that a lot of non-chinese sinos don’t really understand what has happened in china over the last 150 years and i’m not rly blaming anyone it’s not anyone’s fault really that any of this happened or at least anyone who is…
have we ever actually eliminated unemployment at any point in the history of capitalism? no? weird, it’s almost like poverty and unemployment exist to force workers to work for lower and lower wages and to tolerate shitty working conditions lest they end up unemployed and evicted
may have gotten myself into a group with this deleuzian dudebro, which is like, not ideal at all but it does present opportunity for the project to be abt things I’m rly interested in.
were splitting into our Nietzsche or Stevens seminar groups before the project groups are officially decided though and how he deals w Nietzsche will be a p good indication of whether I can tolerate him or whether he thinks he’s the ubermensch
no i dont want to be a billionaire to live a lavish lifestyle i want to be a billionaire to be financially secure and have enough money to give people things and support charities and fund kickstarters and leave hundred dollar tips
…wanting to be a billionaire just to give people things is like wanting to be a master thief just to be able to give people back a few of the things you stole from them
The most discreet and delicate way of having the gods understand the irreversible, scourge of all mortals, was the libation: you poured a noble liquid onto the ground and lost it forever. It was an act of homage of course: the recognition of the presence and rights of an invisible power. But it was something else as well: an attempt to make conversation. As if men were saying to the gods, Whatever we do, we are this liquid poured away.
Calasso, Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony (people have been pouring one out for the dead since ancient Greece)