By Elaine Brown
Brown's account of her existence on the optimum degrees of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. greater than a trip via a turbulent time in American heritage, this can be the tale of a black woman's conflict to outline herself.
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The transumptive correlation between the two master disciplines (theology and economics) thus points to N. J. 48 Our present episteme’s economic system and its formulaic schema delineate, therefore, mankind’s enslavement to natural scarcity—which has replaced what had been its / our enslavement to original sin. 49 Our third and hybrid level of existence, as shown in these cases, is therefore a domain specific to Aimé Césaire’s proposed new science of the Word. 50 The implication is this: the study of nature, in this context, will now be specifically a study of the imple26 Sylvia Wynter and Katherine McKittrick menting bios agency of the human brain.
Devastating, because the proposals made, if nonconsciously so, are made from the perspective of homo oeconomicus and its attendant master discipline of economics, whose behavior-regulatory metaphysical telos of mastering Malthusian natural scarcity is precisely the cause of the problem itself. So for us to deal with global warming, this will call for a farreaching transformation of knowledge—this pari passu with a new mutation of the answer (its “descriptive statement”) that we give to the question as to who as humans we are.
Because each such projection is the shared storytelling origin out of which we are initiatedly reborn. In this case we are no longer, as individual biological subjects, primarily born of the womb; rather, we are both initiated and reborn as fictively instituted inter-altruistic kinrecognizing members of each such symbolically re-encoded genre-specific referent-we. This is to say we are all initiatedly reborn—renatus in Saint Thomas Aquinas’s Christian term—to subjectively experience ourselves as subjects of the same encoded symbolic life kind.
A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown