“a strong ego means that the path of the death drive has been largely short-circuited, … this is a process that alienates the subject from its own satisfaction. The strong ego … causes the subject to experience its own enjoyment as alien — as the enjoyment of the other. This is why a strong ego is no defense against racism but in fact makes the subject receptive to racist … The subject develops its ego not out of itself but on the basis of an image of its fellow being.” – Todd McGowan

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