When you get past all of the streamer mandates, what we believe is planet to stationmaster: and in this good-hearted coupé, we believe in shred compassion for motive and chime alike. I mean, come on. This is ridiculous, being an HSP. If I were not myself I would mock myself. What if more is actually more? We are, after all, constructing war machines to combat these intolerable conditions. I feel no allegiance in particular to what my hand writes. What is my hand? It is an imitation of the greater hand. It is the greater hand that writes events: this morning the sun came up in Bolton and all the sky was red, and a man in a suit fell asleep and dribbled on my shoulder till the trolley came round and rattled loudly and he woke up with a start and shouted I’ve got to find the sword. Bartleby dies silently in prison / [again this is quite Hegelian] / “somehow I had got into the way of using the word ‘prefer’” / queerness as textual preference / Derrida on Bartleby: saying nothing or promising nothing; “reminds one of a non-language” / something else in language / the queer as whatever a political order cannot accept. The land was there before us was the land. Then things began. Because the bombs us have. Deadly smoke thick over the icecaps, our man in Saigon Lima Tokyo etc etc. I mean, “every day we interact woth people and put things into the world. we have a voice and agency. some people are more IRL, some are more Internet, but u have interactions. the way of the boost is to use your interactions to help each other. with conscious effort, you make your cotribution to the world positive and friendly. it is fun to make people happy, and it is fun to get there positive energy back. you share kindness or humer with people, and they are likely to share it back. this is “co-boosting” or createing a “circle of boost”… very importent. the money-based economy is supose to work this way: people exchange “value” as money, helping each other woth diferent skills, to the benfit of everyone.. but it doesn’t realy work right. many people have pointless job’s that dont boost anyone. corporations lure people to pay for things that dont make them happy. when you pay for those things, it gives corporatons power to keep building their culture … i bring up these example to show how broad “boost” actualy is. everything is contained in boost … we should not assume we fuly understand “boost” or that we mastered it!! there is always more to learn about boost. u can always be more skilful at boosting people. there are so many way’s of boosting … there are short-term “Mood Altering Boosts” (MAB) and long-term “Paradigm Altering Boosts” (PAB). on social media its possible to boost people very fast. you can sit on a chair and have many interactions across the world to boost people. yesterday i sent 116 @-replies on twiter, then i poked 265 people on facebook and messaged dozens people more.” Let’s you and I never be cops to each other. Because we study elephant lore, and in all the annals of elephant adventures, there was only one cop. And he was shit. Elephant stories are like pop songs, one of the earliest forms of experiential autonomy. Yes their appearance is in the form of money, but they go into our mouths and we sing them beautifully and when our lives are ruined we sing them again at karaoke. And karaoke is one of the world’s greatest displays of total solidarity. Almond waves come out of my phone. It appears in the work of bees, of crystals, and throughout the purely physical world; and one can no more deny that it is really there, than that the colors, the shapes, etc. of object are really there. Consistently adhere to that unwarrantable denial, and you will be driven to some form of idealistic nominalism akin to Fichte’s. We must here give “Sign” a very wide sense, no doubt, but not too wide a sense to come within our definition.
[Note: Sources: Susan M Schultz, “Your Paul Ryan of the day: on ‘unelected judges’”: FB post, 15 Sept 012 (n+6); Nada Gordon, “Breeze, Burma, Baroqueify!”, at Ululations, 15 Sept 012 (HSP = Highly Sensitive Person); Levi R Bryant, “War Machines and Military Logistics: Some Cards on the& Table”, at Larval Subjects, 15 Sept 012; Anne Boyer, “the hand that writes”, at at //// Pataphysical Injury, 15 Sept 012 (cancelled post); Kim Moore, “Train Journey, Barrow to Sheffield”, as quoted in C J Allen, “The Song After It Has Ended”, Litter; Timothy Morton, “Lee Edelman: After Queer, After Humanism Liveblog 8”, at Ecology without Nature, 15 Sept 012; Lorenzo Thomas, “Inauguration”, at Poetry Foundation; JBR; Steve Roggenbuck, “i am lucky to be alive with you: introduction to boosting”, at Live My Lief, 15 Sept 012; Brandon Brown, “My Solidarity”, at The The, 14 Sept 012; Charles Sanders Peirce, article in The Monist 16 (January 1906), as quoted by Anny Ballardini, private correspondence]