The Revolution Issue

David Foster Wallace

On literary rebels and those who back away from ironic watching.
David Foster Wallace

Don Usner

The next real literary “rebels” in this country might well emerge as some weird bunch of anti-rebels, born oglers who dare somehow to back away from ironic watching, who have the childish gall actually to endorse and instantiate single-entendre principles. Who treat of plain old untrendy human troubles and emotions in US life with reverence and conviction. Who eschew self-consciousness and hip fatigue. These anti-rebels would be outdated, of course, before they even started. Dead on the page. Too sincere. Clearly repressed. Backward, quaint, naïve, anachronistic. Maybe that’ll be the point. Maybe that’s why they’ll be the next real rebels. Real rebels, as far as I can see, risk disapproval. The old postmodern insurgents risked the gasp and squeal: shock, disgust, outrage, censorship, accusations of socialism, anarchism, nihilism. Today’s risks are different. The new rebels might be artists willing to risk the yawn, the rolled eyes, the cool smile, the nudged ribs, the parody of gifted ironists, the “Oh, how banal.”

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52™

If you wanna stop the system Boycott all sports events. You can't stop world family.
I C how divide & conquer has taken its toll on humanity. Wallace B4 killing himself should have told the world what he knew at that time. Maybe he was trying 2 and the system got rid of him. F*ck anti depressants.They create the problem and then the solution. The truth is every institution in the world has been infiltrated. Anytime you speak the truth you die. Not anymore, We are changing time. Trust me when I say they are scared.
Everyone on this page should create some type of unity. I never bought into Canadian hate or any type of hate because negativity channels their invention. Mind control of the masses tru mass murder and the fear factor is what keeps them in power. TV also keeps them in power boycott them 2.
You got 2 let the system know, that we R not playing this bullsh*t rain deer games no more. If we gotta boycott everything and put the whole world in a stand still, lets do that. I just got a letter from Barack Obama saying the political conversation in washington has changed. That the Democribz need 2 win 2012 or the Republican Bloodz will shut the system down. I say shut this f*cking system down. Nobody cares anymore, anything is better than this home made matrix bullsh*t reality. I voted 4 Obama but if Black people don't get reparations world wide by the summer, its clear we never will. focus on the reconstruction of Africa 1st. We need 2 empower black people or I will never vote again for the rest of my biological life. Even if the whole world stop voting, the propaganda TV war machine will show stats of everyone voting. The truth is fam we need 2 get offline sometimes and have a real conversation with our peoples. The Revolution will not be Televised or Digitized because they will have the upper hand. We hit them Mad hard from a grassroots level. They are gona need more spies and more paperwork. Show no signs of weakness. I used 2 hate Elvis because he stole African culture & made it popular. I forgave his white privileged and realized that he was the man because he shot every TV he owned. Imagine when everyone shots their TV. Were living command & conquer red alert 2, which side are you on?
Vampires or Wolves?

Anonymous

Maybe you should give your worthless liberal arts degree back. It appears as if your grasp on english spelling and grammer are that of a 4 year old.

Anonymous

Maybe you should give your worthless liberal arts degree back. It appears as if your grasp on english spelling and grammer are that of a 4 year old.

Anononononymous

I agree, that grammar's deplorable and I hate that I have to say this next thing but it must be said - that should be an 'a' at the end of grammar, not an 'e'...

Anononononymous

I agree, that grammar's deplorable and I hate that I have to say this next thing but it must be said - that should be an 'a' at the end of grammar, not an 'e'...

Randall Flagg

LOL. If you hate government and the system so much, why don't you move to Somalia. I hear they have it made over there.

No government or corporations to ruin the world. It's a libtards paradise.

Anonymous

I imagine your statement touches on a some main points of 52.

Africom headquarters is in Djoubouti. To think there's no corporate or external gov't power influence on the lives of Somalians is gunk.

And to pick a country, territory where you see suffering, (i think that's what the point was), particularly Somalia and hold it as a strange argument for valueing an elevated position in this current centuries old system is f*cking disturbing.

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DanishPrincess

"If you wanna stop the system Boycott all sports events."

David Foster Wallace - in case you've actually read him and haven't just picked some random article for posting your ramblings - kind of was into tennis himself..

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all

Just an ironic observation..

DanishPrincess

"If you wanna stop the system Boycott all sports events."

David Foster Wallace - in case you've actually read him and haven't just picked some random article for posting your ramblings - kind of was into tennis himself..

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all

Just an ironic observation..

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