Dec 2, 2003

Without utopia, without apocalypse, what kind of action can we take?

Consider: The similarities between 1. anti-metaness of postmodernism, 2. the localalization of amillennialism, and 3. the without-a-history presentness of pop art.

How can we act - politically, eschatologically, artistically, - without a meta-story?
How does one move without sweeping ideas of moving from and to?

a. How does one act politically with the meta-justification, overarching story?
b. How does one have an optimistic eschatology without the promise of a promised land?
c. How does one play pop music that is "music" without being didactic?

Let us attempt a decentering and a present-ing.