sinthomosexuality parallels

When Edelman writes that "the sinthome thus names the element through which we 'take on distinctive shape,' and if, like figure, it assures our access to a 'recognizable' world by allowing us, as Lacan explains, to 'choose something ... instead of nothing' ..." I thought of the phrasing in aha's post from last week, where he paraphrased Heidegger's definition of Being as the reason why there is something instead of nothing. Edelman's inversion of sinthome, and his inversion of positive futurism etc in general seem to entertain an overturning of Heidegger's definition of what it means to participate in Being--Edelman seems to advocate a choice of nothing over something, a cultivated death drive that creates ruptures within nearly every established tradition, insofar as these traditions seek geneological, familial, textual permanence, and with tradition as an idea founded upon the existence of multiple generations. Now I know this is a very narrow reading of Heidegger, and since I have read roughly 7 pages of Being and Time, I have little ground to stand on. But: if we start with the premise that our society defines existence as inextricable from permanence, inheritance, and preservation (summed in the Child), then overturning these involves overturning existence, a choice of death--and an overturning of cultural Being? I feel it's necessary to circumscribe Being as cultural Being--sinthomosexuals are still alive and participating in breathing and other hallmarks of life are not implicated in the overturning Edelman theorizes.

In any case--it was mostly the phrasing that caught my eye, and I began to wonder if the something>nothing might actually be a two-way street, in (diluted) Heideggarian terms.

In addition to Heidegger (and Foucault, I feel obligated to say), No Future reminds me of Anti-Oedipus, in the specific ways it prioritizes the elimination/destabilizing of the discourses that have written their way into our psyches. I guess when you paraphrase D&G that generally, you wind up with a gloss that in fact applies to a lot of other authors in this class--Butler, Althusser, the list goes on...