(Swans - January 17, 2011)
(we are all so wtf smart -- did you know?
you knew! -- and, yesyes, i'm sure i'm sure.)
i grind through the pixelations.
i am so blunt.
i do not depend on ornate indentations.
i individuate myself according to myself.
my body ends where i say.
you must read as intensely as i write.
infinity is the third.
the two is one in the third.
clinical stigma cuts we who know our infinity in two.
"split," "bi-," "schiz-"...
infinity has long since ascended to the throne of god. who is subject of infinity? is the king subject to himself?
is the subject king to himself? the wilt of feudal permanencies.
who owns themselves? our own properties own us.
"When I produce more of an object than I myself can directly use, my surplus production is cunningly calculated for your need. It is only in appearance that I produce a surplus of this object. In reality I produce a different object, the object of your production, which I intend to exchange against this surplus, an exchange which in my mind I have already completed. The social relation in which I stand to you, my labour for your need, is therefore also a mere semblance, and our complementing each other is likewise a mere semblance, the basis of which is mutual plundering. The intention of plundering, of deception, is necessarily present in the background, for since our exchange is a selfish one, on your side as on mine, and since the selfishness of each seeks to get the better of that of the other, we necessarily seek to deceive each other. It is true though, that the power which I attribute to my object over yours requires your recognition in order to become a real power. Our mutual recognition of the respective powers of our objects, however, is a struggle, and in a struggle the victor is the one who has more energy, force, insight, or adroitness. If I have sufficient physical force, I plunder you directly. If physical force cannot be used, we try to impose on each other by bluff, and the more adroit overreaches the other. For the totality of the relationship, it is a matter of chance who overreaches whom. The ideal, intended overreaching takes place on both sides, i.e., each in his own judgment has overreached the other."
our innermost essential nature has become irrational to express, because it is not governed by things, but is itself the governor of things. it becomes grandiosity.
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Maxwell Clark is a writer living in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also a digital musician working under the moniker Smojphace (http://soundcloud.com/smojphace). (back)