July 06, 2005

A Short Prayer

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Posted by Nick Land at July 6, 2005 04:18 PM | TrackBack

 

 


On-topic:

{scratching head} i don't get it ... what's the hyperstitional interest in right-wing harridans?

Posted by: Jumped the shark when he started jizzing over Luc Ferry at July 6, 2005 06:38 PM

 

 

Luc who?
Can't you deal in real people?
Originalism seems a relevant Hyperstitional topic, no?

Posted by: Nick at July 6, 2005 07:15 PM

 

 

Know you're a troll and all so question probably pointless, but does "right wing" to you mean anything more than "has problems with the State"?
If so, what?
(Assuming "harridan" just a random lefto-misogynist remark)

Posted by: Nick at July 6, 2005 07:28 PM

 

 

Finally:
"what's the hyperstitional interest in [Angels of Liberty]?"
if (please, please, please) she gets onto the SCOTUS, then the 'unutterable powers of the abyss' get a distinct hyperstitional jolt, IMHO

Posted by: Nick at July 6, 2005 07:41 PM

 

 

nicholas, you know i loves ya, but if we're not singing "kumbayah" we're not singing "keep your eyes on the prize" either. (btw, what are we singing?).

She's the Right Radical
www.cato.org/research/articles/pilon-050523.html

Posted by: northanger at July 6, 2005 09:01 PM

 

 

northanger - thanks for the link
don't worry, not expecting anyone else to go all doey eyed with adoration - though of course they should, "Do what thou wilt ..." and all that ;)

Posted by: NIck at July 7, 2005 12:17 AM

 

 

From northanger's fascinating CATO link:

"In a word, we have a Constitution authorizing limited government, yet Leviathan surrounds us ó and Justice Brown is perceptive and secure enough to say so ..."

Posted by: Nick at July 7, 2005 03:42 AM

 

 

it's not GWB, but maybe it's a constitutional crisis. domestically, internationally, etc.

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 04:47 AM

 

 

ie, GWB is just a symptom. ie, 9/11 is causing systemic failure across the board because of, IMHO, serious fissures in the US constitution. hyperstitionally, it *is* a fight for democracy.

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 05:09 AM

 

 

Let's rephrase the question: what's the hyperstitional interest in _neo-liberal_ harridans?

And presumably Nick could answer the question about the meaning of right wing; he's the one who reads Right Wing News after all.

Perhaps he could also explain how posting links to tedious republican propaganda in a by now totally predictable attempt to shock 'lefties' is NOT trolling?

Posted by: Bored not shocked at July 7, 2005 09:35 AM

 

 

asking questions around here is like throwing pennies into a fountain.

{throwing} where's reza been lately? vacationing in aruba?

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 10:17 AM

 

 

AQ 196 = RIGHT-WING = ANTI-CLIMAX = AXSYS CODE = BLUE AND GOLD = CANNIBALISM = CERTAINTY = CONCEALED GOD = CYBERPUNK = DON PASCUAL = FOUR BALANEB = MARCHOSIAS = NETJER ANKH = NOOSPHERE = NULL PITCH = OCCULTISM = ONE IN EIGHT = PIECE OF CRAP = RA-HOOR-KHU = REMEMBRANCE = RUA COPH NIA = SEX KILLER = SPACE-MARKS = STAR RUBY = SUBTLETY = THE PERFECT

AQ 168 = LEFT-WING = #758-MANCUNIA = ABRACHADABRA = ACCESSIBLE = ASHEMAOGHA = ATLANTIS = BEL-MARDUK = BLUE-LIDDED = CONFIDENCE = DEEP SLEEP = ELEMENTAL = EQUINOX = FIFTH BALAM = HORIZON = HYDROGEN = KING CAMARA = NETI NETI = NITCHEVO = OVERCOME = QUINARY = RA AGIOSEL = RIBOSOME = SATANISM = SCAPEGOAT = SHINZON = SIDDHA KALI = SPENGLER = SUKKOTH = SYMBOLS = TORMENT = TUKUTU = V.I.T.R.I.O.L. = WAR IS GOD = YETTUCK

maybe this will ping the comment nanny.

