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from Karen Barad, Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (Duke University Press Books, 2007), p. 141


. . . the primary ontological units are not 'things' but phenomena--dynamic topological / reconfigurings / entanglements  / relationalities / (re)articulations of the world.  And the primary semantic units are not 'words' but material-discursive practices through which (ontic and semantic) boundaries are constituted.  This dynamic is agency.




Figure 1.  PISA Math Scores, 2003 - 2012, is an effect of cultural-historical developmental processes, of which schooling itself is only one of several key inputs affecting the cognitive and cultural development of situated organisms--not Cartesian selves.  The Cartesian death star obliterates all possible horizons of thought, and nothing can be understood without this a-priori metacognitive maneuver.  This is one of several fundamental rules of procedure in the construction of this site.  Nazi bullshit artist Martin Heidegger's injunction to "let Being be" can be understood in this way.  This site is all about Being and Becoming.  The process of production of this site is called Transcendental Empiricism.  That said, now back to Figure 1.

Figure 1 is about processes of production, not only of goods and services, but of human beings themselves.  And Figure 1 may well be about America as a failed state, a state unable to develop the population of old America* into a workforce capable of formal operational cognitive competence. 
And Figure 1 is, among other things, about the Trump campaign.  But it is also about the organizing of auto workers in southeast Michigan in the 1930s, about the inner life of the early Bolsheviks around 1900 to 1917, and more.

Figure 1 is an artifact of the post-paleolithic development of the primate homo sapiens--of culturally, historically, and politically-based developmental differentiation and divergence that is regressive as well as progressive, pathological as well as creative, and which, as Mary Midgley (The Solitary Self: Darwin and the Selfish Gene, p. 52) has noted, can be called "pseudo-speciation." 

* old America.  It is already clear that in the U.S. unchurched as well as fundamentalist whites and blacks (and many working class Catholics) have been disgorged from the project of modernity, and now constitute, by twenty-first century standards, a barely literate mass, concentrated in the central cities, inner suburbs, small towns, and the rural heartland, and removed in toto from the possiblities of cognitive development implied by the term "education."  As the old America dies a sociocultural death*, it is being replaced by newer populations capable, for now, of cognitive development.**

The "White" portion of old America is Trump territory.

*see The Immigrant Advantage, by Anand Giridharadas in The New York Times, May 24, 2014.

**see Asian workers now dominate Silicon Valley tech jobs (San Jose Mercury News, 11-30-12.)



                    Figure 1.  PISA Math Scores, 2003 - 2012: 25 Nations
        p62
Southeast Asian nations are in light blue; Scandinavian nations + Switzerland

in dark blue
; Anglo-Saxon nations in orange; France, Germany, Belgium and
Poland in green; Italy, Portugal and Spain in brown; the United States in red.
(The advanced capitalist nations.  Some have been
omitted for the sake of visual clarity).


Note the decline in the Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian nations.  The results of
the 2015 tests will be released in December of 2016.

Thus, instead of a cognitively homogeneous citizenry, there is developmental divergence (Nisbett, Calvin) producing fundamental differences in cognitive functioning among different historically and sociologially defined subgroups of the population.  These subgroups can be defined by the nature of their cognitive-linguistic practice, including inventories of basic expressions and rhetorical maneuvers, such as are seen in the Youtube videos of the Palin and McCain rallies, Tea Party protests, and the mass of political ads produced for TV, as well as videos of newscasts and talk show interviews.

When we add Stephen Ceci's observation ". . . that there exists a more restless relationship between intelligence and context, in which thinking changes both its nature and its course as one moves from one situation to another . . . " we possess some of the prerequisites necessary to understand the relationship between Donald Trump's performances, the crowd reactions, the history of the Republican Party, and role of media in the performance of the psychological processes of projection nd identification that are the essence of mass politics.  Intelligence as contextualized performance?  Let us continue.

Stephen J. Ceci, On Intelligence: A Bioecological Treatise on Intellectual Development, expanded edition (Harvard University Press, 1996), xiv


. . . As the old America dies a sociocultural death . . .


The Immigrant Advantage (New York Times, 5-24-14)


In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs (New York Times, 10-30-15)

Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds (New York Times, 11-2-15)

U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High (New York Times, 4-22-16)

Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites (New York Times, 1-20-16)

How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America (New York Times, 1-19-16)

Heroin Epidemic Increasingly Seeps Into Public View (New York Times, 3-6-16)

The battle to free Taunton from heroin’s deadly grip: as overdoses soar, a struggling city looks for answers (Boston Globe, 3-19-16)



At the right: the cognitive developmental modalities that span the entire history of the tribe hominini, which contains the genus homo (the only extant variety of which is homo sapiens sapiens) and the genus pan (this latter contains chimpanzees and bonobos).  Consider the excerpts from the work of Donald, Wrangham and Wilson, Price and Feinman, Gomez, Tomasello, Chase, Renfrew, Malafouris, Dunbar, Dupré and others in ArchaeologyAnthropology, regarding the ontologically indeterminate nature of homo sapiens as cultural-historical primate . . .  and note the references to Vygotsky.

Donald observes that contemporary homo sapiens' semiotic behavior "contains within it a trace of each of our previous stages of cognitive evolution."  Wrangham and Wilson state that "patterns of collective violence found among humans include similarities to those seen among chimpanzees."  Gomez writes of  "the possibility that, at a reduced scale, the mind of an ape can be upgraded by giving him, on the one hand, a regime of socially controlled attention and interactive experiences with humans, and on the other, a new, more explicit form of representing the world, [which] would confer dramatic support to the Vygotskian notion that higher cognition can be created through cultural processes of development that change the nature of cognitive ontogeny."  Malafouris and Renfrew, in How Things Shape the Mind, write that "the human mind exists as a historically situated actuality—that is, an emergent product of complex ecological relationships and flexible incorporative forms of material engagement."  And Dupre: "It is . . . clear that recognition of the variety of factors involved in development makes possible a diversity of individual outcomes within even quite narrowly defined populations."

The ontologically indeterminate nature of homo sapiens as cultural-historical primate.* This does not refer to a concept of "human nature" as commonly thought of.  The admittedly heuristic concept of the Cartesian Death Star is critical if we are to clear the ground for thinking the historicity and enormously complex variability of really existing humans, all of which unfolds in the post-speciation era.** (Dupre; Nietzsche)

* from Lambros Malafouris and Colin Renfrew, How Things Shape the Mind : A Theory of Material Engagement (MIT Press, 2013), p. 241

If the intrinsically plastic human brain undergoes constant change subject to various developmental, environmental, and cultural factors, it cannot simply be assumed that “anatomically modern human intelligence” refers to a fixed and stable speciation event. As we saw in chapter 3, for Material Engagement Theory the hallmark of human cognitive evolution is metaplasticity—that is, ever-increasing extra-neural projective flexibility that allows for environmentally and culturally derived changes in the structure and functional architecture of our brain.

