[-empyre-] Now the last three days, we end the night of November 30 -
fervaziri at yahoo.de
Fri Nov 28 22:02:54 EST 2014
The murderof an unarmed black 18-year-old boy in Ferguson by a whitepolice officer and the deadly blow on the head of a young Turkish girl inOffenbach by an 18-year-old boy in recent days reminds me of Jasmina Reza’s “God ofCarnage” and the idea that violence is deeply rooted in many of us. The girl isin death bed because she tried to protect two other girls from being disturbedby some drunkard boys at McDonalds. Showing civil courage? What an absurd idea!Violence against women increases day by day, especially in male-oriented societies like Iran, Iraq, Syria and Afghanestan and we think by designating a day for the elimination of violence against women,we can solve the problem. Sometimes I doubt about whatever we write and do.The world seems to go back to Barbarian time and we cannot stop it.
Sorry that I am so pessimistic
Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> schrieb am 4:56 Freitag, 28.November 2014:
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Now the last three days, we end the night of November 30 -
Hi - we have only three more days of this discussion on empyre; please
post anything you might find relevant, you might have wanted to say, any
references you might want us to have, any points you might want to make. I
would especially like to hear more from the guests of this fourth week.
The discussion has been intense, harrowing at times; I wish there were a
permanent forum for continuous conversation, for the long duration of
healing and change, for opening up other spaces for performance, anything.
I think I've learned more this past month than I've learned in years, a
learning involving self-critique, self-assessment. (For myself, I want to
follow a path between nihilism and annihilation, see where that leads.) I
want to thank everyone who has been actively participating, everyone who
has been reading and following the discussion. And I want to thank
Johannes in particular, whose close reading and moderation are brilliant
and exemplary. My final piece here is below, hopefully it's relevant.
dwelling and lamentations
after close to a month on empyre, the topic ISIS, Absolute Terror,
Performance, these came to me, state,meant by other means
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