“Now is life very solid or very shifting? I am haunted by the two contradictions. This has gone on forever; goes down to the bottom of the world — this moment I stand on. Also it is transitory, flying, diaphanous. I shall pass like a cloud on the waves. Perhaps it may be that though we change, one flying after another, so quick, so quick, yet we are somehow successive and continuous we human beings, and show the light through. But what is the light?” Virginia Woolf
this goes deep down to the Nietzschean Appolonian-Dionysian contradiction.
the state represents the trend of keeping things stable where as life inherently needs to evolve*. life is creation, creation is the force that moves us forward. So state should be the force that maintains life and provides the grounds for moving forward. but then there are the questions of what does it mean to evolve? how does one evolves? what if we evolve in a wrong direction? is there a wrong direction? have we actually drifted away from an appropriate evolution? what is appropriate?
*in my discourse the word evolution follows the darwinian scepticism and logic
Surprisingly, today, Athens finds itself faced with a novel cultural threat: the City of Athens decided, without fair warning, to shut down 35 of Athens’ most vibrant performance spaces with the excuse that these spaces do not have a “theatre license”. Even though these spaces are not and do not want to be called “theatres”. Friends from abroad, please take a moment to sign our petition below:
every day someone gets mugged and stabbed, shot, chopped in pieces, butchered, boiled in water, spices added, thrown in the sewage, put into plastic bags, fed to dogs. yet my daily carnivore newsfeed informs me that cannibals don’t cook the meat. that could make more sense than all the rest killings.
frustration led billy the dog to shoot his owner. according to accurate sources the dog used to live a happy life. was living the dream. the american one. “it was the best dog in the hood” as his neighbours say. due to this unprecedented event analysts fear “the rise of the dog-squad” as they have called the revenge of unhappy dogs. maybe the time has come for dogs to settle the ownership issue. rumours say that billy the dog was set free by the police since they claimed that “there is no crime here” and the owner will be sent to a dog-phile rehab centre.