Now, undoubtedly no economic measure can guarantee anything to the whole of humanity. The rest must be able to adjust to the reduced, impoverished living conditions they are offered. Yet this ineluctable reality is covered up with the ideological mantle of contemporary economic and scientific theory: it is covered up and sold off as the way for getting out of all ideology and slavery.

Hard times are looming on the horizon, yet again.

Alfredo M. Bonanno: Let’s Destroy Work, Let’s Destroy the Economy

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Being, metaphysics (thought) passes over into politics (into reality), just as on the threshold of bare life, politics steps beyond itself into theory.
Giorgio Agamben, Homo Sacer

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There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse

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Radical theory has nothing to respect and nothing to lose. It criticizes itself along with everything else. It is not a doctrine to be accepted on faith, but a tentative generalization that people must constantly test and correct for themselves, a practical simplification indispensable for dealing with the complexities of reality.
Ken Knabb, The Joy of Revolution

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One can orient himself to objects that are alien to reality and which transcend actual existence–and nevertheless still be effective in the realization and the maintenance of the existing order of things. (…) Such an incongruent orientation became utopian only when in addition it tended to burst the bonds of the existing order.
Karl Mannheim, Ideology and Utopia

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The World in which you were born is just ONE model of Reality. Other Cultures are Not Failed Attempts at Being You. They are Unique Manifestations of the Human Spirit.

Wade Davis

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Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

Philip K. Dick

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A tormenting thought: as of a certain point, history was no longer real. Without noticing it, all mankind suddenly left reality.

Elias Canetti

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