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“a wetland’s constructed in my backyard”
I am staying up so late only because there is so much to think about and talk about and S’s house is lovely and i’m so happy to see my friends and never mind that there is no hot water it turns out betta fish will eat pellets from the bottom of the bowl with their little lips and i had a good talk w/ T. Low tonight and i’m just trying to keep my feet warm.
That thing bell hooks sez abt how “the more downtrodden and unfortunate the circumstances, the more ‘beauty’ was needed to uplift, offer a vision of hope, to transform” (“Beauty in the Ordinary”).
“We can be quite sure that if wealthy white Americans had been the ones left without food and water for days in a giant sports stadium after Hurricane Katrina, even George W. Bush would have gotten serious about climate change” (Naomi Klein).
FLEE ALL MILIEUS
Any given Saturday it is crazy out there. Pig parade. The counter-march? Up Harrison, cop SUVs running against the light. I love everybody saying “stay safe” at the march. As if we can protect each other with our language.
Coming out of poetry to “Radio Shack at 14th smashed.”
Kit Robinson: “the nation-state is so twentieth-century.”
The Coming Insurrection: “There is nothing more draining, nothing more fatal, than this classical politics, with its dried up rituals, its thinking without thought, its little closed world.”
– The Invisible Committee
– How do we find each other?
– Leaps of faith
FUCK THE POLICE
– Get organized! Today we got to chant, The people / united / will never be defeated in a mass of thousands. The second march, the sound system taking the tunnel. Sick kettling tonight but at least most of the busloads of protestors were released. By 1 am cops are mostly replaced by taxis.
I forgot “ambition” and said “competition” instead. Okay so maybe for me too autonomy comes before all else. Even if it is evident that one can have a friendship despite lack of aesthetic affinities, all friendships are political. This is about my lapsed communication w/ places east. They will indict you for yr poetry. Unless you are white and went to Harvard & Iowa in which case “the state didn’t have much of a case.”
“The important thing is not to be better-armed but to take initiative” (The Invisible Committee).
“fuck the world!!!”
– Cassandra Gillig
Wake up to sirens, yelling, megahorns, bullhorns. BlackOUT Collective OPD shutdown. Protestors chain themselves to the police headquarters and to each other. Demonstrators block Broadway, hoist Black Lives Matter flag.
– I’m like, in that mode now. I’m like, run, hide, run, hide— show up — indeterminate laminate light writer — paramilitary task force — germinate indiscretion — hellstorm — don’t bring ID if you’re going out into the streets
I like sitting in proximity to people I love, close enough to hear what they’re saying, without having to talk to them. E says they left their phone at the Omni so if i need to get ahold of them to write on Facebook.
When i am thinking about access & invitation, i am thinking about recognition, who i need to be recognized by and when and why, i want to tell I. W/ $93 million cut from WIC to avoid government shutdown this is not to mention the $60 trimmed from the EPA, how you can not grow up in America and not be shaped by racism.
What do i need a name for “to build a strategy from our complexity — not our sameness” (Alicia Garza)?
General strike in Belgium blocks shopping. Siege shuts down Sydney. I get an air mattress and T. Low blesses me with a blanket. I just really love sleeping in other people’s houses. We wish Cassandra was here.
– im gna just leave a dvd of a robot on the desk & leave rn
– “heed this”