“‘I would rather believe in nothingness than accuse Being, whatever it is. Nothingness is the good, it is; being is evil, it is not. Thus the will, stripped of illusions comes back to its essence.” – BLONDEL on the negation of negation, on how reconciliation with the negative is possible through accepting that things are empty but not bleak http://ift.tt/1eJF8Za

“this will not to be […] has to be omnipotent enough to create the evil and the error of being that it has to be omnipotent enough to annihilate its own work and undo itself.” – MAURICE BLONDEL on the selfdestructive deathwish of those who want to do away with the uncontrollable too-aliveness in themselves. This hatred against the otherness in oneself, against the kernel of life that drives one like a foreign force which has a hold over us is despised by people who are against anything they cannot control, anything they cannot paranoiacally deaden down. These obsessive types, who have not loved and who do not know yet how to sublimate the death drive into the lacanian drive, are the types that drive the wars in the world as if they feel only better the more they can extinguish life. http://ift.tt/1G8Tubr

“Looking on oneself as something alien, forgetting the sight, remembering the gaze.” – Franz KAFKA on the real, or the real gaze, the sense of lack and the acute awareness about how one has many blind spots, how the sexuality is a constant conquering egendered by a drive or a zeal to know, a need to map the desires of others by meeting them, or dating ever new people, an unrest of wanting to absorb the field, of wanting to know who one is for others. In this sense sexuality is about vision, about what escapes vision, about the desire of the other who remains enigmatic to us. Sexuality in the field of vision is a story of our coming to terms with our lack, our never being able to look at oneself from outside, never able to deconstruct the riddle of what one is to the world, unable to stop wondering about it, unable to just simply go out into the world and be seen. http://ift.tt/1dIddIB

“[This is] laying bare … strategies of legitimizing suffering: [he] ..rejects … that his suffering can have any meaning [as] either punishment for his past sins or a trial of his faith” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on the emancipatory potential of the story of Job and how he rightly rejects to make his suffering into something that defines him. He is progressive in how he doesn’t have an identity, or how his very identity springs from the impossibility of having an identity. Suffering and hardship is what is used in ideology to create group identities and he refuses this ideological key mechanism. http://ift.tt/1LiuX91