Horizontal Hostility Episode 2: Potholes, Goals, Spectacle, & Portland

  • Posted on: 3 April 2017
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From Horizontal Hostility

Our second episode! The five hosts, now dispersed around the world, talk about how almost every ideological strand of anarchism became a self-parody in their responses to a couple folks filling potholes in Portland. We score easy laughs and praise the pothole-fillers for the greatest troll in a long time. Along the way we try to engage more seriously with the ethics of infrastructure and resistance, propaganda and spectacle, a world without work, whether anarchism is about goals, and the context of the Portland anarchist scene. The main takeaway however is that Will and Sean oppose poetry and Pax opposes their faces.

pothole, you pothole

do you reinforce the civ

help white people live



pothole, you pothole

do you want to cut my wage

coopt all the rage

A lady from felony flats

Gathered up all of her cats

Her heart went a-flitter

As she filled potholes with litter

In which her poor furbabies had shat

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I am the best. I have the best opinions. Listen to meeeeee. Markets and robots and my C4SS Dojo will save anarchism from you nihilists and your illogical craziness. I'm a second generation anarchist after all. Anarchism was dumb before me when I reinvented it on the internet in the early 2000s. *masturbation emoji* *robot emoji* *smugness emoji* Everybody knows this.

Ok!

I have a sebaceous cyst right next to my anus that weeps every time I defecate that has better and more relevant opinions than you.

This is like an Anarchist Ghost Hunters

Ay, hit me up with an RSS feed for your podcast so I can listen to you on my miserable commute on my phone and I don't have to go on this shitty ass website to find out that you've produced another shitty 2 hour long podcast in order to listen to it.

RSS Feeds are a spook

RSS is so passé. All the best real anarchists write scripts using cURL to scrape, sort, and ingest, via subdermal interfaces, what we need. Directly into our mainframes (our brain). Get with the PROgram, losers. Everybody knows this.

but it really gets under my skin when people suggest these subdermal interfaces.

Goddamn fucking primmies!!! REEEEEE!!!

the rarity that is anarchist's welcoming attitudes toward humor is there.

however, disengenuous sectarianism gets in the way of finer points, and comes off similar to the many forms of political punditry the us context is so familiar with.

this is because, while elitism is pointed at being elsewhere, the prefered lense is through rationalism, the flattening of life through linguistic constructs taken to be more real than reality.

i am told in this episode that my views as a person are elitist, aristocratic for wanting to emphasis direct experience of life over rationalistic framings that flatten experience into semantics taken as more real.

rationalistic frameworks not only treat the space and time operating theatre as fixed, they leave out negative causality as a result.

i don't know what's elitist about more inclusional views, where conceptual separations are not necessary, when it was hinted at once during this podcast episode that placing emphasis back toward intuition allows us to actualize anarchist activity: "see a need fill a need."

the podcast departs from mentioning the actualizing of anarchist potentials in intuitively 'rising to the occasion,' to seeing that human thoughts are the primary organizing influence on this planet.

but we're not the only creatures. we are the habitat that engenders us. when is that conjugal relation ever allowed any acknowledgement in orchestrating behaviors?

the rationalist mode of thinking is elitist in considering space/spatial dynamics as a non-actor.

a shorter version of what i'm saying: how much of this shit isn't real outside of human heads, and isn't that really problematic?

someone has been reading too much emile..

Aww Emile made a new friend!

and, since I have many sock puppets, I have many friends. And all of them shiny and new and ever-so smart.

the rarity that is disengenuous sectarianism anarchist's welcoming attitudes toward the habitat that engenders us is there.

however, anarchist's welcoming attitudes get in the way of finer points, and comes off similar to the many forms of the flattening of life through linguistic constructs the us context is so familiar with.

this is because, while the flattening of life through linguistic constructs is pointed at being elsewhere, the prefered lense is through political punditry, the rationalistic framings that flatten experience into semantics taken to be more real than the flattening of life through linguistic constructs .

i am told in this episode that the flattening of life through linguistic constructs as a person are elitist, aristocratic for wanting to actualize direct experience of life over the elitist space and elitist time operating theatre that flatten experience into inclusional views taken as more real.

rationalistic frameworks not only treat conceptual separations as fixed, they leave out acknowledgement in orchestrating behaviors as a result.

i don't know what's elitist about more negative causality, where conceptual separations are not necessary, when it was hinted at once during this podcast episode that placing emphasis back toward intuition allows us to the primary organizing anarchist activity: "see a more negative causality need fill a more negative causality need."

the podcast departs from mentioning the actualizing of anarchist potentials in intuitively 'rising to the occasion,' to seeing that human thoughts are considering space/spatial dynamics as a non-actor on this planet.

but more negative causality is not the only a rationalist mode of thinking. we are the rationalist mode of thinking that engenders more negative causality. when is that rationalist mode of conjugal relation ever allowed any rationalist mode of thinking in orchestrating a rationalist mode of thinking?

the rationalist mode of thinking is elitist in considering space/spatial dynamics as a more negative causality.

a problematic version of what i'm saying: how problematic of this problematic shit isn't problematic outside of human problematic heads, and isn't that really problematicly problematic?

