As you write in your uplifting post, Yusef,
I am trying to delineate (or actually create) a second concept within the first concept (of repression ) so that for a time we could speak of negative repression ( as restraint) and positive repression (creativity, or a psycho-technic of creativity which we could call positive repression.) In other words, I want to see to what extent, if any, I can affirm repression as a power to create…. Myself, my subjectivation, or better: how we can create our subjectivation.
Yes, affirming life, creating concepts, riding the crest, that's the aim of philosophy. Let's ride the Deleuzian waves of fluidity, delve onto the immanence of organic life, and roll with the punches of static blows.
The paradigm is shifting. In Deleuze’s “Pourparlez 1973-1990” he describes his own (often failed) attempts at creating and treating text as a STREAM, and not as a code.
In other words: reading and creating are exercises in intensities. As he writes in “Spokesmen”, taking his analogy from the world of sports (Olympian and Greek) which was characterized by effort and resistance from a fixed point, as in running, discus and javelin throwing, and shot putting, the new forms of sports today like surfing, paragliding and windsurfing are about riding on an already existing wave.
Philosophy now is how to be incorporated into the movement which is performed by a wave or an ascending stream of air – whereby you “enter” a movement rather than being the starting point of an effort.
However, philosophy still returns to the “fixed” values and to the concept of the intellectual as the guardian of eternal values. As soon as philosophy finds itself in a vacant period it takes refuge in the reflection “on” something like the eternal or the historical. If it can not create movement or ride it, philosophy starts impotently reflecting.
Let's not fall into that trap.
How we can create our subjectivation? you ask.
Do we need subjectivation?
Or am I flirting with the enemy that I can't live without?