Journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald posted a disturbing report at their new site The Intercept about the NSA’s secret role in the U.S. assassination program. It’s a fascinating read, and I recommend you read it in its entirety, but I wanted to explore a very specific passage in…
Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can be viewed here.
I think what bothers people more is actually that these women are not living up to the stereotypes that they like to assign to them. They like to portray people like Mikki [Kendall] and Sydette [Harry] as mean, as bullies, but if you actually follow them, if you actually read what they’re saying it’s a lot of very thoughtful, structural critique. I’m drawn to their accounts because of their intellect, because of their insight into political affairs, into issues like gender and the economy and of course into issues of race. And the fact that my admiration of them - not mine but any white person’s - is framed as a “performative” act is really insulting. If people are reading The Nation article, I encourage them to follow the accounts and listen to what they’re saying because I think the characterization that Goldberg is putting out there is very easily discredited by simply by listening to their words.
In a certain sense I am [fatalistic], I don’t exactly know how to explain it, but I have a hunch there are some things in life that we just can’t avoid. They’ll happen to us, probably because we’re built that way - we simply attract our own fate… make our own destiny… I think I’m like the Aztecs in that respect too. With their sense of doom, they tried to get the most out of life while life was good. And I go along with them on that philosophy. I don’t mean that ‘eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die’ idea, but something a lot deeper and more valuable. I want to live as intensely as I can. Be as useful and helpful to others as possible, for one thing. But I live for myself as well. I want to feel things and experience right down to their roots… enjoy the good in life while it is good. - James Dean
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