transdada

poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Is it Fascism Yet?

In a parking lot in suburban Philadelphia, a mother buckles her child into the car seat. She puts the groceries in the back of the station wagon, and as she pulls the door down I see, on a piece of paper taped on the window the question β€œIs it fascism yet?” My brother calls and in the middle of the phone conversation says into the silence β€œI know how people felt in Germany in the 1930s.” It is not fascism yet. We are waiting, as winter comes, to see if the shadows lengthen and the light fails.

1 Comments:

At 8:40 PM, Blogger Carol Novack said...

Kari -- There is not a moment when "it" is suddenly fascism. Add up the moments and we're in the mud puddle almost up to our mouths. It is already winter; count the shadows, smell the stench. Soon, we will not be able to speak without being swallowed by shadows.

I recommend adding yourself to the mailing list of the brilliant Mark Crispin Miller, author of "Fooled Again." mark.miller@nyu.edu.

Pax nobiscum,

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