Santiago Noir

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En la bolsa de lona,
siempre es allí
al fondo de la casa

(Siempre es una casa)

Luego de casi resbalar en el charco
- de sangre -

El cuerpo descabezado

Yo me pregunto ¿Porque siempre….
Toujours

Guarda las cabezas

En bolsas de lona

Coming back…. culpen a Arcadio, ese que ensueña con Cortazar…

Fumo un cigarro, aun en la oficina
todos se han ido, pero no estoy solo
La causa del chico muerto y yo
El sonido de jazz y los autos de la carretera
Le pego otra calada al cigarro
Miro las fotografías


y pienso / et je pense
se me antoja una pizza

philosophy-of-praxis:

rykemasters:

ghost-of-algren:

zeezeescorner:

In this great debate from 1971, Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky disagree about the fundamental qualities of ”human nature” and the key task of social science in helping humanity achieve its collective potential. Chomsky believes that the social sciences should draw up a framework for an ideal society where creativity, freedom and scientific discovery will flourish. He sees it is our task to help to put this plan into action. Foucault argues that there is no ideal concept of social justice that can be universally applied. Instead, he sees that social scientists are tasked with critiquing social institutions and relations of power in different societies. Foucault says:

…one of the tasks that seems immediate and urgent to me, over and above anything else, is this: that we should indicate and show up, even where they are hidden, all the relationships of political power which actually control the social body and oppress or repress it. What I want to say is this: it is the custom, at least in European society, to consider that power is localised in the hands of the government and that it is exercised through a certain number of particular institutions, such as the administration, the police, the army, and the apparatus of the state…. But I believe that political power also exercises itself through the mediation of a certain number of institutions which look as if they have nothing in common with the political power, and as if they are independent of it, while they are not.

One knows this in relation to the family; and one knows that the university and in a general way, all teaching systems, which appear simply to disseminate knowledge, are made to maintain a certain social class in power; and to exclude the instruments of power of another social class. Institutions of knowledge, of foresight and care, such as medicine, also help to support the political power. It’s also obvious, even to the point of scandal, in certain cases related to psychiatry.

It seems to me that the real political task in a society such as ours is to criticise the workings of institutions, which appear to be both neutral and independent; to criticise and attack them in such a manner that the political violence which has always exercised itself obscurely through them will be unmasked, so that one can fight against them.

Read the entire transcript . Watch the debate and bliss out: part 1 and part 2.

this is what I think of “better”

seeing Chomsky get pretty much destroyed by Foucault in that debate nicely illustrates the limits of Chomsky’s thought

I particularly like this gifset because the first one smacks of Socrates’ flattery of the debating partners he’s about to destroy.

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Do not let the day end without having grown a bit, without being happy,
without having risen your dreams.
Do not let overcome by disappointment.
Do not let anyone you remove the right to express yourself,
which is almost a duty.
Do not forsake the yearning to make your life something special.
Be sure to believe that words and poetry it can change the world.
Whatever happens, our essence is intact.
We are beings full of passion. Life is desert and oasis.
We breakdowns, hurts us, teaches us, makes us protagonists of our own history.
Although the wind blow against the powerful work continues:
You can make a stanza. Never stop dreaming, because in a dream, man is free.
Do not fall into the worst mistakes: the silence.
Most live in a dreadful silence. Do not resign escape.
"Issued by my alaridos roofs of this world," says the poet.
Rate the beauty of the simple things.
You can make beautiful poetry on little things, but we can not row against ourselves.
That transforms life into hell.
Enjoy the panic that leads you have life ahead. Vivel intensely, without mediocrity.
Think that you are the future and facing the task with pride and without fear.
Learn from those who can teach you.
The experiences of those who preceded us in our “dead poets”, help you walk through life.
Today’s society is us “poets alive.” Do not let life pass you live without that.

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