Lipton’s Journal/February 7, 1955/445

From Project Mailer

The anarchist as he exists today is also a parody. He is Give-Give-Give in the psychic state of Taking. He is the miser turned inside out. (Which is why certain Bohemians in Adele’s class stay on the same painting for years or the same style. Every bohemian is tortured on the most socially dramatic spectrum of the Give-Take. They are all anarchist-misers in more or less degree. They give furiously in order to take the calm of superiority, of renunciation, of Taking. They take—in their notorious unreliability about debt, loans, feelings of others, etc—in order to give to themselves, be it satisfaction or self-hatred which is the duality of emotion once emotion is completed (Satisfaction—self-hatred.)