Thursday, April 02, 2009

item #8041

Dismayingly perhaps, established ideals tend to usurp one another; forming a somewhat linear, generalised system, at once only symbolically political, only vaguely institutionalised, at once historical and anarchistic, in eschewing personal thought as a fund of self-government. Right or wrong, though, I will perform no other function than to informalise those realms of public opinion which the mainstream converts into social pressure, in an attempt to direct any readers towards another species of democracy: a polis of modern times which is coherently communal, which is less inclined towards the pitfalls and faux-inspirations of more decentralized, more purportedly participatory situations. This work I do under the rubric of 'His Proposals for the Apparatus'. If I seem either sectarian or dogmatic in so doing, then so be it.

Ms. Roberta Ellison
Paris, France


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