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catachresis wrote

It’s accelerationism all the way down


catachresis wrote

I want to come to a description of what post-acceleration would be.

We can accept acceleration as a coping method for the tragedy that is yet to come, a desire for chaos felt deep in our hearts, a projection of the future based on our fear of Leviathan’s path.

However, I refuse to accept accelerationism as an absolutely positive praxis. I want my actions and choices to minimize harm and I find accelerationism to be incompatible with that desire.

“Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. We can now revise that and witness the attempt to imagine capitalism by way of imagining the end of the world.” - Frederic Jameson

Acceleration is the answer to this quote and if we agree with this quote; that imagining the end of the world is the easiest way to imagine the end of capitalism, why do we not identify as accelerationists?

When I reflect on Trump’s presidency I have a fondness his victory resulted in weakening capitalism more than if Hillary had won, but I would never be brave enough to say this out loud around most people in fear of being labeled something negative nor would I encourage voting for Trump as an act of accelerationism.

I don’t know what to make of all this.