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MASHA, SWEET JANE

July 25, 2013

AND THE PROSTRATION OF MANKIND

COME IN SHE SAID, I’LL GIVE YOU SHELTER FROM THE STORM

In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm,

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State and the individual

Well the deputy walks on hard nails,

And the preacher rides a mount,

But nothing really matters much, its doom alone that counts;

And the one-eyed undertaker he blows a futile horn,

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The individual and the group; integration of the individual

In a little hill top village they gambled for my clothes,

A bargain for salvation, and she give me a lethal dose,

I offered up my innocence, I got repaid with scorn,

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Bedrock of anthropological culture

I’ve heard new born babies wailing like a morning dove,

And old men with broken teeth stranded without love,

Do I understand your question, man:

Is it hopeless and forlorn,

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Señores de Xibalbá

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players
;

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Or:

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

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Corollary:

Nothing really matters, and there is no meaning except death itself;

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Or:

There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.

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ANTHROPOLOGICAL CULTURE AS FLIGHT FROM THE ESSENTIAL AND UNDERLYING NIHILISM OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Hype as comfort:

-religion

-drama as the contemplation of death and suffering, as the bread of life on which to base a sense of weight through morality.

-Morality itself as hype!

-self-nullification and your pain, real or mimicked as copy-cat life mode!

-Self-nullification through Adam’s toil narrative and the Dude, God!

-Self-nullification through a Ulysses narrative of secular science-or even humanistic inquiry!

-Self-nullification through life as the Art of War, nationalism and military culture.

Self-nullification?

(Yeah, and the nihilism of state, of power-and the separate tomes that comprise its thorough understanding.)

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The benefits and advantages of Art:

-Requires a self!!!!!!!!!!!

-As affirmation of the self, constantly and as visceral and vital violence of the soul as a way of life.

-Art as the violence of real salvation of man as individual, for it does not require the taking of the lives of others.

-But Art does feed off of the strife of life as perceived by the individual.

(There is always strife among individuals, in their limitations and corporality-in spatial opposition to the corporality-and wants and desires-of others.)

-Are all individuals an artist?

-Yes: just depends on their early childhood experiences.

On only that!

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What say those who exploit and feed off of man’s basic existential prostration? What say those of Xilbalba who fly from their own nihilism through the nihilism of power and its empire of darkness over their fellow man?

 

What can they say?

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SK

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Images: From the film Ivan’s Childhood (1962):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056111/

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