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Lumo’s Resolve inspired this writing. Somewhat a response, it’s intended to build upon and not against his piece. Any convergence as well as any divergence are deliberate.


We’ve heard this story before.


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There’s this one scene I love above any other in the brilliant Coen Brothers film, Burn After Reading.

- What did we learn, Palmer?

- I don’t know, sir.

- I don’t fucking know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.

- Yes, sir.

- I’m fucked if I know what we did.

- It’s hard to say.

- Jesus fucking Christ.

2020 was a…


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Power and communication are tightly intertwined. It’s impossible to hold power without communicating it somehow. Yet in our hyperconnected world, the intentional sabotage of communication has become a normalised tactic from the elites to divert responsibility over the speech act in the exercise of power and control.


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“Every word is a prejudice.” Nietzsche

“(…) contrary to what our desire cannot fail to be tempted into believing, the thing itself always escapes.” Derrida

Language divides, separates, and isolates. It causes a chasm, a difference, and a distance. It first sets a limit and a boundary between us and the-rest — what isn’t us.


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh


“To define is to limit”, Oscar Wilde

The Doctor is an almost thousand-year-old alien with a policebox-shaped time-space ship and a Deus-ex-machina device in the form of a sonic screwdriver. He* travels through time and space solving conflicts, fixing problems and saving people. Most of the times.

Adrian Ortega

Existential Holistic Detective | Content Design | Thought in process | Philosophy — and a side of rock climbing https://linktr.ee/AdrianOrtega

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