“In California, the kids write Occupy Everything on the walls. Demand Nothing, they write. . . . We are kept alive, vaccinated, some even plump, yes, but we feel our surplus status. Excess. Excessive. This excessiveness animates our underlying dissatisfaction. . . . That is the crisis, a lost faith in an inhabitable future, that the work ahead is as limited as the work in place now: the absent future, the dead future, the unemployment, the anxiety. For an economy that so often drains meaning from the immediate present for an imaginary future, a loss of faith is crisis.” — After the Fall
Published on 14 February 2010. For more information, visit <afterthefallcommuniques.info>.