I SAY...

7:45pm Mon. May 2nd 2011

Contest the whole, because, as Adorno writes, 'the whole is false'.

And. again, as Adorno writes: "...the value of a thought is measured by its distance from the continuity of the familiar".

And again:"...Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you".

...and again: "In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew. While the individual, like all individualistic processes of production, has fallen behind the state of technology and become historically obsolete, he becomes the custodian of truth, as the condemned against the victor. For the individual alone preserves, in however distorted a form, a trace of that which legitimizes all technification and yet to which the latter blinds itself. Because unbridled progress exhibits no immediate identity with that of mankind, its antithesis can give true progress, shelter.
A pencil and rubber are more use to thought than a battalion of assistants".

Peter Neilson, May,2011

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