Aleksandre Khmaladze

The end of history, as predicted by the previous declarations, did not happen at the edge of the twentieth century, but it has simply changed history’s direction. What we observe now is the end of a big pause, the quest for the new vectors, and the replacement of the destructed decorations. Politicians and political experts try to foresee the blinking map of futuristic events when the declared understanding of international relations—even for the last twenty years—actually does not exist.

The world we live in is not multipolar, but multidimensional and contradictory. People live in the imaginary post-civilized entrails as if it was divided into the rooms of Frankenstein. The systemic crisis of the civilization is represented in the ambivalent situations, raised by the drastic changes or cultural capitulations. Nowadays, futurology foresees as the bright future, its reversed dark side as well. It should be noted, that apocalyptical projection is more the product of creative/artistic work, rather than analytical mainstream. The upcoming changes are determined not only by the imperatives of an intellectual revolution but also the longing for moral reformation. The explosive blend of the global South and new North gains universal proportions. Feelings of pain, insecurity, rage are not merely idiosyncratic features anymore. Sometimes, these feelings transgress into something bigger—into the collective, national dimension.

There are many places, where the revolutionary stage is a synonym of the ontological being, where the rate of suffering, has not been reduced within the decades but escalated instead. It is not an issue only for the near east or for the countries of Africa, but there are many districts in the worldwide megalopolises, that are uncontrollable and intractable areas even for the police. Here inhabit alienated, reprimanded people, left beside the virtue of the culture of corporations, who are in constant revolutionary mode. This is a homeland for the slave markets, pirate republics, and assassins’ nest.

Nowadays, for the majority of the population, life and a career are synonymous concepts. Commonly acclaimed goals are safety, comfort, public status, and everything that is constructed with existence. But in specific cultures, where earthly virtues are being repelled, the revolutionary peak could be complete destruction. It is not a mere Herostratus Syndrome. Even if the driving force of culture is an insatiable desire to overcome imperfection, even if the planet earth becomes the corporation earth, there is still something like Per Se (in itself), that provokes all kinds of revolutionary spirit. Despite its degeneration and regress, it reacquires new forms and when a post-civilization reaches the edges of Ultima Thule, pariahs will be given pathetic or even fatalistic chance to change the reality, as it had already happened in the well-known revolutionary takeovers.

Small shareholders and unemployed people that are scattered around The Corporation Earth want to change the game, as all of the acceptable procedures that are constructed with the legit existence, lack a sense for them. Without any change, they will stay in the constant marginal position, as permanent debtors, searching for the resources in the precariat, conferred upon them by the dominant powers.

After a while, The Aeon Magisterium of Darkness has revealed itself: Assets of life could be resisted by the capitalization of death – as the one and only integral human resource, replacing construction with destruction. This blend of nihilism and extremism is stirred by disappeared metaphysical swamps and forgotten practices. From the ashes of the social holocaust, will be reborn the odes to the black plague and the glory to destruction—as a fundamental and ultimate goal.

The photo is a cadre from the video clip by Gil Scott-Heron “Me And The Devil” (2010; source).