Abstract revolution


We are now rapidly approaching a stage in the development of production at which the existence of these classes not only will have ceased to be a necessity, but will become a positive hindrance to production. They will fall as they arose at an earlier stage. Along with them the state will inevitably fall…put the whole machinery of state where it will then belong: into a museum of antiquities, by the side of the spinning­wheel and the bronze axe.

—Engels as quoted in State and Revolution


integral obscurity…only to make an object of the unknown, as the unknown…Those who dedicate themselves to this dubious cause can be nothing but a surface effect of The Thing.”

—§108, Manifesto for an Abstract Literature


…history will continue to go as wrong as it does now, if not worse.

—Combined and Uneven Apocalypse


“History is the subject of a structure whose site is not homogenous, empty time, but time filled by the presence of the now (now-time). [Jetztzeit].”

—Concept of History XIV


 

The world-without-us invades from the future.

 

 

 

 

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