from Ferguson to Gaza… become one of the faint lights

Etches of Ink and Light

Marco Polo, via Calvino, tells Kublai Khan: “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.”

City of St. Louis, in it Ferguson, is a city of fear, a terrifying dream in which one is lost, lost, lost, chasing one’s own screams through a maze. Here, the police is murdering black teenagers with their hands in the air, slamming a pregnant woman to ground, beating and arresting journalists, yelling “you fucking animals” at protesters, attacking public marches with tear gas, wooden pellets, bullets encased in thin rubber. The FAA now declared a “no fly” zone. That means news choppers—outlawed.

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If these testimonies, in videos and pictures, look absurd, it is because they conceal the desire that animates such cities. It is the desire of an imperial state to have…

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