“and he was talking about nihilism and it upset me the way he used the word so liberally. it has been extended into the realm of Axioms, beyond critical engagent: that’s a cop out!
what’s not seen as effectual, no matter the content and direction of each potential action, is called nihilistic.
i want the word to not be used anymore. the goal is to produce a function, or else you are a nihilist. it’s now a formal criticism. its been neoliberalized: forget the quality of your desires; what’s important is that you carry the function out. your agency is stripped bare, but your agency is all you have. the result is atomized inertia. a constant velocity going nowhere, but free from the nominal (and therefore practical) accusation of darkness, backwardness, and associated negations.”