post festum - featuring prose, wit, fiction, full communism, and a full bodied critique of Empire—by Nolan Kane
sometimes i fantasize about myself becoming a world famous blogger, being interviewed by the esteemed likes of Mark McGrath or Ryan Seacrest.
So how did you become you, they’ll ask.
Oh, well I think probably my greatest claim to fame was when I misquoted William Borroughs. Oh yes and there was that other time where I corrected the punctuation on a quote from Kierkegaard about faith.
The “terrorist infrastructure,” the intentionally ambiguous thing the IDF is targeting in their literal ground invasion of Gaza, includes schools, hospitals, marketplaces, places of worship, roads, housing, etc. The common characteristic of this infrastructure is that it is overwhelmingly inhabited by civilians; the IDF has called for genocide and ethnic cleansing.
As I said in an essay I just wrote: “There was no Hamas before the Israeli occupation of Palestine just as there are no abolitionists once slavery has been abolished.” Hamas is the fantasmatic object that gives Israel the go-ahead to commit any atrocity they want. It’s the opaque Other that every tyrannical regime requires to justify murder.