Reply to No by nbdy
Nein, nichts zu sehen.
Reply to How important is your family history to you? by nbdy
I had parents—never a family. There is no history. Just shared dna.
Reply to comment by Tequila_Wolf in Is blackness an adequate identity, and should it be framed as the negation of whiteness or as its own positive identity? by Ennui
I mean how does one relate these big concepts to the everyday? One of the things I dislike about humanism is that it feels like humanists are trying to establish some 'nation of man'. Likewise, with 'radical difference' there's a distinction between recognizing difference emotionally, as something I can relate to and which provides meaning to my life, versus just philosophically (i.e. passively). And so it is with Blackness, this huge, universalizing lens through which we're supposed to recognize each other's differences and uniqueness. One is led to ask, unless they're a boring academic, "What does it matter to me?"
It's the same distinction that I've heard from you, actually, when you say of Deleuze that he has directly affected your everyday interpretations of things, that understanding Deleuze actually changed the world around you.
Reply to comment by existential1 in Is blackness an adequate identity, and should it be framed as the negation of whiteness or as its own positive identity? by Ennui
Is "feeling othered" something of a prerequisite for radical change, though? Like how the struggle(TM) united by alienation is part of abolishing alienation?
I've saved M.D.C.'s book to read this summer, so I can't comment on the finer aspects, but I'm curious to see what an emphasis on "radical difference" and "humanism" means practically. What does it mean psychologically, to people infinitely caught up in their own affairs?
Submitted by Ennui
on April 9, 2021 at 6:13 PM in AskRaddle
(edited on April 9, 2021 at 6:20 PM)
Reply to comment by CameronNemo in Friday Free Talk: 09/04/2021: Electric Buffalo by mofongo
I thought that modern accelerationists were about ‘accelerating’ particular aspects of capitalism that they believe will overtake it, like decentralized currency or free dissemination of intellectual property, rather than the old Marxist “everything gets worse before it gets better” accelationism?
Reply to Weed instead of fkn eggs and chocolate by subrosa
I have a tradition of wanting to do psychedelics every weekend and then never finding the time. Does that count?
Reply to ｓｕｎｓｅｔ by cyborg_
Is it yours?
Reply to Why do you think humamism is so integrated into the Western settler-colonial left? by ziq
Humanism is as far away from God as one can get without abandoning the power dynamic of Western moralism. The benefit of humanism is that one maintains the ability to feel superior, probably.
I’ve noticed that many of the most important Western ethical works—most important to a Uni philosophy department, that is—are just humanism under different names. Even the existentialists have yet to throw out their human exceptionalism. Everything ethical sounds exactly like a speech by Camus: boring.
Reply to comment by d4rk in Why do you think humamism is so integrated into the Western settler-colonial left? by ziq
Eh? I get that Dawkins is a poster boy for vulgar humanism, but it seems to me that it’s roots go deeper than surface level assholes. Does this quote mean to identify vulgar humanism with some progressivism that’s supposedly part of Puritan thought? And are there not a number of humanist-existentialists who criticized the forcible recreation of Christian values in atheist ethics?
Reply to comment by celebratedrecluse in anarchism is anti-communist by lastfutures
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Introduction to Aristotle—pretty good actually.
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death (Camus)—fucking awful liberal shite.
The Wretched of the Earth (Fanon)—cool but statist and quite influenced by Marx.
Reply to Tobacco has been very easy and rewarding to grow by groovygardener42069
Once again, another plant I'd have no incentive to grow besides novelty. Regardless, one of the things I find interesting about tobacco is the number of strange varieties. In some places the tobacco is so strong it's downright dangerous, and it's used in diluted form in ritualistic purging ceremonies.
Reply to comment by Tequila_Wolf in A while back I mentioned a book-length text someone I know was writing, and some of you expressed some interest in it. It’s done, (I proofread it) and got it put onto the anarchist library. I want to tell you what’s good about it here. by Tequila_Wolf
Does it allow for reading by people who haven’t read Deleuze?
Reply to A while back I mentioned a book-length text someone I know was writing, and some of you expressed some interest in it. It’s done, (I proofread it) and got it put onto the anarchist library. I want to tell you what’s good about it here. by Tequila_Wolf
Will read once work dies down, for sure.
Reply to For all raddlers that believe in the societal collapse, will be there a sudden breaking point or the collapse will happen as a succession of crisis across the century leaving a scorched earth for the next generation? by Kinshavo
Disaster strikes some places sooner than others. Even if something drastic happens like the death of capitalism, it’ll be replaced by something equally as shit.
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ANTIFA ANTIFA ANTIFA
Now Antifa will appear.
Reply to would you sell your family for a bag of turkish delights? by moonlune
Reply to comment by ChaosBomb in anarchism is anti-communist by lastfutures
The normal curve applies to things other than IQ. Though maybe you're right that this was an IQ curve since it's centered at 100.
Reply to Your passionate hobby might make you less passionate, study finds by ziq
First time reading philosophy: these ideas will rule the world!
Reading philosophy a few years in: every popular philosopher is the same, life is dread, and even the existentialists are wannabe Rousseau-ian liberals.
Understood that, but I found it flattering to be one of the ends of a bifurcated horseshoe.
Reply to comment by lautreamont in with our powers combined by Hibiscus_Syrup
Race is not defined by genetics or even necessarily skin color, as shown by the fluidity of racial dynamics historically. It was and is a form of identification with cultural in-groups and out-groups. As a proof of this fact, take the racial identity of the Irish pre-assimilation into English and American culture; while the Irish were technically a part of the white in-group, they were considered a lesser racial breed than the English white man. Nowadays, however, the Irish white person is readily considered part of the white in-group.
To identify as white is to identify with the oppressing class. To identify as a POC is to be a part of the oppressed class, but also the class that fights against racial oppression. Therefore, the person who doesn't see race is ignoring the cultural dynamic in favor of positing that everyone is equal when oppression still exists, while discounting the cultural identify, for instance, of blackness, which has made real forays against oppression historically.
And this concludes my lecture on why racist white people with no experience of racial oppression racistly believe that people of color are racist for embracing blackness, brown-ness, asian-ness, etc. when such cultural identifications are opposed to the racism that led to the race dynamic in the first place. Race race race race race.
Reply to comment by CT_Paterson in Friday Free Talk 26/03/2021: are we still doing this? by moonlune
What were you studying then? Classics?