For whom do we write?
We write for bookstores,
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.
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.”
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.
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.
next time when we have a serious talk
let’s say in twenty years
I would like us to finally resolve the dilemma
of why and how did we get here
not only despite communism
but because of it as well.
Compelled to create,
like the fish are compelled
to swim in the water.
You shouldn’t watch further
That’s the reason why we create.
Just like the water is the condition
and medium of life for fish
the same is the Capital
for contemporary subjects.
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.
We roleplayed in the dungeons,
Had been charging the dragons,
Fought the shadows tooth and nail.
We were passionate, serious,
Above else, young.
And in the meantime
Poetry was drowning in events,
Theater in festivals,
Politics in networking.
After the last game
There was nowhere else to go.