— Kyle Hill (@Sci_Phile) July 25, 2017
As Lasch understood, for progressive politics anti-moral transgression has always been a bargain with the devil, because the case for equality is essentially a moral one.
Es lohnt nicht die Mühe, sich zu töten, denn man tötet sich immer zu spät.
I swallowed an iron moon
they called it a screw
I swallowed industrial wastewater and unemployment forms
bent over machines, our youth died young
I swallowed labor, I swallowed poverty
swallowed pedestrian bridges, swallowed this rusted-out life
I can’t swallow any more
everything I swallowed roils up in my throat
I spread across my country
a poem of shame
If everyone who worked in an anti-poverty organisation converted overnight to an anti-wealth politics we would soon find ourselves living in a very different world.
David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism
Wie orientalische Städte aussehen, setze ich als bekannt voraus. Es ist genauso wie bei uns, nur orientalisch.
Alfred Kubin, Die andere Seite
If pop music today is mythology, Rihanna is unmistakably the goddess of money.
That is the heart of all the great injustices of the money system. For some people money is stretchy, insubstantial and infinite, for others it is horribly concrete. Some people make and remake the rules; some people die by them.
David Boyle, The Little Money Book
The most productive way of reading ‚the personal is political‘ is to interpret it as saying: the personal is impersonal. It’s miserable for anyone at all to be themselves (still more, to be forced to sell themselves). Culture, and the analysis of culture, is valuable insofar as it allows an escape from ourselves.
Mark Fisher, Ghosts of my Life
To reclaim a real political agency means first of all accepting our insertion at the level of desire in the remorseless meat-grinder of Capital.
Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism