Once the family becomes the model of ethical life, life neither appears to us as, nor claims itself to be, ethical. It instead becomes a moralized division of labor writ large.
time only by thinking of time as an intensive flow…
We tend to spatialise time. We map or represent time by the
movement of the sun across the sky, the hands moving around a clockface or some other moving body. In doing so we locate time within the world we perceive, within an actualised world of images.” —Claire Colebrook re. Deleuze (via inpraxis)
Gilles Deleuze: Crossing the desert is nothing much, working in, passing through a desert period is not bad. What is awful is being born in this desert and growing up in it…that’s frightful…I imagine, one must have an impression of solitude…
Claire Parnet: Like for young people who are 18 years old now, for example?
Deleuze: Right, especially when you understand that when things…this is what happens in impoverished periods. When things disappear, no one notices it for a simple reason: when something disappears, no one misses it. The period of Stalin caused Russian literature to disappear, and the Russians didn’t notice, I mean the majority of Russians, they just didn’t notice, a literature that had been a turbulent literature throughout the nineteenth century, it just disappeared. I know that now people say there are the dissidents, etc., but on the level of a people, the Russian people, their literature disappeared, their painting disappeared, and nobody noticed.” —Gilles Deleuze, “C” for “Culture”, Abecedaire. Interview with Claire Parnet.
Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. But the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they’re evil or sinful, it’s that they’re unconscious. They are default settings…
The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.
That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.” —DAVID FOSTER WALLACE, IN HIS OWN WORDS | More Intelligent Life (via jomc)
Is this what immigration reform should look like? Or should practices such as these be the target of immigration reform?
He is the second teenager in the past two years directly murdered by a very racist US border patrol. Let’s not forget Ramses Barron who was killed in January of 2011.
Let’s not also forget that the US border patrol also routinely destroys humanitarian food & water caches in the southwest to try to kill potential illegal immigrants.
God is a Lobster, or a double pincer, a double bind.” —Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 18, 40.
Benedictus de Spinoza, Ethics