Violence. And understanding.
I ask: Violence, yes or no? I can
Hear you saying:
He talks of violence
He understands nothing of it
He has never been violent nor
Has he been on the receiving end
But believe you me
You understand me perfectly well when I talk of violence
But the worst thing about violence is
That we don’t understand it.
Should I not strive to learn from a man
Who understood how
To make himself understood?
I tell you:
This man understood himself,
Understood what he was doing, and
Understood how to make himself understood.
This is the man a part of me envies, this is
The man I respect. This is
The man whom I wish well.
“Von allem Geschriebenen liebe ich nur
Das, was Einer mit seinem Blute schreibt.”
(Of all that is written, I love only
What one has written with his blood.)
Violence: Yes, or no?
I have much respect for 79-year-old Mr. Ted Kaczynski and his critique of “modernity”. (Modernity? Isn’t that a pleasant euphemism for technological slavery.)
The clip that I uploaded is a part of my personal archive, I saved the original video from Instagram @hateandhope_ (which seems to have since then disappeared). It contains the soundtrack by the hip hop duo named $uicideboy$.
My little piece of writing is inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s poem ‘Understanding’, from Bertolt Brecht: Plays, Poetry and Prose, (1976). The quote in the final lines is from my notes on Also sprach Zarathustra/Thus Spoke Zarathustra: German/English Bilingual Text, (2013), by Friedrich Nietzsche.
Thanks for reading my stuff. I kiss you on the mouth.
27 December AD 2021