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SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977)

September 17, 2013

Gimmie a “Hot Diablo” sandwich and a Doctor Peppa’-and I am in a Goddamn hurry!

(Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice)

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NARRATIVE UNDERSTANDINGS OF LIFE AS A LOGIC OF ENGAGEMENT:

WORKING NOTES

1) YAHWEH AS ISAAC AND HIS ALLIANCE WITH ABRAHAM (AGAINST GOLEM)

And Isaac is because man lives in and off of agriculture;

And through Isaac is Yahweh born as a rationality of rejoice, for we no longer need to turn from our hearts to feed our bodies-because it is the other creatures of the land, sea and sky-and the bounty of the seed on which they also survive, so that we may serve ourselves of their existence to support our own;

And thus it is the possibility of Isaac a perpetual promise in himself;

And in Isaac is our humanness-our very potential for life, on through time-because Golem is held in check-confined to the East-and our hearts know Isaac also in the words of Yahweh, when we later and finally come to know the nature of Isaac as different form these other creatures of the world:

For Isaac lives in the need to understand; the other categories of living creatures of the world, do not;

This why we eat them and nourish our bodies form their physical existence; but from Isaac it is our hearts that we feed, not our bodies;

And Isaac feeds us, finally, through life as our vital possibility to live in love-truly-of Isaac himself.

This is Yahweh.

And Abraham is Yahweh, is Isaac.

2) SPENGLER AND THE STERILIZATON OF MAN AS ANTRHOPOLOGICAL CULTURE

Taken from the savagery and fierceness of a pre-agricultural killing field as life itself-especially in more meridional and desertic climates where less grows naturally-and all that is eaten needs to be killed (but not necessarily hunted), or tirelessly sought at the cost of a constant, almost insurmountable effort as life itself;

But agriculture needs to essentially sterilize the vital, physiological and psychological tenacity as violence at the core of the individual-for there is no collective existence, finally, for the cognizant-and therefore extremely dangerous-cannibal that is man as himself an organic, biological mechanism of survival, through time.

But a latent, functional sterilization as the physiology and psychology-the very mettle itself of the individual-as the structural foundation of human and social community, is-you clearly see this-an act or state – anthropologically and on a phantom plane of the abstract-of cannibalism itself, in which a permanent sacrifice of contention as immobilization of the individual-of the soul of man-is required as burnt and permanent offerings through time;

So that we may all be, in one form or another, in the breath our lungs draw and in the biological refuse our bodies, as complex configurations of organic and biological systems, are intrinsically forced to produce through time-through interaction with spatial reality as natural, material medium as life context.

(19sep2013, San Salvador, El Salvador)

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3) CHANGES (1971) AND CULTURE AS A STREAM OF WARM PERMANANCE:

A LOGICAL IMPERATIVE OF ORANGE

I. Permanent: Always reinforced through engagement as being as life mode (ritual, in the end-everything) as individuals move back and forth over continuums of multiple ranges or extensions; as societies, too, move from one extreme towards another,

But the individual-quite obviously-is never really and definitively contained, for her nature is, ultimately, to be found most of all in her DNA, that remains unalterable in the life of the individual and at the core of her physiology, perception and psychology;

And in the lifetime of human societies themselves, being the only real state of definitive permanence-outside of the destruction of the body itself-the surgical procedure known as the lobotomy, both in regards to individuals and in regards to the  collective communities as systems they participate in and depend on, always and in one way or another.

But the physiological-psychological strife in which man will always live-if he is in fact human-does not have to be foundation as well for social structure;

That through rational understanding, individuals don´t have to live in regards to the treatment of others, in that same strife at the core of the self.

II And culture-whether anthropological or not-becomes a psychology of engagement, socialized collectively as life, something like street theater, in which we all end up in some kind of role as, ultimately, players who only in fleeting moments understand that they are in fact actors of a human functionality;

Fleeting because the purpose of life as farce as a theater of existence-of culture-is to comfort man, ultimately, as shelter from the tragedy that is his own rationality-if only he could be permanently removed from its effects.

But he can´t as long as he is alive and fully human.

And so is culture a permanence of precariousness as balance, that becomes by perpetually engaging through its own reinforcement as life itself as ritual as comfort;

Precarious because it hinges, also, on its very antithesis as a form of naturalist-biological, literary tension, as a dichotomy between rationality and psychological oblivion as comfort-as refuge itself from rationality.

And in oblivion is refuge from the weight of logic and the rational; oblivion as an extreme point of the continuum, preceded-at not a great distance-by the illusion of engagement that is anthropological culture itself;

But oblivion is also death, the fetal position of the un-born; and never does this understanding as apprehension as threat, entirely and permanently leave us, either.

(20sep2013, San Salvador, El Salvador)

III THE N.H.L.O. AND M.N.S.M AS WORLD THREATS AND YOUR SUPERSIZED, ONE DOLLAR COFFEE AT McDONALD´S

Precarious once again because it hinges as well on its very antithesis as a form of biological, literary tension as a dichotomy between rationality and psychological oblivion that is refuge itself from that very rationality oblivion defines its self off of.

And the greatest instrument as an anthropological special effect of literary-vital engagement is the physiological excess as sudden bewilderment the individual experiences as part of the spectacle of frenzied violence of blood and the slaughter of other human beings.

So powerful is it, in fact, that its fabrication-its real choreographing as social and mass adrenalin as spectacle-becomes a matter to be most darkly considered when a human entity and the rationality as policy of its members, is in fact managing anthropological culture itself.

(23sep2013, San Salvador, El Salvador)

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N.H.L.O= Human nature, dark side, in its initials from the Spanish.

M.N.S.M.=Mother nature doesn´t know shit, in its initials from the Spanish

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