Dear God, If you ask me, “Do you believe in God?” My response would be, “I have an atheist relationship with God.” My relationship with God is not one of belief. These are the term and conditions of our connection. Belief is not one of them. My relationship with God did not and does not […]Read More Dark metaphysics
“Desire unconscious of itself is logic.” – Anthony Paul Farley, The Dream of Interpretation “There are always more things on heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies.” – Anthony Paul Farley, The Dream of Interpretation “[I]f you purport to love truth as power, if you reject the fact that all true love […]Read More What is this truth?
“If black children were raised in an environment that focused not on bemoaning their lack of fathers but on filling their lives with the nurturing love we all need to thrive, what difference would an absent father make?” (https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/01/10/the-dangerous-myth-of-the-missing-black-father/) This question sets up a false binary: either we bemoan the loss of a Black Father […]Read More On “The Function of ‘the Black Father’”
PHILOSOPHY. Stay philosophical. – John Murungi When philosophers speak about the public or the masses as if they are not a part of such masses or publics, one should begin their philosophical skepticism there. Why? Because there becomes a separation between what thou art and what thou art with. One is skeptical only in sincerity. […]Read More Philosophy or Psychosis
Syllabus for hypothetical reading group of Winter 2021. Week 1-2: Fashion and Psychoanalysis Rikky Byrd, “On the ‘Black Designer’” Week 3-4: The Subject of Fashion Week 4-5: The Sex Which is Not Uniform Francisco J. Galarte, “The Crowns of Stuzo Clothing” Eva Hayward, “Don’t Exist” Week 6-7: The Libidinal Economy of Decadence David Marriott, […]Read More Fashioning Desire, Desiring Fashion Winter 2021
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
Starting 2021 after the Fall Semester, I have to/want to start reading some more of the books on my PhD Exam Reading List. So I created a reading syllabus out of some of the books I’ll be reading/having to read under the topic of “The Anti-Fashion(ing) of Desire.” The majority of the reading is psychoanalytic […]Read More The Anti-Fashion(ing) of Desire: Readings I, II & III
It is forbidden to forbid, said the graffiti tagged walls in May 1968. The paradox of Law. Law regulates without regulation. Darling, what does it mean to be free? Freedom is a dream made out of the seduction of the Law. We cannot pretend. The Law is seductive. The question seems to be whether one […]Read More Four Notes on the Ontology of Fantasy