** from (Colin Renfrew, "Neuroscience, evolution and the sapient paradox: the factuality of value and of the sacred," Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2008 Jun 12; 363(1499): 2041–2047.):

What we may term the ‘speciation phase’ of human evolution (Renfrew 2006, p. 224, 2007a, p. 94), the period when biological and cultural coevolution worked together to develop the human genome and the human species, as we know it, was fulfilled already 60 000 years ago. This implies that the basic hardware—the human brain at the time of birth—has not changed radically since that time.

Figure 2. cognitive developmental modalities* that span the history of the tribe hominini (cognitive-linguistic cardinality)

canThe Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein in the context of Merlin Donald, A Mind So Rare, Table 7.1,p. 260; Piaget; and Vygotsky (apologies to George Cantor)

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i =  4  internet and extended mind
i =  3  Foucault (Hegel, Nietzsche . .
i =  2  Formal operational
i =  1  Concrete operational
i =  0  Pre-operational/oral-mythic
i = -1  Mimetic/gestural
i = -2  primate


*Michael Cole, Cynthia Lightfoot, and Sheila R. Cole, The Development of Children (Worth Publishers, 2009);

*Merlin Donald, A Mind So Rare: the Evolution of Human Consciousness (W.W. Norton, 2001)


*from Sue Taylor Parker and Michael L. McKinney, The Origins of Intelligence: the Evolution of Cognitive Development in Monkeys, Apes, and Humans (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)


Donald . . .  proposes successive levels of mental adaptation (all of which persist in humans): (1) the episodic culture of monkeys and apes, (2) the mimetic culture of Homo erectus, (3) the mythic culture of modern Homo sapiens, and (4) the theoretic cultures of literate humans. (pp. 275-6; emphasis added)






Donald Trump Talks Like a Third-Grader.  (Politico, August 13, 1915.) 

For presidential hopefuls, simpler language resonates: Trump tops GOP field while talking to voters at fourth-grade level, (Boston Globe, Auguast 20, 2015). 



Consider this example from Sophia Rosenfeld, A Revolution in Language: the Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France (Stanford, 2001).  After you have read this excerpt, consider these two other examples of cognitive-discursive divergence, drawn from the current political scene. The Musso rant (right) and the Ground Zero debate

-- These texts and videos should be read and viewed before proceeding --

The enormous cognitive gulf between the enlightened representatives of the French Revolution and the village folk, between the two protagonists in the Ground Zero debate, and between Musso and the modern civilized citizen (John Cantin), has been inadequately conceptualized.  The two ontological modalities on display in these texts and videos are both emotionally and cognitively at odds.
[see semiotic regimes]

Here is an excerpt from Martin Bashir's interview of Cantin where Cantin comments on the cognitive-linguistic brutishness of the crowd:

JC: However, when I went up I just looked at some of their signs and talked to them a little bit and realized they really didn’t know much about what they were there for. . .

MB: And this man in the red shirt [Musso] who aproached you—the Boston Globe reports he was later arrested.  But what was he actually saying to you personally?

JC: Well, you know, I blocked him out.  He kept saying something about what kind of gun —he kept repeating—he had a very limited vocabulary fom what I could see.  He wasn’t making a lot of sense, I don’t even know if he knew why he was there, for sure.  I don’t think he realized what we were actually there for.

from Thomas B. Edsall, Donald Trump, the Winning Wild Card, New York Times, March 8, 2016

Tom Davis similarly noted that the shift of the Republican base to more working class white communities has changed the cultural character of the Republican electorate. Republican voters are now more “guttural,” as Davis put it, more comfortable with Trump’s boastful, violent rhetoric and less connected to the cosmopolitan, modulated language of suburbia.



-- These texts and videos should be read and viewed before proceeding --

The site as a whole recognizes that the Internet is the techno-cognitive axis of a praxiological revolution in thought, where the extended mind is fused with  philosophy  as the critical accompaniment to empirical practice.  It is now possible to do something that a book, by virtual of its techical limitations, could never do. The expanded semiotic capacity of the internet enables a wallowing in the existential muck of political life--the three videos below are cases in point.  This wallowing, however, can be done while keeping in mind an ever-expanding array of academic and literary texts.  This keeping in mind is something only a living human, embedded in history and culture, can do.

The point is not to select a particular theoretical perspective as true (e.g., Nietzsche, Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Piaget, Vygotsky, etc.), but rather to deploy it as a productive way of encountering (Deleuze), in this case, the rhetorical performances within the theater of ressentiment of the far right.  Hence the importance of clicking on the links, rather than skipping them as if they were footnotes.  This site is a rhizome.  Its principle of production is transcendental empiricism.  "Texts" and "data" coexist in a plane of immanence governed by consilience, attunement, and affinity.  The Brandom-Sellars observation is borne in mind.


the Musso Rant


Video: Martin Bashir interviews John Cantin on MSNBC.  Father of gun victim to hecklers: ‘What happened to my daughter wasn’t propaganda’

Video: Pro-gun advocate shamelessly heckles father of gun-violence victim before getting Tasered by police and arrested   Daily Mail 21 June 2013

Video: John Cantin's Speech at Mayors Against Illegal Guns Rally   Published on Jun 20, 2013

Article: Kelly Ayotte Criticized by Domestic Violence Activist, Examiner.com
johncantin
A security officer hovers near John Cantin as gun rights activist
Daniel Musso  him at a gun control rally
The ontologically indeterminate nature of homo sapiens as cultural-historical primate and the Lacan-Atwater
Signifying Chain


Donald Trump to Reshape Image, New Campaign Chief Tells G.O.P.  (
New York Times, April 21, 2016)

Paul Manafort, bluntly suggested the candidate’s incendiary style amounted to an act. “That’s what’s important for you to understand: That he gets it, and that the part he’s been playing is evolving.”


Manafort has blurted out the truth of the relationship of political operatives to their various audiences.  The focus on Trump--does he really believe all the things he says--demonstrates the effect of the Cartesian Death Star on thinking.

