Monday, April 28, 2014

Rebel without an effect (II)

What is the meaning of "rebellion"? How do we look after the meaning of a concept? How do we conceive of it, how do we relate to it, how do I construct it?

This is confusing. Am I constructing the meaning or rather reproducing it bluntly? If I were to write a literary piece of work, I would construct the meaning of something (even realistic literature pleas for constructivism, as some literary critics argued). If I were to observe and share the meaning of a system of concepts as they show up in experience, I would reproduce the meaning. Of course some authors are inclined to draw the conclusion that constructing the meaning is way more difficult than barely reproducing it. But is the difficulty at stake? Why would we despise works that are "less difficult" than others?

Why do rebels need to change the world that they live in? Why do they need to see "change"? It's not a psychoanalytical issue, or not only a psychoanalytical one. Some characterize them as "Marxists". Why is that? Some characterized them as "Anarchists". Why is that? Do they really deserve these labels? Are they beyond any label?

Rebellion is an exercise of creativity. Any act of creativity implies rebellion. Even though there are many nay-Sayers who don't give a crap about creativity and prefer to rely on conversation for the sake of it (the so-called trolls), creativity is not defined in terms of "trolling", because creativity is also related and relatable to a scope and always implies finality. You can't be "creative per-se", you need to value your creativity potential in relation to something. "Trolling" is the art of mastering creativity in a domain that doesn't have to do with creativity at all. In fact, it's no domain at all. Freedom of expression superficially understood may raise some big question marks. Trolling is a manifestation of nothingness. You need to feel that you're something so you troll. Unfortunately trolling is not restricted to one area or another. It can be anywhere, like a conversation cancer. Socrates would have been labeled a troll by bourgeoisie, Nietzsche regarded as a troll by peasantry. Relativism, where are thou? On the other hand, politics is the way of the trolls. There's nothing more to politics than trolling. Decisions fade away just like that, people get rich on the spot.

Rebellion is a process. One becomes a rebel. Rebellion is tied to authenticity. Rebels tend to focus on what makes them unique or special. They hate going with the flow, they want to feel the energy that develops on becoming, they desire what can't be grasped. Rebellion is, in a sense, a refusal to acknowledge that you're just like the others. This way, you can rest assured that you'll never be the same again...

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