if you cant handle me at my worst then leave because i dont have a best im always awful
Gary Younge, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/18/ferguson-violence-martin-luther-king-michael-brown
laughing at how CNN went into one of the looted businesses in Ferguson and spoke to the owner. the reporter started asking all these leading questions that were clearly setting up answers that expressed anger that their businesses were broken into.
The owner was like “actually I just want justice for Mike Brown im not worried about material things”
Jacques Rancière, “Ten Theses on Politics”, Dissensus: On Politics and Aesthetics (Continuum International, 2010) 42-3.
What would be the nature of the protest? Is it not always ipso facto violent as such (the demand as always the inscription of a violence)? Could it ever be properly political, or is it always the supplement of the political, the political despite itself, an interruption of the political? (Rancière’s dissensus.) What would be the alternative to the protest which itself stakes out the alternative (which can always be co-opted by the counter-protest)? What is it which makes the protest felt as particularly responsive to the demands of the current historical consciousness (Arab Spring, Occupy, Euromaiden, Ferguson)?
What does it mean ‘the promise of one’s youth’? What could or couldn’t youth utter as performative? Who would speak for Youth? Would the temporality of the promise— l’avenir— exhaust youth as such? How could we maintain youth in the ever-horizontal temporality of the promise? What would it mean to fail this promise?
I mean those story of Purge, people are going insane oh my god
The only purge we have in France is when everyone is trying to get a cake on Sunday morning or some viennoiserie and we have to run and shit before the old lady order 25 chocolatines/pain au chocolat/croissants for her dead husband and her dog…
You guys have so more fun than us, this is unfair
Marcel Proust, À l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (Gallimard, 1988) 118.