Consider the GOP rhetorical performances of the Presidential campaign of 2015-16: What are the psychological and cognitive characteristics of the audience response in these theaters of ressentiment that politics provides?  One must wonder at the primitive and repetitive nature of the discourse of the current leader on the right, not merely his racist attacks on a variety of others, but also his primitive language (I like; I don't like; good guys; bad guys; I'm great--so great it will make your head spin; he's stupid; what a face; you're ugly, fat, on the rag . . . ).  This rhetorical performance of the right is not only co
gnitively primitive.  It should be obvious that on the right there are not issues, but postures, gestures, various encodings of the same sado-sexual reflex.  Rage and pornography (Ted Cruz's bathroom attack ad against Trump).  Sex and violence in various covert as well as overt forms make up the entirety of the rhetorical field of populist Republicanism.  Lee Atwater has provided us with the pragmatics for the production of this Republican rhetoric; Jacques Lacan its concept.  Read now  ➞
 
We are dealing here with different orders of being (and simultaneously with ontological instability) having nothing to do with genes and everything to do with history and culture, culture and power, power and the reactions to power.  Language on the threshold of gesture and reflex.  Regression to infantile narcissism via processes of identification, to a politics of patrimonialism: this is the Trump campaign.

Different orders of being?  Psuedo-speciation?  Does this sound racist?  Not at all.  In fact, this is the most thoroughgoing refutation of racism.  It is instead a further development of the line of thought opened up by Schiller (Aesthetic Letters), Marx (link), Dewey, and Vygotsky.  A furthere development?  This means we must take into account the threefold catastrophe that characterizes our current situation . . .

The Lacan-Atwater Signifying Chain
(the third genetic ontology: Ressentiment and the Mechanisms of Defense)


from Wikipedia: Lee Atwater on the Southern Strategy

As a member of the Reagan administration in 1981, Atwater gave an anonymous interview to political scientist Alexander P. Lamis. Part of the interview was printed in Lamis's book The Two-Party South, then reprinted in Southern Politics in the 1990s with Atwater's name revealed. Bob Herbert reported on the interview in the October 6, 2005, edition of the New York Times. On November 13, 2012, The Nation magazine released a 42-minute audio recording of the interview.[9] James Carter IV, grandson of former president Jimmy Carter, had asked and been granted access to these tapes by Lamis's widow. Atwater talked about the Republican Southern Strategy and Ronald Reagan's version of it:

Atwater: As to the whole Southern strategy that Harry S. Dent, Sr. and others put together in 1968, opposition to the Voting Rights Act would have been a central part of keeping the South. Now you don't have to do that. All you have to do to keep the South is for Reagan to run in place on the issues he's campaigned on since 1964 and that's fiscal conservatism, balancing the budget, cut taxes, you know, the whole cluster.

Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?

Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger"—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."

a. the wreckage not only of socialism but more broadly of Progressivism, of the entire cultural-historical self-formative project (Bildung) that grew out of the Enlightenment and gave us the Russian revolution, Scandinavian Social Democracy, and the American New Deal;

b. the persistence of the political culture, psychological dispositions and praxiological modalities of ressentiment (the inner life of fascism), and the possibility that--frightening as this is--Melanie Klein's is the voice most in tune with our time, which is not the same as affirming the validity of her theoretical perspective.  Theories are not true or false; they are more or less useful in encountering and understanding empiricities: Key words: consilience, affinity, attunement.

c. the triumph of nihilism as the socio-cultural engineering project of global corporate networks of unimaginable reach and power, generating an entropic process of disindividuation.  Mass consumption as a mode of absorption and transformation of the organism.  The fiction of freedom, the subversion of individuation, the inner logic of addiction, the commodification of distress, the infantilization of public discourse . . . in short, the dissipation of the species homo sapiens sapiens into a proliferation of effects.  DSM-5 as the operating manual of the post-human ontology.

These are the three genetic ontologies that Nietzsche conceptualized.  Two of them--ressentiment and the nihilism--are relatively straighforward.  The will to power and the übermensch, on the other hand, are often misconstrued as proto-typically Nazi concepts.  I will demonstrate, in my analysis of the ubermenschen (bildungsproletarians and plebian upstarts) who created the UAW, that it is Nietzsche who best characterizes the inner nature of the insurgent auto workers of southeast Michigan.



Figure 3.  The Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein: Five Genetic Ontologies
Genetic Ontology
Sources
(Full page here)
Primate
   Dominance and Deference
Mazur, deWaal, Wrangham . . .
Paleolithic
   Dynamic Egalitarianism
Whiten, Descola, Chase, Price . . .
Ressentiment & the Mechanisms of Defense:
(the dark energy of politics)
   Patrimonialism; Despotic regime;
   Racism; Nationalism; Fascism
Nietzsche, Foucault, Deleuze & Guattari, Clarke, Paxton, Knox . . .
Bildung & the Will to Power (Jouissance)
   the übermensch
Progressive Narcissism; Individuation;

   Progressivism, Socialism, Communism
   the UAW and the Keynesian Elite
Schiller, Hegel, Nietzsche, Vygotsky, Piaget, Kohut, Alcorn . . . Lacan . . .
Nihilism & the Last Man
   Regressive Narcissism and the   
   Culture of Consumption; Repressive
   Desublimation; Disindividuation;  
   Neoliberalism
Nietzsche, Foucault, Deleuze & Guattari, Hall, Ehrenberg, Stiegler, Illouz, Marcuse . . . Didion . . .


Thus, Marx was wrong.  Not only did the Enlightenment not acquire a proletarian or popular embodiment.  The ‘people’, even in its "working class" moment, became the mass base for right wing, nationalist, racist, xenophobic cognitive modalities, political cultures, and socio-culturally contextualized character formations. (Blanning, Paxton, Clarke; Sugrue)  These modalities of ressentiment are ontologically prior to the political forces that utilize, absorb, and manipulate them (see Right-wing Elites in the Postwar era; Red Scare, links).  That is why answers to such questions as What’s the Matter With Kansas?  cannot be given in political terms or through political analysis.

Ressentiment is the dark energy against which the Enlightenment is powerless.  It bubbles and explodes in the 2009 anti-"Obamacare" town hall meetings.  Some see ressentiment as backlash--as episodic and event-driven; they are wrong.  There is a deep structure of rage that is endemic to our more broadly conceived historical situation (Nietzsche, Klein)--inchoate rage expressed in the theater of ressentiment that politics provides.  This is the heart of darkness at the center of civilization--and the core psychodynamic logic that generates the rhetorical performances at the heart of the Right.  This was written at the time of the 2011-12 GOP primary debates.  Now, during the 2016 GOP primary season, it even more to the point.