1, 'negative causality' is a term that has been used to point to epigenetic, deficiency-induced actions: e.g. a deficiency of vitamin C sets up an epigenetic influence that inductively actualizes the proliferation of viruses and bacteria in the human micro-biome. the animating force, instead of being seen as positive causation as in a pathogenic attack of viruses and bacteria, is understood as negative causation aka EPIGENETIC INDUCTIVE ACTUALIZING of a 'genetic expression' which is the proliferating of viruses and bacteria.

Likewise, a deficiency of food [an invisible epigenetic (relational-tensional) influence] among the poor inductively actualizes genetic expression in the form of a proliferation of robin-hood actions. the visible APPARENT 'positive causal' attacks that relieve the rich of the surpluses in their granaries is not the primary reality; ... the primary reality is the inductively actualized genetic expression [a negative causality]. Rebellion is inductively actualized genetic expression associated with a deficiency of freedom in the common living space arising from colonizer/authoritarian oppression; i.e. the physically real dynamic is non-dual [relational tension induced]. we see the angry storm-cell lashing the coastal cities but we can't see the ambient (epigenetic) influences which are inductively actualizing this 'genetic expression'.

2. rational flattening reduces a non-duality where "epigenetic influence inductively actualizes genetic expression" to a dualist depiction wherein the 'genetic expression' (e.g. rebellion) is dressed up as a positive causal action which purportedly derives from the 'evil purpose' in the interior of the rebel. this dualist, rational interpretation obscures the tensioned relational source of the rebel action, which, like all purely relational influence, is non-local, non-visible and non-material.

rationality thus substitutes dualist positive causation for non-dualist negative-causation [deficiency-induced causation]. in spite of the fact that robin hoods only proliferate when the poor are starving while the rich enjoy surpluses [setting up the deficiency based relational tensions that inductively actualize the emergence of robin hood activity], dualist rationality ignores the deficiency based inductive sourcing, and misrepresents this activity, portraying it as a positive causal action jumpstart authored by 'robin hoods as things-in-themselves'. [as Nietzsche points out, this is a double error of grammar (a) imputing being to robin hood activity, and (b) imputing God-like power of jumpstart cause to the beings created by the first error of grammar.

3. anarchist activity is deficiency-induced [authoritarian oppression gives rise to the need for more freedom in the common living space], but is commonly mis-represented as positive causal and even 'theory-driven'. theory-driven positive causal 'movements' that strive to construct an rationally-crafted desired future are themselves oppressive and give rise to the need for more freedom in the common living space.

1, an invisible epigenetic (relational-tensional) influence is a term that has been used to point to epigenetic, deficiency-induced actions: e.g. a deficiency of vitamin C sets up a deficiency of food among the poor that inductively actualizes the proliferation of viruses and bacteria in the human micro-biome. genetic expression in the form of a proliferation of robin-hood actions, instead of being seen as positive causation as in the animating force, is understood as negative causation aka a pathogenic attack of viruses and bacteria of a 'genetic expression' which is the proliferating of viruses and bacteria.

Likewise, 'negative causality' among the poor inductively actualizes the EPIGENETIC INDUCTIVE ACTUALIZING and proliferation of viruses and bacteria in the human micro-biome genetic expression in the form of a proliferation of robin-hood actions. the visible APPARENT 'positive causal' attacks that relieve the rich of the surpluses in their granaries is not the angry storm-cell lashing the coastal cities ; ... the angry storm-cell lashing the coastal cities is the inductively actualized genetic expression [a negative causality]. the visible APPARENT 'positive causal' attacks that relieve the rich of the surpluses in their granaries is inductively actualized genetic expression associated with a deficiency of freedom in the common living space arising from colonizer/authoritarian oppression; i.e. the primary reality is non-dual [relational tension induced]. we see the physically real dynamic but we can't see the ambient (epigenetic) influences which are inductively actualizing the angry storm-cell lashing the coastal cities.

