By Peter Lamborn WIlson
While Peter Lamborn Wilson despatched us the pile of paper that at last grew to become this ebook (and the religious sequence) lets no longer were extra extremely joyful. Peter has been a writing desktop for many years and it might be effortless to overlook out at the type of writing that he likes top. Punchy, idiosyncratic manifestos (of a sort). This selection of Peter's Anarchist Ephemera is full of center and astute observations.
All plans for "saving the realm" finally leisure at the assumption that humanity needs to suffer a transformation of middle. the anomaly this is that if this modification have been to happen, no plans will be had to result in a "different world." The swap of middle, the several attention, will be in itself the very shift in path, the Reversion to human and non secular values required for "salvation." break the machinic brain and there'd be little need to spoil the particular machines.
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His earliest interests and experiences (the School of Living, for example) involved connections with old-time American Philosophical or Individualist Anarchism of the Spooner/ Tucker variety; and, in fact, this shared background firmed the basis of our friendship. When Bob was on the road a lot in the 80s and 90s doing "stand-up philosophy" in cities across the US, he visited New York often and after his lectures he drank 3L with anarchists, libertarians and ceremonial magicians-his fan base, as it were-although he used to say he could never j oin the Libertarian Party because he couldn't bring himself to hate poor people enough.
Not if but when. Then comes Letter #30, "To Those Who Sold the Revolution Summer of'68" and the begin ning of a tougher and less fizzy attitude-not "revolution ary pessimism" because Diane is no quitter-but a darker mood. In letter 32, she realizes not western civilization, but civilization itself is the disease which is eating us. Now the hot revolutionary rhetoric of the earliest poems is tempered more and more by the complexities of Hermetic thought, but o nly to grow even angrier and more intransigent-a call for a flying leap to another 'plane' or 'sphere' & I don't know into what, don 't ask, only I know it wont be worse.
Down with Surrealism . . S a l o n A p oc a l y p s e/Sec ret T h e a te r As long as no Stalin breathes down our necks, why not make some art in the service of. . an insurrection? " W hat else can we hope to attain but the "impossible"? Should we wait for someone else to reveal our true desires? I f art has died, or the audience has withered away, then we find ourselves free of two dead weights. Poten tially everyone is now some kind of artist-and potentially every audience has regained its innocence, its ability to be come the art that it experiences.
Anarchist Ephemera by Peter Lamborn WIlson