The legacy of Futurism

Marinetti declared the following:

“We declare that the splendor of the world has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing automobile with its bonnet adorned with great tubes like serpents with explosive breath … a roaring motor car which seems to run on machine-gun fire, is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.

We want to sing the man at the wheel, the ideal axis of which crosses the earth, itself hurled along its orbit.

The poet must spend himself with warmth, glamour and prodigality to increase the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.

Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force them to bow before man.

We are on the extreme promontory of the centuries! What is the use of looking behind at the moment when we must open the mysterious shutters of the impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed.”

(Marinetti)

Therefore we must accelerate the productionist metaphysics of today’s modern world with the Revolt against it as a hidden agenda. Only through a most radical Entschlossenheit (Heidegger) will the current fossilized man be freed from the clutches of the Kali Yuga. Entschlossenheit through a revolutionary Purge.

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Umberto Boccioni, The Charge of the Lancers, 1915

Behold… the Silence

The Silence of contemplative thinking (Heidegger) as opposed to the everyday chitchat of ‘the They’ (Das Man – Heidegger). Some may see the Anti-Enlightenment as backwards, conservative, but those in the know realize its huge and most revolutionary potential. Only through the Sacred shall the Revolt against the Modern World be executed.

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