Oh, how I LOVE Maya’s poem, and here in Texas the metaphor of pumping oil wells is a gem.
Yes, and may I suggest, off of your insights that we are seeing, as I understand it, making the 6 January commission pornographic. Senators boasting that they did not watch it; too busy. Those wanting to disrupt it with claims of fantastic realities that are figments of the pornographic imagination. The assault on the Capital was itself a violent, pornographic assault on the
beliefs that democracy cultivates and tries to extend, however imperfectly. You capture this assault in what you say about “the less than human side.” Yes, pornography is what every tyrant seeks to impose on its citizens; the more who buy into it, the stronger it becomes. But we can resist it by the “purity” of facts that counter the pornographic slide into anarchy in order to put into power one of the greatest pornographic figures of this century. I hope my political/psychological response is ok with you, Shaheda. I feel I can be candid with you. Much gratitude.