A BRILLIANT EQUIVOCATION 

THE CONSPIRACY MYTH by Charles Eisenstein — A Response The Reichstag Fire, Berlin 27th February 1933                     ‘The first hints of a philosophy of the ultimate revolution — the revolution which lies beyond politics and economics, and which aims at total subversion of the individual’s psychology […]

THE WELL

  We dug three wells.  Not narrow shafts into the ground, but broad, conical pits, converging to a point nine metres deep. In two of them we had to smash through a layer of rock using a hammer drill. We had no idea if it would work. Isan was drought-afflicted and bone dry, with worsening […]

ABSURDITY BITES

  It’s the absurdity that bites. Children in social distancing hats. Chalk squares on the playground.  These slave masks. These gags. Social distancing robots in the parks.  Instructions to stand in the corners and face away from each other in lifts. The sheer reach of this insanity. The pettiness of tyranny. The insistent tang of […]

LETTER TO A FRIEND IN PRISON

April 18 2020 Kriminalvården Anstalten Tygelsjö Skiftesvägen 10 218 74 Tygelsjö Sweden Attn: Xxxxx Xxxxxx     Hallo my friend Well shit, if you had to go away for ten months for growing indoor plants, you chose the right time! We’re all in prison now. I don’t mean to minimise what you’re going through, but […]

UNCERTAIN TIMES

  These are uncertain times. So everyone keeps saying. “In these uncertain times…” “In these times of great uncertainty…” Uncertain times — and yet so predictable. So predicted.  Two years ago, on 27th April 2018, vaccine Messiah and ‘strategic philanthropist’ Bill Gates, invited to deliver the Shattuck Lecture in Boston, Massachusetts, warned that we were […]

ūtland

It’s not very common in conversation, not in its original sense at least. People stick to ‘weird’, which is a whole other story, coming from Old English wyrð, meaning fate or destiny. You generally only get it in journalism, when some hack has been detailed to put down the latest outbreak of truth from behind the curtain. […]

PYROTECHNICS

  Ten years after Simulacra and Simulation, as the USA assembled a coalition to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait and geared up for Operation DESERT STORM, Baudrillard published the first of a series of three essays: ‘The Gulf War Will Not Take Place’ (January 1991); followed by ‘The Gulf War is Not Taking Place’ (February […]

THE DEATH OF GOD

  ‘Never resist a sentence you like,’ wrote Baudrillard in Cool Memories (1990), and his incandescent style overflows with irresistible sentences. If you interrogate them, however — which is perhaps to ‘misread’ Baudrillard — you find that his beautiful paradoxes mask assumptions and transitions which must be explicit in a valid argument.  Take, for example, […]

PASSENGERS

  CONSTELLATIONS, TELEVISION, AND THE SADNESS OF ASTRONAUTS   “We set out to explore the moon and instead discovered the Earth.” — William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut. Television — or at least, the image dissection technology at the core of it —was invented by Philo T Farnsworth II in 1927, but it did not bring […]