“Where Are We Now?” Agamben’s Intervention

This small 100 page book was written by Giorgio Agamben and it could turn out to be the “Communist Manifesto” of the 21st century. It addresses the most deeply hidden hypocrisies concerning the current pandemic and the lockdown measures. The title of the first chapter speaks for itself: “The Invention…

Excerpt from a Novel

I am only now learning to transform these forces. To exchange pain for pleasure, thoughts for paper and isolation for sex. And already, I feel I am short on time. I feel out of touch again. The mood is only average now. Only normal now. But look! How I write…

Metaphysics of a Bouncer

Anxiety calling on me again. And it’s not about anything in particular, as is usually the case with anxiety right? Otherwise it would be fear. That’s what Freud said, that’s what Heidegger said. Hoorah! Hoorah! We’ve read the books no one else has, to compensate for our lack of class…

Or, The General Tactics of Betrayal

Does it matter whether trust is broken all at once; in one fell swoop, or through a hidden strategy of false commitments? Or does the second lead naturally to the first? Can you even speak of betrayal when the groundwork was never laid properly?

If you never took care to…

A Life Without Foundation

Notice the pattern. Fatigue causes racing thoughts. In times of crisis you naturally tend toward higher levels of excitement. With you, anxiety manifests in restlessness and hyperactivity. You must do your best to avoid stimulants; coffee, cigarettes, sugars and so forth. Perform mental exercises that sooth the mind and calm…

To Resist a Regime of Truth

How did we happen? Look at your hands. We happened in a sweep. Like lightning. How else? Nothing this complex could emerge gradually. There must have been a leap. How does motion turn to generation? Where does complexity come from? The world could have been entirely self-sufficient. Why couldn’t simple…

Writing the Soul 2

It doesn’t feel right-it doesn’t feel right-it doesn’t feel right… something’s going to come up and bite us in the ass. I just know it. There’s going to be a big shifty surprise in the end and I will lose my shit again. I can feel…

I feel uncomfortable. Thoughts are racing again. Why. Why can’t I find my place, my space? A place where I can feel safe. What happened? Was it one event, or is this an on-going effect? I’m trying to make sense and my philosophy is growing thin. I feel abused.

I’m…

Giorgi Vachnadze

Impulsive thinker, impulsive drinker; addict.

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