The obsessive … prevents any risk of encountering his desire. He … delays decisions in order to escape risk and to avoid the uncertainty that pertains to the desire of the Other, the opposite sex. — Renata Salecl
(via alterities)

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the death instinct … is … masochism. After … it has been transposed outwards on to objects, there remains inside, as a residuum of it, the … masochism proper, which … has become a component of the libido and … still has the self as its object.

This masochism would thus be … a remainder from the phase of development in which the coalescence between the death instinct and Eros took place which is so important for life.
— Sigmund Freud (via alterities)

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What a man fears is that by losing the routine structure of his life, … he will … be devoured by the object of his desire.

Clinging to self-imposed rules gives a man … assurance that the symbolic order is whole and that it might have endowed him with phallic power.
— Renata Salecl (via alterities)

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People run from rain but
in bathtubs full of

Charles Bukowski (via bittersweetsongs)

Wow bukowski so profound do you also bathe fully clothed you dickhead. “Oohh isn’t it funny that a person will eat when they’re hungry but will duck if you throw an apple at their face”

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If … the goal is … to “live life to the fullest,” … the merciless agency which makes … an evaluation of pleasure (the superego) will never be satisfied. … The superego is by definition unsatisfiable. sinthematica (via alterities)
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility. — Emil Cioran (via blackestdespondency)

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do not the commodified provocations to enjoy which bombard us…, push us toward masturbatory, “asocial” jouissance whose supreme case is drug addiction? — Slavoj Zizek  (via alterities)

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Above all it is our intent to restate the character of the real struggle against capital. Capitalism is not an idea and it cannot be opposed by ideas or by ideas- driven action.
There is no debate to be had with it, it has no ideas of its own except to say that all ideas are its own, it has no ideas intrinsic to itself. Capitalism is, at its most basic level, a social relation of force. Capitalist society is made up of conflicting forces and it is only at this level that it can be undone, firstly in the collapse of its own forces and then in the revolutionary intervention of the proletariat. If capitalism is to collapse then it will do so at the level of the relation of economic forces, all of which (for the moment at least), and including the proletariat, can be said to be capitalist forces. It is during the collapse that revolutionary ideas begin to take hold.
— nihilist communism
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Nicola Samorì

(via cuspoken)

Consider the following ancestral statement: ‘event Y occurred X number of years before the emergence of humans.’ The correlationist philosopher will in no way intervene in the content of this statement: she will not contest the claim that it is in fact event Y that occurred, nor will she contest the dating of this event. No - she will simply add - perhaps only to himself, but add it he will - something like a simple codicil, always the same one, which he will discreetly append to the end of the phrase: event Y occurred X number of years before the emergence of humans - for humans (or even, for the human scientist). This codicil is the codicil of modernity: the codicil through which the modern philosopher refrains (or at least thinks she does) from intervening in the content of science, while preserving a regime of meaning external to and more originary than that of science. Accordingly, when confronted with an ancestral statement, correlationism postulates that there are at least two levels of meaning in such a statement: the immediate, or realist meaning; and the more originary correlationist meaning, activated by the codicil. — after finitude
Optimism is not only a false but also a pernicious doctrine, for it presents life as a desirable state and man’s happiness as its aim and object. Starting from this, everyone then believes he has the most legitimate claim to happiness and enjoyment. If, as usually happens, these do not fall to his lot, he believes that he suffers an injustice, in fact that he misses the whole point of his existence. — Arthur Schopenhauer (via tiredshoes)

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“I myself am a grain of that redeeming salt which makes all things blend well.”

—F. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Part Three, “The Seven Seals (Or: The Yes and Amen Song),” §4 (excerpt).