re: Two Frames//

 

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1. Bankruptcy. Simple, pervasive. Done out.

2. Reaction. Complex, unfathomable.

3. Synthesis. Shifting, escaping, combining.

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1. The economist. This is how capitalism works.

2. The anthropologist. This is how little we know about other people.

3. Moving from theoretical practice to a practice as theory.

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1. Baby formula.

2. Tonic water.

3. Cake.

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1. Comprehension. We need to do this in order to get anywhere at first, to draw a square around us.

2. Bewilderment. We need to do this in order to see the limits of, and to get past, square one.

3. Creativity. We can start making circles and triangles.

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1. Totality. It feels good to know everything, or at least the possibility that somewhere everything could be known.

2. Anti-totality. It’s better to know what you don’t know if you’re honest about it.

3. Totally totalizing …. You know what you know, and that’s for you to know.

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1. The encyclopedia, almanac, and dictionary.

2. Kafka stories.

3. The wind.

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1. Yang.

2. Yin.

3. Thinking about Yin and Yang.

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1. Kant saying god exists for the posterity of preserving the moral structure of society.

2. Kant saying god doesn’t exist because all he knows is his own experience.

3. Pure reason realizing its greater possibilities when moving beyond the circularities of self-critique, and its critique of the Critique of Pure Reason.

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1. Religion makes a lot of sense.

2. Religion is why the world got to be this fucked up.

3. Making sense to yourself, just for you.

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1. Why capitalism succeeds everywhere capitalists are.

2. Why it fails everywhere else.

3. There is something new. We haven’t realized it yet.

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1. Newtonian physics.

2. Quantum physics, free energy, hippie woo woo, everything goes.

3. Not art.

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1. Monogamy.

2. Polyamoury.

3. Love.

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1. The Tower of Babel.

2. Multiple Towers of Babel made by people of different religions, building towers for different purposes, and no overarching consensus on what, if anything, happened.

3. Rebuilding the Tower of Babel again. What’s the point of knowing all about it if isn’t any real part of our lives?

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1. Converting to religion.

2. Denouncing converting to a religion.

3. Being beyond conversion and denouncement.

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1. A fascist marching band, everyone looking and moving exactly the same, having practiced the same routine every day for an entire year, for this one show, all for the glory of one man sitting on a throne.

2. Experimental breakcore benefit, multiple DJs on open-decks, uncoordinated equalizers, microphones and lights flare off in several directions at once.

3. An outdoor party with autonomous stages.

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1. Public opinion.

2. Anti-politics.

3. Nobody asks for your opinion anymore because it’s insulting to give mere opinion. Everyone speak the truth.

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1. An epic myth with a beginning, middle, and end.

2. A neverending James Joyce saga written by several copycat authors at different times of the life, developing separate plot series, and some claiming to be already dead.

3. Appreciating each book in its own context, audience and perspective.

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1. The Declaration of Independence, the United Nations Charter of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions.

2. An obscure communique from an anarchist cell talking about the freedom to live without dead time against the production of biopower.

3. Hegelian world history but not the way he saw it.

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1. The first week of life imprisonment is like a Harrison Ford movie.

2. The second week of life imprisonment is like Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus.

3. Writing your own books.

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1. The first time you made love it was meant to last forever but probably didn’t.

2. The next time you made love it lasted longer but you don’t remember it because it wasn’t that big of a deal.

3. But you get the next-next time you made love confused with the time after that. All you know is they were different.

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1. The first wage of sin is death.

2. The next wage of sin is freedom.

3. Freedom is the death of sin.

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1. A watchmaker on an assembly line producing mass quantities of the same exact watch over and over.

2. A DIY watchmaker designing every watch by hand, successful only insofar as it is art.

3. A co-creative watchmakers’ collective, enslaved by time itself.

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1. The soldier’s first tour in Iraq is a call of duty and everyone must answer that call.

2. The soldier’s second tour in Iraq is just another job.

3. The soldier’s third tour in Iraq is prison.

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1. The first flight of stairs Gregor Samsa falls down is an epic fail.

2. The second flight of stairs he falls is where he dies.

3. The third flight of stairs is some Matrix shit.

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1. A flying saucer.

2. A couple Chinese New Year fire lanterns blowing in the wind.

3. A glitch in the matrix.

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