File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1998/avant-garde.9806, message 107

Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 23:45:48 -0400
Subject: Re: response to Brad {was Re: avant-garde failing-fortune

>George wrote:
>> Can this statement really be taken seriously as a *political*
>> statement?
>No.  So why are you taking it that way?
It should probably be taken seriously as a political
 statement, but not as a program for political action -- for it does in its
own manner address some aspects of the economy of power as it manifested
itself in Germany in the 1920's and 30's -- it also represents an
ideological stance both in its absurdist nihilism as well as what might be
taken as its impotence --  its political content therefore resides in what
it reflects rather than the analysis or lacxk of it might be premised on --
in the same way a spontaneous riot or a racist statement  must be taken as
a serious political statement.

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