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A basic question of “radical democracy.”

Is our basic political capacity speech/action or work/production?

Arts and crafts.

The art of thought is performance. The craft of thought yields productions.

You say that everything is produced, performed, etc.

Logical problems aside (“everything” here means “nothing”), the saying speaks to a deep hatred for the given.

Same insight, different situations.

Pre-moderns repressed sexuality to stabilize their social formations. Post-moderns overproduce sexuality out of similar motivations.

Another political economy.

The point of production is where one can put the point of consumption into question.

On pies and knives.

The reformist wants to use with well-worn knives to divide already-baked pies, whereas the revolutionist wants to build sharper knives and better ovens. Hence reformists consider revolutionists to be half-baked, while revolutionists consider reformists to be extremely dull.

Not made to last.

The principle of production will ruin everything if allowed to consume the realm of “culture.”

Mass production is easily-and-efficiently-consumed.

Ideology is the principle of mass production applied to the realm of political opinion.