Against Sleep And Nightmare
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Everything Is True But Nothing Is Permitted! 1
The Realm Of Quality 12
The Medical Industry Complex 19
The Revolutionary Unconscious 25
Leaflets (distributed in Eugene, OR)
Defeat The Medical-Judical System 17
Some Ideas 24 ASAN
Back Issues –texts also available on website
#2 – The Crisis Of Capital, especially formulating a theory of later
capitalism as permanent crisis, Cyncism as detournement
#3 – Casey’s brain, Various detournements
#4 – Our actions around the Gulf War and pacifism, The Stalinism As
State Capitalism and the end of the Soviet Union.
#5 – General critique of democracy, critique of nationalism, critique
of the Situationist International.
ASAN #6 –Now at a rate of far less than one per year. This issue
of ASAN has been somewhat delayed by my efforts to synchronize my interest
in certain fields with my mastery of them. I’m not finished yet. Revolutionary
time does not flow in linear fashion anyway. I address the question of
fundamentally changing our conditions of living at a time when a vast structure
works to conceal this question's existence. The magazine has had a reasonable
success considering this. I am part of a small, informal tendency sharing
basically the same perspective (see web for addresses). We encourage others
with similar views to contact us.
But ASAN is still a one-person magazine. All the text in the magazine
was written by me, although I've taken ideas from various collaborators.
This comes mainly from differences in the energies of our small group.
Almost everyone today is drawn in so many different direction by the ruling
specialties of work, rent and consumption that we find it hard to coordinate
even two or three people's activities.
ASAN could be seen as part of a debate on strategy among a very small
group of revolutionaries. Within this milieu, there are those who call
themselves “ultra-leftist,” “council communist,” “autonomist,” “situationist-influenced,”
“class-war anarchist,” or “left-communist.” This magazine is a kind of
model or experiment. It is intended as an example of the kind of activity,
analysis and intervention revolutionaries might soon do on a larger level.
Naturally, some of the experiments have worked better than others. More-so,
these experiment depend on the still uncertain state of total class struggle.
I do hope to inspire people to figure out how things work and act, rather
than repeating formulas and following. To that end, all articles are original
and written specifically for this issue. I would challenge other publishers
to become something less of reprint mills.
ASAN is just as much written for anyone. As our present way of living
becomes more and more impossible, the question of how we can create another
way of living becomes more important but harder to address. This society
has turned it's crisis against those who would oppose it.
Despite some big words, the ASAN is meant to be a simple-as-possible
view of how our side fares in the class war. We are not writing for any
specialized group. We are not treating everyone equally out of guilt. Escaping
elitist language is a way of harnessing the power of full human intelligence.
And there simply is no elite today worthy of the name and any real change
today will happen without such an elite.
ASAN's esthetics is a strategy. We combine theory and practice, the
specialized and the general to point to the larger communist method. But
we do not have any interest in artistic/esthetic ventures that seek to
dissolve specialization while retaining capitalist/market relations.
I often use “we” in the magazine to refer to a larger group of sympathizers,
because the magazine is intended to represent a political tendency rather
than my personality, and because using “I” over and over again starts to
Please reproduce this or any other intellectual property however you
see fit. The state at present considers everything published to have an
implicit copyright. I see no need to make a statement granting legal right
to anyone to reproduce this material. Those who know how to use this material
should need no permission to use any information in the fashion they see
fit. I of course will not invoke the state or legal right in any attempt
to maintain my “property.” Those “mainstream” individuals who reproduce
this material for profit or deception will face sanctions on a different
Please do contact me if you like the spirit of this zine. Email is
the most effective way. In the past, I have not always replied to letters
in a timely manner. This was because of the weaknesses of my practice and
not from any Situationist-inspired refusal to communicate. Hopefully,
this has now changed, the magazine can become biannual and so on.
We shall see.