Monthly Archives: November 2015
It is the extraordinary disruption of the possibility of ordinary conversation that holds both promise and peril.
Pop culture likes to turn events of world historical significance into the backdrop for petty dramas that properly concern two people.
What follows the “not all” is typically stereotypical nonsense about “the black” or “the Muslim.”
One can only hope in our post-political age to put the words “power” and “equality” back into a historically-vacuous, economics-filled discourse.
And what is this “I” which asks who I am?
Who has time for one Friday night, let alone two?
What I’m against is racial inequality which, in an age of bourgeois preoccupations, often takes the form of interracial sexuality.
Hence to speak of an “eternal flame” is to articulate an absurdity.
Yet our prosaic selves remain constitutively open to the poetry of the world.