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Aphorisms Against Work

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Aphorisms Against Work

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  • The system is bent on economizing time, but it's afraid to give free time to people.

  • The ethics of effort and competition are ultimately rewarded with the demolition of solidarity.

  • The seeds of universal solidarity are found in the process of taking time back from work.

  • According to the priests of works everything can become a job. The monetizing of all activity disguises work as leisure (and vice versa) and creates a society of impoverished servants, many of whom are still without work.

  • For the Greeks, to work is to be enslaved by necessity.

  • To paraphrase Marx: Labor dominates necessity by producing surplus and simultaneously submits to the instruments of this domination.

  • Bad workers can't be controlled by management especially when they're ready to pretend to be loyal employees and otherwise lie to the enemy.

  • For Hegel, work is "refrained desire," a force that only adequately negates the object of desire. Desire frees itself from work by consuming commodities in the fires of South Central Los Angeles.

  • Everything that requires effort and supports the market - shopping, cleaning, watching television - has become work, albeit invisible work.

  • Work dies on the comfy pillory of laziness, putting a momentary end to the system that sublimates sex with work.

  • No herb will cure work.

  • Between wages and salaries flows a river of tears.

  • Laziness is my food, love my wine.

  • Work is to life as a wall is to the wind.

  • Laziness and hedonism prevail over productivism and puritanism.

  • In other words, workerism is a pile of shit; only mad cocks get on it and crow.

  • Work sits, as the saying goes, at the brave rider's back.

  • Freedom begins where work ends.

  • The crisis of overproduction worsens as unemployment grows to staggering proportions (both of the global population). If more people produced much less, the ecology of the planet would prosper.