Racism and Capitalism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

I am inspired by a turn of events to rest Lyotard and reopen Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. I have read this book about three or four times cover to cover. I also did a presentation on this book in a Junior Seminar class while I was attending Clark Atlanta University. So I am going to … More Racism and Capitalism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

Mobile Society, Income Inequality, and the Postmodern Condition

Our society was built upon a foundation of paternity and masculinity, white supremacy, and capitalism. These three concepts, when mixed, provide for the volatile state of our society, because the makeup of the population is no longer supporting the foundational ideologies. … More Mobile Society, Income Inequality, and the Postmodern Condition

In a New Direction with Jean-Francois Lyotard and Postmodernism

The field, the problem, and the method in Jean-Francois Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge are the first three sections where he begins to explain the paradigm shift associated with science, technology, and the knowledge bases from which they extend. Regarding the field: ‘It is widely accepted that knowledge has become the principle … More In a New Direction with Jean-Francois Lyotard and Postmodernism

Ending Derrida’s Of Grammatology

Independence of representation and the proper perspective of representation. The following quotes are taken from the last chapter in Of Grammatology. The discussion is about representation. Representation has an independence from the object that is being represented. The object being represented cannot be represented without the representation. However, representation can stand alone from an object. … More Ending Derrida’s Of Grammatology

There Is No Place for Myself in Society with This Knowledge

I am thoroughly perplexed how the government and the parts of the voting public who let them in can see no wrong in spending $3 trillion on a war without just cause, creating thousands of casualties and raising the bottom line for the military, yet take issue with a person buying chips and candy with … More There Is No Place for Myself in Society with This Knowledge

‘Man Is Not a Social Creature’ and ‘Changing the Discretionary Perspective of Law Enforcement’

It is natural to doubt the positivity of society because of the struggle to socialize. We are all born with the organs to speak, the ability to speak, but with the inability to articulate our thoughts. Speaking and articulation are related but not the same. A child speaks through crying, because of the inability to … More ‘Man Is Not a Social Creature’ and ‘Changing the Discretionary Perspective of Law Enforcement’

Machiavelli versus Derrida, Unequal Distribution of Income, and a Dire Warning for the Black African American Community

The origin of nature = the breach of language The origin of language = the breach of nature In Machiavelli’s ‘The Art of War,’ the beginning of the discourse on war deals with what type of man is most suitable to a political entity for war. The conversation between Fabrizio and Cosimo revolves around ideal … More Machiavelli versus Derrida, Unequal Distribution of Income, and a Dire Warning for the Black African American Community