Psychedelics and Black Liberation – FALL 2024 Week 0 Carl Hart, Drug Use for Grown Ups: Chasing Liberty in a Land of Fear Week 1 Mark Fisher, Acid Communism (Unfinished Introduction) Charisse Burden-Stelly, Black Scare/Red Scare – Forthcoming Spring 2023 Week 2 Jacques Derrida, “The Rhetoric of Drugs” Joy James, Warfare in the American Homeland: […]Read More Psychedelics and Black Liberation Syllabus
Photo Digital Painting by JT Creswell entitled, “Sentient Flesh” I shall began at the end. The end of the world that is. Some say such an end has already begun. Others say that this end is on its way. Then there are those who think that the end is only the end if it ends […]Read More Terror ad infinitum, Black Extinction, or an Otherwise World.
Inspired by a ghost of a friend, a shadow of a dancer, a fellow mumblr-in-theory brian muraya This was supposed to be about the art of war. It became a note on the art of failure. Somehow these terms crossed paths on the tip of my tongue. Somehow I made them make a sweet embrace. […]Read More War, or The Art of Failure
My project takes a magnifying glass to Part II: Homo Scientificus of Denise Ferriera Da Silva’s ‘Towards a Global Idea of Race’ by looking at how the figure of homo scientificus in Psychiatry exist antagonistically towards the Black and suicidal. In this sense, it is a work at the intersections of Madness studies, Science studies, […]Read More My Project: A New Language of Abstraction
Homo Scientificus and The Maxim of “Life” Darwin’s post-Kantian revolution served to reify the inhumanity of Blackness that the modern grammar of representation had already imposed and presumed as early as 1684 in Francois Bernier’s A New Division of the Earth. Thus, in a gesture beyond deconstruction, Denise Ferriera Da Silva examines the axioms of […]Read More The Maxim of Life
Ø. My only hope is that someday somehow we might put a stop to the violence that makes even Children accountable for an Idea that has for so long preceded their being here. future ancestors Under the rubric of the Transcendental I[i], the limits of the transformation of knowledge post-Sixties were the coordinates of the […]Read More Ex nihilo
You are Guilty by Association Everywhere. Everyone will find a way to detonate your name to destroy what you have made there is nothing to be done about this. Let it fall down Let it die a desperate death nothing here is worth being cherished nothing here is worth fake love. *** Lucifer, son of […]Read More Lucifer, son of the Morning
(Paper Presented at Wake Forest University, Tuesday, July 21st 2020) In Baudrillard, you find a post-modern announcement of the death of the Real. And while incredulity towards the possibilities of determining the Real – especially within the confines of the operative solidity of Modern narratives of Enlightenment – was gestured to and by many of […]Read More On the Prospect of Black Baudrillard: Notes on the Precession of Simulacra
[T]he black Atlantic has always been the queer Atlantic… Omise’eke Tinsley, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic” Running the risk of angering my black brothers, I shall say that a Black is not a man. Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks And if we are at a new beginning, we got to make a man all over […]Read More What Is A Black Man?
What you want your drugs to do is take away the feeling of feeling alive. No one’s going to understand. Who cares. I wrote this for junkies and addicts. What you want your drugs to do is take away the pain of Being itself. To build a catacomb inside the tomb of Life. To build […]Read More In Dedication to Drugs, Laughter, and The Meaningless Things That Keep Us Here