The Other expresses a possible world.
The world of the pervert is a world without Others, thus a world without the possible. The category of necessity has completely replaced that of the possible.
Kant, by establishing THE LAW as an ultimate ground, added an essential dimension…: the object of the law is unknowable and elusive the law, as defined by its pure form, without substance or object of any determination whatsoever, is such that no one can know what it is. It operates without making itself known. It defines a realm of transgression where one is already guilty, and where one oversteps the bounds without knowing what the bounds are.
– Deleuze, Coldness and Cruelty
As Reich remarks, the astonishing thing is not that some people steal or that others occasionally go out on strike, but rather that all those who are starving do not steal as a regular practice, and all those who are exploited are not continually out on strike: after centuries of exploitation, why do people still tolerate being humiliated and enslaved, to such a point indeed, that they ACTUALLY WANT humiliation and slavery not only for others but for themselves?… No, the masses were not innocent dupes; at a certain point, under a certain set of conditions, they WANTED fascism, and it is this perversion of the desires of the masses.
– Gilles Deleuze
Every time someone puts an objection to me, I want to say: ‘OK, OK, let’s go on to something else.’
Why do men fight for their servitude as stubbornly as though it were their salvation?
The philosopher creates, he doesn’t reflect.
Wilhelm Reich rediscovered: ‘Why do men fight FOR their servitude as stubbornly as though it were their salvation?’
The shame of being a man – is there any better reason to write?
If you’re trapped in the dream of the other, you’re fucked.