Anonymous Machine

a colony of ants

from “Buda’s Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb” by Mike Davis

“The French embassy in Beirut, which like the Iraqi compound, was considered almost impregnable and was guarded by a recently reinforced contingent of elite¬†paras, was blown up by a bomb concealed in the car belonging to the ambassador’s secretary.”

p 76

Published in 2008 by Verso

from “Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistance” by Jason Hribal

“During a performance in Lebanon, Oregon, he refused to perform a trick. ¬†The trainer shouted and promptly gouged the elephant in the neck with the bull-hook, drawing blood and gasps of horror from the audience.”

p 49

Published in 2010 by CounterPunch

from “Technological Slavery” by Theodore J. Kacczynski, aka “The Unabomber”

“Instead of using their technological means of production to provide themselves with free time in which to undertake intellectual and artistic work, people today devote themselves to the struggle for status, prestige, and power, and to the accumulation of material goods that serve only as toys.”

p 211

published in 2010 by Feral House

Identity

I am the whole universe until I run into another.
Or when I come across their death? But…

What Does it Mean to Be Present?

All I can think about is my hunger.

Meditation 2

Imagine you cannot.

What People Think They Know

Who they are. What questions to ask. The information. Breaking the law. Aging. Looking in mirrors. Knowing who they are. What I said. My thoughts. Mind readers.

All Moments

Let us fill all moments with usefulness.
But what is there left for me, for contemplation?

Memory of Identity

“We must take the past on faith. There is no proof that our memories are real.”

“But they correspond with–“

“Who are you? What are these sounds? My mouth! It’s screaming!”

Manifest Human Issues

I will not speak up. Did you know the pain in my ears? I am unhappy.

There are no benefits to this.

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