Richard Seymour


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Northern Irish Marxist writer and broadcaster, activist and owner of the blog Lenin's Tomb.

Seymour is a former member of the Socialist Workers Party.

He is currently working on a PhD. in sociology.
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God creates Adam and immediately—sooner than we thought—He speaks to him. This first address, according to the midrash, is a seduction:  
“And the Lord God took the human and placed him in the Garden of Eden” (Gen. 2: 15):  
He took him with beautiful words and seduced him to enter the Garden.  
It is seduction that is constitutive of the human entry into language. Moved, captivated by divine mes
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“We prefer the machine when human relationships have become disappointing.”
Richard Seymour, The Twittering Machine

“A self is a fantasy, an image of ‘what I am really like’ by which we represent ourselves to the world. Selves are more-or-less skilful diplomats; they’re what we have to stop us from ripping each other to pieces. This is why Winnicott described the ego as a ‘false self’; but he also argued that it allowed for a ‘third’, transitional space to be created between ego and unconscious which could be the locus of creative freedom.”
Richard Seymour

“Class politics, in itself, clearly constitutes an antidepressant of some sort.. [but] anyone relying on the vicissitudes of political struggles to keep the dogs at bay, is essentially sacrificing their mental health to forces beyond their control. At worst, becoming dependent on the feeling of victory, they will be pulled to the right in dark times.”
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