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Because every time, and every time singularly, every time irreplaceably, every time infinitely, death is nothing less than an end of the world. Not just only one end among others, the end of someone or something in the world, the end of a life or of something living. Death does not put an end — a term, un terme — to someone in the world, not to one world among others; it marks each time, each time in defiance of arithmetic, the absolute end of the sole and same world, of what each one opens as a sole and same world, the end of the unique world, the end of the totality of what is or can present itself as the origin of the world for this or that unique living being, be it human or not. Then the survivor remains alone. Beyond the world of the other, he is also in some way beyond or before/ below the world itself. In the world outside the world and deprived of world. He at least feels alone responsible, assigned to carry both the other and his world, the other and the world that have disappeared, responsible without a world (weltlos), without the ground (sol) of any world, henceforth, in a world without world, as if without earth beyond the end of the world.
Jacques Derrida, The Work of Mourning (via heteroglossia)
As an ultimate fuck you to rule-keeping scripture zealots everywhere, Jesus hung out with whores. Embracing whores was a double rebuke to the Jewish scripture-thumpers because it put Jesus on the side of the pagan, prostitute-condoning Roman occupiers and made him a traitor in the culture wars of the day. Yet, the anointing of Jesus by a prostitute is one of the few events reported in all four gospels. As Jesus blessed and defended her, Matthew’s gospel says the disciples “were indignant” while Luke describes the woman who did the anointing as “a woman in that town who lived a sinful life,” which is a coded phrase for a filthy hooker who is certainly not one of us. Jesus’ embrace of a woman from an enemy tribe in a culture where tribal belonging was paramount distressed both his followers and enemies. His attitude to the “other” was as incomprehensible as if he’d blurted “E=mc2 is the equation of mass–energy equivalence.
Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical (via questionall)
My claim is that if Marxist theory is to speak to twenty-first-century anticapitalist movements, it must rethink the question of “reproduction” from a planetary perspective. Reflecting on the activities that reproduce our life dispels the illusion that the automation of production may create the material conditions for a nonexploitative society, showing that the obstacle to revolution is not the lack of technological know-how, but the divisions that capitalist development produces in the working class. Indeed, the danger today is that besides devouring the earth, capitalism unleashes more wars of the kind the United States has launched in Afghanistan and Iraq, sparked by the corporate determination to appropriate all the planet’s natural resources and control the world economy.
Silvia Federici, The Reproduction of Labor Power in the Global Economy and the Unfinished Feminist Revolution (via foucault-the-haters)
It is clear that capitalism has led to the super-exploitation of women. This would not offer much consolation if it had only meant heightened misery and oppression, but fortunately it has also provoked resistance. And capitalism has become aware that if it completely ignores or suppresses this resistance it might become more and more radical, eventually turning into a movement for self-reliance and perhaps even the nucleus of a new social order.
Robert Biel, The New Imperialism (via foucault-the-haters)
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