Yes Michael, and this is profoundly
All human traditions, values and communities are dissolved in an
acid bath of everlasting agitation and uncertainty.
What this passage does not describe though is a situation where
the wider ecologies of non-human planetary life, upon which we
depend, are also fatally eroded.
We need to sense and engage not just the real relations with "our
kind" (expanded to engage people and perspectives of all kinds
(YES Gretta!)), but beyond, with other species, and materials.
This must include a correction to systems of dominance - to which
Simon points with his example of improper use of neuro-science to
validate the 'use' of humans.
On 23/04/16 16:38, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
Marx & Engels on accelerationism in 1848:
"The bourgeoisie cannot exist
without constantly revolutionising the instruments of
production, and thereby the relations of production, and
with them the whole relations of society. Conservation of
the old modes of production in unaltered form, was, on the
contrary, the first condition of existence for all earlier
industrial classes. Constant revolutionising of production,
uninterrupted disturbance of all social conditions,
everlasting uncertainty and agitation distinguish the
bourgeois epoch from all earlier ones. All fixed,
fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and
venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all
new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify.
All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is
profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober
senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with
This does the *descriptive* job as well as anything
written since and it still stands perfectly well...
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