Geyserism No. 16

February 3, 2017 by Dr. Geyser

To correct for an error, two things must occur: first, the error must be correctly diagnosed; second, the error must be put to use for some other end besides the one responsible for its status as error. Those who aim to ‘correct’ errors are doing neither more nor less than putting an error which they have identified to use for their own ends. The correctness of the correction is derived from the end as if it were the beginning, as if the origin of truth was the correctness of the correction, rather than the correction itself. The practice of correcting others is eventually displaced into the objective form of the act, the completion of which is a fact that displaces the correction into the irreversible domain of a done deed.

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