“All the stupidity and the arbitrariness of the laws, all the pain of the initiations, the whole perverse apparatus of repression and education, the red-hot irons, and the atrocious procedures have only this meaning: to discipline man, to mark him in his flesh, to render him capable of alliance, to form him within the debtor-creditor relation, which on both sides turns out to be a matter of memory - a memory straining toward the future”
Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Anti-Oedipus p. 207-208 (via post-makhno)
“Even an experience is not, and never is, perceived in its completeness, it cannot be grasped adequately in its full unity. It is essentially something that flows, starting from the present moment we can swim after it, our gaze reflectively turned towards it, whilst the stretches we leave in our wake are lost to our perception.”
Edmund Husserl (via joecoulter)
“We believe that we know something about the things themselves when we speak of trees, colors, snow, and flowers; and yet we possess nothing but metaphors for things — metaphors which correspond in no way to the original entities.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (via heteroglossia)
“Divine inexistence […] must be understood in the twofold sense that permits its equivocity. Firstly, in an immediate fashion, the divine inexistence signifies the inexistence of the religious God, but also the metaphysical God, supposed actually existent as Creator or Principle of the world. But the divine inexistence also signifies the divine character of inexistence: in other words, the fact that what remains still in a virtual state in present reality harbours the possibility of a God still to come, become innocent of the disasters of the world, and in which one might anticipate the power to accord to spectres something other than their death.”
Quentin Meillassoux, Spectral Dilemma (via poeticsofdeath)
“It is no measure to be well-adjusted to a sick society”
Andrea Gibson, The Nutritionist (via picardspajamas)
“…In effect, the law produces and then conceals the notion of ‘a subject before the law’ in order to invoke that discursive formation as a naturalized foundational premise that subsequently legitimates that law’s own regulatory hegemony. It is not enough to inquire into how women might become more fully represented in language and politics. Feminism ought also to understand how the category of ‘women’” the subject of feminism, is produced and restrained by the very structures of power through which emancipation is sought.”
Judith Butler (via praxisandcapital)

Tacere by Dino Valls, 1992. Egg tempera and oil on wood, 43 x 35 cm.


Tacere by Dino Valls, 1992. Egg tempera and oil on wood, 43 x 35 cm.

“Power itself must be abolished—and not solely because of a refusal to be dominated, which is at the heart of all traditional struggles—but also, just violently, in the refusal to dominate. Intelligence cannot, can never be in power because intelligence consists of this double refusal.”
jean baudrillard, the agony of power (via becoming-vverevvolf)

This is also an appropriate place to bring up man’s ‘innate’ fear of woman. The shadow of the mother falls on every woman so that she shares in the [original] power, and even in the omnipotence, of the mother [in relationship to the child].


It is this original omnipotence that evokes fear in all its aspects, from sexism to misogyny.

Paul Verhaeghe, love in a time of loneliness, p. 46 (via sinthematica)
“The secret of the eternal return is that it does not express an order opposed to the chaos engulfing it. On the contrary, it is nothing other than chaos itself, or the power of affirming chaos.”

Gilles Deleuze, The Simulacrum and Ancient Philosophy

as an appendix to Logic of Sense

(via alightingalight)