a recent correspondence
I don’t think I ever sent this to you…
I was just cleaning up my desktop -
had almost plumb forgot that I wrote
it at all…
It’s kind of a mess
Could you do something with it?
Chop it up?
Add-on to it?
perhaps it would be nice thing for the magazine -
a collaborative piece of writing
in a collaborative construct
let me know
You speak of the psycho-pornographia of power,
why we even talk about the open streets,
the unmanned barricade or the collapsed towers,
the strategies of the desperate, the tyranny of
the automobile apparatus,
the American psyche and it’s irrational clear-
headedness, it’s never ending thirst for blood.
These things that you speak of: sabotage and
sedition, the murder of artists, civil war even -
of course we support all of these things. We do not support
the future. We support the beginning of the end of the endless
present. We support new beginnings by any means. This is
Samizdat speaking to those who are joining us in the End of Days.
It is this beginning of the end we are celebrating.
the New before the fall of York
You say France is smaller than Texas, Greece is the size of Alabama,
You say what we need to be thinking about are Russia, India, China,
big countries like America.
You say throw a man off a train and he might change the world’s
I want to throw you off of a train.
I’ve been looking at pictures of Native American
masks and costumery, thinking of what this
means: the masking of the original inhabitants
of America and their subsequent (mostly) vanishing
- Edward Curtis, Hidden Faces – the vanishing line is
the present – the masking and unmasking of the present spectacular
state of affairs of the State
I am thinking about contamination and assassinations as by-products
of revolution – the stagnancy of the State seems the least of our
problems. And justly, Obama legalizes eating horse meat almost hours
before another indefinite detention bill passes through Congress.
If this is the current form of what passes for consensus, then I can say
I am no longer interested in seeking consensus.
The events of 2011 have already been enough to show a lot of us a thing
or two about how things really are these days – not to even speak of what we’re
up against. The point is we are duly fucked and duly freed at the same time to
finally have our way with the world – the schizo-sexual landscape is at long last
folding onto itself on front of our very eyes. This is not to be an alarmist but we
are clearly barreling head-on into a future which howsoever we prepare ourselves,
will take on the most unlikely of appearances.
It is important to learn from your enemy. I am starting to believe Debord even if
his eyes are filled with catastrophe. And Debord, apparently, is thinking of Poe
as much as anyone else:
It appears to me that this mystery is considered insoluble, for the very reason
which should cause it to be regarded as easy of solution – I mean for the outré
character of it’s features… to investigations such as we are now pursuing, it
should not be so much asked ‘what has occurred,’ as ‘what has occured that
has never occurred before’.
Edgar Allen Poe
The Murders on the Rue Morgue
yours in excess,