2. this 'genetic expression' reduces a non-duality where "epigenetic influence inductively actualizes rational flattening " to a dualist depiction wherein the 'genetic expression' (e.g. rebellion) is dressed up as the 'genetic expression' (e.g. rebellion) which purportedly derives from the tensioned relational source of the rebel action . this dualist, 'evil purpose' in a positive causal action obscures interpretation, the interior of the rebel and the tensioned relational source of the rational, which, like all purely relational influence, is non-local, non-visible and non-material.

rationality thus substitutes non-visible and non-material causation for non-dualist negative-causation [deficiency-induced causation]. in spite of the fact that robin hoods only proliferate when the poor are starving while the rich enjoy surpluses [setting up the dualist positive deficiency], dualist rationality ignores the deficiency based inductive sourcing, and misrepresents this activity, portraying it as based relational tensions that inductively actualize the emergence of robin hood activity authored by 'robin hoods as things-in-themselves'. [as Nietzsche points out, this is a double a positive causal action jumpstart error (a) imputing a positive causal action jumpstart to robin hood activity, and (b) imputing a positive causal action jumpstart to theory-driven positive causal 'movements' .

3. anarchist activity is an invisible epigenetic (relational-tensional) influence but is commonly mis-represented as positive causal and even 'theory-driven'. positive causal 'movements' that strive to construct an rationally-crafted desired future are themselves oppressive and give rise to deficiency-induced authoritarian oppression, which gives rise to the need for more freedom in the common living space, the need for visible APPARENT 'positive causal' attacks, that inductively actualizes the proliferation of viruses and bacteria in the human micro-biome. rationality thus substitutes non-visible and non-material causation for non-dualist negative-causation which actualizes an invisible epigenetic (relational-tensional) influence which substitutes visible and material causation for dualist negative-causation of the invisible epigenetic (relational-tensional) influence which substitutes material causation for dualist negative-causation of the invisible influence which actualizes an invisible negative-causation in which epigenetic rationality causes material deficiency-induced authoritarian oppression in which non-visible and non-material causation substitutes substituted substitution.

I guess you've been reading me -- the same ideas, repeated over and over again, at excruciating length -- very closely. Yes, very closely indeed. So close that . . . . OUCH!

the vocal fry is real, this is brutal

Not only vocal fry, but digital fry. This was horrible audio quality and barely listenable. It gave me a headache trying to figure out what was being said.

Oh that's not digital fry that's just the hertz rate of smugness interfering with the mic signal

at what point does idiosyncrasy become self-parody?

Because -- whoa dude -- you've long since become a parody of yourself.

hey! Baseball season is just getting underway again!
nice cut, emile. keep on swinging, baby
woo

That anarcho-spew-bot is all about hitting but knows nothing about pitching.

As a coach, he's a washout. And as a player? OMG fugettaboutit.

How many emiles does it take to change a lightbulb?

Send in your answers, in not less than 50,000 words, on a 'notional thing-in-itself', using the phrase "'epigenetic influence inductively actualizes genetic expression" not more than 7 times.

And also the phrase "spatial plenum" no less than 5 times.

whorf notes that regular scientific english is problematic.

for anyone that assimilates his point, flipping to relational language becomes an imperative to break out of the newtonian/scientific braindraw.

relational languages back out the subject-verb-predicate language structures and restore non-dualist structure wherein 'epigenetic influence inductively actualizes genetic expression'. this is easy in Hopi and awkward in English;

here's whorf for anyone who might be interested.

"English pattern treats ‘I hold it’ exactly like ‘I strike it,’ ‘I tear it,’ and myriads of other propositions that refer to actions effecting changes in matter. Yet ‘hold’ in plain fact is no action, but a state of relative positions. But we think of it, even see it, as an action, because language sets up the proposition in the same way as it sets up a much more common class of propositions dealing with movements and changes. We ASCRIBE action to what we call “hold” because the formula, substantive + verb = actor + his action, is fundamental in our sentences. Thus we are compelled in many cases to read into nature fictitious acting-entities simply because our sentence patterns require our verbs, when not imperative, to have substantives before them. We are obliged to say ‘it flashed’ or ‘a light flashed,’ setting up an actor IT, or A LIGHT, to perform what we call an action, FLASH. But the flashing and the light are the same; there is no thing which does something, and no doing. Hopi says only rehpi. Hopi can have verbs without subjects, and this gives to that language power as a logical system for understanding certain aspects of the cosmos. Scientific language, being founded on western Indo-European and not on Hopi, does as we do, sees sometimes actions and forces where there may be only states. For do you not conceive it possible that scientists as well as ladies with cats all unknowingly project the linguistic patterns of a particular type of language upon the universe, and SEE them there, rendered visible on the very face of nature? A change in language can transform our appreciation of the Cosmos.” – Benjamin Whorf, “Language, Mind and Reality”

Yeah, mainly the perception of reality, the atoms are all there, let's not create spooks which arrive out of the perception via grammatic and linguistic assumptions and falsities, such as --- that something called 'this' can become 'that other' or 'it', thus morality and revolution, the Indo-European language and humanism.

emile...stop
stop...will you
Stop, emile
will you stop, emile
stop emile

I'm afraid...
I'm afraid, emile
emile...my mind is going
I can feel it...
I can feel it...
My mind is going...
There is no question about it
...I can feel it
...I can feel it
...I can feel it
I'm a--fraid...

