Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Signs vs. Subjectivity




17 comments:

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Long haired freaky people need not apply

-FJ said...

So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

He said... What a fine secretary of Health and Human Services you'd be, I think you'll do...

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Although it probably became a "gee your hair smells terrific" commercial

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

More related to the video... Reminds me of mereological nihilism.

Joe Conservative said...

"If one is not, then nothing is" Plato, "Parmenides"

Joe Conservative said...

btw- You might get a kick out of this... on the old "NAZI's aren't socialists" theme.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

I like TIK's videos. He has one that is around 5 hours long on the same subject matter. Very methodical, somewhat repetitious takedown comparing class socialism (Marx) with race socialism (Hitler). I'd love to see his take on George Fitzhugh, but American history with slavery might be outside his wheelhouse.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

From what I've read of Lacan (which isn't much) someone did skim the topic of mereological nihilism as a part of Lacan's thinking (pun unintended) but I guess I don't quite grasp the "other parts." To me it seems like a mash-up of several disciplines within a framework that doesn't quite become seamless.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

"how many trees does it take to make a forest?"

-FJ said...

I personally can't read or understand Lacan directly. I have to get the filtered version, through Zizek. There's a good store of it at Lacanian Ink, if you're ever so inclined.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

I'm getting an Immanuel Velikovsky vibe (doesn't know what he's talking about but talks about it anyway) from descriptions / critiques of Lacan's work. Chomsky calls him a "conscious charlatan." I suspect the draw is the same as Carl Sagan savaging Velikovsky... It created more Velikovsky readers than it should have.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Chomsky would know a "conscious charlatan" when he saw one lol

-FJ said...

I think Lacan's problem was that he was just an asshole... didn't matter whether it was a professional or personal relationship, he was an asshole either way.

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Assholes produce a lot of shit...

-FJ said...

Speakin' of the Chomster...

(((Thought Criminal))) said...

Heh. I've been watching the Jimmy Dore / Andrew Mate / Glenn Greenwald vs. Cenk Yugur / Ana Kasparian / Sam Seder incivil war on the left side of YouTube for around a month now.