14th September 2014

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My letter of application to the Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Professorship of Social Innovation →

jpleary:

Dear Sir or Madam, But Most Likely Sir:

I am writing to apply for your advertised position in Social Innovation. As a Comparative Literature Ph.D, I am proficient in the fabrication of closed tautological circles of non-meaning; this makes me the ideal candidate for a job seeking…

13th September 2014

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Modern Monetary Theory/Chartalism →

How do you all feel about MMT? I’m recently very interested in this, and my friend and colleague is organizing a conference at Berkeley on neo-Chartalism.  The website for the conference hosts a vast array of resources on MMT (articles, books, videos, podcasts). I’ll be giving my paper on debt and revenge tragedy in early November. 

Tagged: mayhapdebtmmtmodern monetary theorychartalismneochartalism

7th September 2014

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Urban Shield promotional material. Read more about their convention in Oakland here.

Urban Shield promotional material. Read more about their convention in Oakland here.

Tagged: mayhappolice militarizationfergusonurban shieldoaklandbartbayarea

4th September 2014

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Ronald Reagan doesn’t care.

Ronald Reagan doesn’t care.

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29th August 2014

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…like it’s the suit that needs a critique…the suit is only there to distract with a false problem. It’s like the scene from Jennifer Egan’s “A Visit from the Good Squad” where the desperate PR agent, Dolly,  gives the genocidal dictator a blue baby bonnet with a chin strap in order to soften and rehabilitate his image. How much harm can beige cause?

Tagged: mayhapobama's suitobamaneoliberalism

13th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Thinking About Everything with 74,283 notes

koercion:

A Washington Post reporter.

In America.

Source: koercion

13th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from like a skeleton key. with 260,338 notes

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

childrenmilk:

kuuderekitten:

givenchybackpack:

might be the rawest pic I ever seen. and he got a bag of chips in his hand

THIS IS SO FUCKING METAL

With his dreads and his american flag shirt, this is everything

You are everything, fucking everything.

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21st July 2014

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He who wills believes with a tolerable degree of certainty that will and action are somehow one—he attributes the success, the carrying out of the willing, to the will itself, and thereby enjoys an increase of that sensation of power which all success brings with it…who as such also enjoys the triumph over resistances involved but who thinks it was his will itself which overcame these resistances….what happens here is what happens in every well-constructed and happy commonwealth: the ruling class identifies itself with the successes of the commonwealth.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the Prejudices of Philosophers,” Beyond Good and Evil, aphorism nineteen 

Tagged: mayhapfree willclass warnietzschemarxmisidentificationideologyneoliberalism

21st July 2014

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The desire for ‘freedom of will’ in that metaphysical superlative sense which is unfortunately still dominant in the minds of the half-educated, the desire to bear the whole and sole responsibility for one’s actions and to absolve God, world, ancestors, chance, society from responsibility for them, is nothing less than the desire to … pull oneself into existence out of the swamp of nothingness by one’s own hair.

Friedrich Nietzsche, "On the Prejudices of Philosophers," Beyond Good and Evil, aphorism twenty-one

Ain’t no Ayn Rand bullshit up in my Nietzsche, bietzsche. 

Tagged: mayhapfree willnietzscheayn randtakethatnietzschebrosbootstrapsselfmademanneoliberalism

21st July 2014

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If I have so many ways of crying, it may be because, when I cry, I always address myself to someone, and because the recipient of my tears is not always the same: I adapt my ways of weeping to the kind of blackmail which, by my tears, I mean to exorcise around me. By weeping, I want to impress someone, to bring pressure to bear upon someone (‘Look what you have done to me’).
— Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse

Tagged: mayhapweepingcryingemotional blackmailabjectionmelancholyBig Other

21st July 2014

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Perhaps ‘weeping’ is too crude; perhaps we must not refer all tears to one and the same signification; perhaps within the same lover there are several subjects who engage in neighboring but different modes of ‘weeping’. Which is the ‘I’ who has ‘tears in my eyes’? Which is that other self who, on a certain day, was ‘on the verge of tears’? Who am I who pours out ‘all the tears in my body’? or who seds, upon waking, ‘a torrent of tears’?
— Roland Barthes, A Lover’s Discourse

Tagged: mayhapweepingcryingtearsmelancholynuance

19th July 2014

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13th July 2014

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Terror in Gaza: 57 seconds after ‘warning,’ Israel destroys a house

Tagged: mayhapfree palestineisraeli-palestinian conflictoccupation

12th July 2014

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12th July 2014

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I love these James Kerr GIFs.

I love these James Kerr GIFs.