I’m going to be phoning it in to Prague on Saturday afternoon, talking about the wyrd and the weird in relation to patchwork; the gothic as a speculative aesthetics that is central to the history of thought surrounding transcendental geopolitics.
via Wyrd Patchwork @ Punctum — xenogothic
I like the mission statement.
I wonder if part of that has come out of the idea that at some point there is a threshold in government, but maybe particularly democracy, where it is unable to govern effectively without resorting to unethical force. Or maybe that ethics gets turned into a force that previously would be considered unethical, or ethics is justified toward that force or and buy that force.
Personally I see it more as a logistical effect: that the open source of being human allowed to be so naturally Develops a segment of society that consolidates power. And this consolidation is no different than any other human mannerism that we consider is sensible. Which is to say that the human being is cunning and find solutions according to its own ethics despite what use of language would attempt to counter the activity. It’s kind of the same thing like in Jurassic Park where Jeff Goldblum says “life finds a way”. Human beings if so motivated will find a wAy , and those particular human beings that CE reality through a sense of justified power, keeping in mind that we don’t like dictatorships or authoritarian regimes or anything like that or emperors, nevertheless the human being will find a way to consolidate power for the ethics of the time.
And so I see this occurring in a true manner that kind of leaves real ability out on the limbs. Such that it’s kind like the Star Wars government: if you look at the story of Star Wars it’s about like 10 people amidst hundreds of billions of people. At least 10 people according to the story are dealing with the balance of power of good and evil for the rest of the billions of sentientcreatures in the universe.
And the key is is that the rest of the Centene creatures on the various planets will indeed see themselves as being free to greater or less or extends having various governing bodies that are effective in the local arena. But at the same time this small group of people that have consolidated such huge amounts of power will see themselves as indeed affecting the governance of the rest of the universe.
😄 thought for the day.
Yes. That is exactly what patchwork is for me (and for a few of them as I understand it): prep-work anticipating necessities during and after the dissolution of national governments.
As Arran writes, “the view from reality includes climatic breakdown and social collapse. From that view fragmentation needn’t be imposed, and patchwork is the theoretical and practical anticipation of necessities to come.” The logistical component is also important. How are we going to carve out niches for survival and thriving? This is what will occupy me for the rest of my life, to be honest.
Indeed, “life finds a way” – which is basically the tagline of any honest post-nihilist when pushed on why we do what we do, or don’t do. The immanent ‘will to life’ is the only purpose we can gather that is not some justification for idiosyncratic desires.