love. 7. Young G ermany (review of the book by Walter Laqueur) The Wandervogel secret is that to wander in search of the blue flower is the blue flower.
This idea has interesting resonances. It points to the fact that for " the people;' money in hand represents not oppression hut pleasure, gratified desire. Money may be the root of all evil, but given the existence of money, "love of money" is quite natural. Alchemy epitomizes this j ouissance of money in the fairy-tale concept of transmutation, production of gold without labor as free gift of Nature to her lovers: Jove's body as shower of golden coins. As " the people" in person,Jack wins the treasure, but in doing so removes its curse, its dragonish malignancy, because in him the treasure finds its rightful end in happiness (i.