an object … exists only insofar as it is lost. This loss of what the subject doesn’t have institutes the death drive, which produces enjoyment through the repetition of the initial loss. Subjects engage in acts of self-sacrifice and self-sabotage because the loss enacted reproduces the subject’s lost object and enables the subject to enjoy this object. Once it is obtained, the object ceases to be the object. As a result, the subject must continually repeat the sacrificial acts that produce the object, despite the damage that such acts do to the subject’s self-interest. From the perspective of the death drive, we turn to violence not in order to gain power but in order to produce loss, which is our only source of enjoyment. Without the lost object, lile becomes bereft ol any satisfaction. — Enjoying What We Do Not Have (via alterities)


“In the market place nobody believes in higher men.”

—F. Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Part Four, “On the Higher Man,” §1 (excerpt).

There is a Nietzscheanism in [Orson] Welles, as if Welles were retracing the main points of Nietzsche’s critique of truth: the ‘true world’does not exist, and, if it did, would be inaccessible, impossible to describe, and, if it could be described, would be useless, superfluous. The true world implies a ‘truthful man’, a man who wants the truth, but such a man has strange motives, as if he were hiding another man in him, a revenge: Othello wants the truth, but out ofjealousy, or, worse, out of revenge for being black, and Vargas, the epitome of the truthful man, for a long time seems indifferent to the fate of his wife, engrossed in the archives in amassing proofs against his enemy. The truthful man in the end wants nothing other than tojudge life; he holds up a superior value, the good, in the name of which he will be able to judge, he is craving tojudge, he sees in life an evil, a fault which is to be atoned for: the moral origin of the notion of truth. In the Nietzschean fashion, Welles has constantly battled against thesystem ofjudgement: there is no value superior to life, life is not to be judged or justified, it is innocent, it has ‘the innocence of becoming’, beyond good and evil… — Gilles Deleuze, Cinema 2: The Time-Image (via taylorswifthecreator)

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an obstacle … thwarts the direct realization of the drive, and thus opens up a space

The … name for this inherent obstacle is … death-drive

the Freudian notion of sublimation is much closer than we might suspect to the Kantian … “sublime”

the “sublime” object is an object which starts to function as the empirical stand-in for the impossible-noumenal Thing, an object through which the Thing shines
— Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)

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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
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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

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