Endurance and Exhaustion

"Precarity is the condition of having to endure despiteĀ  the toll."

A longer reflection, written while at work  (excuse the length, the  rambling and the typos), about the relation between precarity, exhaustion, endurance and self care.   

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Bordering of Grief, Suspension of Thought

The following is from something I was writing about the Grayzone, but it didn't really fit... I like it as a piece of writing though so I am going to leave it here.

The attacks in Paris last Friday sent ripples of shock though Western media outlets, social and otherwise, and elicited an tremendous collective outpouring of grief. Yet, as many were quick to note, this response stood in stark contrast to reactions to similar attacks in other parts of the world, like those occurring only days before in Beirut and Iraq. Yet, these divergent responses are hardly surprising. For those accustomed to the promise of invulnerability bestowed upon people with white skin, the Paris attacks were fundamentally different. What was shocking about this attack was that suddenly, like so many others are forced to contend with on a daily basis, the unmarked Western subject was forced to grapple with its own precarity, the vulnerable condition of having a body upon which violence can be inflicted. 

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some small updates re: my body

To speak to the contingency of the I which effaces the autonomy of the I it might be worthwhile to take a lead from James Curry IV (I hope his arm gets better, arms seem to hold a lot together) and give some small updates re: my body. Blasphemous of course to the antinomian mission, but blasphemy is always faithful and to speak of a radical embodiment is to dissolve the body in favor of a certain contingency. To speak of bodies is always to speak of borders of our existence and thus is a political act.

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