Craig Mulholland
Suspended Intervals
They say there are no worthless roles,

but my job's making little holes

I make holes, little holes, still more little holes

I make holes, little holes, always little holes

Holes for second class cars, holes for first class cars.

I make holes, little holes, still more little holes

I make holes, little holes, always little holes

Little holes, little holes, little holes, little holes

And if for me the time's run out

I will leave just leave here lying down

from this hole where I make holes, still more little holes

Little holes, little holes, always little holes

This job's carried me round the bend

enough to put this gun to my head.

To make a hole, little hole, one last little hole,

little hole, little hole, one last little hole

And they'll put me in a big hole.

where I'll not hear or speak of holes. Last stop for holes!

Those little holes, little holes

little holes, little holes.

Le Poin├žonneur Des Lilas - Serge Gainsbourg (1958)

"Once the classless society had been defined as an infinite task, the empty and homogeneous time was transformed into an anteroom, so to speak, in which one could wait for the emergence of the revolutionary situation with more or less equanimity. In reality, there is not a moment that would not carry with it its revolutionary chance provided only that it is defined in a specific way, namely as the chance for a completely new resolution of a completely new problem [Aufgabe]. For the revolutionary thinker, the peculiar revolutionary chance offered by every historical moment gets its warrant from the political situation. But it is equally grounded, for this thinker, in the right of entry which the historical moment enjoys vis-a-vis a quite distinct chamber of the past, one which up to that point has been closed and locked. The entrance into this chamber coincides in a strict sense with political action, and it is by means of such entry that political action, however destructive, reveals itself as messianic. (Classless society is not the final goal of historical progress but its frequently miscarried, ultimately [endlich] achieved interruption.)"

"The historical materialist cannot do without the concept of a present which is not a transition, in which time originates and has come to a standstill. For this concept defines precisely the present in which he writes history for his person. Historicism depicts the 'eternal' picture of the past; the historical materialist, an experience with it, which stands alone."

"Marx says that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps it is quite otherwise. Perhaps revolutions are an attempt by the passengers on this train namely, the human race, to activate the emergency brake."

Paralipomena to "On The Concept Of History" - Walter Benjamin (1940)

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