Introduction

What is this?

Short avant-garde texts.

Experimental, radical.

Not quite poetry, more abstract.

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Others refer to compositions as briefs.

Also known as western dissident art.

Only five briefs are published.

Regularly, new briefs replace old.

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If this grabs your attention.

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He continued to scorn the bourgeoisie.

Flirt, Foreplay, Fuck Me

He died of Dread’s disease.

“Do you look back much?” “Hardly ever.”

He mounted attacks on those
who maintained the status quo.

He had an hour of angst before
getting up in the morning.

Social interaction. Not his cup of tea.

He threw the Marquis de Sade into the mix. []

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Waiting for Godotcom

ESTRAGON: What did he say?
VLADIMIR: He’d see.
ESTRAGON: He couldn’t promise anything?
VLADIMIR: He’d have to think it over.
ESTRAGON: It’s the normal thing.
VLADIMIR: Is it not?
ESTRAGON: I think it is.
VLADIMIR: I think so too.
ESTRAGON: And we?
VLADIMIR: I beg your pardon?
ESTRAGON: I said, and we?
VLADIMIR: I don’t understand.
ESTRAGON: Where do we come in?
VLADIMIR: Come in?
ESTRAGON: Take your time.
VLADIMIR: Come in? On our hands and knees.
ESTRAGON: As bad as that? []

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Up to Scratch

I know you don’t think my motivations are altogether pure. Whose is? I’m getting clumsy in my adage. I can’t be accused of sincerity.

I’d hate to be smug about this. Reflexive, yes. I can’t avoid the action turning back on itself. There’s a fault in every line.

Have you registered it yet? I come on to claim the quality of my pitch. You’re expected to respond. Know enough to play the part?

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The Origins of a Cultural Practice

The ideology of capitalism raised to the level of myth.

A combination of false truths, endlessly repeated.

Indisputable for most. Represent capitalism as credible.

Dependent on enlisting support and creating confidence.

Myths promoted by media, reinforced in learning centres.

The ideology and policies of free-market capitalism.

Reign supreme in so-called advanced democracies.

What passes as benefit for all is debt slavery.

Measures designed and promoted by the capitalist state

Its function represents the dominant factions of capital. []

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After Care & Attention

Who needs the common touch? I view with disdain the scramble for recognition. I’ve abandoned the herd instinct. Not that I ever.

When was the last time a stock response? There’s no point huddling together. It won’t alert us. Assuming, of course.

Why do you need to smooth things over? A compulsive, obsessional orderly. You can’t wait to clear up the mess. []

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