Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Saying the same things in different ways

REITERATION.
One of the criticisms often levelled at Post-structuralism is that it does not think through the specifics of politics and therefore is inherently conservative.
The whole point is not to make a specific point but to establish of PROCESS of critical and de-stabilising thought in order to displace stale thinking (which is not separate from life and the material things of the world).
There seem to be two tendencies in human being, two drives: equilibrium and instability - but it's all creative in numerous different ways.
On the one hand we want to be comfortable and stable but things are always changing around us and I think we are not capable of entering into Buddha-like static relations with the world so that we creatively disrupt the balances and derive new relations.
Too vague?
If we need new thought as the famous The Andrew put it, then we need to break out of old paradigms of thought regarding the corruptness of the state and church etc and enter into new arrangements of thought that can creatively encompass and derive new variables from what we already have to make new patterns, thought, modes of being and create change.
But the last thing I want to do is persuade anyone that I'm right.
Makes me wonder why I'm writing this...!
Further, this is stuff that I'm rather ineptly parrotting from Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze.
We are the robots.

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