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Lyotard, J. (2014). Desirevolution. In Avanessian, A. and Mackay, R. (eds) #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader. Urbanomic, pp. 241-250

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[...] To have done with alienation is not to arrange a well-conducted and collaborative discussion of the dialectic or to be hung on the rope of hermeneutics not merely to sit oneself down and write not only to hurl paving stones It will be to take sides with desire this side is imperishable it is already the victor and always will be Phoenix we have only to recognize not organise it [...] We have nothing to lose we will never have anything to lose but our works

holy shit

—p.243 by Jean-François Lyotard 4 years, 1 month ago

[...] To have done with alienation is not to arrange a well-conducted and collaborative discussion of the dialectic or to be hung on the rope of hermeneutics not merely to sit oneself down and write not only to hurl paving stones It will be to take sides with desire this side is imperishable it is already the victor and always will be Phoenix we have only to recognize not organise it [...] We have nothing to lose we will never have anything to lose but our works

holy shit

—p.243 by Jean-François Lyotard 4 years, 1 month ago
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They are progressives like capitalism They are materialists but as capitalism is They are rational with capitalist reason They want to abolish capital's private property by capitalist means They pass off as socialism the collective availability of capital according to their hierarchy Recalling from Marx that labour force is the whole secret of surplus value they have made the proletariat their business They are the truth of capitalism Changing how we live is a sick childish idea to them Their poorhouses resonate with Lenin In their priestly hands Lenin sounds like catechism Put Trotsky Mao Rosa into the kettledrum the same thump same sound issues Revolutionaries' commodities The disgrace of politicians is the transformation of the past into the truth of the present the predominance of the done over the doing the dictatorship of the dead over the living = capitalisation The politician is then the means of silencing anxiety and the desire for something else As if the way were marked out As if what is to be done were written in his legible name on condition of having read the Marx or Bakunin recognisable to experts But this was the very essence of history the void into which we throw our stones the absence of a reference the dark night in which we grope [...]

—p.246 by Jean-François Lyotard 4 years, 1 month ago

They are progressives like capitalism They are materialists but as capitalism is They are rational with capitalist reason They want to abolish capital's private property by capitalist means They pass off as socialism the collective availability of capital according to their hierarchy Recalling from Marx that labour force is the whole secret of surplus value they have made the proletariat their business They are the truth of capitalism Changing how we live is a sick childish idea to them Their poorhouses resonate with Lenin In their priestly hands Lenin sounds like catechism Put Trotsky Mao Rosa into the kettledrum the same thump same sound issues Revolutionaries' commodities The disgrace of politicians is the transformation of the past into the truth of the present the predominance of the done over the doing the dictatorship of the dead over the living = capitalisation The politician is then the means of silencing anxiety and the desire for something else As if the way were marked out As if what is to be done were written in his legible name on condition of having read the Marx or Bakunin recognisable to experts But this was the very essence of history the void into which we throw our stones the absence of a reference the dark night in which we grope [...]

—p.246 by Jean-François Lyotard 4 years, 1 month ago