File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0111, message 16

Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 18:41:29 +0800

> > No gods, No masters, No man.  There is no authority except the Immortal.
> Hitler admired Catholicism becaused it enforced its authority.  Telling
> others there is no authority except the one prescribed sounds suspiciously
> like an imitation of the author of  the Ten Commandments.

Your suspicion comes with some authority, no? The Immortal is of every
person, and singular to that person. The Immortal would give authority to
what Badiou calls 'opinion'. 'The maxim of opinion is: Love that which you
have always loved.'

> If B is saying,
> to each of us choose your own Good,  resist the Good imposed by the Other,
> that is a logical statement.  If this leads to being your own authority,
> subject to you own rules, it would seem  you are playing philosopher.

I think this is exactly what he is doing. Also I think the
'subject-of-a-truth-becoming-process' is for those ppls who have constructed
subjectivities not on par with the PoMoCo, that is, for conservatives.



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