That which is called Marxism can be taken as the Enlightenment embattled, confined, demonized and defeated.

Enter Donald Trump.





nb
Renée Jorgenssen Bolinger, Ecce Homo
Friedrich Nietzsche. Paired with Paul Klee


Until now, the activity of provincial, archaic and traditional elites (Mayer, Persistence of the Old Regime), together with newer firms in the west and south and newly emergent crony capitalist formations (Enron, World Com), and a whole new set of predatory financial institutions played a critical role in the politicization of ressentiment. (NYT Ch. of Commerce)

The activity of these old and new elites, in aiding and abetting the construction of the political structures of mass mobilization (Town Hall meetings), is decisive in determining the political effectiveness of anti-modern right wing movements, which otherwise might languish in a populist stew of ineffectual rage. (Red Scare)  But they do not call into existence these ontologies of ressentiment, of the right, of anti-modernism.  They merely utilize and shape them.  (See Right-wing Elites in the Postwar era.)

However, this utilization and shaping was mediated by the locally-based GOP organizational apparatus, which itself was embedded in the provincial cultures of town and county.  (Michael W. Miles, The Odyssey of the American Right, 1980; The Kansas Experiment, New York Times August 5, 2015).)  This laid the groundwork for the radical shift to the right--e.g., the debt-ceiling crisis, in which a loathsome babbittry of ambitious opportunists seized hold of the Atwater-Lacan signifying chain and intensified its sado-sexual character in a successful process of self-advancement in which the noun primary became the verb to be primaried.  This prepared the ground for the next stage of this process of the mobilization of ressentiment: the takeover of the so-called base (the herd animal of the right) by a political outsider who in fact was and is perfectly suited to the task he accomplished.  Donald Trump seized the herd and led it in a rampage over the political landscape.  In so doing he and his relationship to his herd (which once belonged to the GOP "establishment") embody a new reality now being investigated by scholars: the patrimonialism of highly developed post-modern societies (see links at the right.) 

The herd, psuedo-speciation,
The ontologically indeterminate nature of homo sapiens as cultural-historical primate, the historicity and enormously complex variability of really existing humans, all of which unfolds in the post-biological era (Dupre; Nietzsche); or, the Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein.

"The fundamental historicity of Being" (Zizek, Less Than Nothing, p. 108): pseudo-speciation
the patrimonialism of highly developed post-modern societies



The Trump-Berlusconi Syndrome


Richard Lachmann,
American Patrimonialism: the return of the repressed (in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science July 2011 vol. 636 no. 1 204-230), in Patrimonial Power in the Modern World, special editors, Julia Adams, Mounira M. Charrad  


Ivan Ermakoff and Richard Lachmann: Who Holds Power in the United States



from Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard, 2014):

 . . . at the beginning of the twenty-first century Europe seems to be in the avante-guard of the new patrimonial capitalism . . . " 154. 


See Paul Krugman's review of
Capital in the Twenty-First Century: Why We’re in a New Gilded Age

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Figure 3 is a summary of a version of the Absolute: from Hegel through Cassirer to Figure 3 (a summary of archive1). 
The rules for the production of an archive are found in philohistory.

a.  the Cassirer inclusion rule

b. the Margolies exclusion rule (the Cartesian death star rule)

3. exclusion by impeachment (i.e., Griffin, Modernism and Fascism)

4. A different kind of rule is the Meta-cognition Rule (Vygotsky redux authors).  This rule demands critical awareness of the crippling effect of the Cartesian presuppositional matrix on the usefulness of texts.  The Cartesian presuppositional matrix : the Cartesian self and the associated rhetorical elements of belief, motive, ideology, and interest.  This matrix appears in its crudest form on cable TV "news" shows.  But it has been hegemonic in much of academic discourse.  

The Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein: Five Genetic Ontologies

 from Wikipedia:

Heidegger sought to use the concept of Dasein to uncover the primal nature of "Being" (Sein), agreeing with Nietzsche and Dilthey that Dasein is always a being engaged in the world: neither a subject, nor the objective world alone, but the coherence of Being-in-the-world. This ontological basis of Heidegger's work thus opposes the Cartesian death star "abstract agent" in favour of practical engagement with one's environment. Dasein is revealed by projection into, and engagement with, a personal world - a never-ending process of involvement with the world as mediated through the projects of the self.

Heidegger raised the question of the ontological status of homo sapiens.  The obscure romanticism of his language is not unrelated to the fact that he became an important Nazi (the rector of the University of Freiburg).  His static primordialism is in sharp contrast to the dynamic historical and developmental ontological thinking of Hegel-Marx-Vygotsky.  The weakness of the latter triad is in their naïve progressivism, the assumption that modern rationality would become the dominant ontology of modern society.  They did not comprehend the volcanic force of ressentiment that showed its face in the ultra-nationalism of the nineteenth century and the fascism of the twentieth century . . . and today's Republican Party.  Nor did they grasp that nihilism was the ultimate result of the cultural logic of capitalism.  But Nietzsche did, and he did so with an uncanny prescience.

Figure 3 is a step toward a historicity of beings


Figure 3.  The Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein: Five Genetic Ontologies
Genetic Ontology
Sources
(Full page here)
Primate
   Dominance and Deference
Mazur, deWaal, Wrangham . . .
Paleolithic
   Dynamic Egalitarianism
Whiten, Descola, Chase, Price . . .
Ressentiment & the Mechanisms of Defense:
(the dark energy of politics)
   Patrimonialism; Despotic regime;
   Racism; Nationalism; Fascism
Nietzsche, Foucault, Deleuze & Guattari, Clarke, Paxton, Knox . . .
Bildung & the Will to Power (Jouissance)
   Progressive Narcissism; Individuation;
   Progressivism, Socialism, Communism
   the UAW and the Keynesian Elite
Hegel, Nietzsche, Vygotsky, Piaget, Kohut, Alcorn . . . Lacan . . .
Nihilism & the Last Man
   Regressive Narcissism and the   
   Culture of Consumption; Repressive
   Desublimation; Disindividuation;  
   Neoliberalism
Nietzsche, Foucault, Deleuze & Guattari, Hall, Ehrenberg, Stiegler, Illouz, Marcuse . . . Didion . . .

Of the five genetic ontologies three belong to the era of state power, and Nietzsche nailed them all, in a way that has been unsurpassed.

