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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Anarchy vs. Anarchy?

The Occupy Wall Street Movement is supposed to have an anarchist core. I suppose that means they will have no objection to the police deciding not to enforce laws against motorists running over rioters in the Occupied Zone.

David Graeber reminds me of someone

In this year’s “Occupy Handbook,” David Graeber, an anthropologist who teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London and was an early Occupy organizer, writes that demands shouldn’t be articulated because the systems they would be addressed to are irredeemable.

This sounds familiar … indicting someone but not saying what the indictment is. It's a little like Kafka's nightmares and a little like the Star Chamber but it's a lot like Lewis Carroll:

A SURD is a radical whose meaning cannot be exactly ascertained. This class comprises a very large number of particles.
They're not effective enough to resemble Kafka's nightmares or the Star Chamber.

In related news, David Graeber turns out to be the theoretician behind the giant puppets (remember them?).

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