Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Silence as Subversion

See, the reason I haven't been posting lately is not b/c I'm busy dutifully fulfilling my jobly functions as a petty functionary in the ISA cash-nexus etc., but rather as an act of subversion. If you refuse to talk, you are engaging in a negative critique of all those who do - who merely rehash an ideology into which they are always already interpellated. Or was it interpolated? Anyway, if you shut up, you refuse participation in the info economy, and thereby muck up the wheels of whatever it is that runs us.

But then again, it may be that the most subversive act is to write long blog posts about how fucked up and deluded everyone else is - and how I can see that b/c I am a Bad Subject writing on WordPress or Blogger. See - I'm using the master's tools to dismantle the master's net - while not even dismantling it!

Community is subversion of atomistic individualist neoliberal society. (this is where growing your own veggies comes in) But then, so is divisiveness, b/c what's a community w/o someone to define itself over-against? (this is where the automatic weapons come in)

Being in a shit job is subversive in and of itself, of course, b/c your very existence makes clear the inequality of the system. To whom? Well . . . to the other people in the system. Which is everybody, I guess. Which means we're all subverting each other. Right? Sol!

In any case, we're sure not going to go knocking on doors or calling people on the telephone who we don't know, b/c hey, the community organizing thing? that's so 60s - pre-post-apocalypse. Or 20s, as in what you do when you're in your. Sure, organizers have their place (they're minding their business and doing their job just like me), but I'm a culture worker - it's not my job, man. I'm going to stop flapping my jaws, and take a stand and make a Statement!

Thank god for the internet - it makes community-formation so much more convenient.

Now that I think of it, maybe being a trust-fund artiste is subversive, since you're using daddy's money to fight the very source of it. And being a big-ass stockbroker is definitely subversive, since you're helping destroy the system as we speak.

(OK - let's review - who are we subverting?)