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Jargon: The New Language of Domination - part 2

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Jargon: the New Language of Domination - Part 2

Part 1: https://read.cash/@Enforsys/jargon-the-new-language-of-domination-a605ec8c

The "meaning" of Conversation is completely lost to us. Jargon’s victory is complete.

The Ego Cogitans triumphantly, defiantly sits, today, at the center of Nature, Knowledge, Speech - this is what we call the Cartesian revolution, the equivalent of the Copernician revolution, but in the realm of thought. The excesses of German Idealism (Fichte), Surrealism, Dada, the Aufklärung and seeing how Classicism surrendered, throwing both hands in the air, to Baroque are illustrations of this epoch-defining event.

A corollary of this tectonic shift (the Cartesian Revolution) is that we cannot grasp what conversation is outside of the dry cybernetic scheme of an Ego Cogitans delivering customized packets of information, broadcasting his own Ego to a receiving end, in this instance another Ego Cogitans.

The obfuscation of the authentic subject-object logic, of the relationship between subject and object, of what it actually means to be a subject for an object, is key here.

Today, the subject effectively never leaves his inner sanctum while the object is annihilated - as object. The crucifixion of the object is the desecration of the subject himself. Conversation today, and SNS design is a constant reminder of this, is a constant annihilation of the object as object. Conversation, today, is difficult for this simple reason that “excessive” individuation (an adept of academic Jargon could argue that there is no such thing as excessive individuation in a subjectivist paradigm) has made it nearly impossible for the subject to leap out of himself towards the object.

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Facebook, a wonderful technological archetype with multiple declensions/tech stack iterations, is the quintessential expression of Jargon. Facebook has brought conversation into a desert of insignificance. What conversation was before the advent of Facebook can offer a view as to what it could be.

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There is no conversation - only atoms speaking in a void, seeking attention, drawing attention to each and every aspect of themselves (ego broadcasting). Intensity and extension of conversation has been overtaken by a near universal and irrepressible urge of the individual, absolutely convinced of his metaphysical and metempirical importance, to put his tiny self at the core of the inter-discursive universe.

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The individual, who used to take cues from Heidegger and "throw himself into Being", now throws himself and his "things" towards the other in the hope that his possible interlocutor will respond in kind and that an exchange will suddenly take place.

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But a conversation that starts with "I", with myself, is not a conversation - we have fooled ourselves and allowed ourselves to forget this. It is me throwing myself and my things towards the other individual desperately hoping he will see me as worthy of attention. When this happens we use hopelessly stale expressions such as: “We clicked" when in fact the other is only responding to a discursive twerk - an assault on the senses and the mind. A true conversation is Hegelian in the most naive sense: I have to lose myself among others and their things, but by losing myself, my ego, I find myself through the other and his things, through his world.

A true conversation begins with the annihilation, with the crucifixion of the Self. In order to once again converse, and not simply throw words in the aether like we just don't care, we will have to learn the most difficult thing: to let go of the "sphere of absolute beginnings", which we have been taught to put above everything else.

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Jargon, a permanent override of judgment as judicative function, is a highly controlled and highly malleable form of violence in the community of men.

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An object is in itself the crystallization of a multiplicity of perspectives surrounded by a fringe of indetermination concretely determined by one’s field of perception and temporal horizon. Jargon cannot tolerate multiplicity nor indetermination - it is an enemy of thought.

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Jargon obfuscates the fact that Security has become the “quintessential” metaphysical category. Security is the endgame of this philosophical current which begins with Descartes and finds its contemporary expression in an Ego Cogitans "delivering" and protecting a delirious world of secured goods - providing Security and permance to arbitrary productions of the mind.

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Verfall finds its logical conclusion in the securitization of the living and the non-living and the justification of this state of things through Jargon.

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Jargon behaves as if the under-handedness (Unzuhandenheit) of language was its essence.

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The complete absence of a clear ontological position and the subversion of Identity is the trademark of Jargon.

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Jargon is dislocation as a narrative. It is dislocated as it subverts the relationship between the word, the denotatum and the connotatum.

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The individual has to safeguard the possibility of a retroversion towards a common fact-world as foundation and condition of speech.

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Truth is a contingency in a subjectivist paradigm: if everything becomes equally important, everything gradually becomes equal to nothing.

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Thank you for reading. Part 3 of this book will follow shortly.

"Jargon - The New Language of Domination" is a book which is part of my Collected Works, which will be made available in its entirety on Read.Cash.

See you soon :)

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