Searching for Madness in the Method…
Searching for Madness in the Method: this is not a survival guide to Autopilot’s disease and the turbulent twenties of the twenty-first century.
This experimental essay identifies new problems and preconceived ideas that show how ‘Method’ is actually manifest madness. This entertainingly light read is for anyone (un)aware of the panicometer needle reaching its red-line limit.
Searching for Madness in the Method argues that Pan(dem)ic induced developments on global stages, force a question to the fore: What happens to the Person, in a time of multiple interlocking World crises, induced by Pan(dem)ic circumstance, and how does one even begin to Research such an issue/problem?
Buiteboer diagnoses Corrupt Utopianism, and Autopilot’s Disease (among other new ‘disorders’). The former involve Porsche Cayenne’d, and be-Gucci’d board members as the clandestine sharp end of the corruption stick who perpetrate gang-land style highway robbery tactics in fancy suits. Autopilot’s disease is exposed via a reading of Credo Mutwa’s legend of self-driving huts – an absolute must read in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution and all its promises of automation and fridges wired to an AI web.
From MAGA-Trump, to Obama spectating the streamed assassination of Osama bin Laden through weaponised lenses; from posthuman wet dreams of robo/AI tin can beasts that remove the meat (the human/you) from the code of the future; from Silicon Valley Inc’s theft of the ‘outside,’ to the dictatorship of the digitosphere, Buiteboer leaves no global digital feudalist era stone unturned.
What is presented, sold, and stuffed down human throats and brains, as ‘method,’ has been exposed as manifestations of madness in the grim light of a planet in the grips of a pan(dem)ic attack.
Manifold examples of how method manifests pure madness are explored. In South Africa, during 2020, government decided to ban the sale of tobacco products for several months, ostensibly to curb ‘covid’. In case you hustled like an outlaw under level 4&5 national lock-up procedures, for smokable scores, this essay is for you because post-democratic policy mongerers are ruining project RSA. These pages reveal how said mongerers almost turned democratic Mandelaland into the Islamic Republic of SouthAfricanistan, with four basic laws: no Smoke, no Drink, no Dancing, no Nothing!
In a ground breaking analysis of Neil Blomkamp’s film, Chappie, this streetwise professor is presented as an atypical AI, and that Zef, as contra-culture, enables a human future where the meat (the human, YOU) does not have to be taken from the equation, like in films such as Terminator, or The Matrix.
Searching for Madness in the Method is a must read if you think the world had suddenly, and rather abruptly lost its mind…
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