“Perhaps ‘weeping’ is too crude; perhaps we must not refer all tears to one and the same signification; perhaps within the same lover there are several subjects who engage in neighboring but different modes of ‘weeping’. Which is the ‘I’ who has ‘tears in my eyes’? Which is that other self who, on a certain day, was ‘on the verge of tears’? Who am I who pours out ‘all the tears in my body’? or who seds, upon waking, ‘a torrent of tears’?”
Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse (via mayhap)
“First, one has the difficulty of emancipating oneself from one’s chains; and, ultimately, one has to emancipate oneself from this emancipation too.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, from Selected Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)
“For Benjamin, a fetish does not obscure a knowable reality. In his political theology reality certainly exists, but it is unknowable by human beings. Although we live ‘under the eyes of heaven’ (the divine perspective that sees the truth), the world for human beings is composed of a jumble of signs, a ruin. Fetishism for him is the denial of that ruin.”
James R. Martel, Divine Violence  (via spiritandteeth)
“Fantasy is basically a scenario filling out the empty space of a fundamental impossibility, a screen mask­ing a void.
[…]
fantasy is, in the last resort, always a fantasy of the sexual relationship, a staging of it. As such, fantasy is not to be interpreted: […] there is nothing ‘behind’ it, […] fantasy masks precisely this ‘nothing’.”
 Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)
androphilia:

CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet | HuffPost Media

CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”

androphilia:

CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet | HuffPost Media

CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had allegedly threatened her, were “scum.”

“How many times have I wondered if it is really possible to forge links with a mass of people when one has never had strong feelings for anyone, not even one’s own parents; if it is possible to have a collectivity when one has not been deeply loved oneself by individual human creatures. Hasn’t this had some effect on my life as a militant – has it not tended to make me sterile and reduce my quality as a revolutionary by making everything a matter of pure intellect, of pure mathematical calculation?”
Antonio Gramsci, Letter to his wife, Julia Schucht (1926), quoted in Guiseppe Fiori, Antonio Gramsci: Life of a Revolutionary (1965)

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“We have no greater aversion than the aversion we feel towards those unstable, fetid and lukewarm substances where life ferments ignobly. Those substances where the eggs, germs and maggots swarm not only make our hearts sink, but also turn our stomachs. Death does not come down to the bitter annihilation of being - of all that I am, which expects to be once more, the very meaning of which, rather than to be, is to expect to be (as if we never received being authentically, but only the anticipation of being, which will be and is not, as if we were not the presence that we are, but the future that we will be and are not); it is also the shipwreck in the nauseous. I will rejoin abject nature and the purulence of anonymous, infinite life, which stretches forth like the night, which is death. One day this living world will pullulate in my dead mouth. Thus the inevitable disappointment of the expectation is itself, at the same time, the inevitable horror that I deny, that I should deny at all costs.”
Bataille - Accursed Share vol II (via ceborgia)
“‘death drive’ is the impediment inherent in the drive that forever prevents [the drive’s] fulfilment;
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ideology is … the gesture of explaining away a structural impediment as the result of unfortunate concrete circumstances”
Slavoj Zizek, There Is No Sexual Relationship   (via alterities)