 Ressentiment: again and again it appears, always claiming to be new, always the same old shit.  The Atwater-Lacan signifying chain.  Eternal return (see The Stupid Party).  Trump.

Bildung and the Will to Power:  Here Nietzsche and Hegel should be supplemented with some key contemporary texts, including Alcorn and Dupre.  It was Alcorn who opened my mind to an understanding of the pre-1960s left: the Communists and Socialists of New York and southeastern Michigan.  It was Alcorn who enabled me to make sense out of what Saul Wellman (Communist Party Detroit) and Cliff Williams (UAW Pontiac) were telling me. 

On nihilism: the last man; disindividuation; decognification; the incredible shrinking self--it is uncanny, in the context of the early Twenty-first century--how dead-on Nietzsche's scattered comments are--much clearer than DG's comments on deteritorialization.  Herber Marcuse's repressive desublimation could be inscribed on the banner of a new kind of political force

Genetic ontology (Miguel de Beistegui: "Transcendental empiricism is concerned with isolating the genetic and immanent conditions of existence of the real"), historicity of being (Zizek), Modes of Existence (Latour), psuedo-speciation (Mary Migdley); Paul James, Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism: Bringing Theory Back In
Detroit News, May 20, 1943
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Dodge Main, center.  Midland Steel, lower right.  Detroit Steel Products just out of sight, lower left.  Michigan Steel Tube about five blocks north of Dodge.  Murray Body two block east of Dodge.  Chrysler Highland Park is just to the north west of Dodge.  Packard is just out of sight at the lower left of this photo.
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Donald Trump Talks Like a Third-Grader (Politico, August 13, 1915). ttt
from How Things Shape the Mind p. 235

Things, on this view, may constrain or become the objects of human thought and action, but they do not actively participate or shape it in any real sense. Things, in other words, are simply “products” or “passive recipients” of human intention and creativity. They may “stand for” something, but in themselves they can “do” nothing; they have no life of their own. For Material Engagement Theory this is the wrong way to approach the question of artifact metaphysics. It implies what Tim Ingold (2010, 97) calls the “hylomorphic ontology” of mind over matter, which mislead us to read creativity “backward.” What this backward reading means, to use the example of tool making, is that we start with tools in the material world and then trace their origin in the knapper’s intracranial mental world. A characteristic example of this tendency can be seen in the way many archaeologists continue to interpret the form of bifacial tools as exhibiting “a mental template imposed on rock.” (For a recent example see Hoffecker 2011, 4.) On that view, tools reflect arbitrary preconceived designs that were imposed on materials to produce standardized forms (e.g., a handaxe). Ingold (2010, 92), drawing upon the work of the philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, rightly suggests that we replace this hylomorphic ontology with “an ontology that assigns primacy to the processes of formation as against their final products, and to the flows and transformations of materials as against states of matter.” But how can that be done in practice?

Figure 2.  Taylor Society I: Keynesian Elite in the New Deal State
RRkenewdeal
Source: "Membership List, May 1927," in the Morris L. Cooke Papers, box 66, FDR Library and
United States Government Manual 1937

for more info on Fig.2 click on Keynesian Elite: Career Matrix
This is the headline; this is the photo; these are the interviewees, this is the problematic




Detroit News, May 20, 1943
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Figure 1, PISA Math Scores, 2003-2012: 25 Nations, is pregnant with all sorts of meanings, prospective as well as retrospective.  It is about the development of our cognizing powers, and the subversion of that development.  It figures throughout this site.  It enters into any serious consideration of the Trump campaign:

Donald Trump Talks Like a Third-Grader.  (Politico, August 13, 1915.) 

For presidential hopefuls, simpler language resonates: Trump tops GOP field while talking to voters at fourth-grade level, (Boston Globe, Auguast 20, 2015). 

Milbank: Trump’s ‘Captain Underpants’ campaign (Washington Post, Feb. 26, 2016).

Donald Trump Incites His Crowds — And His Crowds Incite Him

'A cauldron of the baser instincts of humanity': inside Donald Trump's Nevada triumph

Donald Trump, the Winning Wild Card
(Thomas B. Edsall MARCH 8, 2016 NYT)

The Lurking Menace of a Trump Rally (DAVID A. GRAHAM, the Atlantic,
MAR 10, 2016)

How to cool down Donald Trump (FDR's comments on Huey Long and Genl Macarthur)

Figure 1 is an example of one of the key moves that characterize this site: the use of graphical formulations embodying ideas, data, relationships, sets, structures . . .  It is intened that Figure 1 should hover over every page.



The Trump campaign of 2016 is in one sense the continuation of demonization as the geneaotive matrix of discourse production in appeals to the "people."



 . . . according to Sellars's view, the difference between theoretical objects and observable objects is methodologcal rather than ontological.  That is, theoretical and observable objects are not different kinds of things.  They differ only in how we come to know about them. (362)

Figure 3 subsumes Figures 1 and 2.  Figure 3 represents a rejection of the Cartesian metaphysic,  (Descola), a synthesis of cognitive and psychoanalytic psychology under the aegis of philosophy, and the historicization of Dasein.  As Zizek puts it, we are here concerned with "the historicity of being". 

Figure 3 summarizes the materials contained in several pages on this site. 

The Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein: Five Genetic Ontologies

from Wikipedia:

Heidegger sought to use the concept of Dasein to uncover the primal nature of "Being" (Sein), agreeing with Nietzsche and Dilthey that Dasein is always a being engaged in the world: neither a subject, nor the objective world alone, but the coherence of Being-in-the-world. This ontological basis of Heidegger's work thus opposes the Cartesian "abstract agent" in favour of practical engagement with one's environment. Dasein is revealed by projection into, and engagement with, a personal world - a never-ending process of involvement with the world as mediated through the projects of the self.

Heidegger raised the question of the ontological status of homo sapiens.  The obscure romanticism of his language is not unrelated to the fact that he became an important Nazi (the rector of the  University of Freiburg).  His static primordialism is in sharp contrast to the dynamic historical and developmental ontological thinking of Hegel-Marx-Vygotsky.  The weakness of the latter triad is in their naïve progressivism, the assumption that modern rationality would become the dominant ontology of modern society.  They did not comprehend the volcanic force of ressentiment that showed its face in the ultra-nationalism of the nineteenth century and the fascism of the twentieth century . . . and today almost everywhere.  Nor did they grasp that nihilism (neoliberalism's greatest if unintended achievement--see New York Times on Nihilism at the right) was the ultimate result of the cultural logic of capitalism. 

