to continue as if everything is normal in the present moment is the most refined act of nihilism.

20Feb10

A pdf entitled ‘Introduction to the apocalypse’ written by members of the anarchist milliue back in December focussing on the apocalyptic tones that the climate change ‘debate’ has taken, and on apocalypticism in general.

One of the essays contained within puts forward the idea that the apocalyptic tone around climate change is a kind particularly religious mode of psychopathology- a shared and ever generalising insanity. Another posits, in a move familiar to readers of Zizek/Jameson, that the ‘apocalypse’ of global warming is a kind of mystification of a revolutionary language yet to come, just as the Peasant Revolts where revolutionary cloaked in the language of God. I rather like some combination of these ideas; that the desire for revolution is itself a kind of insanity. Read what these mad men have to say.

This may seem like an odd place to make this statement but whatever; there is a certain gothic vision of capitalism as a vampiric or as a zombie but I think it is better to say it is more like the blob.

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5 Responses to “to continue as if everything is normal in the present moment is the most refined act of nihilism.”

  1. naughty blobby…tut tut tut

    • 2 dronemodule

      Because the Blob was parasitic but without any evil intent…it just consumed, and grew larger. If the Blob had its own way it would consume the earth. Capital isn’t a vampire or a zombie…its a phagocyte.

  2. oh nice analogy….im gonna get all phagocyte on yo ass


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