Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Deconstructing Donald

Jacques Derrida

Social norm is a mysterious word in this world of radical relativism. How can you define it when two sides of the current cultural divide engage in mutual finger pointing? The locutions and confabulations of discourse become a funhouse hall of mirrors, when the person breaking the norm accuses their adversary of just that. "Head spinning" is now a condition of being. Remember the scene in The Exorcist (1973) when Linda Blair rotates her skull in a 360. It competes with the Odessa Steps sequence of Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925). Intellectual historians must be having a heyday when it turns out that Donald Trump is a bedfellow of Jacques Derrida the father  of deconstruction. New History, New Science--if all truth is relative than humankind should all see physical therapists for their stiff necks.

read Interview with Hallie Cohen on Collaboration 

and listen to Freda Payne singing "Band of Gold"

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