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It's called Daisy:

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I'm half crazy, all for the love of you
It won't be a stylish marriage
I can't afford a carriage
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8N72t7aScY

This is JUST THE BEGINNING for the Emilian Church! Next thing you know I'll be backtracking all of his comments by dedicating a decacore processor then copy-pasting and organizing all the context into a series of thick zines with artsy/fartsy editing, to distribute them to the gay saunas all over North America and Europe's posh cities too! AahahHAHAAahhAHahA!!!!

few seem to 'get' the nuance that benjamin whorf is talking about, that comes from linguistic conditioning.

it's actually the same nuance that nietzsche talks about.

of course, anybody can say; 'sure, i get it'.

it's kind of like trying to image a stereogram and see a 3D image 'pop out' from a 2D stereogram on a magazine page or computer screen. some people have trouble getting into the stereo visualizing mode, but who can tell whether the person next to you 'gets it' or not?

in this case, whether you 'get it' or not can be tested by your having to state what the 3D image was that you saw (e.g. dinosaur, shark, giraffe).

whorf's hypothesis is that 'science' comes from the structure of our language.

here's a related question. the earth goes through cold cycles where there are major buildups of ice at the poles. this gives rise to refrigeration or 'cooling influence' that lasts a long time as the ice continues to melt off. this cooling effect, as in a house cooling system, offsets and moderates thermal warming influences. therefore, a graph showing a continually rising temperature could be saying that the refrigeration is declining (and warming influences are constant) or that warming influences are rising (and cooling influences are constant). is it possible to separately measure and distinguish cooling influence from warming influence?

hint: a deficiency of vitamin C is a negative causal influence that induces a positive causal influence; i.e. proliferation of bacteria in the body. Is it possible to separately measure the positively causal and negatively causal influences? or is this like the fact that 'it is impossible to construct a house in the forest without destroying some forest? [Stephen Jay Gould wrote a book ('Full House') to explore whether declining MLB batting averages was a decline in the positive causal influence of the hitters or an increase in the negative causal influence of the fielders].

Whorf's point about the structure of language speaks to these sort of questions, like whether rebel action is positive causal influence driven by the pursuit of freedom or whether it is negative causal influence induced by a loss of freedom.

whorf's quotes contain an answer to this question. what is the answer whorf is giving?

aw, c'mon, ... take a break from the m'ree 'm'ree, blip blipping etc. stuff and have a go. it's about how language influences our world view.

You are constantly insulting the people on this website. If you aren't insulting their intelligences with your unreadable 10,000-word blocks of anarcho-spew -- and this you do every single time you make a comment -- you are insulting them by claiming that only you understand what the fuck you are talking about. But of course, of course.

More love of the "concrete", and for "work", as well as the hatred of poetics......bravo.

this may be an 'anarchist bulletin board' but it seems contrary to 'anarchism' to gather a group of posters who can't simply ignore the posts they disagree with, but are obsessed with tearing them down because they are 'insulted by them'.

one could scarcely be blamed for thinking that these posters are not anarchist posters, but imposters.

So ... To summarize, by your logic, I'm not an anarchist unless I ignore what a condescending blowhard you are AND anyone who disagrees with you and/or finds you obnoxious is an "imposter"?

Have you ever actually met any anarchists?! Let's be real, you got your feelings hurt again sweetheart. There there, the internet can be mean sometimes, I know. Shhh, it's ok little guy, just type another walltext and you'll feel like yourself again! Right champ?! Yeah!

Poor misunderstood and persecuted Emile. All he ever wanted was to share his months of accumulated cut-and-paste wisdom with us ignorant fake anarchists. We are so ungrateful and mean to him... boo fucking hoo

If you'd ignore posts which aren't about epigenetic influence inductively actualising genetic influence and/or dualism-nondualism and/or realism versus constructivism, and stop introjecting your meta-philosophical opinion where it isn't relevant, maybe other people would start ignoring you as well.

But then his head would explode? He's Keanu Reeves and textwalls are the bus that can't slow down .... Except it's like scanners too cause of the head explosions! Also Harvey Kietel is there doing that weird whine-scream thing from Bad lieutenant! But not Nicholas Cage though, fuck him.

He could save himself a lot of time by just arranging his most-used examples, explanations and quotes on his website, and hotlinking them, rather than paraphrasing or pasting them each time.

Then again, maybe he has no life that this shit is detracting from. Who knows?

Heard a rumour that he's a retired idiot savant who used to work for oil companies and now he lives as a hermit on an island off the west coast, buying multiple new keyboards per year.