Chapter Nine:
Underwater Fireworks

  This book has exhausted more words on the matter of the pile than all the previously published pile literature currently at our disposal. And while we adamantly believe piles are worthy of such attention, the name of the book is Pile Migration, and we would be remiss if we didn't dedicate a few paragraphs to the second word of that title. It is not piles themselves that can defeat capitalism, they act as a crutch for capitalism, it is the movement of these piles that can defeat capitalism.

  Movement is a very subjective phenomenon, at least Einstein thought so. One woman's fast is another man's slow. One gentleman's far is a different lady's short. One person's motion is another person's stasis. For this reason we will refrain from pursuing a functionally finite definition of movement. Motion is continuous. Perfect stillness is a science fiction daydream – very intriguing sure, but a large-scale inconceivability nonetheless. However, there are pockets of stasis, and there are several effective methods for concealing motion.

  The drive to establish order is an attempt to create stasis. Above all else, the primary aim of any entrenched power structure is to remain in power. Many within the power structure may be blind to this fact. By enforcing debt economies upon third-world countries, decision-makers at the WTO may believe they are agents for progression within “less-cultivated” economic societies. In fact, they are perpetuating an order and stagnation that ensures that established capitalist powers will remain atop the food chain.

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