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I offer the following pair of quotations in hopes of fostering the emergence of a self-conscious and creatively mentating Surrealist faction within the LaRouche Youth Movement. Because seriously, kids, you are Surrealists, of a kind, whether you know it or not.

A relationship must exist between these two documents -- and it's not a case of conscious influence, since the chance of either figure reading the other is just too small. I am not qualified to make a diagnosis of what's going on here. But somebody should definitely look into it.

So, here goes:

George Bataille, "The Solar Anus" (1927):

Ever since sentences started to circulate in brains devoted to reflection, an effort at total identification has been made, because with the aid of a copula each sentence ties one thing to another; all things would be visibly connected if one could discover at a single glance and in its totality the tracings of Ariadne's thread leading thought into its own labyrinth.

But the copula of terms is no less irritating than the copulation of bodies. And when I scream I AM THE SUN an integral erection results, because the verb to be is the vehicle of amorous frenzy....

The two primary motions are rotation and sexual movement, whose combination is expressed by the locomotive's wheels and pistons.

These two motions are reciprocally transformed, the one into the other.

Thus one notes that the earth, by turning, makes animals and men have coitus, and (because the result is as much the cause as that which provokes it) that animals and men make the earth turn by having coitus.....

A man who finds himself among others is irritated because he does not know why he is not one of the others.

In bed next to a girl he loves, he forgets that he does not know why he is himself instead of the body he touches.

Without knowing it, he suffers from the mental darkness that keeps him from screaming that he himself is the girl who forgets his presence while shuddering in his arms.

Love or infantile rage, or a provincial dowager's vanity, or clerical pornography, or the diamond of a soprano bewilder individuals forgotten in dusty apartments.

They can very well try to find each other; they will never find anything but parodic images, and they will fall asleep as empty as mirrors.....

A man gets up as brusquely as a specter in a coffin and falls in the same way.

He gets up a few hours later and then he falls again, and the same thing happens every day; this great coitus with the celestial atmosphere is regulated by the terrestrial rotation around the sun.

Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, "The Sex Life of Goldman-Sachs" (October 2007):

To understand the present state of the world's financial system, think of Goldman-Sachs as the financial equivalent of a male preying mantis, whose head is being eaten by its female partner during the male's merry act of copulation.

The relevant action between the mating pairs on this occasion, is not sexual, but financial, called "uttering." The female partner already engaged in consuming the head of its male partners, such as the Goldman-Sachs group, is British, presently disguised as the Bank of England.....

Pedagogical, adults-only showings of the relevant pairings of male and female mantises should be presented to all associates of the Goldman-Sachs group, and similar suckers, so that they might have a fair idea of the actually intended acme of their currently ongoing financial acts.

Come to think of it, there is an essay called "The Praying Mantis: From Biology to Psychoanalysis" by Roger Caillois, who was a colleague of Bataille.

It is not available online, and my copy of the book containing it seems to have vanished. Probably lent out, never to return.

But for anyone whose curiosity is piqued, here's a short piece about Caillois that I wrote a few years ago.

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