Raw Extract: The Domination/ Submission Paradox



All human interaction stems from the domination/ submission paradox, which is that almost everyone in the world either wants to dominate or be dominated. That's how fascism works, but it's also at the heart of almost any relational dynamic. But what happens if you're not invested in that dichotomy? Well, then that becomes a problem, which is to say that you become a problem; a puzzle that refuses to be solved. I have no interest in power that exists outside of my body. I have no interest in controlling or being controlled. There's a great Fiona Apple line where she says that she's good at being uncomfortable. I think that's a wonderful place to start. Get mad comfortable with being uncomfortable. You're already an improvement on a highly advanced design.


Diary entry, Monday June 7th 2021, 12.44pm



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