Monthly Archives: November 2022

“Decision” has the structure of “either/or.”

It commits to one side of an antagonistic contradiction. It corresponds to an unresolvable dilemma that demands resolution. 

What do I think of that work?

Easy to do, easy to like, easy to forget.

DC makes its heroes out to be Gods.

This is the obverse of their contempt for humans.

It isn’t about patience.

Some patience is really pacing and hence necessary for progress; some patience is just avoidance and hence disastrous for it.

I am a straight, male, middle-class, Taiwanese American.

I have liberal democratic “instincts” coming from at least four and probably more sources. 

Inner and outer.

Everyone is less annoying and even less antagonistic when you are attuned and adjusted to yourself.

You were a teacher.

You taught me exactly who I didn’t want to be. 

Performing to standards.

Standards of intellectual performance yield standardized intellectual performances. 

Political identification.

We must be citizens with each other precisely when it is neither desirable to be enemies nor possible to be comrades. 

Yellow and Black.

Orientalism versus anti-Blackness for European colonalism is approximately the difference between subalternity versus subhumanity for the human-like-us.