Author Archives: Zegreus Moole

Commercial Realism

Perhaps we are all realists whenever we seek something independent from ourselves. But that desire for the absolutely other takes diverse routes. When it becomes a quest for spiritual participation, then realism becomes mystical. In what follows, the term “commercial” … Continue reading

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Chinese Anarchy

Chinese anarchism is a remarkable feature of global modernity which can open some exquisite geohistorical dimensions. Yet aside from the works of Peter Zarrow, there isn’t much literature on this topic in English. It is little appreciated how anarchist thinking … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s East Coast

(this was a public lecture given at Beijing Normal University in Zhuhai, on Wednesday October 17th, 2018. The audience were mostly undergrad non-English majors, so the language is basic) Travel is getting more popular these days, with people moving around … Continue reading

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Horticultural Aesthetics

Poetry is a secret political sap which is only suffered. Being an absolute possessor, such power can never be possessed. The Hellenized Jews called their political suffering the Mysteries, and in those ceremonial dramas they may have chosen the destiny … Continue reading

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Mood Play

The anthropologist Paul Rabinow distinguishes the moods of irony, tragedy, pathos, and comedy. This fourfold schema is a bit of a riddle. This can account for what happens at the limits of industrial society where mere consumerism gives way to … Continue reading

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Adventure Language

The Greek ‘symbolon’ was an object used in economic transactions. It’s two halves were broken apart and reunited when the terms of a contract were completed. Following this model, the term symbolism then refers to the intricate fitting of contours … Continue reading

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Drunken Discourse

The eyes and mouth are too slow for this virtual world, and so we seek a quicker soul. The poetry of suffering has no time for discussion, proofs or debates. There is only time to get on the fake wig … Continue reading

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