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Perhaps this analysis is not nuanced enough. :)
His diverse fields of study include psychoanalysis (Freudian and other types, he claims to be a "card-carrying Lacanian") and Marxist thought (I think he primarily agrees with Marx's analysis of the malaise of capitalism, but seems to have no illusions about the 20th century state-corporatist capitalist dictatorships that paraded as attempts at communism, later socialism). But what he is saying here, namely that the three main directions of leftist criticism of capitalism are equally defunct and incapable of offering a workable alternative to the rampant corporatist, systemically corrupt, wealth-extracting, inequality-generating capitalism we seem to be riddled with, appears solid to me.

Also, I think this "X was fond of cocaine and hence everything X has said is worthless shit" type of reasoning is a bit rich.

I also offer for your consideration these two short articles:

I am leaning towards the view that there are viable alternatives to capitalism, only they are not political ones.

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:15:33 pm »
Completely my bad for failing to notice that the section I found a little less than perfect was actually a quote from the original Principia, and if this has caused you any discomfort, I apologize sincerely. I started with praise for your work, and I meant it, it is a beautiful book and I'm planning on printing a copy or two. I might give them away during the festive season! But that particular thing caught my eye (as it appears, ten year after it was discussed here, so it ought to be old hat, anyway, unless I was purposefully misinformed), so I thought Principia Discussion may be a good place to mention it... Despite the fact that most every time I opened my mouth here most people ended up professing I was an unreconstructed asshole, very probably with assburgers, I still don't think so. The reason I'm come back every now and then is simply that I can't get my head around always ending up that street with a bunch of people who profess to be fond of a way of thinking I also have had a massive soft spot for for decades. Also, the fun.

Okay, then just your main complaint in 30 words or less. Please.

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:47:24 pm »
Like what?

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:40:54 pm »
Why, I am told there are even some mistakes in the Bible!

Okay, I'm willing to go along with that hypothesis, but care to explain? Your best anti-Zizek rant, please. I mean if you have the time. He does talk some crap, but what I like about him is that he doesn't even try to develop a consistent position, which, I think, is very Discordian. And I think in this particular video he's right.


This terribly irritating, constantly nose, ear and hairpicking Slovenian yodel with his speech impediment and his atrocious accent (sort of like mine, TBH) has pretty much sold me on this. Which leads me to wonder whether there are non-political alternatives to unbridled capitalism.

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:15:19 am »
You could arrange preservation/stagnation opposite creation/destruction, but somehow splitting stasis into two elements feels like cheating, since they're just two ways of viewing what is basically the same thing.  So that leaves me at creative/destructive/static vs. ordered/disordered/???.

If you divide the static into the preserved and the stagnating, you can also divide the dynamic into development and disruption (which often go hand in hand, too). But where are we going with this?

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:12:27 am »
I think

that no matter what,

your life is going to include creative and destructive elements

Destructive energy, used properly, is in service to the creation of something better. Sometimes you have to tear down something in order to make room for something else.

Destructive energy without a constructive goal becomes a disease. Think about the sourpuss negative people you know, who never have anything good to say, only criticism and negativity. This sucks, that sucks, break break break. In the end, they're bitter and alone.

But when you destroy, if you do it from a place of of love, it has a different quality. Decay fertilizes the soil. It makes the flowers grow, and that's beautiful.

Mr Cramulus, you wax veraciously poetic!

Principia Discussion / Re: Chaos is Energy
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:06:16 pm »
You're in luck!  We went through this about ten years ago.

This is the relevant post, but the whole thread is worth it, if you're into that sort of thing (and considering this is Principia Discussion, I guess you are).

Because we used to use Photobucket, and because they became content-restricting assholes, some of the images aren't there.  I attached the New Chart below.



Principia Discussion / Chaos is Energy
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:49:17 am »
Hello again, Dears,

I've been looking at Holy Nonsense. It is a most substanceful tome and pleasing to the eye, and I am duly grateful for it, but here

I think it copeth out a bit.

Creation and destruction are also a very important pair of apparent opposites. To choose the creative in the hope of an all-creative trip is, I have found, a sure way to invite a shitload of destruction into my life. Ask any manic-depressive (when depressed, preferably).

Apple Talk / Re: Psychedelic Review
« on: November 13, 2018, 04:34:08 am »
Thank you.

Principia Discussion / Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:13:46 am »
How can we miss you and regret our bad acts if you don't leave?

I spat at the screen laughing. That's a classic line.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:14:40 am »

Does this ring a bell, anyone? Taken today, on a bus, in Budapest. Roughly palm-size.

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