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In Times of Crisis, the Other Demands Your Body to Cover Up His Lack

By | March 31st, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #30|

Worldwide, human subjects experience an imposed control and restriction of their personal freedom in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eventually all governments resort to the same measures: self-isolation, social distancing, total lockdown, restrictions of free movement, ban of all ‘non-essential’ travel and socializing. The argument is that this is the way to 'flatten the curve'; [...]

The Host of the Virus

By | March 30th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #28|

Confined, reading articles about the virus, I notice a signifier relating to the origin of the virus appearing repeatedly. Its strangeness surprises me. The host of the virus; in Greek: xenistis. “A virus is an infectious agent requiring a host whose metabolism and constituents it uses to replicate.” “In biology, a host is an organism [...]

The Con Man Behind The Curtain

By | March 29th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #27|

“It has taken a good deal longer than it should have, but Americans have now seen the con man behind the curtain,”[1] writes Peter Wehner in his column for The Atlantic referring to Donald Trump.  The unexpected event, once again, can change the course of history. This is why political predictions so often suffer the [...]

Corona – Eros is not the answer

By | March 28th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #25|

In different blogs, psychoanalysts attested that corona confronts us with a ravaging real that causes worldwide anxiety. This anxiety demands a symptomatic answer, to mask the lack in the symbolic and the painful nonsense of the real [1]. I think one of those symptoms is the ‘solidarity discourse’ that keeps popping up everywhere. Before corona, [...]

The City that Never Sleeps…

By | March 28th, 2020|COVID-19 / 2020 #24|

New York City has fallen into a deep slumber. Broadway is asleep, the lights are out, and the show is not going on.  Likewise, the museums, the houses of worship are closed; all sports events, all social gatherings are cancelled. Schools are closed, children and college students are sent home, people are working from home. [...]