September 1999

The Dialectic & The Diabetic

BEGIN ANOTHER SWILL, THIS ONE WON'T LAST FOREVER... UBHLAI: Forgive me if I seem to be stating the obvious that every cobbler and candlestick maker already knows—but isn't this the typical form in which we daily witness the 'dialectic'? Far from being a perpetually moving process of change, the construction of a dialectic is normally witnessed as a mechanism by which a certain order, a certain "stasis", is attained and by which a condition of NON-change is secured. In terms of geosiftics (hopefully)—we observe a certain kind of standing wave. GABRIEL: NOW YOU'RE TALKING! KUBHLAI: Not only does this dialectic...

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