The Plurality of the Compliment

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Of what importance is there in responding to the below text?
Before responding to this question,

 

Does it simply become a question of imposing, feigning,
I want to make a preliminary remark

 

or, if possible, discovering a significance not initially visible?
on the completely artificial character of this situation.

 

Conversely, perhaps the intention alone and its consequent action
I don’t know who’s going to be watching this,

 

is itself a valid enough candidate for this text’s significance.
but I want to underline rather than efface

 

However,
our surrounding technical conditions,

 

with this response’s significance now suspended from critique,
and not feign a “naturality” which doesn’t exist.

 

it is the content of the response
I’ve already in a way started to respond to your question about deconstruction

 

and its success as a compliment
because one of the gestures of deconstruction

 

that remain subject to scrutiny.
is not to naturalize what isn’t natural –

 

Yet, what are the directions of a successful compliment, as both antagonistic and neutral approaches qualify?
to not assume that what is conditioned by history, institutions, or society is natural.

 

 

Piers Inkpen.