Poem (IX)

 

For whom do we write?

 

We write for bookstores,

Libraries, journals,

And street vendors who resemble

The painters from the eighties.

 

Also, we write for the big databases,

Online book retailers,

Blogs, portals, statistics,

Not to forget social networks.

 

We write for everybody and nobody,

To increase our visibility,

And redeem ourselves in the eyes

Of the so-called public.

 

We would write for readers as well

If they were not too busy

Writing on their own.

Aphorism (III)

 

It doesn’t make much sense to talk about left politics as a strong political force of our time. It’s historical struggle, and ultimate defeat put it in the subordinate position to Capital. In a Hegelian way, it could be said that the left political option suffered the aufhebung. Almost crushed, it survived just to take the marginal position in the contemporary political sphere. For that reason, the candid authorities in the matters of our circumstance like Prezupč can rightfully write: “every option offered as a left wing option so far is nothing more than the attempt to get lousy money from the NGO projects or the endeavor to establish personal problems and frustrations as the emancipatory politics.”[1]

The same could be expressed by the language of the navigation paradigm. Whatever direction it is taken all the time the moves will be made within the one and the same world of the global Capital.

 

[1] https://www.facebook.com/prezupc/posts/1828450944083382

Aphorism (II)

 

Strange adventures of ‘speculative realism’ tell us a lot about the state of philosophy today. Even though there is a suggestion that behind its paradoxical name lay the conceptual riches worth investigating, till this day it only served as an umbrella term or a brand. Neither the advocates nor the opponents of its use have ever tried to expose its potential philosophical meaning.

Poem (VI)

 

Money makes money

Careers are being built

And professes are collecting tenure credit

Just like the bees honey

 

Type in ‘I love you’ then send

Just like you insert the coin

Into the grand vending machine which knows to offer

“The Greatest Love Poems of All Time”

And where to find

Cheap luxurious bouquets downtown.