… (II)

As you may notice. This blog is something of feed, edited as much as I have the resources for but naturally falling short of what a “slick” magazine would produce. While a fully worked-out statement the “journalist credibility” of a professional magazine would be desirable, I fear that today’s conditions are such that,  for the agora, we-communist-left-sympathetic people will wind-up with either a blog-feeds or very intermittent and somewhat academic publications.

I suppose it might be self-centered but I would argue that if even a small nucleus of left-communists come together in a positive way, they would do best making a virtue of being able to act in those fashions that are possible rather than being wedded to acting in fashion that presents them as credible to the passive observer.

One thing that I believe that we revolutionaries may find useful is thinking about how the modern world makes everyone into something like a  filters of the overall information flow. Peter Elbow’s methods of free writing may be interesting to we-would-be-revolutionaries at something like a self-conscious schema for looking at our own process of taking in and putting information relative to this order’s overall information-flow. And just much, if we, some small group, can use these or other techniques to get in the habit of looking at the resources available to us and how to use them effectively, this may be the most important outcome.

I should point that while Endnotes 1 begins with an article which praises the SI and takes them as something of a starting point, the Endnotes collective and the articles which the issue includes miss one crucial aspect the SI: an acute awareness of the ambiguity of the theory producer (which indeed includes the ambiguity of the artist but cannot limited to that; modern theorists sadly are almost universally something like “semi-proletarianized sub-specialists”. This is not something which condemns us to Hell but I think it sentences us to work on understanding the ambiguity of our position in the “information machine” – both our interests and our “filtering processes”).

 

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