The one thinker of that epoch who got it right, who speaks to our Now of the twenty first century, is Nietzsche.  Of the five genetic ontologies three belong to the era of state power.  Ressentiment: again and again it appears, always claiming to be new, always the same old shit.  Eternal return (of the same old shit).  Bildung and the Will to Power.  Here Nietzsche and Hegel should be supplemented with some key contemporary texts, including Alcorn and Dupre.  It was Alcorn who opened my mind to an understanding of the pre-1960s left: the Communists and Socialists of New York and southeastern Michigan.  It was Alcorn who enabled me to make sense out of what Saul Wellman (Communist Party Detroit) and Cliff Williams (UAW Pontiac) were telling me.  On nihilism: the last man; disindividuation; decognification; the incredible shrinking self--it is uncanny how dead-on Nietzsche's scattered comments are in the  early Twenty-first century.

Genetic ontology (Miguel de Beistegui: "Transcendental empiricism is concerned with isolating the genetic and immanent conditions of existence of the real"), historicity of being (Zizek), Modes of Existence (Latour), psuedo-speciation (Mary Migdley); Paul James, Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism: Bringing Theory Back In

different orders of being
"The fundamental historicity of Being" (Zizek, Less Than Nothing, p. 108).

on reading e.g. Mills on biopolitics (in the context of Trump) one realizes that the crisis of being is manifested everywhere as a substitution of lateral discourses for action/project/power.  lateral d iscourses: the prolifeation of "towards a . . . "; the endless commentaries on foundational humans (Kant, Plato, Foucault . . .  )
The Lacan-Atwater open-ended chain can be viewed as series of substitutions for the N-word.  Atwater's explantion of the GOP's rhetorical strategy cannot be improved upon!  One of the major patterns of Trump's rhetorical performances is his further elaboration of this chain.  My conjunction of Atwater and Lacan represents neither and affirmation nor a rejection of Lacan's ideas.  It is the essence of TransEmp that one never leaves the field of immanence of phenomena--something only possible in the context of the technology deployed at this very moment by you, the reader, and by me, the assembler.  Simultaneously, while immersed in this field one deploy's texts that might illuminate these phenomena.  Thus, Freud, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Melanie Klein are deployed when relevant to the field of immanence within which they then become enmeshed.

consilience affinity attunement

The evocation of a sexually charged evil and the channelling of rage against a scapegoat (various forms of the other) is the stock-in-trade of Republican politiciams.  In this respect Trump is no different (see GOP as the Stupid Party)

concept of brutishness

Let us call this the Lacan/Atwater hypothesis.  Political elites

demonization--heart of darkness--trope--signifying chain


But what is new with the Trump campaign--and decisively so--is that a charismatic demagogue has literally hijacked the base of the Republican Party.  The genetic ontology of ressentiment produces a subject.  But that subject--the Trump enthusiasts one sees at rallies and in interviews and focus groups--has been embedded in the cultural-historical field of white supremacy (see The Imus Brouhaha and that which is called "Racism").  The containment of white rage has depended on two things.  First, an economy of white affirmative action guaranteeing great masses of "white" folk sole access to those sectors of employment embedded in local government (police, fire, govt administration, utilities, transportation, building services, construction, and even manufacturing).  And second, a semioitic regime of ego-reinforcing symbols (positive and negative identifications).  When you add the election of Barak Obama to the economic consequences of the regime of neoliberal globalization (which includes declining wages as well as job losses) you add insult to injury, and one gets a psycho-cultural crackup of world-historic proportions.  This is what Trump exploits.




1.  history of ressentiment in politics
2.  Walzer
3.  Gienapp
4.  Enlightenment/Progressivism vs. God, King and Country, family: MCMahon, Vincent
5.  1937-8; 1953; 1963, 1964; Atwater

The linkage of Jacques Lacan and Lee Atwater exemplifies the fundamental orientation of this site: Transcendental Empiricism.  As Wilfrid Sellars has put it (as interpreted by Robert B. Brandom, "The Centrality of Sellars's Two-Ply Account of Observations to the Arguments of 'Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind', in Robert B. Brandom, Tales of the Mighty Dead: Historical Essays in the Metaphysics of Intentionality (Harvard University Press, 2002))

1.  The New York Times (and others) on Nihilism

Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children (7-6-15)

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent (9-10-14)

Teens spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media (W. Post 11-3-15)

Is Internet Addiction a Health Threat for Teenagers? (7-16-15)

In ‘Screenagers,’ What to Do About Too Much Screen Time  (3-15-16)

Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance (Common Sense Media)

How Facebook Warps Our Worlds (Frank Bruni, op-ed column 5-21-16)



The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food (2-20-13)

Andy Grove’s Warning to Silicon Valley (3-25-16)

Evolution’s Sweet Tooth   (6-5-12)



Today’s Exhausted Superkids
(8-15-15)


Failure to Thrive (3-12-15)

Unequal, Yet Happy (4-11-15)

Michel Houllebecq's 'Submission',  reviewed by Karl Ove Knausgaard (NYT, 11-2-15)



The Immigrant Advantage (5-24-14)


In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs (10-30-15)

Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds (11-2-15)

U.S. Suicide Rate Surges to a 30-Year High (4-22-16)

Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites (1-20-16)

How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America (1-19-16)

Heroin Epidemic Increasingly Seeps Into Public View (3-6-16)

The battle to free Taunton from heroin’s deadly grip: as overdoses soar, a struggling city looks for answers (Boston Globe, 3-19-16)

*** These sado-sexual fixations that are the essense of right-wing signifying chains may dress themselves up as issues (such as abortion or Obamacare), as if they were subject to rational debate and beholden to empirical checks.  But they are clearly not, and one of the indications of the intellectual bankruptcy of liberal and progressive discourse is that it is fundamentally incapable of grasping this elemental fact.

Figure 1, PISA Math Scores, 2003 - 2012: 25 Nations, should be studied carefully, referred to frequently, borne in mind constantly.  For more on Figure 1 see the PISA Results: Evolutionary, Historical, Developmental, and Psychological Perspectives.  This figure is pregnant with all sorts of meanings, prospective as well as retrospective.  The development of our cognizing powers, and the subversion of that development.  In the context of Fig. 1, an interesting New York Times article: Reforms to Ease Students’ Stress Divide a New Jersey School District (12--25-15).

sexual insymbolic contet--sado-sexual.  This may be obvious in the anti-abortion, anti-obama care videos (proctologist and gynecologitst, in the content of the demonic (public discourse of the liberal variety refers to demonization but does not explore the cotntent of the demonic ur-content).  The term super-predator, use of which got bill clinton into trouble in early April, while refering only to violence, evokes the whole tangled mas of sexual content and pirmal fears at the core of audeince repsones to right wing demagogues.

