"Heine will remark, only half in jest, that Kant had in any case far surpassed Robespierre in intellectual terrorism: whereas the guillotine managed to kill off only a pathetic, fat king who had lost his head anyway, the axe of reason had slain deism itself throughout Germany."
"There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. For how should our faculty of knowledge otherwise be awakened into action…? But though all out knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises out of experience."
"The only practical option available to the rulers of capitalist societies has lain in the global disaggregation of the political system, accompanied by a regional distortion of the world labour trading system in favour of the working classes in the metropolitan regions (‘welfare capitalism’)… the world order functions as an integrated process based upon the flow of market-priced labour into the metropolis [Western city] from the Third World… and the export of political instability to the Third World from the metropolis… The global labour market is easily interpreted, therefore, as a sustained demographic disaster that is systematically displaced away from the political institutions of the metropolis [Western city]."
Nick Land, Kant, Capital, and the Prohibition of Incest…, 1988 (in Fanged Noumena, Urbanomic, 2011)
"And what is the Horror?
me unconscious =me outside = me noumenon. (Grant, ibid.)"
Gothic Materialism - Mark Fisher