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 10:42 AM

 

 

northanger - apologies for erratic blogging (various excuses, but most pertinent is that i can't log on to H. from the office at the moment)

in response to your points ("constitutional crisis ... domestically, internationally ... GWB is just a symptom ... 9/11 ...)
IMHO two basic crisis axes:
1) collapse of soc*alism and headless-chickenization of the left
2) jihadi reaction to neoliberal globalization

relations between these well worth exploring, and packed with hyperstitional implications. The implosion of the leftist hyperstitional project has evidently provided the opportunity for a resurgence of classical liberalism (which, i guess, is 'neoliberalism' - i actually prefer this term to its US alternatives, but it isn't going to work there i guess), but the hardcore anticapitalist constituency have switched allegiance to the 'new' hyperstitional organizer: The Caliphate
Hoping to spiral into this with help from Abu-86
Key point here, though, is that the moderate left is not prepared to go down that road, so democracy has ceased to be a usable vehicle for left ambitions. That's huge, and gets right back to JRB.
Her entire position is rigorously democratic IMHO. By strictly constructing Supreme Court judgements on the original meaning of the Constitution, back door legislation by social elites becomes impossible - change requires constitutional amendment, not pomological vivification of the already existing texts. Social change thus requires democratic leverage - no longer envisagable for the left - hence their nihilistic rage, snarkiness, conspiracy mongering and self-destructive descent into seething bitterness - 'Bush Derangement Syndrome' - as you say, a mere symptom (though he's great at using it to cognitively eradicate his opponents).
Pomo point crucial - Originalism is THE anti-pomo, occurring in a field where it actually matters

Not sure I'm seeing the pattern with the gematria - maybe just 'Left' and 'Right' would be more informative? or maybe the whole opposition is too European?


Posted by: Nick at July 7, 2005 12:18 PM

 

 

AQ 79 = LEFT = ABSU = ALLAH = AMON = ANEMA = BINAH = BOOK = BREED = CAMEL = CAST = DAATH = DISK = DOES = EHBEN = GERM = GIVE = GOAT = GRACE = GUNA = HAWK = JILL = MARK = MBUG = MUR = NELL = NOW = ORAI = OWN = SEEN = SIX = SPEC = THAN = TICK = WIFE

AQ 107 = RIGHT = ARCHER = AUMALE = CARBON = DHYANA = DIVIDE = DOOGU = DOUBT = ENDING = ENEMY = ENTER = EXALT = FERRO = GENDER = GIVES = GODHEAD = HARIEL = HAWK'S = KAF-FA-RA = MASKED = MASON = MU-NMA = NARGAL = NETER = OPUS = ORIAS = OVUM = PIREDA = POLAR = QUEEN = RUDRA = SENSE = SWARA = TAFNU = TERRA = THINK = TONAL = TORAH = UNDER = VEPAR = ZEUS

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 01:08 PM

 

 

2005 London transport explosions
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_London_transport_explosions

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 01:09 PM

 

 

gematria - definitely getting closer ;)

bombs - don't worry, as K-punk convincingly explains, its just a phantasmatic 'Other'

Posted by: Nick at July 7, 2005 02:27 PM

 

 

to "prosecute" something is to "pursue until completion; follow to the very end". the Constitution outlines how human rights, outlined in the Declaration of Independence, must be secured (or prosecuted). the US war of independence secured the separation from England & established the right to pursue liberty. therefore, the ideal of US government & citizenship is the prosecution of human liberty.

it is clear neither the right or the left is interested in the continual pursuit of individual rights & freedom by ignoring the only non-ideological & legal framework meant to secure liberty.

digression. roe vs. wade recognized personal liberty. however, how was access to abortion structured? the question isn't whether the right to abortion & the access to abortion is being eroded, but whether abortion was every fully accessible. liberty, in this case (i argue), isn't about the freedom of choice as it is about the right to privacy. abortion is a health care issue & should be known only between a wom*n (your comment box won't let me spell w.o.man, lol) & her doctor. today, however, {a} many ob/gyn physicians are not trained in all aspects of abortion procedures, and {b} some women obtain abortions at clinics known to the public & therefore can obstruct the right to privacy. this isn't a failure of the Supreme Court or the Constitution, but a failure to leverage & secure this right in american society.

digression two. US civil rights movement used the Constitution to secure rights & structure social change (a two-step process). however, american society has not fully accepted "all men are created equal". the civil rights movement must still keep its eyes on the prize & achieve full equality & acceptance in american society. ie, Supreme Court can say "integration", National Guard can be sent in to get black students past a screaming white mob — but nothing guarantees that white parents will remove their children from the school never to return. what is the current status of american education & integration?

your interpretation of current events is dead-on about sniping non-leverage ignoring that what's currently in power is probably exploiting the weak areas (known to the founding fathers) of the Constitution. the Supreme Court committed & held accountable to the US Constitution can, hopefully, strengthen these areas.

