[Marxism] Fwd: LENIN'S TOMB: On Fetish

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun Aug 27 06:16:48 MDT 2017

The world is falling apart and Richard Seymour writes about this:

In the Lacanian terms of which Beller avails himself, the subject wholly 
trapped in the order of images, is psychotic.

Lacking a symbolic structure to give structure to the imaginary world, 
the psychotic depends on a knot of delusion to hold it all together. 
Should it unravel, the subject would be exposed to a terrifying chaos of 
experience. And a delusion is not in the order of belief, about which 
one can entertain doubts: it is experienced as certainty, as an 
objective, intrusive reality. For that reason, psychotic delusion is 
often discernible not by its incoherence, but by its spurious and often 
elaborate coherence.


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