#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics
These coming apocalypses ridicule the norms and organisational structures of the politics which were forged in the birth of the nation-state, the rise of capitalism, and a Twentieth Century of unprecedented wars.
not so fast williams & srnicek, it would seem the politics of the nation-state is still capable of ridiculing your politics.
In this paralysis of the political imaginary, the future has been cancelled.
perhaps for the left this is true, but since this was written in 2013 the right has captured a sense of political imaginary, of political futurism.
Thirty years of neoliberalism have rendered most left-leaning political parties bereft of radical thought, hollowed out, and without a popular mandate. At best they have responded to our present crises with calls for a return to a Keynesian economics, in spite of the evidence that the very conditions which enabled post-war social democracy to occur no longer exist. We cannot return to mass industrial-Fordist labour by fiat, if at all.
The new social movements which emerged since the end of the Cold War, experiencing a resurgence in the years after 2008, have been similarly unable to devise a new political ideological vision. Instead they expend considerable energy on internal direct-democratic process and affective self-valorisation over strategic efficacy
i had forgotten that w&s accuse land of being a neoliberal, i wonder how he responds to the accusation:
However Landian neoliberalism confuses speed with acceleration.
bit of a rocky deploy of some new aesthetic 👌 - chat is coming, does anyone want an account? maybe this will be a collective stream. i will periodically check the DMs in the twitter account until chat is available here, and it accepts them from anyone.
twitter uses such a ridiculous amount of data, i figure i can send a very basic chat client and an entire archive +1 years worth of “tweets”/links here for a very cacheable < 1 mb
if you’re new here, this is a link blog i’ve run for a while, many months now. i removed it from my twitter account in december, and wasn’t sure exactly what to do with it. given recent no-platforming events, i think this is probably the place i should be investing a journaling process into vs. twitter.
cybergothic exists as a web of sinister rumour, haunting a subterranean soft-labyrinth which it calls the ‘crypt’. buried deep within the primal sediment of the infoplex, and shrouded in a crawling-fog of digital camouflage, it isn’t easy to find, but there are clues.
— cybergothic hyperstition