Bracing is understood psychological. Revenge positions lack as reasons to attaining it. And when one finally attains it, they don’t desire revenge anymore. Desire immediately dissipates after the brace. The final efforts was all in vain! Although this is perfectly sound, the implication says that there’s an immediate winner and an immediate looser. Here is where things get interesting. Aristotle said that subjects do not win or lose a debate. It is the argument itself ‘wins’ or ‘loses’ the debates for them. There’s a sense of predestination. Or atleast a virtual field that immediately assigns an expense to a previous benefit unpaid. It’s easy to see why we become unfaithful to this deity.
This is one of the most devastating ways live and think. It impedes our ability to be honest. It hinders self-critique. It’s entirely dialectical because it makes hypocrisy the greatest virtue of human achievement. It isn’t useful to look at bracing from within a debate. A debate appropriates the very issue at hand into a metanarrative. Debates are useless unless talking about the debate itself.
The growing-adult braces
Bracing is what a psychological barrier is to what flight-and-fight is. One immediately abandons the altercation. Silence is an example of evacuating. The adult claims to be above it, using the guise of responsibility to abandon the “spirit of the game.” What does it mean to abandon the “spirit of the game?” The social formation produces growing-adults to grow… and negate a negation. What do they negate? Desire itself. Then, they are instructed to place desire as primary.
Desire perpetually leaves the thing or object that desire attaches to. When we force desire to be primary, we have an entire social structure to use it as an injection to the economy. Why would anyone sign up for asceticism? It is the belief is that once is desire negated, it immediately returns but without the sin. In other words, they want revenge but the Christian God is ever-knowing and ever-present. However, desire has already arrived negated to the adult. This already positions the adult into brace under an encounter (the hypocrite). Meaning the intent was to reject (or give away) desirous-revenge. Bracing allows one to anticipate the desirous-revenge return to him but at the level adjusted for sin.
Why is memory so powerful? When we watch an altercation, we often seek out the finishing blow to conclude. We look for the way the conclusion leaves the Other in a state of thoughtful retaliation. It is the moment when we can see the light leave the enemy’s eyes! The moment when the ego has confirmed revenge! The sweet taste of victory served on a dish that gives that extra punch! Adults forbid revenge. But this means that revenge is forbidden for them. One can handle revenge as long as they don’t affirm it. The Christian God is always watching. One’s opponent braces for the Other to brace for the desirous-revenge. Memory serves reminds one that arguments are reciprocal and attached into desiring-production.
Desiring-production follows the psychological realm of utility and Truth. It superficially explains the reasons for revenge as the desire to prove one is right. Why? Because the production-of-the-real leaves one to follow the logic that the role of the species was to survive, build, eat, reproduce. BOOM…the present. Then, the soul takes on from there. In modernity, violence has a symbolic face lift. The soul wears it like a shield. What powers capitalism is consumption. The soul consumes Vital Potentia. Desiring-machines produce the real. Which then gifts desirous-revenge into a fuel. The adult claims ‘win’ with symbolic victory. By disengaging, they betray life to the will-to-nothingness.
The “Last-man” braces life
This is what Nietzsche warned about the complete management of the world. Life-force, or the vital potentia, would be harvested and syphoned-in. The “last-man,” would “suck” and betray life by nihilism. By having bracing being built into capitalism, all we can brace for is bracing itself.