Friday, August 13, 2010

Stop making capitalism

As good a theatre manifesto as I've read in a while:

Stop making capitalism: This is the pivot of our somersault, its centre of levity. The doing that we pitch against labour [my emphases] is the struggle to open each moment, to assert our own determination against all pre-determination, against all objective laws of development. We are presented with a pre-existing capitalism that dictates that we must act in certain ways, and to this we reply 'no, there is no pre-existing capitalism, there is only the capitalism that we make today, or do not make'. And we choose not to make it. Our struggle is to open every moment and fill it with an activity that does not contribute to the reproduction of capital. Stop making capitalism and do something else, something sensible, something beautiful and enjoyable. Stop creating the system that is destroying us. We only live once: why use our time to destroy our own existence? Surely we can do something better with our lives.

-- from John Holloway, Crack Capitalism (London & NY: Pluto Press, 2010) p.254

1 comment:

a smith said...

BOOM! that's great.