Saturday, September 6, 2014

Money Wisdom #298

"The connection between politics and the sacred did not escape Georges Bataille. He saw in fascism the fulfillment of the sacred's ability to communify, and founded the College de sociologie as the intellectual site for exploring such a 'burning' issue."

Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi A Left Sacred or a Sacred Left? The "Coll├Ęge de Sociologie", Fascism, and Political Culture in Interwar France in South Central Review Vol. 23, No. 1, Fascism, Nazism: Cultural Legacies of Reaction (Spring, 2006), pp. 40-54

Friday, September 5, 2014

Money Wisdom #297

"The two primary motions are rotation and sexual movement, whose combination is expressed by the locomotive's wheels and pistons.
These two motions are reciprocally transformed, the one into the other.
Thus one notes that the earth, by turning, makes animals and men have coitus, and (because the result is as much the cause as that which provokes it) that animals and men make the earth turn by having coitus.
It is the mechanical combination or transformation of these movements that the alchemists sought as the philosopher's stone."

Georges Bataille The Solar Anus (1931)