Here is Nietzshce's eternal rutrn in all it slgory!
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The Kennedy Assassination and Dark Politics

In mid thirties in michigan an expose of the black legion in local politics

But what is new with the Trump campaign--and decisively so--is that a charismatic demagogue has literally hijacked the base of the Republican Party.  The genetic ontology of ressentiment produces a subject.  But that subject--the Trump enthusiasts one sees at rallies and in interviews and focus groups--has been embedded in the cultural-historical field of white supremacy (see The Imus Brouhaha and that which is called "Racism").  The containment of white rage has depended on two things.  First, an economy of white affirmative action guaranteeing great masses of "white" folk sole access to those sectors of employment embedded in local government (police, fire, govt administration, utilities, transportation, building services, construction, and even manufacturing).  And second, a semioitic regime of ego-reinforcing symbols (positive and negative identifications).  When you add the election of Barak Obama to the economic consequences of the regime of neoliberal globalization (which includes declining wages as well as job losses) you add insult to injury, and one gets a psycho-cultural crackup of world-historic proportions.  This is what Trump exploits.

Blumenthal on Nixon riots
search terms: "hard hat riot may 1970 new york" War Foes Here Attacked by Construction Workers (NYT 5-9-70)
Basic Forms and the Realization of Human "Being-in-the-World"

Fig 2 psuedo-speciation


from Friderich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, III, 62

. . .  Man is the as yet undetermined animal . . .

Fig 1--and the Trump campaign--pose the question of the fate of intelligence. 

Foucault, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Deleuze & Guatarri
Freud, Klein, Lacan

The enlightenment assumption of  the rational citizen as ontologically prior to history is now only a tired shibboleth.  Developmental divergence, variation and perversion are now fundamental features of postmodernity: the liberal-Enlightenment presupposition of a cognitively homogeneous citizenry collapses in the face of this data.



Such developmental divergence figures critically into understanding the rhetorical productions of political actors, and the relationship between actor and audience (see Rozik) in the town-halls mobs, tea party rallies, in the
Congressional debate on the auto bailout, in the 2011-12 GOP debates, and now the 2016 Trump campaign.  The standard presupposition--that the set of all voters is cognitively homogeneous--is itself a key shibboleth of liberalism . . .   (continued here). 

***But there is also a psychoanalytic
dimension with two major components.  First, there is ressentiment, the dark energy against which the Enlightenment is powerless.  It bubbles and explodes in the 2009 anti-"Obamacare" town hall meetings.  Some see ressentiment as backlash--as episodic and event-driven (ie, as reactions to ghetto rebellions, school busing, student radicalism); they are wrong.  There is a deep structure of rage that is endemic to our more broadly conceived historical situation (the third genetic ontology of Dasein)--inchoate rage expressed in the theater of ressentiment that politics provides.  This is the heart of darkness at the center of civilization--and the core psychodynamic logic that generates the rhetorical performances of the Right, from the Know Nothing Party of 1856 up to and beyond the present GOP campaign of 2016.  The whole story of the GOP's electoral strategy involves the manipulation and channelling of this emotional raw material by a variety of political and economic elites.
***There is a simple brutishness to the rhetorical performances of the right, an inexhaustible reservoir of rage, cognitively primitive, sadistic in impulse and sexual in symbolic content (although this is often implicit--see Lacan: signifying chain). Several pages on this site contain images, videos, newspaper reports, and political ads that span the years 2009 to 2013.  Two of the videos (Father of Gun Victim and Kelly Ayotte Criticized), from June 20, 2013. are presented here.  They are concrete moments in the unfolding of QHD-3, ressentiment and the mechanisms of defense.

John Cantin, who had just lost his daughter to gun violence, and was simply reading the names of recent victims of gun violence, was treated by the Tea Party crowd with a relentless and simple-minded brutishness.  The first video includes an interview with Martin Bashir of MSNBC.  In it Cantin comments on the cognitive performativity of the crowd, and especially of Musso

 you will hear Cantin comment on the intellctual limitations of Musso.  The article gives you a sense of the texture of the event.  These people are not expressing an opinion on gun legislation; they are performing their rage in the theater of ressentiment that politics provides.
the Musso Rant

johncantin
A security officer hovers near John Cantin as gun rights activist
Daniel Musso harrases him at a gun control rally

Article: Kelly Ayotte Criticized by Domestic Violence Activist, Examiner.com

Samantha Bee Sits Down With A Diverse Group Of Educated Millennial Trump Supporters    realclearpolitics,  March 16, 2016

"Understanding all of Cantin’s words was complicated by the din caused by the guns rights activists, who did not relent in their verbal harassment."
re. why one supports a candidate:

"The so-called 'motive': another error.  Merely a surface phenomenon of consciousness, an accompaniment to an act, which conceals rather than exposes the antecedentia of the act." {re Imus and that which is called racism}

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (Penguin, 1968), p. 49
from Nietzsche, The Geneology of Morals, III, 14:

Here the works of vengefulness and rancor swarm; here the air stinks of secrets and concealment;  . . . and what mendaciousness is employed to disguise that this hatred is hatred!  What a display of grand words and postures, what an art of "honest" calumny!
About this page:
1.  provides a graphic-based overview of the site as a whole
2.  provides a summary of the main points of each graphic in the context of contemporary american politics and culture
3.  Heidegger, Hegel, Wittgenstein, Freud (prior to research); Cooke, Brandeis (out of research); Nietzsche; Deleuze, Zizek
4.  diff with above authors: TrEmp

QHD-5

Cognitive development is critical (Fig above right)
Cultural-historical development inclusive of psychoanalysis (Trump-fascism)
Cognitive regimes

Elites (Mann) Economic, Political, Military, Religious

Fig general
Fig KE
Hiss List
CED
Philip Burch

antinomies of progressivism

"politics" is art of manipulating the elements of fig 3

Charles Beard, Walter Lippman, and Dick Cheney--neolib and neocon

civic republicanism vs. commercial reublicanism

the other biology: Genetic/Brain science determinism vs the other biology: ethology, primate studies

Hegel; Heidegger; Wittgenstein; Freud-Reich

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Michel Foucault, Remarks on Marx : conversations with Duccio Trombadori, translated by R. James Goldstein and James Cascaito (Semiotext(e), 1991)

