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Postby costanza » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:43 am

In Zagreb, Croatia I stumbled upon something that looked familiar:

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Postby BIGBEE » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:08 pm

Really wish I wasn't allergic to cats. Anyone know if there's anything I can do about it
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Postby norman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:21 pm

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the eytys shoe bags are really great for holding various cylinders!!
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby WussWayne » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:09 am

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Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:17 pm

there's nothing i despise more than pseudo-socialist woke takes about batman
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Postby BIGBEE » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:03 am

have you read dark night returns ?
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby INNIT » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:13 pm

major problem in the humanities/criticism/theory right now: pointing out contradictions or analyzing how texts are problematic without offering solutions/creating a new politics. figuring out why something is bad is only half the work—how do we move forward from contradictions, create something new; disregarding a text because inherent within it is some facet of hegemony is lazy/incomplete.

have been guilty of all of these things myself.
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Postby JonjoShelvey » Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:53 pm

Sup c-t, soem of u may remember me as the big boi

Im back to talk about participating in fashion while not funding bougie companies (which is all of them) and smoking blunts

Is there a c-t snapchat group
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Postby BadLuckCub » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:51 am

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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby cormac » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:05 pm

@INNIT

A lot of critical theorists don't mention it, but I think the greater positive political goal will always be the overthrow of the systems of oppression that produce those problematic things they find in texts. I think that as long as we live in a capitalist society, Marx will probably be right when it comes to the very core reality of what is to be done to move onward. Marxist social critics, of course, will follow some kind of Marxist seizure of the state, in its various forms, outside of their works of criticism.

I think that post-structuralism has a much more complicated relationship with positive political theories. As a whole, I tend to treat it as a layer of complexity developed throughout a capitalism that has undergone so much technological development that it now has such a complex superstructure that we get lost in its intricacies. Ultimately, from my point of view, what must politically be done is always going to boil down to material disruption of capitalist economic and social systems, especially once the social atmosphere becomes favorable in some considerable way toward that line of action.

to some of the other things you've said, it's funny that you used the wording "move forward from contradictions, create something new"--It's hard for me, at this point, to believe that anything "new" really exists, except as the continual expression of a dialectic process that itself is also constant. I think I might have reached some kind of intellectual dissociation or something, but newness no longer feels like a very trustworthy concept to me. It seems like the world has known for a long time how to create something "new" overall, but there's only so far that thought can go over material force, imo.
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Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:44 pm

cormac wrote:As a whole, I tend to treat it as a layer of complexity developed throughout a capitalism that has undergone so much technological development that it now has such a complex superstructure that we get lost in its intricacies... I think I might have reached some kind of intellectual dissociation or something, but newness no longer feels like a very trustworthy concept to me. It seems like the world has known for a long time how to create something "new" overall, but there's only so far that thought can go over material force, imo.


this is exactly the thesis, as i understand it, of capitalist realism. capitalism's one saving grace is its massive propaganda campaigns that have lulled us into believing that it is so closely tied to reality that it is beyond ideology. in this context, postmodernism, or deconstruction of a worldview that claims to exist "naturally", or beyond human ideological construction, is the only understandable way to "create something new", as @INNIT says. there's no point in working towards creating a new system of thought if the ideological superstructure inevitably and naturally influencing that new system stays the same. the first step towards a better world is in taking apart the old one piece by piece, as for the time being we still cannot conceive of anything beyond capitalist modernism.

in conclusion, i didn't expect discourse as high-concept as this on a fashion forum and now someone has to post a dumb, misspelled tirade about normcore for balance
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby INNIT » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:01 pm

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Postby BadLuckCub » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:35 pm

