On 29th November I spoke to an ambulance driver (who wished not to be named) at a major urban hospital. “What are you lot on about?” He approached me, pointing to the copies of the newspaper which I was distributing. “The public sector strike tomorrow, and the pensions the politicians are pulling in” I [...]
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President Obama phrased the death of Gaddafi the removal of a “dark shadow.” While darkness and light are the most generic of philosophistry, it is congruent with Agamben’s profanation of apparatuses, that is, “to bring them to light the Ungovernable, which is the beginning and, at the same time, the vanishing point of every politics.” [...]
Berardi states “[m]oney (i.e. economics) and the State (i.e. politics) are no longer able to govern or discipline the world of production, now that its center is not a de-brained force, a uniform and quantifiable time of manual work. That center is now occupied by mind flows, by the ethereal substance of intelligence, which eludes [...]
When it comes to language and creative clearing, and more importantly the “idea of order,” Vincent and I have a bit of recent history. It is in the spirit of clearing that I am thinking my response. First, the creative clearing, the “destructive character” in relation to pure force beset by ‘power’ or a [...]
I had this thought when the Tea Party began: they were a joke. This is now underscored by the vaporization of their extremist candidates for president and the poor health of the media when it comes to tensing out their real base of power, the limited audience of financial backers. One assumes when it comes [...]
The following presentation was held by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei and A. Staley Groves at the presentation of the publication ‘The Destructive Character’ by Dick Raaijmakers, accompanied by Groves’s poetry ‘Étui’ at Onomatopee on June 10, 2011.