Thursday, January 01, 2004

"No idea's original, there's nothing new under the sun. 
It's never what you do, but how it's done...
From Czechoslovakia to Texas metropolis..."

happy new year

And a recap from Dec. 12 (below)
"The normative, as such, is a function of any given system, and can not at such be denied its role in argument.
Anti-foundationalism is not banal if the system it describes is complex enough to exist as an organic whole. Society, as a collective construction, is complex, self perpetuating and foundationless. Technocracy is foundationless, simplistic and inorganic, and is arguably the very definition of banality: an inorganic, indeed anti-organic, totality."

For the metaphysics of argument not victory.
Technocracy denies the dialectic its most important role by representing it as acting most forcefully between two figures that each manifest the same desire. But given the complexity of the world, of our living in the world, that is not so much description as projection of a wish.
The dialectic at its most basic exists between the individual and the collective, between person and state, individual and community, between speaker and language. Science is merely a factotum in the service of other interests.
I've been doing damage in the last weeks: whiskey and tequila. I've got a hangover, $250 in the bank, and a few thousand in the markets, long term; that's where it all goes from here on- there and the few other places where money does the work of man.

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