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Afterthoughts on the Abolition of Work
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schooling.” Education there consists of playing games.((Charlotte Perkins Gilman, //[[amazon>B00WH0IF4... Observations of the Impoverishment of Children’s Games in America,” in //[[amazon>0736037101|Contempora... Bretonne’s 18th century utopia, “work is almost a game and games are forms of education.”((Nicolas Edme Restif de la Bretonne, “The Pursuit of Happiness Throu
The Abolition of Work
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o take frivolity seriously. I’d like life to be a game — but a game with high stakes. I want to play for keeps. The alternative to work isn’t just idleness. ... on and enervation. I am not playing definitional games with anybody. When I say I want to abolish work,... ke Johan Huizinga (//Homo Ludens//), define it as game-playing or following rules. I respect Huizinga’s
Technophilia, An Infantile Disorder
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is no improvement on that of Comte, who gave the game away by founding a Positivist Church. And his mec... is. He bounces from technology to anthropology to history and back again like the atoms of the Newtonian bi... science for codified knowledge (that was natural history, long since as defunct as phrenology). Science is... it. He defames science by defending it. Even the history of Western civilization (the only one our ethnoce
Appendix A: Book Filled with Lies @black:withered-anarchism
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ling new data drawn from language, archeology and history in addition to fieldwork, it placed them in a pre... es. Wilmsen berates his predecessors for ignoring history (they didn’t). But he’s the one who has trouble a... ld be stolen or killed. The San lived off of wild game and gathered plant food which no enemy could dest... ermanent war on each other. It is above all with history that Wilmsen seeks to overawe the anthropologists
Smokestack Lightning
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I drain it. I am not playing Steele's capitalist game, I am proposing a new game. I am not a bad economist, for I am not an economist at all. Freedom ends ... e parasite and its host. The rest is, literally, history. If agriculture and the industrial society which