Notes for Bataille The Accursed Share

Take the program or be programmed, alone together, dumbest generation response; in acknowledging what is at stake we also strengthen our constitution as thus dissociated individuality.

(139) For this I can say concerning Calvinism, having capitalism as a consequence, that it poses a fundamental problem: How can mind find himself – or regain himself – seeing that the action to which the search commits him in one way or another is precisely what estranges him from himself? The different statements, in modern times, of this disconcerting problem help to make us aware both of what is at issue now, in history, and of the projected fulfillment that is offered us.

Bataille, Georges. The Accursed Share.