Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thou Shalt Not

Thou shalt not mingle thy thought with those of “scientists.” Thou shalt not talk about entities that the senses cannot see or touch, yet reason can compute. For these entities are products of capitalism, and that makes you a bourgeois ****:

Thou shalt not talk about global warming.

Thou shalt not talk about evolution.

Thou shalt not speculate about the first instants of Planck time.

Thou shalt not mention the biosphere.

Thou shalt not pretend to understand the witchcraft called “mathematics,” for it trafficks in the evil number zero, which, as all the righteous know, was used in accounting, which is used in capitalism.

Thou shalt not even mention capital, for it is a shadowy specter from some realm humans cannot descry without recourse to “mathematics,” and it is therefore a confounding work of Belial, lord of lies, a shade designed to deceive the unfaithful and lead astray the believer. Forgive us the sin of mentioning it just now.

Remember, the devils in Hell speculate on these things (Milton, Paradise Lost 1). And “to speculate” is to trade. And to trade is evil. And to be evil is to be a bourgeois ****.

Signed, this 11th Day of December, in the CCXXVIIIth Anthropocene Year
The Young Hegelians

Addendum: Thou shalt not mention the Anthropocene either.

Addendum 2: Thou shalt not use software that encapsulates other software. Such software is of Sodom.


1 comment:

cgerrish said...

Reminds of conversations, back in the day, with young Sparts--the adherents of the Spartacus Youth League. They only wanted to argue tactics, because strategy was a decided matter. In these kinds of "conversations," use of puns is irresistible, as they broadcast on a spectrum not found on their radio dials. (Join the Spartacus Youth Club! > )