The garbage strike was still going on, so our conversation was about the apocalypse, the (post)apocalyptic condition, and the fear of mass systemic failure in the civilizational grinder. The fact that things are becoming “apocalyptic” emerges from our own higienic utopia, and they efface the widening of the field of struggle. Whereas collapse would be contained locally, it now affects entire regions, and surgical shutdowns. Invisibility is therefore the condition of the crash, and only brands and murderers attain visibility (i.e. Bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive). A truly terrifying apocalypse has to be foreseen but not expected. To me it would have to do with a seamless picture. No longer would we have any examples of subjects interchangeable with ourselves, and instead we’d just be walking over dead bodies, not noticing them at all. A secret holocaust. The apocalypse is not about deadly darkness, but the blinding light of a building without an architect or labor, i.e., Earth without human life, or rather, Earth filled with non-life.