I think most people are unclear on what Wolfram does, and whether his recent ideas are genius or crackpot.
I think we need to reckon with complexity, ideally even within a populist strategy, and that is truly shooting for the stars. But if you can attain a metastable momentum, such infinite and virtually-unattainable tasks are fair game.so are you saying that in messy periods successful populist / fascist rhetoric tells a simple story that makes the disenfranchised feel like heroes while they indulge their base instincts?
and rather than making appeals to
Nuance and complexity we should embrace and channel these energies, become ‘bottom feeders’, play dirty
Metaphysically, this can be visualized as a gradual sublimation of the expression of libidinal potential, such that you are contracting a beam of energy into a finer and finer thread, up to the point where it reaches a sort of singularity and becomes entirely abstract.In terms of a mass appeal to would-be fascists, the goal is to intuitively and meaningfully demonstrate that the will to excellence can be preserved in a manner that does not channel negative energy toward other humans. I think thats the gist, but I could be overlooking something.
Metaphysically, this can be visualized as a gradual sublimation of the expression of libidinal potential, such that you are contracting a beam of energy into a finer and finer thread, up to the point where it reaches a sort of singularity and becomes entirely abstract.
I like the sound of that, and its an interesting situation because of the variety of banners that can be hoisted simultaneously, banners that seemingly contradict one another. And I;d imagine that tantric marxism could prove to inherit a meaningful momentum, however niche.
the vedic strategy/concept of the successive activation of the chakras - from root to crown - is a set of techniques for dismantling the genital sexual impulse and folding it into the state of what Freud called the polymorphous perverse.
Just had a thought that, momentum-wise, seems to run directly against that of this thread - might as well put it here.
The thought was about sincere socialization, a very romantic thing. About the experience of the self as being on a level and cooperative plane with those you encounter, allowing for a comfort perhaps often thought impossible. And how this comfort, in its own right, allows for the navigation of higher order experiences, experiences of relationships.
What are some thoughts about sincerely navigating relationships?