(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
Here is a list of book recommendations for people interested in understanding capitalist political economy better as well as critiques of capitalist political economy. I have not read all of these books, but I do look forward to reading them all one day. In addition, I must say: I don’t believe that anyone should be […]Read More 50 Books To Read To Understand Critiques of Capitalist Political Economy
The Conservative and The Liberal gather together in the ruined streets of Minneapolis urging for peace. It has never been more clear that such an urgency is a matter of returning to White comfort in the dismay of black rage and yet, the refined reader states, “The Families of [Insert Slaughtered Person] are requesting that […]Read More Apocalypse Now! Apocalypse Forever!
Spoken word poem, set to the tune of: No matter how many chronicles we’ve written, the breath given to the depths of us can’t be spoken. Speak less, and yet the poet goes on. How many poems are written to the speechless? How many poems are written in the name of words that can’t be […]Read More Perspectives on Mourning
Below is Everything I Want to Read This Summer. Cluster One. The Birth of the Clinic, Michel Foucault Medical Apartheid, Harriet Washington “The Black Body as Fetish Object,” Anthony Paul Farley Cluster Two. Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault Killing the Black Body, Dorothy Roberts “Necropolitics,” Achille Mbembe Cluster Three. The Order of Things, Michael Foucault […]Read More THE VIOLENCE OF FOUCAULT: a summer reading list
The world moves on. Thus, we have reached the peak of our disillusion. There are times when I wish I had never known, and there are times when I recognize that the truth of knowing is to become disillusioned by truth. This is because the world moves on, and the past becomes a fable, put […]Read More Notes on Disillusion
To tweet or not to tweet: a question. The following is a meditation on a formulation that can only be asked with any seriousness in the 21st Century. “To Tweet or Not To Tweet”- that is the question. If Shakespeare is rolling in the grave at the absurdity, then my only hope is that […]Read More To Tweet or Not to Tweet: a question
… the fact remains nevertheless that true love, real love – i.e., wishing for others what one postulates for oneself when this postulate integrates the permanent values of human reality – requires the mobilization of psychological agencies liberated from unconscious tensions. The ultimate sequels of a gigantic struggle waged against the other have long vanished. […]Read More Nothingness-With Incomplete