Monday, December 27, 2010


1) I consistently want but can't find conversation and a hug at 11:30 Friday morning and 1:00 Monday morning. It's a statistically unambitious prediction, considering I almost always want a hug and very often want conversation, but still. For the loose.

2) Buying your house didn't become The American Dream (TM) until labor threatened to make progress in the 1930's, and it seemed prudent to see that every worker possible was owned by a bank. That worries me. Few of those workers were going to own their property outright while young, which I may. Still, do I want to devote half my remaining life to accumulating capital? Is that really a good idea? A better idea than paying rent, says the voice in my head.

There's no sitting out. There's no way to be a neutral player in this game. Also ftl.


___________________________ said...

Hm... I don't.

Yes.... YES!! Accumulate! ACCUMULATE!!! BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!!

You could just get a Che t-shirt to show dissatisfaction with the system. :-P

Interestingly enough, I had a seminary friend who referenced Badiou in his apocalyptic anarchy paper about the issue of how capitalism keeps people in the system through universalization and differentiation. Random, but your FTL comment made me think of that.

Logan said...

Want to buy a sailboat instead? It could be like Firefly but without the environmental control! (But we were born too early for that -- the petrol and the megabarges need to go away before boat-gypsy again becomes a viable lifestyle, probably.)

Day said...

What do you mean universalization and differentiation?

Also. . . I don't know anything about sailing. I'm not even a particularly strong swimmer. I did fantasize about houseboats a lot when I was a kid, though.