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Youth

July 21, 2008

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Every plate has a painted outer rim – or not.

Futuro: Why hasn’t he turned up?

April 8, 2008

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A stranger’s house – I look in a mirror dark on white tiles a cloth in a sink    rock featured and see it is not who I imagined * The Future: here we are but where is it? Zero-ed in evapouration. This is a sort of island mist. Candle-lit .  The roses a gleam. And brushing through it a bus. And […]

Evolution and its loopholes

September 18, 2007

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There seems to be a problem with the idea of natural.  What nature produced originally was nothing like the brussel sprout for example – the brussel sprout is a human creation.   The human being, the observer of ‘evolution’, seems not to be part of the process whereby the the living thing or the creature evolves naturally; it seems […]

The Importance of Geography

September 18, 2007

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Two things are important to Pere Ubu, intellectually. The cliche; and geography. These ideas decide everything else. Geography is the cliche of chaos. Cliche is the voice of disorder.

Relocating the Argument

September 18, 2007

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It is no good where we are.  Not at all.   The argument needs relocating.  Just a few blades of grass survive, if that.  Sticking out of the cracks between the broken paving. 

Rhetoric: our final homelessness

September 18, 2007

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The Greeks emphased the learning of rhetoric … Its importance for public life is obvious.   That the troops should be pulled out of Iraq is eloquently argued by one party; that they should stay is equally eloquently argued by another.  A bewildering situation.  The question arises if there is, or was, not some other position – prior to its tragedy […]

What is Reasonable – ?

September 17, 2007

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Modern human culture stands in constant retreat from the ‘reasonable’.  Each plateaux is overturned by events.  Each ‘reasonable’ fails.  But that is only taught by force.  So for example one thing that the ‘reasonable’ overlooked is the environment.  A great castastrophe is upon us, but we see it through the perspective of the ‘reasonable’.   We don’t ‘fit’ the […]

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September 17, 2007

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Hold before your attention the idea that we don’t ‘fit’ the world.  Clear everything else away.  Forget all else. This, I am saying, is the discovery.  And that it is not a ‘reasonable’ discovery.  It is not reasonable that we don’t fit the world.  This is neither God nor Nature.  It is simply experience.  The […]

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September 17, 2007

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God didn’t drop the atom bomb; but neither did Nature. We are surrounded by the unfathomable; but we turn that into a routine.  We change infinity into a tube ticket.  That is the human condition.  We are ignorant that we are ignorant.  Then comes the blow, war, which demonstrates this ignorance by its discovery of absence.  How […]

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September 17, 2007

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Think of the idea for instance that “Nature arranged things this way” … “Nature arranged it so that …”  “Nature has made sure that, in order to …”  And so on and so forth.  One finds this in Dawkins as much as anywhere else; just as one might find in a religious text the words […]