Tiqqun 2 Now Fully Translated
Tiqqun 2 has now been entirely translated by a variety of worker bees. The whole text can now be read in its entirety from a variety of different sources. There are also two new translations available at the Tiqqunista website:
This is a quote from "The Little Game of the Man of the Old Regime":
"The man of the Old Regime doesn’t really have any fun; a smile at the corner of his mouth, he chooses the petty false consciousness of someone who thinks he knew about it first and is putting up with it. Everything he can’t manage to understand he throws into one of his two conceptual garbage bins that he makes such an extensive and manifestly defensive use of; stupidity and barbarism." </td><td><img title="Close the curtains, turn off the lights, I got some new tiqqun to do!" src="files/pictures/2010/omg.jpg"></td></tr></table><!--break-->
"He thinks that urbaneness, tact, politeness, courtesy above all, and good manners comprise a legacy passed down to us which will suffice to protect us from commodity barbarism. He practices a false pathos of distance, referring everyone back to their own suffering, a pathos that does not increase his potential but makes him an untouchable, in the proper sense."
"He endlessly expects the worst, which has ended up not even needing to happen; in fact, he desires the worst, not for its own sake, but because all in all only the worst would permit him to remain in his cynical half-withdrawn position."
This is a quote from "Machine-Men: A User's Guide"
"There is a way of using machine-men, but it’s not mechanical in and of itself. On the contrary, commodity domination had to colonize mankind’s very humanity in order to keep man in his machine-like state. But the present modalities of production can no longer make do with such slaves as these, as threatening as they are weary. They thus had to take apart the assembly lines, where the community of workers had such the detrimental tendency to remain palpable, and reconstruct them diffusely over the whole of the social body, even at the risk of revealing within them the metaphysical character of all slavery, of both the body and mind. Our times had to put the soul to work. And the soul must be sufficiently socialized; that is, it must have a sufficient number of sexual relations, but must at the same time remain foreign enough to itself that it wouldn’t desire that which could really liberate it: making a different use of the body."