"We are not final because we are infallible, but we are infallible only because we are final". —Justice Robert H. Jackson

as far as "jihadi reaction to neoliberal globalization", i'm beginning to get the impression that the middle east is currently experiencing their own boston tea party. oil instead of tea this time. worth noting some recent comments in an interview by Fareed Zakaria of foreignexchange.tv with Wu Jianmin:

foreignexchange.tv/?q=node/405
From Century One to Century Fifteen, China was a leading nation in the world. We had all--I mean technological, scientific assets; the Chinese did not use that to dominate the world. Even less today, you see they say peace is part of the Chinese culture. Confucius said 2,500 years ago [Laughs] peace is something most precious; I think Chinese will stick to that tradition.

- - - - -
I think you know we need some patience. The only other alternative is using force. Look at Iraq; it didnít work. So I think the--the peaceful solution--it may take some time. Weíve got to understand it because the mistrust between the US and the DPRK is so deep. Theoretically speaking you are still at war with the DPRK. Thereís no peace treaty between the US and the DPRK. You know more than 50 years--a lot of hatred, a lot of resentment, a lot of mistrust; we need time to--to get it over.

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 02:44 PM

 

 

gematria - definitely getting closer ;)

lol, how about this:

LEFTY = AMERICA = ARCHON = I AM A GOD
RIGHTY = GENESIS = MUSLIM = PARADIGM

Posted by: northanger at July 7, 2005 02:56 PM

 

 

bombs - don't worry, as K-punk convincingly explains, its just a phantasmatic 'Other'

references please ... or could this be yet another straw man?

The existence of real terrorists and the existence of fantasies about those terrorists do not preclude one another

Posted by: k-punk at July 7, 2005 03:08 PM

 

 

I thought Nick was in favour of big government....

or isn't the military part of the government?

and o i see it's ok to intervene in other ppl's lives (as long as they are only towel-heads and not americans) - THAT isn't big government either.

Just so we're clear.

Posted by: Bored not shocked at July 7, 2005 05:37 PM

 

 

northanger - think the opening of your last post absolutely inspired - Yes, the (continuing) War of Independence is the key

As for "Look at Iraq; it didnít work" - when you've got a rabid dog around the throat, this type of response just isn't an option IMHO.
Zell Miller articulates relationship between US military power and liberty better than anyone else I know. For the moonbat fraternity, however, defeating fascism and fending off totalitarian menaces has nothing to do with freedom because people still eat McDonalds

Posted by: Nick at July 7, 2005 08:38 PM

 

 

nick. when i was younger i read a true story about a racist dog trained to attack black people.

what are the options?

(*Zell Miller*?)

Posted by: northanger at July 8, 2005 07:36 AM

 

 

It was a great film too, called: White Dog
Seems you have to kill the dog (trainer too, if you can)

ZM: Material base of liberty is military power

Posted by: Nick at July 9, 2005 12:28 AM

 

 

nick
>>ZM: Material base of liberty is military power

you agree with this?

Posted by: northanger at July 9, 2005 01:10 AM

 

 

Rephrase: Material base of *hegemony* is military power. (?)

Posted by: northanger at July 9, 2005 03:03 AM

 

 

>> Seems you have to kill the dog (trainer too, if you can)

hopefully you can retrain the dog. trainer? separate but equal.

Posted by: northanger at July 9, 2005 03:09 AM

 

 

northanger - but the War of Independence wasn't 'hegemonic' was it? (btw "Hegemonism" is leadership by example, not imperialism - not a bad thing IMHO). If Washington's guys hadn't been able to repel British authority by force of arms, no Independence, no USA, and by now almost certainly no free world ...

Posted by: Nick at July 9, 2005 03:54 AM

 

 

nick.
>> but the War of Independence wasn't 'hegemonic' was it?

had to think about this for a sec. where would we be without George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, et al? isn't that a hegemony? only becoming by defeating the British?

seems to me 1776 represents a multi-part approach to independence: declaration of (a) independence / (b) war (executing/winning war)?? & (c) constitution. before middle & after. which is why GW so critical: only one to make critical switchover & therefore hegemonic.

does the Spirit of 1776 reside in the Blogosphere? ie, (to rephrase somebody else) the war on terror is irrevelant?

Posted by: northanger at July 9, 2005 05:48 AM

 

 

ps. that's if i'm tracking you on that hegemony thingy.

Posted by: northanger at July 9, 2005 05:54 AM

 

 

pps. constitution bit doesn't spark until you complete parts a & b.

Posted by: northanger at July 9, 2005 05:54 AM

 

 

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