Archive for August, 2007

The Sin of Wondering

Friday, August 24th, 2007

>>When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.<<

Dom Helder Camara.

Used as the “tech quote” for the discovery of “Communism” in Sid Meier’s Civilization IV.

I see only what I believe only what I see what I believe only what I

Monday, August 20th, 2007
I see only what I believe only what I see

Advertisement on the Cinemaxx, Berlin Alexanderplatz.

Communism stole my virginity (and I won’t shed a tear)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
istari lasterfahrer feat. classless kulla
communism stole my virginity (and I won’t shed a tear)

(mp3, 4.7 MB)

Listen!

Look what they done to me: I never really had the chance
to grow up in naivety and to merely believe
Look what they done to me: I never really had the chance
to think it’ll all work out just like that
cuz

Communism stole my virginity and I won’t shed a tear
It fucked my brain and opened my eyes, no I won’t shed no tear

There was no Fall and no apple to show me Evil and Good
to show the road to Salvation, to make me do what I should
they rolled the Apple of Discord that made me understand
there is no Good and no Evil, there’s only what we plan
yeah

Communism stole my virginity and I won’t shed a tear
It fucked my brain and opened my eyes, no I won’t shed no tear

Ignoring the world doesn’t make me feel better
all my lovin’ won’t calm me down
I’ll never think our current platform
is as far as we can get
cuz

Communism stole my virginity and I won’t shed a tear
It fucked my brain and opened my eyes, no I won’t shed no tear

Samples “communist anarchist” and “voluntary association” taken from an interview with Robert Anton Wilson

Dispiracy Theory

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Critical approaches to conspiracy theory aim at the clearly delimitable phenomenon from the edge of society, from the ‘lunatic fringe’ - the visitable other. Thus, conspirational influence on everyday thinking as well as the huge impact of conspirationism on the formulation of mass apealing ideologies is largely underestimated.

For the purpose of ‘dispiracy’, that is, the finding of efficacious answers and counter-strategies, it seems necessary to combine Critical Theory and factual falsification. Conspiracy theory needs to be seen as a much more general way of dramatizing and simplifying an unconcise world. Delimitation itself becomes problematic as conspirationism may always nest in the breaches of rationalist fact fetishism and may work as dialectical twin of all official ideology.

Working points thus are located in the hinge functions where conspiracy theories become plausible to individuals and where their encroaching of public discourse, mass media and state ideology is rooted.

Ten German Bombers

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007