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Postby bels » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:01 am

you answer them with a post and get passive agressive with them for asking a question in a rep comment because it' BAD ETIQUETTE
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Postby CheerUpBrokeBoy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:55 am

i've been on this site for years now, shared much more than i should have in the feeltalk thread and i've still never once posted a fit

how can anyone here trust me. how do you know if i even wear clothes at all if i don't post fits? you people let me infiltrate this site without ever confirming if i actually wear clothes, a prerequisite to participate in fashion discussion. you guys really dropped the ball on this one
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby mahi-mahi » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:01 am

I’m the same way, but bedsides from the feel stuff I post and other things I put on CT, I’m a pretty boring person- i don’t wear cool shit (nor do I really want to, despite me asking for it). I mostly wear jeans, a black t shirt and a hoodie/coat if it’s cold outside with some sort of sneakers. Just a boring old fit.
But it works.
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby mahi-mahi » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:02 am

That being said, I’m always on the quest for a perfect black tee. The perfect jeans for me are Levi’s 514.
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby ramdomthought » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:28 am

bigmouth billy bass for my wall y/n
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby cormac » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:41 pm

@INNIT

I enjoy a lot of left communist theories because they are so nuanced about not just economic capital, but the cultural inscription of value, how it is affected by identity, and how it changes shape so quickly and finds new ways of reproducing itself, in the face of crisis. I'm not a leninist by any means, so the specific formulations of the vanguard party and state control aren't completely what I would envision when it comes to usurping capital. The "state control" that leads to oppressive regimes is not something I would ever advocate. I also personally see no contradiction with the use of poststruturalist explanations of cultural rhetoric as an addition to non-leninist marxism, which to many seems heretical. I think that the "superstructure" has much, much more cultural clout than most marxists seem to give it credit for, for many of the reasons you touched on.

The problem that you're generally identifying is one that I've thought of before, most tangibly when we covered Frantz Fanon in a political theory class. The Algerians found all these ways to resist french colonialism, successfully pushed them out of Algeria, gained their independence, and then didn't know how to govern themselves in a way too terribly different from the French colonizers, and while national self-determination is better than being the victim of colonial violence, the internal problem of evolving from the binary of colonizer/colonized, ruler/follower is still there.

I think that language itself structures the difficulty of something truly "new." I just read some of Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto, so your last paragraph definitely resonates with me for the same reasons as the example I just brought up. This is seemingly a problem with the practical playing out of the dialectic process, as well. instead of negating and creating synthesis, what seems to be happening is that the thesis and antithesis remain extant, but topologically morphed into something that must again clash, if that makes any sense. It's not quite a stalemate, but true progress in the sense of the negation of the entire state of things isn't being made from the contradictions that are supposedly within capitalist culture.

I think difficulty also arises in that a clean break with past parameters of oppression is practically almost impossible. Anything "new" seems like it must still ear the mark of the system from which it was borne, the same way that words and other signs evolve based on developing cultural connotations and etymologies,heretical uses in seminal works, etc. Basically, humanity is stuck in a true mess. Dialectic can't yield the new in the way that Hegel and so on thought it could, but we're also seemingly caught in a dialectic to be navigated.

Anyway, have you heard of object-oriented ontology? Seems like Haraway's writing is steeped in that in addition to poststructuralism at large.
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Postby ramdomthought » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:41 pm

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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby alby » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:27 am

gonna be in chicago for a day if anyone wants to grab lunch downtown near the loop. on the 24th. in for a college field trip lol
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby norman » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:06 pm

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Postby INNIT » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:33 am

can't wait to hit 1000 rep and finally have access to the real forum . . .
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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby lyysander » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:19 pm

Today I found out that the Macedonian word for denim is "texas (тексас)" and I thought it was hilarious.
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Postby rjbman » Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:21 pm

in norway "texas" is slang for crazy
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Postby fun_yunchables » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:03 pm

the only reason i watch the chicken connoisseur is to learn british slang

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Re: Here is ramdomthought!

Postby shar pei » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:07 pm

recently discovered how good cheese and instant ramyun is

my fav combo is velveeta and shin ramyun
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