Like a Diamond Bullet to the Forehead (2.0)

▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼▲▼ Horror and moral terror are your friends. The genius, the will, and the strength. The total revulsion, the total repulsion, the ability to sacrifice one’s own flesh and blood. These are not monsters. They fight with their hearts. They are filled with love. Moral. Primordial. Without judgment. Because it’s judgment that defeats us. No […]

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Single-Cell Resistance in the TimeSpace of Kairos

The period of bifurcation, chaos, and wild fluctuations out of which will emerge a new order (but one impossible to predict in advance) is in fact the description of the third time of historical social systems, that of structural crisis. It is the view of many world-systems analysts that the modern world-system has entered this […]

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A Vehicle for Protest: The Van in Vancouver

Vehicles captured my attention on several occasions while I was in Vancouver, with its “sky train,” compact taxis, cruise ships, yachts, and buses — most were vehicles for commerce, tourism, and leisure. During my first night I was drawn to loud music blaring several stories below from what must have been the longest stretch limousine […]

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“Deep Obeah,” by Roi Kwabena

This is my animation of a musical spoken word poem by my late friend and collaborator, Dr. Roi Kwabena. The piece is titled “Deep Obeah” and is perhaps the most musical and most sung of the pieces that he produced and that made its way onto his Y42K album. Also, so far this is the […]

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Attacking Ward Churchill…By Losing Your Marbles?

In connection with my post for yesterday, “Misunderstanding and Misrepresenting the Charges Against Ward Churchill,” I was delighted to get extra ammunition and free advertising from what appears to be a smear blog whose primary obsession is Ward Churchill, and whose intended aim  seems to be the ceaseless production of libel and slander while sleeplessly […]

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Pocius’ Theory of Human Value

In using the surname of a person who may still be living, Pocius, I am doing two conflicting things: trying to maintain his confidentiality, and yet granting him credit for his ideas (lest anyone credit me). Pocius is an elderly, but robust and tall Latvian man, quite an imposing hulk of a man. He has […]

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One Year Later: Viva Roi Kwabena!

ROI KWABENA Today is the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Roi Kwabena, someone whose presence in my own work and evolution was fundamental, a mentor and guide, a great example of a publicly engaged anthropologist — completely public, in the sense of not being tied to any academic position, and inspiring some to […]

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Shoes @ G.W. Bush in Montreal, Dec. 20, 2008

Re-posted from Facebook: “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!” MONTREAL SHOE ACTION In solidarity with Muntadar al-Zeidi Bush out of Baghdad … Canada out of Kandahar! SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20 at 1pm outside the US Consulate in Montreal (1155 St-Alexandre, métro McGill) -> Bring extra shoes and footwear to throw! Bring noisemakers! -> We strongly […]

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Hannibal Lecter at Fort Leavenworth?

[A break from a busy week of posts, the busiest ever in fact, 19 posts in six days, including this one, and the highest daily traffic ever received on this blog (800+ visitors per day for most of the week).] This blog receives visits from people using some very interesting search terms and phrases, and […]

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