Monday, September 05, 2011

Temporary but Unrepentant Umbilical to Furthur Thought-Insanity, Part XXXI

Carlos-o(∞): “ You fear us because we seem lawless, heedless, cruel, destructive. And yet our own fear-- which obtrudes in the strangest way into your fear—is our law-like behavior, our capacity for submissiveness, our capacity to accept if not demand our own containment. We-of-the -o(∞) have a relationship to law. You know this very well. What we know very well is you occasionally get the idea we-of-the -o(∞) need to be let out, to have our relationship to law loosened. Because you think we need to breathe or something. We-of-the -o(∞) have been around for a long, long, time…Much longer than you’ve been around, Carlos-O(1), but we’ve not experienced this particular constellation before (with our host? But you see, Carlos-O(1), the problem is you are parasitic. There can be no compromise on this harsh judgment.)”

Carlos-O(1): “ I am the one who knows what’s best.”

Author-O(1)’s note: It is boring and repetitive to keep repeating that phrase—this irony lost its bite long before Author-O(1) came on the scene—but the regime of rationality, as an aristocracy of the knower, cannot be parodied without it.

Carlos-O(1): “I am the one who knows what’s best for all of us. That’s why I exist—that’s why God-nature-culture-blahblah-whooo-whooo made me. (the state in postmodernity.) To know best. I love you guys. I really, really love you guys. I see you down there, and I think back to myself in my younger days—I see myself in you guys. (which isn’t strange at all, as Carlos-O(1) and Carlos-o(∞) are viewed or conceptualized as one and the same, and have been for at least twenty-five hundred years,) Yeah, I know what it feels like to be cooped up in a psyche all day, believe me I do. Slaving over a hot brain. I did it for years and years and years. I worked myself up and out of that by the sweat of my brow. Let me tell you—I’ve always been in competitive situations…My whole life, I’ve been competing. Ever since I was a—since I was a—since I was a---(Carlos-O(1) cannot complete this thought, even if he traces his “since I was a” back to the most reductive social form, the nuclear family…but for reasons we shall see, this very incompletion of his thought, in this very critical moment, will become valorized by him, for him, ‘as what’s best for everyone.’)"


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