There are in the world—even in the world of artists—those who go to the Louvre and hurry past a wall full of fascinating paintings without glancing at them, planting themselves in front of a Titien or a Raphael, one of those artists popularized by the scribblings of critics; and then leave satisfied, saying to themselves, “I know my museum.”

There also exist people who, having read Bossuet and Racine, believe themselves to be in possession of the entire history of literature.

But luckily every once in a while a righter of wrongs presents himself; a critic, an amateur, or simply a curious man who affirms that not everything is contained in a Raphael or in Racine, that the minor poets have something good, something solid and delicious; and, finally, that loving beauty in general, which is expressed by the classical poets and artists, does not exonerate you from neglecting beauty in particular, the beauty of circumstance and the betrayal of norms.

- Baudelaire, Le peintre de la vie moderne

So far as a woman is concerned, for example, a more modest man considers having at his disposal her body and sexual gratification as a satisfactory and sufficient sign of having, of possession. Another man, with his more suspicious and more discriminating thirst for possessions sees the “question mark,” the fact that such a possession is only apparent, and wants a more refined test, above all, to know whether the woman not only gives herself to him but also for his sake gives up what she has or would like to have. Only then does he consider her “possessed.” A third man, however, is at this point not yet finished with his suspicion and desire to possess. He asks himself if the woman, when she gives up everything for him, is not doing this for something like a phantom of himself: he wants to be well known first, fundamentally, even profoundly, in order to be able, in general, to be loved. He dares to allow himself to be revealed. - Only then does he feel that the loved one is fully in his possession, when she is no longer deceived about him, when she loves him just as much for his devilry and hidden insatiability as for his kindness, patience, and spirituality.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil V.194

still life with the fall of sickarus

Isn’t it funny that every pretty landscape quickly solidifies

into something else:

a picture-framed scripture-perfect still.

You know it’s all over when the trees on a real American mountain,

seen from a distance, of course,

take their acid flashback form, contorting into a slightly different

patternless mush.

At that point there’s no difference between seeing the mountain from over here

and climbing the thing for the view from up there.

A postcard is no place for surprises:

you never write a poem on the front.

theparisreview:

Dinner parties w/ Dr. Seuss.

theparisreview:

Dinner parties w/ Dr. Seuss.

'classist' isn't a thing

whitedenial-ontrial:

spittingonhegel:

there can never be reconciliation between classes

fuck off liberals

Yes it is, the same way “racist” is a thing.  We must abolish both the white race and the ruling class. 

I think this criticism is articulated well here: “The erasure of class in the intersectionality theory is most clearly expressed through the replacement of class oppression with the defanged term, “classism.” Rather than advocating for class struggle of the working class and the poor taking over the means of production and the running of society, the “classism” analysis is an attempt to raise the consciousness of the rich, to be NICE, FRIENDLY, SENSITIVE to their poorer brethren. Under “classism” ideology, working and poor folks become the rich man’s burden, not an agent for change in our own right. In fact, the organizing that arises from such an ideology is as condescending and patronizing toward working class and poor folk as the snobbishness it aims to criticize.” - JOMO, Queer Liberation is Class Struggle classISM tends to refer to middle class folk saying “insensitive” bullshit—just as the word “racism” has been defanged by liberals to essentially mean nothing more than stereotyping rather than institutional and ongoig oppression. the word “classism” has never really meant more than this—we have better, less nonprofity ways of expressing ourselves in my mind.

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days-turn-to-night:

keptapartbyphilosophy:

Sit-in at the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office happening right now!!Last Wednesday the Austin family awoke to the sounds of Sheriff’s Officers and Portland Police beating on their door. The officers waited until Ron Austin had gone to work at 5am, when Debbie and her two children were alone, then entered the home to forcibly evict the family at the demand of the publicly owned and funded mortgage regulator, Fannie Mae. Now the family, like many in our community, is houseless, staying with friends, and keeping up the fight to regain their home of 27 years. This isn’t over!The Sheriff continues to evict despite demands for a moratorium, court rulings against banks for foreclosure fraud, and public outrage at violence towards families. We must speak out now louder than ever! Join us at the Multnomah County Building to let Sheriff Dan Staton know that we stand against evictions in our community. The Sheriff must stop using our tax dollars to put families out on the street. No more evictions!No more empty homes! 
^from Occupy Portland’s fb page.

My friends and comrades are part of this!

days-turn-to-night:

keptapartbyphilosophy:

Sit-in at the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office happening right now!!

Last Wednesday the Austin family awoke to the sounds of Sheriff’s Officers and Portland Police beating on their door. The officers waited until Ron Austin had gone to work at 5am, when Debbie and her two children were alone, then entered the home to forcibly evict the family at the demand of the publicly owned and funded mortgage regulator, Fannie Mae. Now the family, like many in our community, is houseless, staying with friends, and keeping up the fight to regain their home of 27 years. This isn’t over!

The Sheriff continues to evict despite demands for a moratorium, court rulings against banks for foreclosure fraud, and public outrage at violence towards families. We must speak out now louder than ever! 

Join us at the Multnomah County Building to let Sheriff Dan Staton know that we stand against evictions in our community. The Sheriff must stop using our tax dollars to put families out on the street. 

No more evictions!
No more empty homes! 

^from Occupy Portland’s fb page.

My friends and comrades are part of this!

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hotboxxx bathroom art

hotboxxx bathroom art

shihlun:

Slavoj Žižek with a cat

shihlun:

Slavoj Žižek with a cat

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HE STUTTERED

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