"It was a matter of calling the theme of the subject into question once again, that great, fundamental postulate which French philosophy,  from Descartes until our own time, had never abandoned.  Setting out with psychoanalysis, Lacan discovered, or brought out into the open, the fact that the theory of the unconscious is incompatible with a theory of the subject (in the Cartesian sense of the term as well as the phenomenological one). . .  Indeed, Lacan concluded that is was precisely the philosophy of the subject which had to be abandoned on account of this incompatibiity, and that the point of departure should be an analysis of the mechanisms of the unconscious." p. 56-7


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Paul Greensboro, NC 18 minutes ago (comment on The Trump-Berlusconi Syndrome)



Take heed and read. The level of functional illiteracy in America is the frightening part of the electorate. I'm afraid we the electorate need another Enlightenment.  I for one will keep reading not only the Wall Street Journal news but the NYT opinion page, and, at times the Nation, the Progressive, and even the Guardian and the Economist. I'm not sure what the best of the rest of America reads. Thanks for the valued historical perspective Roger Cohen.
                       Fig. 2a. Cognitive Regimes: Topography of the Two-party system

                  Bourgeois (1):  CNN/MSNBC            Bourgeois (2): Universities/NPR
                        (modern corporation)                    (human capital, cultural capital)
             Concrete Operational (and preop.)      Formal Operational (and concrete op)

crt
Preoperational (and gestural)                
Ressentiment: Fox News (rentier sectors;      
provincial capitals; racist political ecologies)     

Genetic ontology
Only Nietzsche prepares us for the twenty-first century.  Only Nietzsche prepares us for Donald Trump.

Miguel de Beistegui: "Transcendental empiricism is concerned with isolating the genetic and immanent conditions of existence of the real")
historicity of being (Zizek)
Modes of Existence (Latour),
psuedo-speciation (Mary Migdley)
Paul James, Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism: Bringing Theory Back In

To make any sense of the 2016 political/cultural-historical scene, we must jump right and proceed immanently.

Consider this example from Sophia Rosenfeld, A Revolution in Language: the Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France (Stanford, 2001).  Two other examples, drawn from the current political scene, are the Musso rant (below right) and the Ground Zero debate.  The enormous cognitive gulf between the enlightened representatives of the French Revolution and the villages folk, between the two protagonists in the Ground Zero debate, and between Musso and the modern civilized citizen (Cantin), has been inadequately conceptualized.  The two ontological modalities on display in these texts and videos are both emotionally and cognitively at odds.  (Of immediate relevance: this excerpt from Jeremy E. C. Genovese, "Piaget, Pedagogy, and Evolutionary Psychology.")

Cartesian self as a priori synthesis immanent to standard discourse.  Thus, in the flux of political discourse and argument, gesture and posture, a standard self is presupposed.

"The so-called 'motive': another error.  Merely a surface phenomenon of consciousness, an accompaniment to an act, which conceals rather than exposes the antecedentia of the act." {re Imus and that which is called racism}

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (Penguin, 1968), p. 49
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troy laraviere msnbc  Cantin

ok When I went up I just looked at some of their signs and talked to them a little bit and realized they really didn't know much about what they were there for. 



 forhe din't realize I was talking about my daughter. . .  wwwwBut

anyway as I started speakin this man came up to me on the right and he tried talking to me, yelling at me actually, and he tried to intimidate me, the intimidation didnt work, i kept on reading

. . . and realized that they didnt know what they were there for.

man in red shirt:
ok. . . He had a very limited vocabulary from what I could see.  He wasn't making a lot of sense.  I don't even know if he knew why he was there for sure.  I don't think he realized what we were actually there for. . . . 
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///epithet; gutteral------

“I blocked him out,” Cantin told Martin Bashir Friday afternoon. “I don’t even know if he knew why he was there for sure. I don’t think he realized what we were actually there for.”

Thomas B. Edsall MARCH 8, 2016
Tom Davis similarly noted that the shift of the Republican base to more working class white communities has changed the cultural character of the Republican electorate. Republican voters are now more “guttural,” as Davis put it, more comfortable with Trump’s boastful, violent rhetoric and less connected to the cosmopolitan, modulated language of suburbia.
Fig. 2b. Cognitive Regimes: Topologies of the Two-party System
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 LEFT                                 RIGHT

                 TOPOLOGY                              depressive*                  paranoid-schizoid*      
                 POLITICAL STYLE                    progressive                  proto-Dorian
                 COG MODE                             formal + concrete      pre-operational + gestural (
(psuedo-concrete)

*Simon Clarke, Social Theory, Psychoanalysis and Racism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)

*Michael Rustin, "Race, Ethnicity, and Natonality," in Textbook of Psychoanalysis, 2nd ed. (American Psychiatric Publishing, 2012)




psuedo-speciation vs. racism



This concept of pseudo-speciation is the antithesis of the varieties of neo-racism that now permeate the semiosphere--for example, Nicholas Wade's neo-racist A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History* (Penguin Press, 2014), and Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending's neo-racist The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution (2009).  Serious neo-racist works, such as these, have three characteristics.  First, " . . . the authors employ an undefined and oftentimes arbitrary racial classificatory scheme, assume race to be a natural fact, use ethnocentric metrics to measure intelligence (but see Ceci's critique of the concept of intelligence) and attempt to lay the ground work for the racial classification of humanity by intelligence."**  Second, these works merely dress up in psuedo-scientific terms the dark side of neoliberalism--its racist mass appeal; and third our whole culture seems to be animated by a feverish hostility to understanding humans as extremely complex cultural historical, ontologically indeterminate organisms.

Indeed, one might say that the racist conception of human difference is not only intellectually null.  It is also a symptom of the primitive cognitive processes characteristic of racism.  This site takes the bull by the horns, and addresses human differences from a cultural-historical and a political perspective.  Taking the bull by the horns means goring not a few sacred cows.  When this is done
our number one sacred cow bites the dust--the  myth of the individual, the Cartesian self in a market economy (the self-evident ontological given and eternal truth of our being, the selfy self-same self)--and is replaced, as a first, and only first, approximation, by the Quantum Heterogeneity of Dasein: Five Genetic Ontologies

*See Jonathan Marks' review and blog (anthropomics).  Also Geneticists say popular book misrepresents research on human evolution (Nature)

**from review by Cadell Last, Explorations in Anthropology, Vol.12, No. 1, pp. 120–123.