The Inevitable Minor Fires

An ongoing search for hidden truths within the gigantic lie of The Future combined with an ongoing endeavour to derail that planned obsolescence while reviving the finest examples of living already revealed.

radical individualism serves as the ideological justification of the unconstrained power of what the large majority of individuals experience as a vast anonymous power, which, without any democratic public control, regulates their lives.

—Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)

The best way to destroy an enemy is to leave the field free for him to deploy his potential, so that his success will be his failure, since the lack of any obstacle will confront him with the inconsistency of his own position.

—Slavoj Zizek on letting your enemy outpower himself (via alterities)

(via alterities)

is not the “culture of complaint” today’s version of the hysterical impossible demand,..which effectively wants to be rejected?..The subject grounds its existence in its complaint:”I am insofar as I make the Other..guilty for my misery”

—Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)

(via alterities)

lies-my-body-told-me:

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow is a 2010 Sophie Fiennes documentary about the German industrial artist Anselm Kiefer's creation of an gesamtkunstwerk in an abandoned factory complex outside Barjac, France. “Gesamtkunstwerk” is a German word that has come to be accepted in English as a term in aesthetics meaning “total work of art” or “ideal work of art.” Kiefer moved to the South of France from Germany in 1993 and began creating his art installation, “La Ribaute” on 35 acres of land belonging to an old silk factory.

4-a-d:

'Soused', the collaborative record by Scott Walker + Sunn O))), is released next week.  All pre-order details and recent press here [x]

A gift whose anticipation cannot be spoiled.

(via fuckyeahscottwalker)

ten-grand:

The great Seven Days of Samsara

This band kills, and I have massive Vintage Warlock Bass envy.

ten-grand:

The great Seven Days of Samsara

This band kills, and I have massive Vintage Warlock Bass envy.

guardian:

What does this look like? 
Would you believe it’s a drill bit designed for fracking and the bring pink color is for breast cancer?
Full story: How breast cancer research benefits from fracking and other abominations
Photo: Baker Hughes

This is the problem with high-profile non-profits. Eventually, the survival of the Foundation overtakes its cause, priority-wise.
The Komen Foundation is now wearing the Fracking concern’s letterman jacket. The $100,000 payout for SGK comes at the cost of an endorsement of an experimental drilling practice that doubles down on carcinogenic pollution.
Shale formations are broken up by these drill bits, aided a toxic solution of water and chemicals. In extracting the methane gas, the cracks in the earth’s crust that occur on the path to the source of the gas inevitably leak, creating a greenhouse gas problem that could rival the one that natural gas is meant to address in its role as a “bridge fuel.” Methane is said to have 26 times the heat-trapping capacity that carbon dioxide has. 
But let’s leave climate out for a moment, since it is not the disease we are talking about.
Hydraulic fracturing uses one set of poisons to release another set of poisons from the ground, and the practice does not address or even acknowledge the potential collateral damage.
This is a symbolic problem, but symbolism is where the thrust of popular non-profits ultimately goes. When your organization becomes a brand, you have to be conscious of where that brand appears, more than simply ensuring that it appears.
By aligning with an experimental industry with the same lack of precautionary practices that have been the cause of countless cases of a spectrum of cancers at the hands of its predecessors in the race to profit from fossil fuels, the Komen Foundation has submitted its nose for rubbing in a puddle of its own surrender.

guardian:

What does this look like?

Would you believe it’s a drill bit designed for fracking and the bring pink color is for breast cancer?

Full story: How breast cancer research benefits from fracking and other abominations

Photo: Baker Hughes

This is the problem with high-profile non-profits. Eventually, the survival of the Foundation overtakes its cause, priority-wise.

The Komen Foundation is now wearing the Fracking concern’s letterman jacket. The $100,000 payout for SGK comes at the cost of an endorsement of an experimental drilling practice that doubles down on carcinogenic pollution.

Shale formations are broken up by these drill bits, aided a toxic solution of water and chemicals. In extracting the methane gas, the cracks in the earth’s crust that occur on the path to the source of the gas inevitably leak, creating a greenhouse gas problem that could rival the one that natural gas is meant to address in its role as a “bridge fuel.” Methane is said to have 26 times the heat-trapping capacity that carbon dioxide has.

But let’s leave climate out for a moment, since it is not the disease we are talking about.

Hydraulic fracturing uses one set of poisons to release another set of poisons from the ground, and the practice does not address or even acknowledge the potential collateral damage.

This is a symbolic problem, but symbolism is where the thrust of popular non-profits ultimately goes. When your organization becomes a brand, you have to be conscious of where that brand appears, more than simply ensuring that it appears.

By aligning with an experimental industry with the same lack of precautionary practices that have been the cause of countless cases of a spectrum of cancers at the hands of its predecessors in the race to profit from fossil fuels, the Komen Foundation has submitted its nose for rubbing in a puddle of its own surrender.

(Source: theguardian.com)

openmediaorg:

This just in: more leaked documents prove that the TPP will censor the Internet and severely restrict free expression online. Check out our own Meghan Sali’s report here and learn about our positive vision for sharing and collaborating in the 21st century at https://OpenMedia.org/DigitalFuture

openmediaorg:

This just in: more leaked documents prove that the TPP will censor the Internet and severely restrict free expression online. Check out our own Meghan Sali’s report here and learn about our positive vision for sharing and collaborating in the 21st century at https://OpenMedia.org/DigitalFuture