And Polo said: “The inferno of the living is not something that will be; if there is one, it is what is already here, the inferno where we live every day, that we form by being together. There are two ways to escape suffering it. The first is easy for many: accept the inferno and become such a part of it that you can no longer see it. The second is risky and demands constant vigilance and apprehension: seek and learn to recognize who and what, in the midst of the inferno, are not inferno, then make them endure, give them space.”
from Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
i acknowledge the hesitation in “topical” communities to engage in politics, but to the extent that politics is life and (i expect) most of us are all scrambling to better understand our current moment, i would like to share my own findings and hope to learn from your own. slogans and hastags do not make progress, just as FUCK TRUMP and JAIL HER do not promote dialog.
for the moment i’ll point at others’ analysis: