Thursday, November 19, 2009

Becoming the Crisis

on Spurious
The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born, W. is reading from his notebooks. In this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appears. That's Gramsci, he says. It's from the Prison Notebooks.

Morbid symptoms - is that what we are? Is that our significance? Then we need to see it all the way through, W. says. It's the new we have to press towards, and all the way to death. We have to live the crisis, W. says. We have to become the crisis.

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