Mt Zion - Andrew Brant

Emily Post-Structuralism

Emily Post-structuralism.
I won't answer people's questions, so much as reveal the myriad ways in which they are unanswerable.

Sweet Dreams.

Q: What does my dream mean? 

I had a dream that i walked into a room there were some people in there and there were cats in i start walking towards a cat because i want to pet it and the cat gets angry the cats right eye start changing into different colors every second but the left eye was just greyish -black, the cat also gets two long teeth that come like out of its mouth. The cat wants to attack me so the people in the room get me out . Then i wake up from the dream shocked and i kind of hear a cat sound yeah thats the dream


A: Dreams are crucial to our ability to free ourselves from the soul-crushing triviality of ordinary discourse. Indeed, they undermine our ability to trust in reason, thus rejecting the logocentric “rationality” or daily life. While madness offers an escape from the prison of our minds in Foucault, Derrida sees dreams as opening a rupture in ability to trust in “facts” and “truth.” Indeed, even Descartes, the old French bastard, wrote about the unstable line between “dreaming “and “reality.” Much like Zhuanzi dreaming that he is a butterfly, who is to say that the butterfly doesn’t dream he is Zhuangzi?


We must reject a hermeneutics of oneirology along the lines of Freud or Jung and instead look to the ways that this dream disrupts your understanding of the solid reality you seem convinced exists. Indeed, didn’t you “hear” a cat sound upon waking? Perhaps this is all a dream, and the stress of this feline attack caused you to pass out. In a few “days” you will awaken in a hospital, covered in gauze. Perhaps this is a dream-within-a-dream. You have no way of knowing who you are or what constitutes your reality, so you should probably prepare for all possible lives.


My suggestion is to behave always as if you are dreaming and your actions have no consequence. Steal candy bars, go outside naked, and unleash upsetting shrieks at animals you encounter. Either you will “wake up” or “escape” to another dream. It’s a win-win!

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Luke Niebler