Dirty, oily, coarse people dressed in uniforms with tools made of pig iron have been dissolved in social nonexistence. But this is nothing more than an optical illusion, a craftily fabricated social mirage. We are made to believe that everything around us has evolved directly from money and its unlimited power, was manufactured by “smart” machines controlled by all-powerful white-collared technocrats.
“Suppose you’re thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone will say, ‘Plate’ or ‘Shrimp’ or ‘Plate of shrimp,’ out of the blue. No explanation and there’s no point in looking for one either. It’s all part of the cosmic unconsciousness.”
There will come a time when the nations of the world will cease to exist. When the anachronisms of state and country are finally crushed by the inexorable juggernaut of total corporate domination. When five monolithic Corporations are the new world powers. When the lives of billions are the sole property of the companies that employ them.
Huge sums of cash were found in key locations soon after the unprecedented looting (including $650 million at one of Saddam’s palaces) and it remains to be seen whether anyone will ever manage to steal more.
Hakim Bey: The problem seems to be that the Internet is sucking away any energy that would have gone into real action but which instead goes into the “symbolic discourse” – but even more so because now you have interactivity and the “many-to-many” bullshit, so that you have the illusion of accomplishing great things: “O! We have a million hits on our peace website!” And a million people on the march!” And still nothing happens. And everybody scratches the head and says: “Well, maybe we need to get the message even wider. We need to educate the new generation.” “Education! Education!” I’m so sick of hearing about education. How many times do we have to educate these fucking fools? Don’t they ever learn?