“[Eyes Wide Shut is not a film about] a couple who get seduced into fantasizing and then, just before getting lost in this abyss of all­-consuming desire, they control themselves and step back.” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on how fantasy is where we go to escape the intensity of life. Death drive is what creates this feeling of being too alive, death drive in Lacan’s sense of being the impasse, the irresolvability of desire which is at the core of subjectivity. In this regard, death drive is not simply found just in selfdestructive people but in anyone who is still alive enough to feel something unsettling about desire and about life. http://ift.tt/1eLa4s8

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“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

“who

is invisible enough

to see you?” – PAUL CELAN on being desiring and yet invisible, not able to interact, rather than being a subject of the lacanian drive who is self-content and ready to be visible to others in a mode of desire called the lacanian drive in which a mere form of circling around objects is already the source of enjoyment rather than neurotic enjoyment in which one enjoys only from a distance, only by objectifying the object of love or by idealising the object too much. http://ift.tt/1JMu3Uu