Friday, July 12, 2013

Epistemological Embarassment but it don't make no nevermind.

A Critique of Impure Consciousness:  of
Rationalism, & the Age of Reasons Why

It’s an epistemological embarrassment but
never the less an addiction  that we easily
confuse  systemic KNOWING  (what the whole
body knows) in terms of our highly privileged
ego-conscious knowing. You may experience
this embarrassment any time you hear us
describe in minute conscious and rational detail
what actually are unconscious autonomic and
automatic processes.

(Ask your self: how can consciousness
KNOW the UN-CONSCIOUS —which rules—
without reducing it to conscious process, like
talking about sphere in terms of a flat  line?)

What does it take to lift a finger? tongue-tap the
alveolar ridge? maintain the valved hum of a
low-back vowel? the glide of a voiced glottal?
How do I sustain such unconscious capabilities
& environed mentalism?   Fred Flatlander
will tell you.
Am I aware my voiced-to-voiceless alveolar
fricative  plural-variations depend upon—are
governed by—the  environmental conditions
of the final segments of  the noun I
unconsciously  pluralize?  How do I do this?

Manners of speaking about
manners of speaking so to speak.
A convenience. A convention..

Once Faulkner & Joyce exposed their streams of 
unconsciousness offending my linear habit  of 
beginnings, middles, & endings; and then  MTV,
damnit,  began generating constellations of imagery
non sequitur to whatever lyrical sequence was
going on & on: my sense of Show & Tell took a
hit, ambushed by internal  providential explosive
devices until it became clear to me what a merely
convenient truth a sequence is—&  because & affect.

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