The Bitter Remains

THE DAY AFTER THE ORGY

THE DAY AFTER THE ORGY

During this time of grotesque economic inequality and distortion, we discover a few illuminating passages inside an unlikely source: Alfred North Whitehead’s masterful Adventures of Ideas. We say “unlikely” because one does not immediately associate Whitehead with critiques of political economy, yet he writes: anw1

THIS IS NOT A PHILOSOPHER KING

THIS IS NOT A PHILOSOPHER KING

Though certain businessmen may delude themselves with the ultimate flattery of performing God’s work, our age reeks of low behavior, and the orgy of exploitation appears to have no end. Surely, the times cry out for more than a philosophic outlook. Yet Whitehead expands on his thought:

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GOD'S TRUE WORK

GOD’S TRUE WORK

The gutting of such a coordinating philosophy has been a recurrent theme within the navigations of DP; the nerves and organs have been removed, the skin peeled and the blood drained, leaving only a few bones to bleach in the sun. Culturally, it becomes increasingly difficult to discern any difference between reality and the satire of reality, as reality satirizes itself. Whitehead knows where this sad degeneration ends:

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THE SATIRIST SATIRIZES THE SATIRIST SATIRIZING THE SATIRE

THE SATIRIST SATIRIZES THE SATIRIST SATIRIZING THE SATIRE


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