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The Horror of Capitalism: Consuming the Body of God

Base matter is external and foreign to human aspirations, and it refuses to allow itself to be reduced to the great ontological machines resulting from these aspirations. —Georges Bataille, Base Materialism and Gnosticism For Bataille, religion is not the revelation of a divine …

Sri Lanka-Epizentrum einer globalen Krise

Anfang Juli schon war für die Washington Post nicht die Ukraine, sondern Sri Lanka das „Epizentrum einer globalen Krise.“ Noch vor kurzem mit China, Brasilien, Südafrika und nur neun weiteren Ländern des globalen Südens als „upper middle income country“ eingestuft, …

Baudrillard: Nach der orgie

… Wenn ich den gegenwärtigen Stand der Dinge benennen müsste, würde ich sagen, dass jedes explosive Moment in der modernen Welt ein Moment der Befreiung in irgendeinem Bereich ist. Die Befreiung des Politische und des Sexuellen, die Befreiung der produktiven …

Genealogy of Deconstruction and the Differantial Break

Genealogy of Deconstruction and the Differantial BreakFrançois LaruelleFrom Machines textuelles: déconstruction et libido d’écriture (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1976), 39-45.Translated by Jeremy R. SmithPDF 1) Differantial thought in general (Derrida and Deleuze) is first defined by its effects, for example those that it …

Jean Baudrillard: The Perfect Crime

The period of catastrophe: the advent of a doctrine that sifts men— driving the weak to decisions, and the strong as well… —Fredrich Nietzsche Here, however, lies the task of any philosophical thought: to go to the limit of hypotheses and …

Salò oder die 120 Tage von Sodom

Er stand an der Schnittstelle »der drei großen Protestbewegungen gegen die Macht des Staates: der politischen, der sexuellen und der mystischen«, zitiert Klaus Theweleit in »Deutschlandfilme« Maria-Antonietta Macciocchi aus 1978, um danach selbst so fortzufahren: »Bis Mitte der siebziger Jahre …

Fossil Capital

In 2012, global CO2 emissions were 58% higher than in 1990, causing, among other things, hurricanes to become stronger due to higher temperatures in ocean catchments and Arctic ecosystems to reach a number of tipping points. The limit at which …

MMT, THE PANDEMIC, AND THE FISCAL DEFICIT FRIGHT

I contend that current discussions on what the pandemic has taught us about monetary and fiscal policy are myopic. It is the purpose of this chapter to broaden the political economy horizon so that we might think anew about pathways …

Kassel / Szenen einer (Her)(Ab)Setzung*

Für das Beleidigende braucht es : a/ den Beleidiger, im Falle und als Ausgangspunkt ein „art collective“ namens Taring Padi, das seine „mission“ u.a. in der Wiederbelebung der Volkskultur sieht und gleich mal 5 evils of culture raushaut und dort …

Die hyperreale Welt des Castings

Nur eine kann das ganz große Los ziehen, nur einer ist prominent, und haben selbst mathematisch alle gleiche Aussicht, so ist sie doch für jeden einzelnen so minimal, dass er sich am besten gleich abschreibt und sich am Glück des …

Ecuador: General Strike

We rose up again. This time, we have more experience, but not enough strength to achieve our objectives. We are resisting and defending ourselves from police and state violence, one day at a time. Tomorrow, Monday, June 27, a new week …

Ultra-blackness in Music. A Non-Mixology

What is Rhythm? What is Rhythm? Rhythm is a temporally extended pattern in which information-transmitting processes take place. It can be described by the following parameters: spatial (distance, movement, neighbourhood), temporal (speed, limit of human perception, infinite time scales versus finiteness), …

The Specters of Stagflation

Growth forecasts are gloomy for the global economy. The Ifo Institute lowered its forecast for the FRG for this year from 3.3 to 2.5 per cent, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered the growth for the gross national …

Sex refashioned

…fashion has the fabulous character of the more beautiful than beautiful: fascinating. The seduction it exerts is independent of all value judgment… The astonishing privilege accorded to fashion is due to a unanimous and definitive resolve. The acceleration of the simple …

To Live and Think Like Pigs

The title of the article was borrowed from Gilles Châtelet’s book „To Live and Think Like Pigs: The Incitement of Envy and Boredom in Market Democracies“. Regarding this friendly takeover, think of Deleuze/Guattari’s confession that they only quote those they …

The Limits of Capitalized Power/ A 2020 U.S. Update

Until the late 2000s, our work focused primarily on why capitalism should be understood as a modeof power. We argued that capital itself is a form of organized power and researched how capitalists sustain, defend and augment their capitalized power. …
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