Sunday, June 1, 2008


I think structuralism is an academic continuation of the end-of-politics dream of 20th century politics.

The 20th century was characterized by attempts to resolve the conflicts that plagued societies- through technocracy, communism, fascism, caretaker governance, accomdationism- and to in that phrase 'end history,' in so much as history is the story of the public fight for power and change.

Structuralism doesn't seek to do that- but rather it seeks to end the mystery of human action. Structuralism is an explanation of agency that places the reasons for events in terms of the systems/structures that humans live in and have created. This explanation is seductive in that choices no longer exist- we are just playing out our roles in a system- but like other reductive beliefs, it takes out the human strangeness, and without that history- real history makes no sense.

The best example I can think of this is from someone who believed deeply in impersonal forces of history: Vladimir Lenin. According to this own beliefs, he should have been a horrific and reactionary oppressor. He was born to the gentry, and had peasents providing his living for the better part of his life. Yet, he and his brother turned into revolutionaries. Why? You can propose a lot of reasons, but ultimately, who knows what happened within him- but it certainly wasn't some inevitable structure. Lenin could have made different choices- probably almost did- and we might have a very different world.


The dior 'new look' silhouette is an infestation. It should be burned out.

Women in Pants

I think that women in men's clothes are hot. I don't mean women in pants per se, or women in unisex clothes, but clothes that are cut for men. Women in pants with suspenders and dress shirts, or turbans and flowing desert clothes.
Safari jungle girls.

I don't like boys in womens clothing. I always find it jarring- unless they convincingly look like women, in which case its fascinating, but that's a whole different thing.

BTW, I don't like androgynous women either:

Really feminine women- in men's clothes- are really hot.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Joy Divisions

I saw the Scott Walker movie last night and it was fun, but it didn't make me want to own anything of his. The movie made me think though, about how nice my life would've been if i'd never discovered Joy Division.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Rad Science

Replicating Machines:

Cloaking Technology:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Racism And Homophobia

I'm proud to announce that i've finally made it on Youtube: I was called a fag on a video I did about racism. Yay me !

Monday, March 24, 2008

Vlog is the new Blog

Duh, and that's been true a while. Go to my youtube channel to feel it: