Sweet song from Ghost.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Thursday, September 05, 2013
"It is quite true what philosophy says; that life must be understood backwards. But then one forgets the other principle: that it must be lived forwards. Which principle, the more one thinks it through, ends exactly with the thought that temporal life can never properly be understood precisely because I can at no instant find complete rest in which to adopt a position: backwards."
Soren Kierkegaard, Journals IV A 164 (1843)
Philosophers have hitherto only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.
Marx, Theses On Feuerbach (1845)
Three cheers for the Lumpenproletariat Marx despised. Disciplined workers as the ultimate bearers of class consciousness betrays a burgher's(or bookkeeper's) priggishness. Marxism should welcome those who refuse to engage in disciplined labor. Lumpenproletarians shirking socially accepted forms of labor amply display keen class consciousness. To exclude them renders the anointed working class's "heroic struggle" reactionary.
(bittersweet apologies to Harry Heine)