Madness is something that has to do with a great deception. But it is not the end: it can also be seen as an active liberation of thought. Madness happens as if thought would unravel and fly like a kite. In the end, madness only comes when one has lost its thread, when there is not more to unravel and when the kite goes vertically to the stratosphere. Whoever goes mad is the one who unhands more thread without giving sense to the singular reel that holds it: the one who releases it away to be lost. But is not the same to become mad than to be-a-crazy. One can be a happy madman and live with that, because sometimes the thread never ends to unstitch. Perhaps it is needed to live many lives to be a madman worthy of madness. As mad as one might be, nowadays it is enough to simply follow the “script” of normality that surround us ―while keeping on laughing intimately at it― so to remain unnoticed. Many have made history by doing that and that is why their names still shine. And yes, as Nietzsche puts it with Zarathustra: we dance between these two worlds. In fact, dancing is what best describes this coming and going of madness.
In order to refer with certain seriousness to the work and the thought of Michel Foucault, it’s worth to try to be foucauldian and apply the same asepsy Foucault applied himself to his thought. This is not as difficult as it sounds, considering that his scriptural voice, his postures, his whirls, his dandysms, and his style in general, were never repellent to the embodiment and the incorporation of his work. But to make worth that seriousness it’s needed to read between lines and detect the locks that Foucault did to himself to make his influences iridescent. It would be needed to track mostly the voices that made up the black sun of his nietzscheanism. This tracking precises to confirm how his neatness would lead him to stop considering the beginning of his work from ‘Mental illness and Personality’. It would be needed to see how he avoided to departure from such work centring his thought since ‘The History of Madness’. Certainly, it would be needed to see how such centring was always reformulating his system each time he published a new oeuvre. Such neatness would be worth to avoid any posterity that tends to decant his work and his thought only from his influences. And one thing is that Foucault had arrived to Nietzsche through Bataille and another is that he would had embraced the bataillean Nietzsche. Foucault always knew how to shake in time his influences and always knew how to rile his ‘masters’ to extract the best of them. This is substantial to clarify Foucault’s nietzscheanism and to be a good counter-foucauldian. Continue reading
I found this music video on YouTube that seems very useful to illustrate what is a microfascism. We start from the idea that a microfascism emerges when there is a blocked and repressed desire that is molarized through a codificated flow which investment is totalitarian. When that happens, the creative line of flight that involves desire becomes a line of abolition or a line of death. In the video we have a girl who wants to be famous and whose subjectivity lies encysted in common sense. Continue reading