All hedged betting has been halted. We are too damned busy with flesh tactics to type electric words into fabricated scripts. Expect mostly strategic delirium and fragments from here on out.
If Derrida does sometimes speak of destroying truth, what is meant is a deconstruction that reveals the complex conditions of the truth-effect:
The ‘rationality’… which governs a writing thus enlarged and radicalized, no longer issues from a logos. Further, it inaugurates the destruction, not the demolition but the de-sedimentation, the de-construction, of all the significations that have their source in that of the logos. Particularly the signification of truth. (Of Grammatology, Baltimore, 1976, 10)
Deconstruction brings to light a realm of undecidability which is ‘beyond truth’ and which is the condition of possibility of our true statements while also marking the provisionality of any formulation of truth:
Far from being a sort of empiricist agnosticism or skepticism, deconstruction is, so to speak, a hyper-cognition of a truth beyond truth, ‘a supplement of truthless truth’ (‘Living On’, 139), to the extent that it also inscribes the structural limits of cognition – thus, however, radically altering the concept of cognition as such. (R. Gasché, The Tain of the Mirror, Harvard UP, 1986, 267)
This hyper-cognition dissolves the classical concern with the foundations of truth and knowledge by showing how the true always withdraws, defers itself, leaving only traces of itself in the play of the signifiers. Truth is not exhausted by the set of true statements one can enunciate, but if one asks what knowledge the statements convey beyond their explicit content one is thrown back on the enigma of their textuality as the medium in which all truths emerge and into which they recede. The cult of upper case Truth, a Lacanian master-signifier which becomes a paralysing Gorgon, obscures this abyssal textual ground of true statements and seeks to found them instead in some direct transparent encounter of the mind with the real.