It is time to actually read Anti-Oedipus and the discussions of it from those days, in places like this. Here is my Vallejo problem: my issue is psychic invasion, and I have a visceral reaction to the idea of subject shattering. “Then that is a non-liberatory, but binding, shattering,” someone said. What is fractured subjectivity … More Sur Deleuze, et sur le sujet
…torture, is what is self-imposed, that is to say, is what I have a choice not to do, now. I have great difficulty distinguishing between depression … laziness … incompetence … refusal to use good strategies … self sabotage that is bad … and activities that may look like self sabotage but are not, because … More The self-imposed… And the chance discovery
So it is the splitting I experience. Last week’s exercise on shame (and the shame I feel comes from this) made it perfectly clear that the problem is splitting. I always have done it to some minor extent. Graduate school cured me of most of it, and Reeducation brought it back in a much more … More Splitting
Someone pointed this out to me once; I was surprised because I tend to think I do not put enough pressure. The academic advisors say we are lazy and inefficient as well; we should be jumping around. Tú te pones mucha presión. I think my mother did this as well. It may be why she … More “Tú te pones mucha presión”
Oh, mais oui, j’ai ces problèmes-là, justement. Axé.
That is practicing the guitar, according to Paco de Lucía, a great guitarist with a great phrase on the work that goes into producing beauty. In fascinating news of Flamenco artists there is this, too, on Camarón de la Isla: Axé.
From the dirty old mess hall, you march to the brick wall Too weary to talk and too tired to sing And it’s all afternoon you remember your home town All inside the walls, the walls of Red Wing –B. Dylan Those are often my sentiments and the feeling of incarceration and longing for home … More On shame and defeat
“The dualism that emerged in Cuban ideology–between liberal constructs of patria and radical formulations of nationality–is fully investigated as a source of both national tension and competing notions of liberty, equality, and justice.” This is interesting. Meanwhile, in addition to everything else, I must remember to read online homework. I am very busy and I … More Sur Cuba (et la nuit)